Red Hat Virtualization

Data loss on a virtual server can be just as catastrophic as data loss on a physical server.
Acronis Backup for Red Hat Virtualization and Kernel-based Virtual Machine servers
ensures this critical protection.

Minimize overhead

with a touch-friendly interface and a set-it-and-forget-it approach

Avoid data loss

by storing backups off-site in Acronis Cloud Storage

Reduce operational costs

with simple licensing per host allowing protection for unlimited VMs on it

Fast Backup for Red Hat

Achieve the fastest backup of your virtual infrastructure using an intuitive console. It’s easy to schedule backups with simple agent-based backup configuration tools, group machines, set backup policies, and customize your dashboard.

Easy Recovery of Red Hat

Restore your RHV VM to the same or another VM in mere minutes. Instantly recover documents, single files, folders, supported applications, or entire VMs directly from your backups. Migrate workloads seamlessly between any hypervisors, clouds, and physical machines, to any platform: P2V, V2V, V2P, V2C.

Disk-image Backups for Red Hat

Safeguard your entire business by easily, reliably and frequently backing up the entire system as a single file, ensuring a bare-metal restore capability. In the event of a data disaster, you can swiftly restore all information to new hardware.

Keep Your Red Hat VM Safe

Protect an unlimited number of VMs hosted on a RHV/KVM host with just one Virtual Host license. Choose the data to back up using a web-based management console or a command line. Store your backups on any storage: NAS, SAN, tapes, disks, Acronis Cloud, or any private or public cloud, such as Azure, AWS and Google Cloud.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RHV (Red Hat Virtualization)?

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) is an enterprise-class virtualization platform, produced to virtualize business applications in the enterprise data center while achieving performance, resilience and security. Today, most of the organizations are dependent on virtualization technologies owing to the following reasons:

  • Increases the IT productivity
  • Reduced capital owing to less operation costs
  • Elimination of downtime
  • The resources and applications provisioned at a faster rate
  • Enables business continuity in an easier and better way
  • Simplification of data center management
What are the benefits of the agent-based backup?

Agent-based backup is the traditional backup approach. Agent-based backup systems are designed to protect both physical and virtual machines and recover lost, deleted, or corrupted files. A lightweight agent runs at the kernel level of the operating system that needs to be protected. These agents allow backing up selected files or folders inside VMs performing extremely granular file backup and incremental recovery with high performance. Agent-based backup is highly reliable ensuring no single point of failure as an agent continues to run even if a backup management console goes offline.

Which Red Hat Virtualization platforms are supported by Acronis Backup?

Acronis Backup for Red Hat or KVM virtual machines supports following virtualization platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0, 4.1
  • Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM)
How many licenses do I need to purchase to back up RHV?

You only need one license for your RHV/KVM virtual host to protect all virtual machines on it. Acronis Backup (Advanced) 12.5 Virtual Host license includes unlimited number of virtual machines running on the target host, protecting the target host itself, as well as protecting the applications running on those virtual machines or on the host.

How do you use Acronis Bootable Media to Boot in RHEV?

In order to boot a virtual machine in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) environment using Acronis bootable media, follow these steps:

  1. Upload ISO image to virtual machine hosted on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization;
  2. Launch RHEV Manager Administration portal;
  3. On the side pane, select the Tree tab. On System, click the + icon to display the available data centers;
  4. Double click on the Default data center and click on Storage. The available storage domains display on the results list. Click New Domain;
  5. When the New Domain dialog box displays, select ISO domain;
  6. From the host machine, run the below command to upload the ISO image to ISO domain:
    • rhevm-iso-uploader -v –iso-domain=ISO upload /ISO_Path
    • E.g. rhevm-iso-uploader -v –iso-domain=ISO upload /tmp/rhel-server-5.8-x86_64-dvd.iso
  7. After the images have been uploaded, check that they are available for use in the Manager Administration portal:
    • Navigate to the Tree and click Expand All
    • Under Storage, click the name on the ISO domain. It displays in the results list. Click on it to display its details pane
    • On the details pane, select Images tab. The list of available images should populate with the files which you have uploaded
  8. Select Virtual Machine, edit the settings and select Attach ISO;
  9. Select the ISO image from the ISO domain;
  10. Power on the Virtual Machine.

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