TSX-EMEA: VCB today and tommorow

Watch out that the LUN numbers presented to the VCB proxy match the ESX hosts LUN numbers. Additionally, VCB does not currently support multiple fibre-channel cards for multipathing to the LUN.

Presenter: Andy Tucker, Principle Engineer, VMware.

Nothing shockingly new to report here – but to watch out that the LUN numbers presented to the VCB proxy must match the ESX hosts LUN numbers. Additionally, VCB does not currently support multiple fibre-channel cards for multipathing to the LUN.

Andy did outline some new features planned for VCB including:

  • Solve the LUN numbering problem by using the VMFS UUID values held in the metadata
  • Multipaths to be supported
  • Using VMware Convertor assist moving files from the VCB proxy to the ESX host
  • Incremental Backups
  • Better quiescing of the VM during the snapshot process

Later this week I did a lab on VCB. One neat trick was that the lab guys had set up the VCB proxy to also be a NAS/NFS to the ESX host. So we restored the backup to the VCB proxy into a folder that had been set a mount point to the ESX host. This made the network restore process with vcbrestore much easier to achieve.

This was last published in April 2007

Dig Deeper on VMware Resources

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchDataCenter

SearchCloudComputing

Close