System Requirements for Hyper-V

Updated

If you want to back up on-premises Hyper-V servers, verify that your environment meets the requirements.

To backup on-premises data, a backup gateway is required. To review the requirements for the backup gateway, see Metallic Backup Gateway.

Hyper-V Deployment Model

To back up Hyper-V virtual machines, install a Metallic backup gateway for Hyper-V on at least one Hyper-V host in the cluster. The Metallic backup gateway for Hyper-V communicates on TCP port 443 with the Metallic backup services that are hosted in the cloud and with the Metallic backup gateway.

Best Practice: For the best backup and recovery performance, install the Metallic backup gateway for Hyper-V and the Metallic backup gateway on the same local network. Using this configuration, options for both local and cloud backup copies are available.

Authenticating to Hyper-V

Obtain the user credentials to access the Hyper-V server from your Hyper-V administrator. The user must be part of the following administrator groups on the Hyper-V host:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server, versions 2016, 2019, and 2022

  • Local Administrators group (for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2016)

  • Any user that are part of Hyper-V Administrators group (for Hyper-V Server 2012 and 2012 R2)

    • For a Hyper-V cluster, the user account must have full Cluster Permissions (Read and Full Control).

Physical Machine Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2022 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Windows Server, version 1709 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server, version 1709 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 (including Server Core installations)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Virtual Machine Operating Systems

All guest operating systems that are supported by Microsoft Hyper-V.

Hyper-V Integration Services

To back up the virtual machines on a Hyper-V server or cluster, Hyper-V integration services must be installed and updated on the virtual machine.

Hard Drive

100 GB is recommended.

Allocation Unit Size of the NTFS Volumes

The cluster size or the allocation unit size of an NTFS volume in a virtual machine must be a multiple of 1024 bytes. You can set the cluster size before formatting a volume. The default cluster size is 4096 bytes.

Software That Is Automatically Installed

The following Redistributable Packages are installed automatically. The Redistributable Packages can co-exist with other versions of the Metallic software.

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Package