Before You Begin
Before you start the AHV VM restore process, mind the following:
- You can restore VMs to Nutanix AHV clusters from the following backups:
- VM backups created with AHV Backup Proxy
- VM snapshots created with AHV Backup Proxy
- VMware vSphere VM backups created with Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Agent for Windows/Linux
- Microsoft Hyper-V VM backups created with Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Agent for Windows/Linux
- Backups of physical machines created with Veeam Agent for Windows or Veeam Agent for Linux
- VeeamZIP backups
- Backups of EC2 instances and Microsoft Azure VMs created by backup copy jobs
- SureBackup is not supported for backups created by AHV Backup Proxy.
- If you restore from a backup of a VMware, Hyper-V VM or from a backup created by Veeam Agent, restored VM may have network connection problems. To solve the problem, you must install Nutanix Guest Tools on the restored VM.
- When you restore from backups of VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VM backups created by Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Agents, the restored VM has default hardware resources: 1 CPU core, 1 GB RAM. You can change default values in the settings of the restored VM.
- Within one restore session VM disks are restored sequentially.
- [For Archive Tier] If you want to restore a VM to AHV cluster, you must retrieve the required backup from the archive tier before starting the restore. For more information, see the Retrieving Backup Files section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Changing Default Disk Controller Interface
When you restore from backups of VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VM backups created by Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Agents, all restored VM disks will be as SATA drives. To change the default disk controller interface, do the following:
- On the Veeam Backup & Replication server, go to %Program Files%\Veeam\Plugins\Nutanix AHV\Service and open the appsetting.json with a text editor.
- Change the default disk controller interface value for the Any2AhvDefaultDisksBusType parameter. You can use the following options: "SCSI", "PCI", "IDE", "SATA". Note that the parameter is not case-sensitive.
- Restart the Veeam AHV Service to implement the changes.