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    Hi,

    DPM 2010 should run ok in a VMWare guest, however I cannot tell you for sure if we actually ever tested it.

    We have tested DPM 2010 running in a Hyper-V Virtual environment and it is fully supported considering the following limitations, requirements.

     

    1) The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .vhd's - they must be either iSCSI attached disks or Pass thru disks.

    2) Item level restore for protected Virtual machines is not possible because that requires the Hyper-V role to be installed on the DPM server, but is not possible if Virtualized.

    3) Short or Long term backup to tape will be limited to using iSCSI attached tape libraries, and we recommend a separate NIC for that connection.

     

    Other than those limitations / restrictions, DPM runs fine in a VM.


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    Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:51 PM
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    Please read the following about our support policy:

    897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;897615

    957006 Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;957006

     


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, July 9, 2010 3:03 PM
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    Hi,

    DPM 2010 should run ok in a VMWare guest, however I cannot tell you for sure if we actually ever tested it.

    We have tested DPM 2010 running in a Hyper-V Virtual environment and it is fully supported considering the following limitations, requirements.

     

    1) The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .vhd's - they must be either iSCSI attached disks or Pass thru disks.

    2) Item level restore for protected Virtual machines is not possible because that requires the Hyper-V role to be installed on the DPM server, but is not possible if Virtualized.

    3) Short or Long term backup to tape will be limited to using iSCSI attached tape libraries, and we recommend a separate NIC for that connection.

     

    Other than those limitations / restrictions, DPM runs fine in a VM.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:51 PM
    Moderator
  • thanks - good info;  how about for exchange and vmware too?

    Friday, July 9, 2010 12:43 AM
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    Please read the following about our support policy:

    897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;897615

    957006 Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;957006

     


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, July 9, 2010 3:03 PM
    Moderator