Veeam Backup for RHV (v2)

What is Veeam Backup for RHV?
Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization (Veeam Backup for RHV) is a solution developed for protection and disaster recovery tasks for the Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) environment. With Veeam Backup for RHV, you can back up VMs and restore them from files stored on backup repositories. As Veeam Backup for RHV uses an agentless approach to back up RHV VMs, no additional software is required. Announced at Veeam On 2021

What’s New in Version 2.0

  • Veeam Backup for RHV 2.0 introduces RHV Plug-in — an architecture component that enables integration between the Veeam Backup & Replication server and the RHV Manager and allows the Veeam Backup & Replication server to manage the RHV Backup Proxy. The RHV Manager and the RHV Backup Proxy are now added to the backup infrastructure using the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

  • VM Restore functionality is now available in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. You can use the console to restore multiple VMs during one restore session. In the restore wizard, you can also select the cluster to which VMs will be restored.

  • The RHV Backup Proxy configuration backup feature has been enhanced. Now, you can restore proxy configuration database from the proxy web console


  • Red Hat Virtualization version 4.4 SP1 (oVirt 4.5.0)

  • Red Hat Virtualization node operating version 4.5

  • Red Hat Virtualization cluster compatibility version 4.7

To learn how to configure the cluster compatibility version, see Red Hat Product Documentation.

Virtual Hardware for VMs
During the deployment process, the Veeam Backup & Replication RHV Backup Proxy (RHV Backup Proxy) is deployed in an RHV cluster as a dedicated Linux-based VM. The RHV Backup proxy configuration determines the maximum number of tasks (backup or restore sessions) that the backup proxy can handle in parallel. If this number is exceeded, the backup proxy will not start a new task until one of the current tasks finishes. By default, the RHV Backup Proxy supports 4 concurrent tasks and runs on a VM with the following configuration:

  • CPU: 8 vCPU

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

  • Disk Space: 64 GB for product installation, RHV Backup Proxy internal database files, logs, and other data.

The maximum number of concurrent tasks can be increased, however, additional resources must be allocated: 1 vCPU (2 vCPUs recommended) and 1 GB RAM for each additional task. When configuring the maximum number of concurrent tasks, consider the network traffic throughput in your virtual infrastructure.