System Requirements

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    Before you start deploying Veeam Backup for RHV, make sure the RHV environment and the backup infrastructure components meet the following requirements.



    Virtualization Platform

    Veeam Backup for RHV is compatible with Red Hat Virtualization version 4.4 SP1 only (Red Hat Virtualization manager version 4.5.0 or later).

    Veeam Software

    Veeam Backup & Replication version 11a ( P20220302) with RHV Plug-in version (or later) must be deployed on the backup server.

    Note: The RHV manager, RHV hosts and the RHV backup proxy must be able to resolve the FQDN of the backup server.

    RHV Backup Proxy

    The RHV backup proxy must be provided with sufficient compute resources to handle backup and restore tasks in parallel. The maximum number of concurrent tasks is configured in RHV backup proxy settings. If this number is exceeded, the backup proxy will not start a new task until one of the current tasks finishes.

    The default RHV backup proxy configuration has the maximum number of concurrent tasks set to 4 and includes the following compute resources:

    • CPU: 8 vCPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Disk Space: 64 GB for product installation, internal database files and logs


    1. While deploying a new RHV backup proxy or editing settings of an existing one, you can increase the maximum number of concurrent tasks. However, you must allocate 1 vCPU (2 vCPUs recommended) and 1 GB RAM for each additional task. When configuring the maximum number of concurrent tasks, you must also take into account the network traffic throughput in your virtual infrastructure.
    2. The RHV backup proxy must be able to resolve FQDNs of the backup server, RHV manager and all RHV hosts.