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NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides data protection for the following platforms:

  • VMware vSphere v4.1 - v7.0
  • Microsoft Server Hyper-V: 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2012
  • AWS EC2
  • Nutanix AHV 5.10 (LTS)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2012, 2008R2
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Linux Servers and workstations (see Physical machine requirements)
  • Microsoft 365 (Exchange Online)
  • Oracle Database (RMAN)

Make sure that your system has been updated with the latest patch.


To add a supported platform to the NAKIVO Backup & Replication, make sure all the necessary requirements are met.

Hypervisor Requirements

To provide data protection for your virtual environments, make sure the following requirements are met: 

VMware vSphere

Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Full GUI installation of Windows Server is required.
  • Full administrative permissions are required.
  • Default administrative shares must be enabled on Hyper-V hosts.
  • The "File server" role must be enabled on Hyper-V hosts.
  • The SMB 2 protocol should be enabled on Hyper-V hosts.

Nutanix AHV

  • User admin or cluster admin permissions are required.

Physical Machine Requirements

To provide data protection for Windows physical machines, make sure they meet the following hardware and software requirements: 

Hardware  

  • CPU: x86_64
  • RAM: At least 1 GB
  • Firmware: BIOS or UEFI
  • Partition table: MBR or GPT
  • Disk: up to 64 TB in size

Software

  • Supported Windows operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (x64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (x64)

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 (x64)

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (x64)

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 (x64)

  • Supported workstations: 
    • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Supported Windows File Systems:
    • NTFS
    • ReFS

  • Physical machines should be accessible over the network.
  • Administrative credentials should be provided to the physical machine.
  • PowerShell must be installed. 
  • SMBv2 or higher version of SMB protocol must be enabled. 

Note

In case a firewall is enabled, the corresponding rule for SMB-in needs to be enabled too.

  • Supported Linux operating systems:
    • Ubuntu v16.04-18.04 LTS (x64)
    • RHEL v7.0-7.5 (x64)
    • SLES v12 (x64)
    • CentOS v7.0-7.6 (x64)
  • Supported workstations: 
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (Desktop) LTS, 64-bit
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (Desktop) LTS, 64-bit
  • Supported Linux File Systems:
    • NTFS

    • Ext2

    • Ext3

    • Ext4

    • FAT32

    • XFS

    • Linux SWAP

    • ReiserFS

  • Connection to the following TCP ports should be allowed by the firewall of the target system:
    22 – Used by SSH for secure logins, file transfers (scp,sftp) and port forwarding.
    9446 – Used by NAKIVO Backup & Replication to communicate with the server.
  • openssh-server package should be installed
  • sshd service should be running
  • root login over ssh should be enabled if you use the root user. Check the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to have a line: PermitRootLogin yes. Refer to Linux vendor documentation for more details
  • /etc/pam.d/bhsvc file with special permissions provided to the Transporter service is required. Refer to the Required Permissions for Linux Recovery Server knowledge base article for details
  • selinux configuration should be set to disabled if present. Refer to the File Recovery: Empty Disk knowledge base article for details
  • PasswordAuthentication should be set to "Yes".
  • If you add a physical machine to the NAKIVO Backup & Replication inventory with a non-root account, the following is required:
    • sudo must be installed on the physical machine.
    • disable requiretty for non-root user accounts. Update the etc/sudoers file to have a line: Defaults !requiretty
    • Provided credentials should allow you to do anything without a password. Refer to the example below where a NAKIVO Backup & Replication user is taken.

Example

User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
#Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
#Allow members of group sudo to execute any command
%sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
#See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives:
#includedir /etc/sudoers.d
nakivo ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL
Defaults !requiretty

Public Cloud Requirements

Refer to Required AWS IAM Permissions for Amazon EC2 for details. 

Note

There is also an option for granting full IAM permissions for the application.

Microsoft 365 Requirements

To provide data protection for your Microsoft 365, the following requirements must be met: 

  • Exchange Online must be purchased as a part of the Microsoft 365 plan or a standalone service.
  • Microsoft 365 account must be accessible over the network.
  • Provided Microsoft 365 (Exchange Online) credentials must have sufficient permissions to be used by the product.
  • For Microsoft 365 repositories only local folders are supported as a location. 
  • Before creating a Microsoft 365 repository, provide read and write permissions to the local folder where the repository will be located. 
  • A remote Transporter assigned to the Microsoft 365 repository must be installed/updated manually otherwise this type of repository will be unavailable. 
  • To backup and restore Microsoft 365, a Transporter should be installed on one of the following operating systems:

Windows

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
    • Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3179574)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
  • Windows 10 Pro (x64)
  • Windows 8 Professional (x64)
  • Windows 7 Professional (x64)

Linux

  • Ubuntu 18.04 Server (x64)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Server (x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (x64)

Oracle Database Requirements

To provide data protection for your Oracle database, make sure of the following:

  • Oracle database is accessible over the network.
  • Provided Oracle database credentials have sufficient permissions to be used by the product.
  • Provided OS credentials for the Oracle database have sufficient permissions to be used by the product. 
  • Oracle database must be set to ARCHIVELOG mode to create backups. 

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (x64)
    • Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)

Supported Oracle Database release versions:

  • Oracle Database 19c
  • Oracle Database 18c
  • Oracle Database 12c R2
  • Oracle Database 11g R2



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