Enabling Auto-Protection for Unprotected VMs

You can instruct Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV to automatically add all unprotected VMs to a protection domain. The protection domain can be further protected by a backup, snapshot or PD snapshot job. To select a protection domain for VM auto-protection, do the following:

  1. Switch to the Configuration page.
  2. Navigate to Nutanix AHV Cluster.
  3. Click Auto-Protection.
  4. In the VM Auto-Protection window, set the Auto-Protection toggle to On.
  5. Select a protection domain.
  6. Click Apply.


If a VM is already protected using the Disaster Recovery functionality, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV may fail to add the VM to the selected protection domain.

Adding VMs to Protection Domain (Auto-Protection)