This Knowledge Base provides instruction on how to setup SAN access for use with Veeam Backup & Replication.
The Direct SAN access transport mode is recommended for VMs whose disks are located on shared VMFS SAN LUNs that are connected to ESXi hosts over FC, FCoE, iSCSI, and on shared SAS storage.
In the Direct SAN access transport mode, Veeam Backup & Replication leverages VMware VADP to transport VM data directly from and to FC, FCoE and iSCSI storage over the SAN. VM data travels over the SAN, bypassing ESXi hosts and the LAN. The Direct SAN access transport method provides the fastest data transfer speed and produces no load on the production network.