Adding Microsoft Hyper-V Servers

To add Microsoft Hyper-V servers to the product, follow the steps below:

  1. In the main menu, click Settings.

  2. Go to the Inventory page and click Add New.

  3. On the Platform page, select Virtual and then click Next to proceed.

  4. On the Type page, select Microsoft Hyper-V host or cluster and then click Next to proceed.

  5. The Options page opens. Fill out the fields as follows:

    • Display name: Enter a name for the host. This name will be displayed in the inventory.

    • Type: Select whether you want to add a standalone Microsoft Hyper-V server or a cluster.

      For Hyper-V Failover Clusters, it's enough to add any cluster member by an IP address or domain name. The list of cluster members will be retrieved automatically.

    • Hostname or IP: Specify the hostname or IP address of the Microsoft Hyper-V server.

    • Username and Password: Specify the credentials of the Microsoft Hyper-V server that you want to add to the inventory.

      The credentials you specify should have full administrative privileges to the Hyper-V server

    • WS MAN port: Specify the port number for WS MAN.

  6. Click Finish.

After the process has completed successfully, you can exit Settings and create jobs with the newly discovered VMs.


  • When adding a new Microsoft Hyper-V server to the inventory, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically installs the Transporter service onto the server. This service is used to read data from source VMs during backup and replication.

  • Multiple Directors are not supported. If you add the same Microsoft Hyper-V host to the inventory of an additional NAKIVO Backup & Replication instance, Transporter installation fails.