Earlier this year at VeeamON 2021 we made a significant new product announcement which was the unveiling of Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization. This has now been released a v1.0 Public Beta (Build 1.0.1488). The intent and direction of this release means that we will have supportability for a fourth hyper-visor, meaning that we will cover VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV and RHV.
Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization (Veeam Backup for RHV) is an additional component of Veeam Backup & Replication responsible for protection and disaster recovery tasks for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) hosts. Veeam Backup for RHV integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication version 11a (starting from build 11.01.1261 and later) allowing you to back up RHV VMs to Veeam backup repositories.
Backup for RHV is an agentless approach to back up RHV virtual machines. The following operations are available in the v1.0 release.
- Create backups of RHV VMs and store them in Veeam Backup & Replication repositories.
- Restore VMs from backups.
- Restore VM disks from backups.
Released as Supported Beta:
Important Beta Support Info:Support for this Public Beta release will be provided to all customers with a valid support contract for other Veeam products.
Again, to narrow official supportability for this initial beta release there is a strict set of requirements for supportability.
- Veeam Backup & Replication 11a (build 22.214.171.1241) or newer.
- Red Hat Virtualization 4.4.8 or newer.
- Full forward and reverse DNS resolution of
- Veeam Backup & Replication,
- Veeam Backup for RHV,
- Red Hat Virtualization manager (oVirt)
- All RHEV hosts.
We will take advantage of Change Block Tracking needed for optimized, backup and recovery of RHV…this in fact being the missing part of the puzzle that we needed from Red Hat to move forward with this release.
First Look and Walkthrough:
As first see at VeeamOn Update last week, here is a very quick walkthrough demo of Backup for RHV.
More Reading and References
For a what’s new and further reading, use the links below.
Veeam Help Center: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/vbrhv/userguide/overview.html?ver=10
Release Notes: https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_for_rhv_1_0_release_notes_en_rn.pdf
User Guide: Veeam Backup for RHV 1.0 User Guide
Download: Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization Public Beta: Download