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Product Version: 7.0
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017

The application-aware mode for Hyper-V utilizes the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), so you need to make sure it is enabled on the source VM. In Hyper-V 2016 the VSS is integrated with checkpoint services, and in Hyper-V 2012 and 2012 (R2) it is not, thus NAKIVO Backup & Replication injects a runtime VSS driver into a VM to be backed up or replicated.


Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 and 2012 (R2) VMs to be backed up must support Version 2 or later of the SMB protocol, to allow NAKIVO Backup & Replication injecting the runtime VSS driver.

Do the following to enable the Application-aware mode.

Hyper-V 2012, 2012 (R2)

Make sure that integration services are up and running.

Integration services for Hyper-V 2012:

Application-aware Mode for Hyper-V 2012

Integration services for Hyper-V 2012 (R2):

Integration services for Hyper-V 2012 (R2)

Hyper-V 2016

  1. Go to the source VM Settings >Integration Services
  2. Check all checkboxes in this section

  3. Check if the integration services are running on the source VM. The services must be updated to the latest version.
    Hyper-V 2016
  4. Go to Checkpoints section
  5. Select 'Production checkpoints' and check 'Create standard checkpoints if it's not possible to create a production checkpoint.'
    The quiescing will fail if the Standard checkpoints are used. 
  6. Make sure that a network adapter is connected to the source VM:
    Network Adapter
  7. Get the source VM IP-address in Hyper-V manager:
    source VM IP-address
  8. Ping the source VM from Hyper-V server machine:
    Ping the source VM from Hyper-V server machine











If the ping command was successful, you're all set.

If you are planning to use Linux or FreeBSD virtual machines under Hyper-V management, refer to the Hyper-V support article.

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