New version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides support for Hyper-V Failover Clusters for VM Backup
- Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:30
NAKIVO Inc. has announced that it has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1, which provides support for Hyper-V Failover Clusters.
A Hyper-V Failover Cluster is a group of Hyper-V servers (nodes) that can use the Live Migration technology to move live VMs between nodes in the cluster without downtime.
Hyper-V Failover Clusters help improve availability and efficiency of the virtualized environment. If one cluster node fails, its VMs can be automatically started on a different cluster node. In addition, VMs in the cluster can be moved between nodes both manually and by Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Dynamic Optimization feature that can automatically move VMs to distribute the load evenly between nodes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1 can track the VM location in the cluster and can continue to protect the VM regardless on which cluster node the VM is located.
As virtual environments change rapidly and new VMs are created on a daily basis, chasing and protecting those new VMs becomes a challenge. As a result, some VMs become unprotected and their data can be irreversibly lost. To solve this problem, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers the container protection feature: Customers can add an entire Hyper-V Failover Cluster to VM backup and replication jobs. When an entire Failover Cluster is protected, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will monitor the cluster contents and will automatically add all new VMs in the Failover Cluster to the job. This way, all important VMs will always be protected.