Tech Note:
DATA PROTECTION FOR AHV-BASED VMs

Simplify and strengthen your backup and recovery strategy

Designed for supporting multiple virtualized environments, including VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and the native Nutanix hypervisor, AHV, Nutanix invisible infrastructure is exceptionally robust and provides many different ways to achieve your required recovery point objectives (RPOs).

Download this document for an overview of the VM data protection options available when using AHV on Acropolis, including their methods and functions. It covers the three major categories of data protection:

  • Instant recovery: Return rapidly to an exact time and state for both VMs and Nutanix volume groups, either on-demand, which is useful for cloning or before starting sensitive administrative tasks, or by scheduling snapshots using protection domains.
  • Backup and recovery: Build a rigorous protection plan to suit your enterprise needs with alternatives including in-guest backup and restore agents, using a physical cluster as a remote target, cloud options such as Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and integration with Comtrade HYCU, Commvault, and Rubrik.
  • Archive: Preserve important data over time for record-keeping or in a secure remote physical location.