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  • How to setup the DPM 2019 as a Hyper-V virtual machine? what is the maximum size of data DPM protect?
    Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:48 PM

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  • Hello,

    DPM 2019 as a Hyper-V virtual machine is pretty identical to a physical DPM 2019, there's no size limitation for VHDX, however there are a few notes that you need to know about when installing DPM 2019 as a Hyper-V virtual machine:

    • Virtual DPM installation isn't for scaled up environments. Instead, use direct attach/SAN-based storage. Performance can suffer in scaled up (Hyper-V on CSV) environments using VHDX files compared to SAN. Therefore, for scaled up environments we don't recommend using VHDX.
    • There's no size limit for VHDX.
      Both fixed and dynamically expanding VHDX files are supported.
    • Both VHD and VHDX files are supported in the DPM storage pool.
      A virtual DPM installation is required to support adding virtual hard drives to the storage pool.
    • For dynamic and fixed virtual hard drives, VHD and VHDX files are supported on remote SMB shares.
    • From DPM 2012 R2 with Update 3 onwards you can run DPM as a Hyper-V virtual machine with support for tape drives using synthetic FC.
    • For high availability DPM storage, virtual hard drives should be placed on scaled-out file servers (SOFS). SMB 3.0 is required for scaled-out file servers.
    • Virtual DPM installations don't support:

      • Windows 2012 Storage Spaces or virtual hard drives built on top of storage spaces.
        Local or remote hosting of VHDX files on Windows 2012 storage space also isn't supported.
      • Enabling Disk Dedupe on volumes hosting virtual hard drives.
      • Windows 2012 iSCSI targets (which use virtual hard drives) as a DPM storage pool.
      • NTFS compression for volumes hosting VHD files used in the DPM storage pool.
      • BitLocker on volumes hosting VHD files used for the storage pool.
      • A native 4K sector size of physical disks for VHDX files in the DPM storage pool.
      • Virtual hard drives hosted on Windows 2008 servers.

    For more information, please check the official documentation over here: Setup prerequisites

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Friday, August 30, 2019 8:01 AM
    Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:52 PM