- You use an Acronis Backup solution in vSphere 6 or 5.5 update 3 environment.
- You have Acronis Agent for VMware (Windows) installed on a Windows machine.
- This Windows machine is attached to the SAN storage where your virtual machines are stored, but backup is not LAN-free.
Acronis Backup 12 does not have this limitation and provides full LAN-free capability with Direct SAN Access backup mode for vSphere 6 and 5.5 update 3.
As workaround for earlier versions, use Acronis Virtual Appliance which supports Hot-Add backup mode and can be used to implement LAN-free backup approach (when using Locally Attached Storage as backup destination).
Use this guide to install Acronis Backup Virtual Appliance.
Use this guide to install Acronis Backup Advanced Virtual Appliance.