You must add to the backup infrastructure Microsoft Hyper-V hosts that you plan to use as source and target for backup, replication and other activities.
You can connect standalone Microsoft Hyper-V hosts, Microsoft Hyper-V clusters or SCVMM servers. If a Microsoft Hyper-V host is added to a cluster, it is recommended that you add to the backup infrastructure a cluster, not a standalone Microsoft Hyper-V host. If you move VMs between hosts in the cluster, you will not have to re-configure jobs in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically locate migrated VMs and continue processing them as usual.
Note that it is not necessary to add SCVMM servers to Veeam Backup & Replication — you can add directly Hyper-V hosts or clusters under the SCVMM.
Make sure that you do not add Hyper-V hosts or clusters under an SCVMM server if this SCVMM server is already added to Veeam Backup & Replication.
Before adding a Microsoft Hyper-V server, check prerequisites. Then use the New Hyper-V Server wizard to add the server.
- Launch the New Hyper-V Server wizard
- Specify a server name or address
- Choose a server type
- Specify credentials
- Review components
- Finish working with the wizard
- Specify settings for connected volumes
If you have added a new Hyper-V host to a cluster that is under an SCVMM server in your backup infrastructure, and plan to access this Hyper-V host in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you must re-run the New Hyper-V Server wizard for the SCVMM server.