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manage one vcenter through multiple cells

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El_Driblador
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manage one vcenter through multiple cells

Hello

Is it possible to manage a VMware vCenter through more than one Cell Manager? 

Basically import the same VMware vCenter Server to different DP Cell Manager and us different Backup Hosts.  

thanks & regards

Patrick

 

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Re: manage one vcenter through multiple cells

Hi Patrick,

Yes, this works without problems. I'm doing this with our production Cell Manager and a few test Cell Managers all the time.

Only one word of warning, be careful when backing up the same VMs from different cells. This will work, but may break the backup chain if you run an incremental or differential backups. Running full backups of the same VM from from different CMs is not a problem at all.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: manage one vcenter through multiple cells

Hi Patrick,

Yes, this works without problems. I'm doing this with our production Cell Manager and a few test Cell Managers all the time.

Only one word of warning, be careful when backing up the same VMs from different cells. This will work, but may break the backup chain if you run an incremental or differential backups. Running full backups of the same VM from from different CMs is not a problem at all.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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