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
Creating a policy for virtual machines in a cluster
This procedure focuses on the configuration items that are unique to the virtual machines that use a CSV. Broader details on creating a policy are available:
To create a policy for the virtual machines that are in a CSV cluster
- Select Hyper-V as the policy type.
- Click the Hyper-V tab and select the backup method (VSS or WMI).
- For the VSS backup method only: Note the following options on the Hyper-V tab:
Enable offline backup for non-VSS VMs
Determines whether or not NetBackup is allowed to perform an offline backup of a virtual machine.
Cluster shared volumes timeout
Determines how many minutes the backup job waits, in case another node backs up the same shared volume(s) that this backup requires.
This option is not used if the cluster is on Windows 2012.
- On the Clients tab, enter the name of the cluster in the Hyper-V server field.
- On the Clients tab, click New.
Note: This procedure describes how to select virtual machines manually. For automatic selection of virtual machines with a Hyper-V Intelligent policy, see the following topics:
- You can enter the host name, display name, or GUID of the virtual machine to back up, or click Browse and select Virtual Machine.
The cluster name and its nodes (Hyper-V servers) appear in the left pane, under Hyper-V Manager. The virtual machines appear in the larger pane to the right.
The High Availability column indicates whether the virtual machine is configured as highly available in the cluster.
Note the following:
The host name or display name must appear in the list according to the Primary VM identifier option on the Hyper-V tab. If you selected VM hostname for the Primary VM identifier option, and a host name for the virtual machine does not appear: The virtual machine cannot be added to the Clients list.
The host name of a virtual machine is available only when the virtual machine is in the running state. The display name and GUID are always available. If the host name does not appear, make sure that the virtual machine is turned on. To update the cache file and re-display virtual machines, click the refresh icon to the right of the Last Update field.
If the right pane reads "Unable to connect," the highlighted node in the left pane is down or the NetBackup client service is not running.
- When you have selected virtual machines, click OK.
The selected virtual machine(s) appear on the Clients tab.