Configuring Cluster Networks for CSV redirected access

7:55 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Here’s a great article published by Microsoft:

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Hyper-V protection: Configuring cluster networks for CSV redirected access

Those of you who have ever worked with DPM 2010 and the protection of hyper-v guests, located on a CSV know that this could be a pain in the …

We have seen many reports on dying clusters, non-performing servers and so on.

The first option is, and always is, make sure that you het the hardware VSS provider (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2010/02/05/tested-hardware-vss-provider-table.aspx)

But sometimes it is just not possible (there is no VSS provider, or it is not compatible)

Second option would be to serialize the backup of the virtual machines. (Great article by Robert here: http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com/2010/07/enabling-serialized-backup-of-hyper-v.html)

And even further, the article published now gives a great overview on how and why you should have a dedicated network for redirected mode.

Enjoy: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2473194

Cheers,

Mike