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DPM2012 install in a VM... Any downsides? RRS feed

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  • Hi Caleb44,

    there is "no" downsides.

    Just take a look at this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh757757.aspx

    Installing DPM on a Hyper-V virtual machine
    The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .VHD – they must be either iSCSI attached disks or pass-through disks.
    The following 4 types of disk configuration are supported as DPM storage pool:
    - Pass-through disk with host direct attached storage (DAS)
    - Pass-through iSCSI LUN which is attached to host.
    - Pass-through FC LUN which is attached to host.
    iSCSI target LUN which is connected to DPM virtual machine directly.
    Short-term or long-term backup to tape will be limited to using iSCSI attached tape libraries, and we recommend a separate NIC for that connection.

    Stephane


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    Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:59 PM

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  • Hi Caleb44,

    there is "no" downsides.

    Just take a look at this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh757757.aspx

    Installing DPM on a Hyper-V virtual machine
    The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .VHD – they must be either iSCSI attached disks or pass-through disks.
    The following 4 types of disk configuration are supported as DPM storage pool:
    - Pass-through disk with host direct attached storage (DAS)
    - Pass-through iSCSI LUN which is attached to host.
    - Pass-through FC LUN which is attached to host.
    iSCSI target LUN which is connected to DPM virtual machine directly.
    Short-term or long-term backup to tape will be limited to using iSCSI attached tape libraries, and we recommend a separate NIC for that connection.

    Stephane


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties. knowledge is valid only if it is shared by All.

    My DPM blog Yet Another DPM Blog

    Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:59 PM
  • Thank you for your reply, Stephane, I now see that I had failed to respond.  The info you provided was helpful!
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:39 PM