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Prerequisites for Hyper-V Protection

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Ensure that you have met the following prerequisites before protecting Hyper-V.

On the DPM server

  1. Install Windows 2008 Server SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with the RTM version of Hyper-V.

  2. Install the Hyper-V role on the DPM Server (

DPM continues to protect Hyper-V virtual machines even if the Hyper-V role is not installed on the DPM server. However, you cannot do item-level recovery (ILR) unless the Hyper-V role is enabled.

On the Hyper-V Host


General prerequisites

Your computer must be Hyper-V capable.

Install the integration components on the guests. For more information, see Install a Guest Operating System (

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Install Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2.


Install the Microsoft Hyper-V prerequisites (


Information about Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008 (

Windows Server 2008 R2

Install the following hotfixes on the host computer:

For a CSV deployment, install the VSS hardware provider on the host computer. Contact your SAN vendor for the VSS hardware provider.