Before You Begin

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    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:

    1. On the Veeam Backup & Replication server, go to %Program Files%\Veeam\Plugins\Nutanix AHV\Service and open the appsetting.json with a text editor.
    2. 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.

    "Any2AhvDefaultDisksBusType": "Sata"

    1. Restart the Veeam AHV Service to implement the changes.