Virtual Media Servers
We're potentially looking to replace our physical media servers, and I've been looking into whether it could be an option for us to virtualise our media servers on a VMware / Cisco UCS platform. Our NetBackup 188.8.131.52 servers are all running Windows Server 2008 R2 and they all currently back up to Data Domain 880s over a 10Gb network.
I have had a look at the “Support for NetBackup 7.x in virtual environments” PDF and found that it is supported, but there are some limitations around storage units, VMware HA / VMotion and also a support disclaimer regarding unforeseen incompatibilities within the hypervisor environment.
Are any of you using virtualised media servers or have any experience of how reliable or problematic they may or may not be?