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Huawei Plug-In for Veeam Backup & Replication

  • 23 August 2022
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In this KB https://www.veeam.com/kb4027 The Huawei Plug-In for Veeam Backup & Replication reached End-of-Life on 2022-04-22 and is no longer available. VBR cannot call Huawei storage with it’s API to complete the backup job with storage’s snapshots.

 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/system_requirements.html?ver=110

In user guide of VBR v11, Veeam Backup & Replication does not offer integration with Huawei storage.

 

According to the above, Veeam VBR cannot support any backup integration with Huawei storage. If the environment only includes VMware ESXi 7 and Huawei storage, what is recommended backup mode can be selected in VBR v11?

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Best answer by haslund 23 August 2022, 13:28

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How are you connected to the Huawei storage from your hosts?

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How are you connected to the Huawei storage from your hosts?

Yes. All ESXi hosts are connected to Hauwei storage by FC Channel.

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If you have physical proxies, then fastest option would be to also connect them via FC and then use Direct Storage Access (Direct SAN). It just wouldn’t be able to use storage snapshots.

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Even though the Huawei storage integration is no longer available you can still backup VM data from that array through Direct SAN access, hotadd (virtual appliance mode) and NBD (network) mode.  
 

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Even though the Huawei storage integration is no longer available you can still backup VM data from that array through Direct SAN access, hotadd (virtual appliance mode) and NBD (network) mode.  
 

I would recommend the same modes in that order.  Direct would be best if you can swing it.

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If you have physical proxies, then fastest option would be to also connect them via FC and then use Direct Storage Access (Direct SAN). It just wouldn’t be able to use storage snapshots.

I also prefer this option. Thanks for your recommendation. @haslund 

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Non Huawei-specific, but definitely recommend direct storage access before going back to using proxy’s, or network mode.  I haven’t performed any backups from storage snapshots, but I’ve had really great success with direct storage access.

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FYI: even though it’s EOL, the Huawei plugin together with Veeam V11 still works.

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FYI: even though it’s EOL, the Huawei plugin together with Veeam V11 still works.

@B. ten Velden Please not that the Huawei Plugin is not available on next version (Veeam v12).

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