MJMSRI
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Is it supported to protect/replicate a VCSA 7.x VM with Veeam Replication?

Hi All, 

I am aware of VCHA for VCSA however in this instance we are looking to utilize Veeam Replication for protection of VMs to a 2nd Site and want to know if VMware support this?

So could the VCSA 7.x with embedded PSC be replicated to a 2nd site with Veeam Replication and is that supported?

The searches i have seen show the below where @depping covered this years ago allude to this NOT being supported however now we have the VCSA maybe this is supported?

https://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/09/21/can-i-protect-my-vcenter-server-with-vsphere-replication/

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depping
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I don't know if Veeam supports it, I was purely talking about vSphere Replication...

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sjesse
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Doesn't veeam use vcenter in the replication process, you can't really restore a vm when that vm is required for the restore process to work. The vsphere replication on "works" but isn't really a process you would want to go with, your better off restoring a backup and then trying a command-line heavy restore process.

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MJMSRI
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@depping ok, so does vsphere replication support this now?

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depping
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not that I know.

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Ajay1988
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https://www.veeam.com/kb2443

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/platform_support.html?ver=110

I don't know whether it is supported by Veeam or vSphere Replication. But I don't see any harm with that as it should just consider VC as a VM.

Problem would be how to recover it ; if VC is actually down. May be this can work if I have 2 VC's and 2 vSphere Replication(VR) and the VC and VR VM is under the other VC inventory . Just a thought . 💭


NOTE: vCenter HA(vCHA) protects the vCSA against host and hardware failures and is not a disaster recovery product such as Site Recovery Manager and VMware vSphere Replication.

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AJ
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