Upgrading to Veeam Backup for RHV 2a

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    You can upgrade Veeam Backup for RHV from version 1.0, 1a or 2.0 to 2a.

    Before you start the upgrade process, do the following:

    • [Applies only for upgrading from version 1.0 or 1a] Download Veeam Backup & Replication version 11a (11.0.1.1261 P20220302) 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. [Applies only for upgrading from version 1.0 or 1a] Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 11a (11.0.1.1261 P20220302). 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. [Applies only for upgrading from version 1.0 or 1a] Add the RHV manager to the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Adding RHV Manager to Backup Infrastructure.
    5. [Applies only for upgrading from version 1.0 or 1a] 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 add the RHV backup proxy to the backup infrastructure, the backup server will upgrade all the existing backup infrastructure components including the RHV backup proxy.

    1. [Applies only for upgrading from version 2.0] Upgrade the RHV backup proxy to version 2a:
    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 Out of Date.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. Remove the RHV backup proxy from the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Removing RHV Backup Proxy.

    Note

    Do not select the Permanently delete the proxy VM from the cluster and all of its backup jobs (irreversible) option. If upgrade fails, you will be able to add the proxy back to the backup infrastructure.

    1. Shut down the RHV backup proxy.
    2. [Applies only for upgrading from version 1.0 or 1a] Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 11a (11.0.1.1261 P20220302). 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. [Applies only for upgrading from version 1.0 or 1a] Add the RHV manager to the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Adding RHV Manager to Backup Infrastructure.
    5. Deploy a new RHV backup proxy. For more information, see Deploying New RHV Backup Proxy.
    6. 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.
    7. 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 Virtualization documentation.