Ran into an issue today regarding support for multipathing esx data stores on a linux rhel vmware backup host. Are any of you all having this issue as well? If so what did you do to avoid the multi-pathing? The esx datastores are EMC clariion with powerpath on the rhel vmbackup host. In the pdf support for virtual environments it states that it might be supported in future releases. Do any of you know if this is rolled into 7.6? Looking for ideas on how to get around this limitation for supportability. Current version of nbu is 22.214.171.124 and wanting to use SAN transport for VM backups.
linux vmware multi path is nt yet added in support
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on pg no 28:
if you dont what to spend for new windows media server
1) you can still use of Linux host, but not with the Mulitpathing .
2) use NBD transport with the linux media server.(if single path is not possible/accepted) untill symtec provides mulitpath support for Linux.
I don't see this as a NetBackup/Symantec issue.
Have another look at the extract posted above:
NetBackup for VMware is unable to support multipathing, because of incompatibilities in the following: the Linux operatingsystem, VMware vStorage APIs for Data Protection, and vendor-specific DMP solutions.