Virtual Server Agent Support for oVirt on KVM

The Virtual Server Agent (VSA) provides unified protection and recovery for virtual machines that run in oVirt on KVM. You can create a virtualization client, perform backups, restore full virtual machines, and monitor virtual machine protection operations.

To use the Virtual Server Agent with oVirt on KVM, configure a virtualization client using the Red Hat option. You can change the name of the instance after creating the client.

For other operations, follow the documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Key Features

The Virtual Server Agent supports the following features:

  • Backups
  • Recovery of full VMs in or out of place
  • VM filters
  • Commit backup jobs

Version Information

Hypervisor name

oVirt Virtualization

oVirt manager support

3.6.x, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.x, and 4.3

Supported KVM versions managed through oVirt manager

  • Standard RHEL 7.x  
  • CentOS 7.x
  • Fedora

    Other KVM versions that are associated with a customer request can be supported through field certification.

Guest OS support

Virtual machines being backed up can have any of the guest operating systems that are supported by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) virtualization platform.

Proxy operating system support (Virtual Server Agent)

  • RHEL 6.5, RHEL 7
  • CentOS 6.5, CentOS 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2


  • Network File System (NFS)
  • iSCSI
  • Fibre Channel

Last modified: 4/15/2020 7:42:27 PM