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Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE): considerations and limitations

KB ID: 3178
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication 11, Veeam Backup & Replication 10a
Published: 2020-05-12
Last Modified: 2021-06-21

Support Statement

Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) is a fully compliant and certified full-stack cloud infrastructure sold and supported by Google. You can deploy VMware vSphere-based workloads natively in a dedicated SDDC on Google Cloud and utilize the same applications, tools, processes, and policies that you use today. This environment requires specific preparations to allow Veeam Backup & Replication 10 or later to work with it. Except for the challenge listed below, you can interact with it in Veeam Backup & Replication like any other vSphere environment to backup, restore, and replicate VM workloads.

GCVE uses standard VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX versions to operate the service. In addition, general compatibility is given for any Veeam Backup & Replication version that supports the vSphere version operated by GCVE.

Consider that Veeam has tested GCVE only with Backup & Replication v10 and, therefore, recommends using this version or later.

 

Known Limitations

Affected Veeam Feature
Limitation and Case
Workaround
SureBackup virtual lab creation
When creating a virtual lab, it is not possible to use Basic single-host or Advanced single-host option because GCVE does not allow creating local networks.
As a workaround, at the Networking step, use the Advanced multi-host option with distributed switches.
Veeam CDP Replication
CDP Replication is not possible in GCVE because the Veeam I/O filter driver cannot be installed. This is due to GCVE not allowing the installation of VMware Installation Bundle (VIB) packages.
None
KB ID: 3178
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication 11, Veeam Backup & Replication 10a
Published: 2020-05-12
Last Modified: 2021-06-21

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