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Use DPM server as small Hyper-V host?

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  • Hello everybody,

    afaik we have to install the Hyper-V role on a DPM 2019 server running on Windows Server 2019 in order to do item-level recovery of files inside of VHDX files backup up as part of Hyper-V VMs running on a protected host.

    If we have to install Hyper-V anyway on the DPM server, would it be supportet (not "recommended" of course) to run, say, a small domain controller as a Hyper-V VM on the DPM server (with its VHDX not residing on drives making up the DPM storage pool, of course)?


    Best Regards, Stefan Falk

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:19 PM

Answers

  • Hello Stefan,

    When installing System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), it will indeed install the Hyper-V Management Tools.

    In theory there shouldn't be anything restricting you from doing what you want, in other words: making the DPM server as a Hyper-V host.

    Although this is not a recommended approach, the DPM server should preferably be left alone and serve only as a backup server, nothing else.

    The same principle goes for a Hyper-V host, a Hyper-V host should also only contain the Hyper-V role and nothing else on the server, this is a best practice.

    But to answer your question in short, yes it is possible to achieve this, but not recommended.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by Stefan Falk Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:20 AM
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:48 AM

All replies

  • Hello Stefan,

    When installing System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), it will indeed install the Hyper-V Management Tools.

    In theory there shouldn't be anything restricting you from doing what you want, in other words: making the DPM server as a Hyper-V host.

    Although this is not a recommended approach, the DPM server should preferably be left alone and serve only as a backup server, nothing else.

    The same principle goes for a Hyper-V host, a Hyper-V host should also only contain the Hyper-V role and nothing else on the server, this is a best practice.

    But to answer your question in short, yes it is possible to achieve this, but not recommended.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by Stefan Falk Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:20 AM
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:48 AM
  • Thanks Leon!

    That is what I would have guessed. :-)


    Best Regards, Stefan Falk

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:20 AM