You have selected Microsoft Hyper-V as your virtualization platform. Mission-critical applications and data that used to run on several machines now run together on a few hosts running Hyper-V, improving flexibility and cost. A virtual environment requires a higher level of protection than a physical one. In a virtual environment, the failure of just one physical component can render dozens of virtual servers non-operational. Also, having an additional layer of software to manage poses a higher risk of failure, which could be costly.
In Hyper-V environments, backups can be performed using a traditional approach of installing a backup agent inside every virtual machine - but this is not efficient or cost-effective. Additionally, in a virtual world, it can be even harder to manage several agents running in virtual machines on the same physical host. You also need protection for the physical host itself.
Agent for Hyper-V, included in Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, easily installs on a Hyper-V host, backing up virtual machines remotely - no agent required inside virtual machines. The same license includes unlimited migrations to-and-from the host, as well as Agent for Windows for the host itself.
As part of the Advanced Platform, Agent for Hyper-V can be managed centrally along with other platform agents, and you can benefit from features, such as policy-based management, centralized monitoring and reporting.
It centralized management from the Acronis Management Server along with other agents in a unified platform that scales up to thousands of virtual machines.
Agentless VM backup
Simplifies deployment and optimizes performance. Full and incremental backups, options for excluding files, compression, and backup verification ensure optimal use of storage and memory resources.
Alternative agent-based VM backup
Backup virtual machines with a normal Windows Agent installed. Agent-based backups may be required for some special machines, for which agentless backup is not an option.
Windows Agent recovers Hyper-V physical servers in minutes to the same or dissimilar hardware.
Unlimited VM migration
Migrate any number of physical or virtual machines to Hyper-V or back.
Hyper-V cluster support
It ensures consistency and recoverability of major applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory, Oracle and SharePoint. It is full transparent support for Hyper-V clusters and Clustered Shared Volumes (CVS).
Backups of several virtual machines are performed in parallel.
Granular file recovery
Recover entire virtual machines, on extract individual files and folders.
Unified backup format
Hyper-V Agent uses the unified format which is fully compatible with other platform agents, including Windows Agent and VMware vSphere Agent.
Wide storage support
Hyper-V Agent supports multiple types of storages supported by the platform, including local disks, network shares, FTP, tape or tape libraries, storage node, and Acronis Cloud Storage. Deduplication is also supported and is available as an add-on feature.