Some Basic BE 2012 V-Ray Edition Configuration Questions
I have a couple of basic questions about Backup Exec 2012, specifically the V-Ray edition. I’m accustomed to BESR 2010, but find some of the BE 2012 terminology confusing. I am considering a scenario where I would be backing up a single Hyper-V 2012 server with six to eight VMs. I would like to use an existing QNAP NAS as my backup storage device.
I have the following questions:
1.) What Symantec software gets installed where? I.e., I assume a component is installed on the Hyper-V host (?) Is there also an agent installed on each guest VM?
2.) The documentation makes reference to a Symantec Media Server License. What is this?
3.) What are the limitations/options regarding backup storage devices? The QNAP NAS works fine for BESR 2010 backups. Can it be used for BE 2012 backups?
4.) I’ve seen information that indicates this product is licensed per occupied socket on the target host server. I’ve seen other information that suggests that licensing is also graded on the number of cores per socket. Is the latter correct?
5.) I assume there is an administrative console and that this console should/needs to be wholly independent of the target host server and that this workstation can run a Windows 7 class OS. Is this correct?