Veaam announced their upcoming Nutanix Acropolis Hyper-Visor support a few months ago and since then there have been various internal betas available for testing, one of which I demoed in this online presentation. The latest Beta is near feature complete so I thought it would be great to share what we can expect from the full product. This blog post will run through the initial configuration of the Veeam Nutanix appliance and creation of a backup job.
Before you begin.
There are some prerequisites for the Nutanix appliance to work correctly. You need to have a Veeam Backup and Replication server running version 9.5U3a or later to connect the appliance to. In my run through below, I have already deployed the appliance virtual machine. Screenshots start at initial appliance configuration.
First things first, connect to the IP address of the appliance on port 8100. The console of the virtual machine should show you the IP address.
Login with admin/admin
Click Install. This will start the configuration wizard.
Read and accept the EULA
Define a new password.
Give the appliance a name and defined static IP address settings.
Confirm and finish.
Veeam and Nutanix integration.
You will be asked to log in again with the new password following the initial setup.
Note that there is an error for backup server. This is because the appliance has not been linked to a Veeam Backup and Replication server yet.
Click the settings cog to configure integration.
Choose Manage Veeam Servers.
Click add to add a Veeam server.
Add the Veeam server details.
Now Veeam Backup and Replication server has been added successfully.
Click as below to add a Nutanix cluster.
Add the Nutanix cluster details.
Now the Nutanix cluster has been added to the appliance.
Now we have no errors for backup server status and the appliance has discovered 1 unprotected virtual machine.
Creating a backup job.
Now that everything is configured, the next step is to create a backup job. I think it’s a nice touch that out the box, it is easy t see if there are unprotected virtual machines. Veeam ONE is usually required for this information in a VMware or Hyper-V estate.
Click backup jobs and then click add.
Give the backup job a name.
Click add to choose the VM’s for protection.
Choose the VM’s. I only have one for this example.
Confirm the VM selection.
Choose the backup target. This is any backup repository that has been defined in Veeam Backup and Replication.
Define the job schedule.
Everything is now green on the dashboard, which means happy days.