Virtualization Servers and Hosts

You can add the following types of servers and hosts to the backup infrastructure:

Note

We recommend that only one instance of a server or host is present in the backup infrastructure at a time. Do not add the same server or host multiple times, for example, by a DNS name and IP address, this can cause unexpected behavior.

You can add physical machines and VMs to the backup infrastructure and assign different roles to them. The table below describes which roles can be assigned to the different types of servers.

Server Type

Source Host

Target Host

VMware Backup Proxy

Backup Repository

VMware vSphere Server
(standalone ESXi host or vCenter Server)

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

VMware vCloud Director

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Microsoft Windows server

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Linux server

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

Virtualization Servers and Hosts 

 

Note

You can also add the following servers:

  • Hyper-V servers. For more information on how to add servers, see the Adding Microsoft Hyper-V Servers section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Veeam Backup for AWS servers. For more information on how to add servers, see the Deployment and Configuration section in the Integration with Veeam Backup for AWS Guide.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure servers. For more information on how to add servers, see the Deployment and Configuration section in the Integration with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Guide.
  • Veeam Backup for Google Cloud servers. For more information on how to add servers, see the Deployment and Configuration section in the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Guide.
  • Nutanix AHV clusters. For more information on how to add AHV clusters, see the Deployment section in the Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV User Guide.

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