We are just validating the DXi-V5000 as a potential replacement in our global backup strategy for our remote sites. We are using consequently Veeam Backup & Replication v11 to manage this.
Today we have dominant Windows based remote proxies to our hypervisors and store there either on ReFS or NTFS the primary backups. To achieve secondary offsite backups, we are using either central StoreOnce appliances remotely via their native Catalyst protocol, ScaleOut repositories towards AWS S3 (not Glacier yet), or local StoreOnces replicating to central ones.
The DXi-V5000 appealed itself recently, and we try to find out, how far we can go to use it later, either as community or paid version. Depends on sizing and support needs.
I just performed a couple of steps, am happy so far with the results, however handful points are appeared, and I wanted to use the community here to kickoff a discussion.
Any kind of feedback is highly appreciated!
PS: To be fair, I forgot to mention, it is a great product anyway, and the approach to open it for small use cases, is making the solution truly sexy to look at.
Looks like there's a limit to reply depth on this forum so I'm replying to an earlier message, but ...
We can do instant recovery without a vpower NFS. We just confirmed that with the BU repository unselecting the VpowerNFS check box instant recovery worked just fine with a V5000. Though I'm sure you'll want to test this on your system to confirm.
BTW we are testing on Veeam 12 which isn't actually released yet. We didn't test on Veeam 11 (it's 12 we have in our lab for testing/validation).