Cisco HyperFlex Requirements and Limitations

If you plan to use VMware integration and perform backup and replication from Cisco HyperFlex storage snapshots, consider the following limitations:

  • License for Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition is installed on the backup server.
  • VMs must be hosted on the supported Cisco HyperFlex system. For more information, see the System Requirements section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
  • Proxy is properly configured in the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Configuring Proxies.
  • VMs must not have VMware vSphere snapshots created using traditional ESXi snapshot technology. Snapshots created using the NFS native snapshot technology may be present.

During backup or replication, Veeam Backup & Replication fails to trigger Cisco HyperFlex snapshots on VMs that already have VMware vSphere snapshots created using traditional ESXi snapshot technology. You can instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to process these VMs in the regular data processing mode. To do this, enable the Failover to standard backup option in job settings.

  • [For Veeam Backup & Replication versions prior to 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131)] Disks of a processed VM must be hosted on the same Cisco HyperFlex NFS store. If some VM disks are hosted on an NFS store other than the store where the VM configuration file resides, such VM will be processed in the regular backup mode.
  • The Limit processed VM count per storage snapshots to N option is not applicable to Cisco HyperFlex since snapshots for VMs hosted on Cisco HyperFlex are created at the VM level, not volume level.
  • For working with REST API, use default route and default port: https://{hostname}:443.