Veritas NetBackup™ for Hyper-V Administrator's Guide
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with Hyper-V
- Configure NetBackup policies for Hyper-V
- Backup options on the Hyper-V tab
- Hyper-V - Advanced Attributes
- Browse for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Configure Hyper-V Intelligent Policies
- NetBackup Hyper-V for SCVMM
- Windows Server failover cluster support
- Virtual machine maintenance after a restore
- Back up and restore Hyper-V
- Restoring individual files to a shared location on the virtual machine
- Use Accelerator to back up Hyper-V
- Best practices and more information
- NetBackup logs for Hyper-V and how to create them
- Errors during policy creation
- NetBackup status codes related to Hyper-V
- Appendix A. VSS backup method: Hyper-V online and offline backups
- Appendix B. Hyper-V pass-through disks
- Appendix C. NetBackup commands to back up and restore Hyper-V virtual machines
- Examples of nbrestorevm for restoring VMs to Hyper-V
About Hyper-V pass-through disks with NetBackup
This topic describes how to use NetBackup to back up Hyper-V pass-through disks. Hyper-V pass-through configuration allows a virtual machine to directly access physical disks. With pass-through access, a virtual machine can use large storage devices such as disk arrays. Access to a pass-through disk is faster than to a fully virtualized disk (vhd or vhdx file). A pass-through disk can be locally attached to the Hyper-V server or configured on a Fibre Channel SAN.
For assistance in setting up pass-through devices, refer to your Microsoft documentation.
The devices that NetBackup supports for pass-through are the same as for a physical (non-hypervisor) environment: the device vendor however must support the device in a virtual environment.
The NetBackup for Hyper-V feature and Hyper-V snapshot method (as described in other chapters of this guide) do not back up pass-through disks.