What type of vMware vSphere Licensing I need to backup my ESXi servers? I am about to purchase licensing and I don't know which vSphere Acceleration kit to chose from.
Also what backup type is the best to backup my VM's? Is my backup speed affected by my vSphere Licensing? Which type of backup is the best for me?
Types of backups and required vMware Licensing types:
ESX 4.0 and ESX 4.1 - Available type of backup and ESX licensing required:
ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1 and ESX(i) 5
For more information on how different types of backup function and more specific information on performance please refer to "vRanger Evaluation Guide" (version 5.2.3) Attached to this KB.
For more information on how Hot Add works please refer to "Hot Add Tech Note" Attached to this KB.
Also please refer to this KB for more sys requirements and compatibility of Hot Add: "What are Hot Add Limitations and system requirements?"
To compare vSphere Acceleration Kits please go here: "VMware vSphereTM for SMBs"