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Recipe: Adding a Dell EMC Isilon Enterprise Storage System

Expected deliverables:

A Dell EMC Isilon Storage added to Veeam Inventory, which can be used for NAS filer backups.

Time to complete: 10 minutes


  • A Proxy Server already available in Veeam Infrastructure with NFS and/or SMB access to the storage system.
  • A Dell EMC Isilon enterprise storage system with NFS and/or SMB shares used for VMware datastores.
  • A user account that has the required permissions on the storage system.

Before you start:

Make sure to provide the required DellEMC Isilon Permissions


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed and configured. The network connectivity between the storage system and Veeam Proxy is established.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console and select the Storage Infrastructure view on the left side.
  2. Click on Add Storage and select Dell EMC on the first page of the wizard, then select Isilon.
  3. Enter the DNS name or IP address of the Isilon interface you would like to use and click Next.
  4. Click on Add… to provide credentials for the storage system or select exisiting credentials from the list. Click Next.
  5. If shown, review the certificat warning and click on continue if acceptable.
  6. Uncheck the protocols not to be used.
  7. Click on Choose… at the backup proxies to use selection and select one or multiple proxies with access to the storage system. Click Apply.
  8. View the log and click Next if all is completed.
  9. Review the summary and click Finish to finalize the task and let the proxy start a rescan of the storage system.
  10. View the rescan log and click Close when finished. You can proceed to add this storage as a NAS filer for backups.

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