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
Primary VM identifier option (Hyper-V)
This setting specifies the type of name by which NetBackup recognizes virtual machines when it selects them for backup.
Table: Primary VM identifier options
Specifies the network host name for the virtual machine.
For VMs in a Hyper-V server or cluster, the host name is available only when the virtual machine is running. If you selectbut the virtual machine is not running at the time of the backup, the backup may fail.
On the policy Clients tab, if the Server Type is System Center Virtual Machine Manager, NetBackup can back up VMs by their host name even if they are powered off.
VM display name
Specifies the name of the virtual machine as it appears in the Hyper-V Manager console.
NetBackup for Hyper-V does not currently support the virtual machine display names that contain non-US-ASCII characters. If the display name contains such characters, selector .
When virtual machines are included in a NetBackup policy, restrictions apply to the characters that are allowed in the virtual machine display name.
Specifies the unique ID assigned to the virtual machine when the virtual machine was created.
In an SCVMM environment, the VM GUID is referred to as the VM ID.
Note: If you create a policy and then change the Primary VM identifier, you may have to delete the virtual machine selections on the Clients tab. Otherwise, NetBackup may no longer be able to identify the virtual machines to back up.
For example: if you change the Primary VM identifier from to , and the display names of the virtual machines are different from the host names, note: The host names in the Clients tab cannot be used and the virtual machines are not backed up. You must delete the host name entries on the Clients tab and browse the network to select the virtual machines by their display names.
When creating virtual machines, consider using the same name for both the host name and the display name. If the Primary VM identifier is changed, the existing entries on the Clients tab still work.