Red Hat Virtualization: System Requirements

For Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), the VSA is installed on a Linux or Windows virtual machine under the RHEV data center that contains the virtual machines to be protected. The VSA can be installed on one or more machines, so that those machines can serve as VSA proxies. A VSA proxy manages backup and restore operations for guest VMs in your environment, eliminating the need to install agents on guest VMs. Red Hat guest tools must be installed on the VSA proxy machine.

The Virtual Server Agent (VSA) can be installed on virtual machines with the following operating systems:

  • RHEL 6.5, RHEL 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8


    For RHEL 8 VMs, to install operating system packages that are required to enable automatic installation of Mono, register the VMs with Red Hat.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

For Linux proxies, disable automatic activation of volumes. For more information, see Disabling Automatic Activation of Volumes for Linux VMs.

The following RHEV Manager versions can be used to manage the virtual machines:

  • RHEV Manager (RHEV-M or RHEV-H) 4.0, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x, 4.4.x

For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.