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VMware VADP Load Balancing - STU or STUG?

bpdown
Level 4

NBU 7.6.x

Just wondering what other people on here do for load balancing their VM backups.

  •  I've got 8 dedicated backup hosts which backup all VM polices
  • 4000 VMs split up into 4 polices by datacentre
  • Each policy uses 'MEDIA SERVER" as VMware backup host
  • All backups go to the same storage (DD)

Question

Should I be pointing the policies to a single storage unit which all backup hosts have access to? Or, should I have a storage unit for each backup host and have them in a storage unit group with load balancing set?

Thanks!!

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RiaanBadenhorst
Level 6
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Hi

 

Are you using SAN Transport? If you are then I would ensure that you make 8 storage units and divide the load between them (8 policies). Otherwise you'll be using a media server to pull from the SAN, pass it to another media server via the LAN, which then puts it on DD (probably via LAN too).

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RiaanBadenhorst
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

Hi

 

Are you using SAN Transport? If you are then I would ensure that you make 8 storage units and divide the load between them (8 policies). Otherwise you'll be using a media server to pull from the SAN, pass it to another media server via the LAN, which then puts it on DD (probably via LAN too).