Upgrading to Veeam Backup for RHV 2.0

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    You can upgrade the Veeam Backup for RHV from version 1.0 and 1a to 2.0.

    Before you start the upgrade process, do the following:

    • Install all available updates on the RHV backup proxy.
    • Download Veeam Backup & Replication version 11a CP4 from the Veeam downloads page.
    • Download the latest RHV Plug-in version from the Veeam downloads page.
    • Plan a maintenance period. Typically, the upgrade process takes up to one hour. Make sure there are no jobs currently running or scheduled to run during this period. Wait for the jobs to complete or disable the jobs manually before you start upgrading Veeam Backup for RHV.
    • Make sure the RHV backup proxy is powered on.

    Online Upgrade

    If your backup server and the RHV backup proxy are connected to the internet, do the following:

    1. Back up the configuration database of the RHV backup proxy. For more information, see Performing Configuration Backup.
    2. Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 11a CP4. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Upgrading to Veeam Backup & Replication 11 or 11a.
    3. Install RHV Plug-in. For more information, see Installing RHV Plug-In.
    4. Add the RHV manager to the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Adding RHV Manager to Backup Infrastructure.
    5. Add the RHV backup proxy to the backup infrastructure. To do that, launch the New Red Hat Virtualization Proxy Wizard and select the Connect to an existing proxy option at the Deployment Mode step of the wizard. For more information, see Connecting Existing RHV Backup Proxy.

    After you complete the wizard, the backup server will upgrade the RHV backup proxy. If the proxy fails to be upgraded, you can retry the upgrade:

    1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Backup Infrastructure view.
    2. Navigate to Backup Proxies > Out of Date.
    3. Select the RHV backup proxy and click Upgrade Proxy on the ribbon.
    4. In the Components Update window, click Apply.

    Offline Upgrade

    If your backup server or the RHV backup proxy is not connected to the internet, do the following:

    1. Back up the configuration database of the RHV backup proxy. For more information, see Performing Configuration Backup.
    2. Shut down the RHV backup proxy. For more information, see Rebooting or Shutting Down Proxy.
    3. Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 11a CP4. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Upgrading to Veeam Backup & Replication 11 or 11a.
    4. Install RHV Plug-in. For more information, see Installing RHV Plug-In.
    5. Add the RHV manager to the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Adding RHV Manager to Backup Infrastructure.
    6. Deploy a new RHV backup proxy. For more information, see Deploying New RHV Backup Proxy.
    7. Use the backed-up configuration of the old RHV backup proxy to restore the configuration settings to the new RHV backup proxy. For more information, see Restoring Configuration Data.
    8. After the configuration settings are restored successfully and you ensure the new RHV backup proxy functions properly, remove the old RHV backup proxy from the RHV infrastructure. For more information on removing RHV VMs, see Red Hat Product Documentation.