Deployment Requirements

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be deployed as a virtual appliance (VA) or installed directly onto a supported machine or network-attached storage (NAS). Below is the list of deployment requirements.

Hardware

VM or Physical Machine

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on a machine with the following minimum hardware characteristics:

Director and Onboard Transporter:

  • CPU: x86-64, 2 cores 
  • RAM: 4 GB + 250 MB for each concurrent task
    • For SaaS Backup Repository-related activities:
      • additional 2 GB
      • additional 100 MB for each concurrent Java Transporter task
  • Free space: 10 GB

Transporter only:

  • CPU: x86-64, 2 cores
  • RAM: 2 GB + 250 MB for each concurrent task
    • For SaaS Backup Repository-related activities:
      • additional 2 GB
      • additional 100 MB for each concurrent Java Transporter task
  • Free space: 5 GB

Network Attached Storage

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on supported NAS with the following minimum hardware characteristics:

Director and Onboard Transporter:

  • CPU: x86-64, 2 cores 
  • RAM: 1 GB
    • For SaaS Backup Repository-related activities:
      • minimum total RAM: 4 GB
      • additional 100 MB for each concurrent Java Transporter task
  • Free space: 10 GB

Transporter only:

  • CPU: x86-64, 2 cores
  • RAM: 512 MB
    • For SaaS Backup Repository-related activities:
      • minimum total RAM: 4 GB
      • additional 100 MB for each concurrent Java Transporter task
  • Free space: 5 GB

Note
Onboard Transporters installed on NAS devices with ARM CPU do not support VMware infrastructures. Refer to Transporter Does Not Support VMware vSphere for a solution.

Supported NAS Devices

Generic ARM-based NAS devices

The device for installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication should meet the following requirements:

  • Single-board computer with ARMv7/ARMv8 CPU (e.g. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+)
  • 32/64-bit Linux-based OS supported by NAKIVO Backup & Replication
  • Minimum 16 GB of onboard memory or microSD card for OS & software installation
  • RAM: minimum 512 MB for Transporter-only installation; minimum 1 GB for full installation
  • Separate microSD/HDD/SSD card for Repository storage
  • Open ports for Director and Transporter (see Required TCP Ports)
  • Enabled SSH protocol
  • Active network connection

Raspberry Pi

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ machine with the following minimum hardware characteristics:

Director and Onboard Transporter:

  • RAM: 1 GB + 250 MB for each concurrent task
  • Free space: 16 GB

Transporter only:

  • RAM: 512 MB + 250 MB for each concurrent task
  • Free space: 16 GB

Operating Systems

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on the following operating systems:

 

Note

SELinux module must be disabled to install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on Linux.

 

Windows

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
  • Windows 10 Professional (x64)
  • Windows 8 Professional (x64)
  • Windows 7 Professional (x64)

Linux

  • Ubuntu 20.04 Server (x64)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 Server (x64)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Server (x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 (x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 (x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 (x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 (x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 8.4 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 8.3 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 8.2 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 8.1 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 8.0 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.9 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.8 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.7 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.6 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.5 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.4 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.3 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.2 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.1 (x64)
  • CentOS Linux 7.0 (x64)

NAS

  • ASUSTOR ADM v3.5
  • ASUSTOR ADM v4.0
  • FreeNAS 11.3
  • Netgear ReadyNAS OS v6.10.3
  • Netgear ReadyNAS OS v6.9
  • Synology DSM 6.2.3
  • Synology DSM v6.2
  • Synology DSM v6.1
  • Synology DSM v6.0
  • QNAP QTS v4.5.1
  • QNAP QTS v4.4
  • QNAP QTS v4.3
  • QNAP QuTS Hero h4.5.3
  • WD MyCloud v3
  • TrueNAS CORE 12

Supported Operating System Localizations

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed on a supported OS with the following OS localization:

  • English
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

Networking Requirements

Required TCP Ports

NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires the following TCP ports to be open for a successful operation:

TC Port (Default)

Where

Description

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

4443

Director

Used to access the Director web UI. Must be opened on the Director machine.

9446

Transporter

Used by Director and Transporters to communicate with the Transporter. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.

9448 - 10000

Transporter

Used by Transporters for cross-Transporter data transfer. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.

VMware

443

vCenter Server,

ESXi host

Used by Director and Transporters to access VMware infrastructure. Must be opened on vCenter Servers and ESXi hosts.

902

ESXi hosts

Used by Transporters to access VMware infrastructure. Must be opened on ESXi hosts.

Hyper-V

137 - 139

Hyper-V hosts

Used by Director to upload files and install configuration service. Must be opened on Hyper-V servers.

445

Hyper-V hosts

Used by Director to upload files and install configuration service.

5986 (opens automatically)

Hyper-V hosts

Used by Transporter to add a host to inventory and establish a connection with it.

9445 (opens automatically)

Hyper-V hosts

Used by Director to upload files and install configuration service. Must be opened on Hyper-V host if NAKIVO Backup & Replication is installed on a host and this host is added to inventory simultaneously.

9446 (opens automatically)

Hyper-V hosts

Used by Director and Transporters to communicate with the Transporter. Must be opened on Used by Transporters for cross-Transporter data transfer. Must be opened on the Transporter machine. the Transporter machine.

9448 -10000 (opens automatically)

Hyper-V hosts

Used by Transporters for cross-Transporter data transfer. Must be opened on the Transporter machine.

Physical machine (Windows)

445

Windows machine

Used by Director to upload files and install configuration service via SMB.

9446 (opens automatically)

Windows machine

Used to create the Transporter installed by default.

Physical machine (Linux)

22

Linux machine

Used by Director to access a Linux physical machine via SSH.

9446 (opens automatically) Linux machine Used to create the Transporter installed by default.

Network Conditions

NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been tested to work in the following minimal network conditions:

  • Latency (RTT): Up to 250 ms
  • Packet loss: Up to 1 %
  • Bandwidth: 1 Mb/s or higher
  • ICMP ping traffic: It should be allowed on all hosts on which NAKIVO Backup & Replication components are installed as well as on all source and target hosts.

Web Browsers

NAKIVO Backup & Replication user interface can be accessed through the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome: Version 80
  • Mozilla Firefox: Version 74