Adding Microsoft Hyper-V Servers

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 Hyper-V hosts, Hyper-V clusters or SCVMM servers. If a Hyper-V host is a part of a cluster or SCVMM, it is recommended that you add to the backup infrastructure a cluster or SCVMM, not a standalone Hyper-V host.

If you plan to migrate VMs between hosts in the cluster or SCVMM, you will not have to reconfigure jobs in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically locate migrated VMs and continue processing them as usual. If you migrate VMs between standalone hosts that are not a part of one cluster or SCVMM server registered in Veeam Backup & Replication, you will have to reconfigure jobs to include the migrated VMs. After that, Veeam Backup & Replication will create full backups for these VMs. If you do not reconfigure the jobs, they will fail.

Before you add a Microsoft Hyper-V server, check prerequisites. Then use the New Hyper-V Server wizard to add the server.

  1. Launch the New Hyper-V Server wizard.
  2. Specify a server name or address.
  3. Choose a server type.
  4. Specify credentials.
  5. Review components.
  6. Finish working with the wizard.
  7. Specify settings for connected volumes.

On every connected Microsoft Hyper-V host, Veeam Backup & Replication deploys a set of components:

  • Veeam Installer Service
  • Veeam Data Mover Service
  • Veeam Hyper-V Integration Service


By default, these services run under the LocalSystem account. For security purposes, it is not recommended to change the default account.

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