Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV exposes its entities through an application programming interface (API) based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture style. In the REST API, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV entities are treated as resources identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). Addressing resource URLs, developers query information about the entities and perform basic operations with these entities.

The Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV REST API relies on the client-server model. The client uses standard HTTP methods to make a request to the server; the server processes the request and returns a response with a conventional HTTP response code, HTTP response headers and a response body in the JSON format (by default).

The Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV REST API is served over HTTPS. To ensure data privacy, unencrypted HTTP is not supported.

The following topics will instruct you how to connect to the REST API and authorize your access, and how to control and sort the data that the REST API returns. To learn what method-implemented operations you can perform with Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV entities, see the REST API Reference.