Being on vsphere with vm’s at hardware level 7 is the best setup.
MAKE SURE TO RUN diskpart (Or you will overwrite your VM’s! obviously not good!)
Install Veeam. Install Hit kit. Take your iSCSI initiator address and give it access to the volume on the SAN where your VM resides.
Go back to veeam server. Double Click iSCSI Initiator, add the group address for your EqualLogic SAN. Click Targets tab, Logon to the volume (set as persistent)
Open up computer manager. Should see Healthy (Unknown Partition)
Now you are ready for a SAN backup!
Fire up Veeam
Add your vcenter server
Add each esx host (authenticate by clicking on each esx host)
(Service console mode has best performance)
When creating jobs,
Enable safe snapshot removal.
(Enable Veeam VSS integration, veeam will install an agent)
Veeam does not advise running parallel jobs that hit the same LUN, because it causes a number of problems with VMFS like SCSI reservation timeouts.