Tuesday 30 May 2017

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1 Now Supports Hyper-V Failover Clusters

We have already dedicated couple of articles related to Nakivo Backup and Replication v6.1 wherein we have seen the architectural components and also talked about new features available in Nakivo Backup and Replication v6.1 here is a link for your quick reference Demystifying Nakivo Backup and Replication v6.1

We also discussed about Backup/Recovery of Active Directory Objects with Nakivo Backup and Replication v6.1 in case you missed it here is the link for your quick reference Backup/Recover Active Directory Objects with Nakivo

Apart from testing the backup and recovery related functionalities using Nakivo Backup and Replication v6.1 we also had a detailed discussion on Replicating Virtual Machines here is the link for your reference Replicate VM's with Nakivo Backup & Replication

We also talked about working with Nakivo Backup and replication appliance and what's new withNakivo Backup and replication 6.2 which was announced by NAKIVO on october 13th 2016 which help us by providing backupreplication, and recovery of paid EC2 instances sold through AWS Marketplace we also discussed about What's New - Nakivo Backup and Replication v7 Part 1 wherein we have seen some highlights about Hyper-v support which has been added for Hyper-v 2016 and 2012 with Nakivo v7.

In Our last articles related to Nakivo Backup and Replication series we discussed about 

In our recent post dedicated about a week ago we have seen how Nakivo Backup and Replication helps us to protect our Backup by creating Backup Copy 

Dedicated this quick post to talk about another new feature that has been added with Nakivo Backup and Replication v7.1 i.e Container Protection which help us protect Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Clusters.

Hyper-V Failover Clusters help improve availability of the virtualized environment wherein the Virtual Machine can be automatically started on a different cluster node we can also make use of (SCVMM) Dynamic Optimization feature that can automatically move VMs to distribute the load evenly between nodes. 

When working on the configuration of Failover Clusters we can add the entire failover clusters to the inventory and specify the details including the Display Name, FQDN/IP username and password, once we add the Failover Cluster to the Inventory Nakivo Backup and Replication automatically pulls the entire Clusters Virtual Machines's.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1 track the VM location in the cluster and can continue to protect the VM regardless on which cluster node the VM is located, this New Container Protection Feature comes pretty handy and helps us solve the problem of growing infrastructure wherein we can make use of this feature and add the entire Hyper-V Failover Cluster to VM backup and Replication Jobs.

This will helps us to protect the entire failover cluster and Nakivo Backup and Replication can monitor the cluster contents and will automatically add all new Virtual Machines in the Failover Cluster to the job, ensuring all the mission critical Virtual Machines are always protected.

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