Step 3a. Choose Resources

In the Resources section of at the Sources step of the wizard, specify the backup scope — resources that Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will back up:

  1. Click Choose resources to protect.
  2. In the Choose resources to protect window, choose whether you want to back up all VMs in the cluster, only specific VMs or protection domains.

If you add a protection domain, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will regularly check for new consistency groups (VMs and volume groups) added to the domain and automatically update the job settings to include these groups in the backup scope. For a protection domain to be displayed in the list of the available domains, it must be configured in the Nutanix AHV cluster as described in Nutanix documentation.


As an alternative to specifying resources explicitly, you can exclude a number of resources from the backup scope. To do that, click Choose resources to exclude and specify the VMs or protection domains that you do not want to back up — the procedure is the same as described for including resources in the backup scope.

Consider that if a resource appears both in the list of included and excluded resources, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will still not process the resource because the list of excluded resources has a higher priority.

While running the job, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV processes resources in the order they are added to the backup scope. However, you can change the order, for example, if you add some mission-critical VMs to the job and want them to be processed first. To change the processing order, select a resource and use the Up or Down buttons.


Consider the following:

  • If you include a resource into the backup scope for multiple times (for example, an individual VM and a PD that contains this VM), Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will process this resource only once.
  • If you include a cluster or a protection domain into the backup scope, VMs in this cluster or domain are processed at random. To ensure that the VMs are processed in a specific order, you must add them as standalone VMs — not as a part of the cluster or domain.

By default, jobs process all disks and volume groups attached to VMs included into the backup scope. However, you can protect only specific disks and volume groups of the selected resources. For more information, see Step 3b. Choose Disks and Volume Groups.

Select VMs to Back Up