Installing oVirt KVM Plug-In

The default installation package of Veeam Backup & Replication does not provide features that allow you to protect oVirt resources. To be able to add your Virtualization manager and backup appliance to the backup infrastructure, you must install oVirt KVM Plug-in on the backup server.


If you use a remote Veeam Backup & Replication console, you do not need to install oVirt KVM Plug-in on the workstation where the remote Veeam Backup & Replication console is deployed. However, you must install oVirt KVM Plug-in on the backup server.

To install oVirt KVM Plug-in, do the following:

  1. Log in to the backup server using an account with the local Administrator permissions.
  2. Download the product installation file from the Veeam downloads page.
  3. Open the downloaded archive file and launch the KVMPlugin_12.4.1.45.exe installation file.

Before proceeding with installation, the installer will check whether you have Microsoft .NET Core Runtime installed on the backup server. In case the required version is missing, the installer will offer to install it automatically. To do that, click OK.

  1. At the License Agreement step of the oVirt KVM Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication Setup wizard, read and accept both the Veeam license agreement, licensing policy, the 3rd party components and required software license agreement. If you reject the agreements, you will not be able to continue installation.

To read the terms of a license agreement, click View.

Installing oVirt KVM Plug-In

  1. At the Installation Path step of the wizard, you can change the installation directory if necessary.

Installing oVirt KVM Plug-In

  1. Click Install to begin installation.

Installing oVirt KVM Plug-In