Supported configurations

Ops Center Protector Microsoft Hyper-V Application Guide

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The following Microsoft Hyper-V configurations and technologies are supported:
  • Individual VMs acting as Protector nodes in their own right (as for a physical machine).
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V role (see support matrix to determine supported versions)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (see support matrix to determine supported versions)
  • Hyper-V configurations consisting of a single standalone machine
  • Hyper-V configurations based on Windows Failover cluster
    • Must utilize Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) based on the NTFS filesystem

The following data protection technologies are supported:

  • Block based snapshots, local and remote replications of VMs

The following configurations and technologies are not supported

  • Shielded VMs
  • Hyper-V Replica
  • VMs on clustered Hyper-V configurations utilizing ReFS based Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • VMs on clustered Hyper-V configurations not utilizing Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • Hyper-V virtual machines with a configuration version < 6.2
  • Physical disks directly connected to a virtual machine (e.g. pass though disks, disks utilizing a virtual fibre channel adapter)
    Note: These disks will be skipped during the backup process. The VM configuration and the supported disks will be protected
  • Protecting Hyper-V VMs with virtual disks which are located on unsupported Block storage (see Hitachi Block prerequisites)