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NetVault Plug-in for Hyper-V 12.2 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for Hyper-V Installing or removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Restoring data Troubleshooting

Prerequisites for installing the plug-in

Before installing Plug‑in for Hyper‑V, verify that the following prerequisites are met on the system designated as the Hyper‑V Server.

Install Windows PowerShell and configure the execution policy: Before you can use the plug-in, PowerShell 3.0 or later must be installed on the Hyper-V Server, and the execution policy for the local machine must be set to RemoteSigned. By default, Windows Server 2008 R2 includes PowerShell 2.0, which you must update to 3.0 or later. Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019 include 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1, respectively.
Install Integration Services: The Integration Services must be installed on the VM from the Hyper‑V Server. Integration Services are installed by default on Windows-based VMs.
Install NetVault Backup Server and Client software: At a minimum, the NetVault Backup Client software must be installed on the Hyper‑V Server. For instructions on installing the NetVault Backup Client software and adding the Hyper‑V Server as a Heterogeneous Client, see the Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide.

Prerequisite for using SMB file servers

If the Hyper-V VMs that you back up using the plug-in reside on an SMB file server, verify that the following server roles are enabled. If not, use the Server Manager in Windows Server to add these roles.

File and Storage Services


File and Storage Services

File and iSCSI Services

Role Service

File and Storage Services\File and iSCSI Services

File Server

Role Service

File and Storage Services\File and iSCSI Services\File Server

File Server VSS Agent Service

Role Service

File and Storage Services\File and iSCSI Services\File Server VSS Agent Service

Installing or upgrading the plug-in

The installation process depends on whether you are deploying the plug-in in a standalone or clustered environment:

Installing the plug-in in a standalone deployment

Access the NetVault Configuration Wizard or Manage Clients page.
To access the NetVault Configuration Wizard page:
In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration.
On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Plugins.
To access the Manage Clients page:
On the Manage Clients page, select the machine that contains the Hyper‑V Server, and click Manage.
On the View Client page, click the Install Plugin button ().
Click Choose Plug-in File, and navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in — on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website.
Select the file entitled “hv-x-x-x-x-x.npk,” where xxxxx represents the version number and platform, and click Open.
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