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vSAN Support for the Virtual Server Agent with VMware

For Service Pack 11 and later, the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) provides support for streaming backups, IntelliSnap backups, and restores of virtual machines on VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) datastores.

Support has been certified by VMware with vSAN.

vSAN storage provides a consolidated logical view of physical storage resources across a cluster that can be used by virtual machines.

The VSA proxy that you use for backups and restores must be able to access the ESXi hosts in the cluster that contribute resources to the vSAN datastore. To improve read rates and reduce traffic among nodes in the cluster, you can deploy one or more VSA proxies on Windows virtual machines on ESXi hosts in the cluster. Backups and restores use HotAdd or NBD transport. SAN transport mode is not supported.

For more information about IntelliSnap support, see IntelliSnap Protection for VMs on VVol or VSAN Datastores.

Last modified: 6/25/2019 3:14:16 PM