System Requirements

Before you start deploying Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV, make sure the Nutanix AHV cluster and the backup infrastructure components meet the following requirements.



Virtualization Platform

  • Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV is compatible with Nutanix AOS versions 6.5.x - 6.7.x.
  • An IP address of the cluster and the iSCSI Data Service must be configured in Nutanix AHV cluster settings. For more information, see Nutanix documentation.

Veeam Software

  • Veeam Backup & Replication version (or later) with Nutanix AHV Plug-in version (or later) must be deployed on the backup server. Although Veeam Backup & Replication version is also supported, some new functionality will not be available until the backup server is upgraded to version 12.1.
  • Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 6.0 and Microsoft ASP.NET Core Shared Framework 6.0 must be installed on the backup server.

Nutanix AHV Backup Appliance

The Nutanix AHV backup appliance performs management operations and handles backup and restore tasks (if the embedded worker is enabled). If you deploy Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV using the default configuration, the following compute resources will be allocated to the Nutanix AHV backup appliance:

  • CPU: 4 vCPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Disk Space: 100 GB for product installation, internal database files and logs

With the default configuration, the Nutanix AHV backup appliance can perform management operations in a cluster with less than 1000 VMs and process less than 100 jobs, and handle up to 4 concurrent backup and restore tasks. While deploying a new Nutanix AHV backup appliance or editing settings of an existing one, you can adjust compute resources allocated to it according to the recommendations described in section Sizing Guidelines.


VMs running as dedicated workers must be allocated the following compute resources for each concurrent task:

  • CPU: 1 vCPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM

While configuring dedicated workers, follow the recommendations provided in section Sizing Guidelines.



The Nutanix AHV backup appliance and workers are deployed as backup infrastructure components preconfigured for optimal performance. That is why you must not install any software on VMs running as the Nutanix AHV backup appliance and workers or make any configuration changes to them unless you are requested by Veeam Customer Support.