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NetVault Plug-in for Hyper-V 10.5 - User Guide

Target audience

This guide is intended for users who are responsible for the backup and recovery of VMs. Familiarity with Windows Server® administration and the operating system (OS) under which Plug‑in for Hyper‑V is running is assumed. Advanced knowledge of VMs is useful for defining an efficient backup-and-recovery strategy.

Recommended additional reading

Microsoft® Hyper-V®: Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines:
Dell NetVault Backup Installation Guide: This guide provides details on installing the NetVault Backup Server and Client software.
Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide: This guide explains how to use NetVault Backup and describes the functionality common to all plug-ins.
Dell NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide: This guide provides a description of the command-line utilities.

Installing or removing the plug-in

Deploying the plug-in

Deploying the plug-in in standalone, clustered (high-availability), and SMB environments is almost identical because Plug‑in for Hyper‑V is installed on the Hyper‑V® Server. The Hyper-V Server is the physical machine that hosts the VMs — the plug-in is not installed on each of the protected VMs.
Use of a Virtual Client is not plug-in-specific. For complete information, see the Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide. Be aware of the following guidelines:
Always use the information provided in the Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide to ensure that management of the plug-in is conducted using the Virtual Client; do not use the physical nodes that are members of the Virtual Client to conduct cluster- or client-management activity. Use the physical node to set up backup jobs for local VMs that are not part of the cluster.
To make the plug-in available for installation to all nodes that are part of a Virtual Client, you must copy the “.npk” installation file to the NetVault Backup Server. The path to copy the file is <NetVaultBackupHome>\packages\standard.
Do not do either of the following:
Do not use the Manage Clients option to remove the plug-in from clients that are part of a Virtual Client.
Do not use the Manage Clients option to reinstall the plug-in.
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