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ESX 5.1 for CASO server.

Created: 22 Jun 2013 • Updated: 23 Jun 2013 | 8 comments
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Hi,

 

Can i use VM (VMWare 5.1) for installing Backup Exec 2012 for using as a CASO server? Just for managing Backup Exec Servers? Thanks.

 

Regards,

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pkh's picture

It is not advisable to use ESX 5.1 because it is not supported.  If your VM has problems, then to get support you might have to prove that the problems are not due to ESX 5.1.  If you want to use ESX 5.1, wait for a while until BE 2012 SP2 which provides support for ESX 5.1 is released.

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shamee's picture

Thanks. When will BE 2012 SP2 be relased? Also I will be using only CASO function and there wont be any backup in this server. This server will only manage BE Media servers.

Regards

pkh's picture

SP2 is supposed to be out in July.

shamee's picture

Can you give me some information on adding Backup Exec Mdia Server to CASO for management? What will be the imact on Backup Exec Server when its added to CASO? 

Regards,

 

 

CraigV's picture

...ask on the link below which is where you initially started your questioning...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/enterprise-server-option-caso

THanks!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

CraigV's picture

shamee: why do you have multiple forum queries open for the same line of questioning?

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/enterprise-server-option-caso

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

teiva-boy's picture

Frankly, if you're not doing any backups.  Your choice of HyperVisor has ZERO bearing here.  BackupExec cannnot currently backup ESXi 5.1.  There is no practical limitation to running Windows on ESXi 5.1 and within it BackupExec's CASO option..

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."