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BE 2012 and MS Windows 2008R2 Cluster with Hyper-V

Created: 05 Feb 2013 | 8 comments

Hi

Excuse my bad English!

1. I have MS 2008R2 cluster with Hyper-V, two nodes, with installed BE 2012 cluster. I can backup VMs. It works.

2. I have MS 2008R2 cluster with Hyper-V, two nodes. Agents installed on the each nodes. BE 2012 installed on a other server. Can i backup VMs from the MS cluster? Will it work?

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

Yes it will...no worries. As long as you have the Hyper-V agent on the media server in #2 it will work. At least you'd have the building blocks...it would exclude any operational issues you face.

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akarelin's picture

Agents on the cluster's nodes is not a cluster service or an application.

And I don't find this configuration in the Administrator's Guide.

CraigV's picture

If you add those 2 hosts to the media server, you should be able to browse the VMs.

Pg. 696 in the Admin Guide details this...you either load the Hyper-V agent on a host running BE, or load the license on a stand-alone media server and then push-install the RAWS agent to the Hyper-V hosts...it's the same method to get the host publishing back to the media server as if you were doing a backup of an Exchange server for example.

So...

if the RAWS agent is already installed on the Hyper-V hosts in #2, make sure they are publishing back to the media server in #2. Then add the Hyper-V license to the media server & you should see the VMs.

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akarelin's picture

Ok!

In #1

If i open the client (node) and start create a job I don't see the VMs.

If i open the client (cluster) and start create a job i see the VMs.

In #2

Will I open client as the node or as the cluster?

I think I will open client as the node and i don't see the VMs.

CraigV's picture

...the cluster. It is simply a Microsoft cluster in any case.

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CraigV's picture

...hit the support flag for you, and if you have support with Symantec, might be the time to log a call with them over this.

If they help you find a solution, please post back here with that and close this thread off.

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