VMware SAN-direct backups

For Unitrends Recovery Series, Recovery MAX, and ION+ physical appliances, Unitrends recommends that you configure SAN-direct backups for ESXi hosts whose datastores are located on an external SAN. This configuration enables backups to move data directly from the external SAN to the backup appliance. This direct connection increases backup performance and decreases network bandwidth utilization, affording greater scheduling flexibility as the production network is not used during the backup.

See the following topics to set up SAN-direct backups: