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IBM Spectrum Protect™ support for Microsoft Hyper-V

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Question

Which versions of Microsoft Hyper-V are supported by IBM Spectrum Protect

Cause

Overview of IBM Spectrum Protect support for Microsoft Hyper-V

Answer

Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.

In-Guest Data Protection

The use of IBM Spectrum Protect products running inside virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V is independent of the version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server. See IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and IBM Spectrum Protect™ guest support for Virtual Machines and Virtualization for more information about in-guest data protection and Microsoft Hyper-V.

On-Host Data Protection

Backup and restore of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine images from the parent partition is supported using the IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V.

For more information about supported Microsoft Hyper-V Server supported versions see IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments - All Requirements Doc.

Backup and restore of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine images from the parent partition is supported in prior versions using the IBM Spectrum Protect Windows Backup-Archive client

Backup-Archive Client Version
Microsoft Hyper-V Server Supported Versions
6.2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
6.3
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 1 2
6.4
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 2
7.1 (limited function; refer to Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V link above)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
8.1
  • Support is available via Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V

1 Requires Backup-Archive Client Version 6.3.1
2 Special considerations need to be taken when restoring a virtual machine in a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster. More information on these considerations can be found in this IBM Technote.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1628742

Modified date: 13 March 2017