I use Veeam B&R to backup my vSphere 5.0 environment. I'm currently configuring my Veeam backup server and backup proxies to have direct SAN access to improve backup performance. Per this related blog post, I want to do this:
One thing that we (Veeam) recommends is to disable automount on your Windows backup server. To do this open up a command prompt and enter in diskpart. Hit enter and then type “Automount disable”. This is to ensure that the Windows server doesn’t try and format the volumes at all. However, before any of this is done if you can through your SAN software, give the Veeam Backup server Read-Only access to your VMFS volumes.
That last part about Read-Only access is what I'm interested in. Is there a way to do this with my VMFS volumes on my Nimble device?