Backup Neverfail Continuity Engine Clusters Using Cozen Passive Node Management Feature With Veeam Backup and Replication and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

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Summary

This article provides information on how to backup Neverfail Continuity Engine clusters with Veeam Backup and Replication and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, using Cozen Passive Node Management feature.

Enable Passive Node Management

Neverfail Continuity Engine servers should be able to access Veeam Backup and Replication Server in order to be managed remotely from there.

  • On the active server this can be achieved through the Public IP address or through a Management IP Address. 
  • On the passive server, this can be achieved only through a Cozen Management Name and IP Address.

Thus, a Cozen Management Name and IP Address must be configured on each node, providing connectivity for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to Veeam Backup and Replication Server, when in active or passive role.

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Managing a Neverfail Engine Cluster

Deploy Veeam Agent on Neverfail Continuity Engine Cluster

Veeam Agent is a software that should be installed on the managed-to-be servers. This agent can be connected to the Veeam Backup and Replication Console providing information related to inventory, etc., as well as means of remote backup job, create recovery media. 

Manage Neverfail Continuity Engine from Veeam Backup And Replication Console

From Inventory tab, Right click on Physical & Cloud Infrastructure and Add Protection group. 

This can be done in two ways:

1. Adding servers by DNS name.

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2. Adding servers by IP address.veeamByIp.png

Performing a Neverfail Engine switchover 

Here's an example of expected behavior when Neverfail Engine clusters changes the active server (switchover):

Cozen Identity configuration: 

Physical Hardware Identity

Management Name

Public Name

Primary ag-veeam-p AG-Veeam
Secondary ag-veeam-s AG-Veeam

Assets before switchover displayed in Veeam Backup And Replication Console using both configurations:

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Assets after switchover displayed in Veeam Backup And Replication Console using both configurations:

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Manage Neverfail Continuity Engine Cluster

All the Engine Cluster nodes registered in Veeam Backup And Replication Console can be backed up no matter if they're active or passive.

Applies to

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 3.0.2.1170

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 (Update 4)

Neverfail Continuity Engine 8.5 and later

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