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Non-Domain Joined Server

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Hello,

I am aware there is plenty of forum posts regarding non-domain joined Veeam servers however none are relating to Nutanix.

I have a single physical server hosting B&R and the repositories that is non-domain joined. There will then be a non-domain joined Nutanix Cluster used to host our DCs utilizing the AHV Backup Proxy. When I specify the credentials to link to the AHV cluster (which needs Prism Admin or higher), I am struggling to see how that account will have the permissions to back up DCs, SharePoint, SQL Servers ect hosted on the Nutanix cluster?

Is there additional configuration required? I am ideally wanting to go with non-domain joined otherwise we might as well host the Veeam server on Nutanix itself as there would be no need of having a separate physical server.

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Re: Non-Domain Joined Server

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Short answer is it's backing up the AHV VM's at the block level and doesn't need authentication/authorization at the application level...

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Ok, thank you I understand that part. Does that mean we can't specify Protection groups as Active Directory Objects in Veeam for AHV then?

I have been gathering my information from the AHV User Guide and the Agent Management Guide. The sales person at Veeam also told me I could do Synthetic Full Backups, however from the user guide it looks like this isn't the case with only forward incremental (active full only)?

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Re: Non-Domain Joined Server

Post by Mildur » 1 person likes this post

There is no synthetic full for vm image level of Nutanix AHV VM Backups. Not yet. I hope, this will be someday possible.


Protection groups are for Veeam Agent Installations.
You can backup a vm on top of Nutanix AHV with Veeam Agent for Windows. This way, you can use Application-aware processing with Veeam. You will need the guest OS credentials and not the Nutanix Credentials.
With Agent Based backups of Nutanix VMs, you can leverage synthentic Full.

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Re: Non-Domain Joined Server

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Excellent, just exactly the information I was after. Thank you for your guidance!

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