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Nutanix and Veeam Backup & Replication for Hyper-V: Best Practices

Derek Seaman, Sr. Solutions and Performance Engineer, Nutanix

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Nutanix and Veeam Backup & Replication for Hyper-V: Best Practices

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This document covers the high-level best practices for Veeam Backup & Replication v8 and Nutanix using SMB 3.0 shares for Hyper-V 2012 R2. This best practices guide is focused on an optimized disk-to-disk backup architecture. A “Best Practice Checklist” is included to help ensure you implement all of the applicable best practices.

This best practices document is intended for use by individuals responsible for the architecture, design, management, and support of Veeam Backup & Replication on Nutanix systems. Consumers of this document should be familiar with concepts pertaining to Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam Backup & Replication v8, and Nutanix.

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The solution and testing provided in this document were completed with Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Update 1 on Windows Server 2012 R2, deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform using Nutanix OS 3.5.4 or later.

This guide covers:

  • Architecture overview
  • Deployment models
  • Veeam virtualization on Nutanix
  • Veeam server configuration and optimization
  • Nutanix configuration details
  • Veeam restore options, backup methods, job configuration
  • Best Practice Checklist
  • And much more!
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