stublack
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Define Read-Only Access

Hi

I've inherited a system where Veeam is used to backup the VMs that reside on our VNXe based SAN.  My concern lies in the fact that the Windows 2008 server that is being used to run Veeam is connecting directly to the SAN with full access.  There doesn't seem to be an option in the VNXe Unisphere software that can be used to define read-only access for this host.

My questions:

Can I infact define read-only access in Unisphere?

Can the Microsoft iSCSI initiator be set to read-only?

Am I missing something here?

It has been running without any problem for about a month, but that doesn't give me any comfort

Thanks

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Re: Define Read-Only Access

Hi,

There is no option to give read only access to iSCSI disks from the unisphere GUI.

If you are using Veeam V5 and later setup automatically disables the automount feature of Windows. Automount allows for automatically mounting and assigning configuration to newly connected volumes.

The filesystem corruption only happens when you try and initialize or format the LUN which would overwrite anyfilesystem to NTFS.

Regards,

Sri

stublack
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Re: Define Read-Only Access

Thanks for the reply, I would have considered the ability to define read-only access very elementary and hardly a feature to be left out.  Would this become an option in later releases, it could be the sort of thing that prevents simple accidents.

Regards

Stu

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Re: Define Read-Only Access

Product management has noted the request and specific use cases.  It is being reviewed and prioritized for a future release

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rbhat23
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Re: Define Read-Only Access

Has anything been changed to make a LUN read-only from VNXe end? Kindly let me know if there is a way to make a LUN read-only via GUI/CLI.

Thank you!

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