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:
Integration services for Hyper-V 2012 (R2):
- Go to the source VM Settings >Integration Services
- Check all checkboxes in this section
- Check if the integration services are running on the source VM. The services must be updated to the latest version.
- Go to Checkpoints section
- 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.
- Make sure that a network adapter is connected to the source VM:
- Get the source VM IP-address in Hyper-V manager:
- 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.