System Requirements

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




Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) must be installed on x86 hardware that supports virtualization capabilities.

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 with RHV Plug-in version (or later) must be deployed on the backup server.

RHV Backup Appliance

The RHV backup appliance performs management operations and handles data protection tasks. If you deploy Veeam Backup for RHV using the default configuration, the following compute resources will be allocated to the RHV 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 appliance can handle up to 4 concurrent backup and restore tasks if the embedded worker is enabled. While deploying a new RHV backup appliance or editing settings of an existing one, you can increase the maximum number of concurrent tasks. However, you must allocate 1 vCPU 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.


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

  • CPU: 1 vCPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM