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.
Note that it is not necessary to add SCVMM servers to Veeam Backup & Replication — you can add directly Hyper-V hosts or clusters managed by SCVMM.
Before you add 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 add a Hyper-V host to a cluster that is already added to your backup infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication may not display this Hyper-V host in the list of managed servers. To display the Hyper-V host and make it accessible from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, do the following:
To ensure that all Veeam Backup & Replication components on the Hyper-V host are up to date, right-click the Hyper-V host, select Properties and go through the steps of the Edit Hyper-V Server wizard.