System Requirements

Before you start deploying Veeam Backup for OLVM and RHV, make sure the virtual 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 OLVM and RHV supports the following virtual environments:

  • Red Hat Virtualization version 4.4 SP1 only (Red Hat Virtualization Manager version 4.5.0 or later)
  • Oracle Linux Virtualization version 4.5.4 or later.

Veeam Software

Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1 with oVirt KVM Plug-in version (or later) must be deployed on the backup server.

Backup Appliance

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