System Center DPM 2012 R2 scale out feature RRS feed

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  • Hello together,

    sorry but i cant select the right Forum so i post it here please move the thread to the right Forum.

    i have a question regarding the design of a dpm 2012 R2 installation with the scale out feature.

    We have a 12 node hyper-v cluster and the storage for the cluster is a Scale out file sever with 2 nodes and 3 shelfes behind the SOFS nodes.

    We plan a DPM 2012 R2 backup solution for the hyper-v cluster. We want to use the scale out feature of dpm with 2 dpm nodes to backup the 12 node hyper-v cluster. We know that we must install the agents on hyper-v and also on the sofs nodes and tell the dpm agents on the hyper-v cluster that there are 2 dpm nodes.

    Is it possible to use the DPM scale out feature with this solution?

    I searched in technet and there is described that we can not use the scale out feature if the storage of the vms on Remote SMB shares.


    Then the above described solution is not possible can we backup the 12 node cluster with 2 DPM nodes without the scale out feature of DPM or must we use a single DPM server to protect the cluster?

    If we want to use the item level recovery must we install the hyper-v role on the dpm nodes?

    And a confusing mention in this articel:
    “Recovery of a virtual machine to a computer that uses remote SMB shares” in the “scenarios not supported” section

    what did that mean? Is a recover of a vm which use remote SMB as storage not possible?

    Thanks for your help!

    Best Regards


    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:36 PM