Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 integrates with Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor (AHV), allowing you to back up Nutanix AHV VMs to Veeam backup repositories.
For integration with Nutanix AHV, Veeam Backup & Replication offers a special component of the Veeam backup infrastructure – Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV (proxy appliance for AHV VMs backup). The proxy appliance is a virtual module that performs the role of a coordinator between the Nutanix platform and Veeam Backup & Replication. The proxy appliance communicates with Nutanix AHV to back up VMs and restore VMs back to Nutanix AHV clusters.
To back up Nutanix AHV VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication uses agentless approach. The solution works at the hypervisor level. It creates image-based backups of VMs, capturing the whole VM data at a specific point in time, including OS, system state data, application data and so on. Backups of Nutanix AHV VMs are stored on Veeam backup repositories in the native Veeam format. You can use the resulting backup files for the following restore scenarios:
- Entire VM restore
- VM disks restore
- File-level restore
- Application item restore
- Restore to Microsoft Azure
- VM disk export
- Instant recovery to Hyper-V VM
The integration scheme is introduced for VMs hosted on Nutanix AHV cluster nodes. To back up and restore VMs hosted on Nutanix units running VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, you can use native capabilities available in Veeam Backup & Replication.