I am configuring backup of Microsoft Exchange which is running on a VM in vSphere 5.0 environment. Backup software is Symantec BackupExec and this is backup over LAN through agent. Virtual Machine have 1 NIC. I need to ask that how can i make my Exchnage's backup efficient, because single and 1G NIC of VM is main bottleneck for me. Any suggestions for teaming or dedicated NIC for backup etc.
Thanks in advance!
You have a few options:
Hope this gives you a few ideas!
You can add extra virtual nic(upto 10 per vm) at no extra cost.
1. If your backup network is a separate vlan (always best practice) you can add couple of virtual nics, team them and dedicate them for backup.
2. Consider offloading backup off the VM using VDR solution.