Adding an Azure Hypervisor

Add an Azure hypervisor to support data protection operations for all virtual machines hosted or managed by the hypervisor.

Deprecated The Azure Classic Deployment Model feature will be deprecated in Service Pack 17. Use the Azure Resource Manager Deployment Model for new configurations, and to redeploy existing Azure Classic resources. In Service Pack 17, existing Azure Classic configurations will continue to work as defined. However, new configurations will not be supported.

Before You Begin

You will need the following information to add a hypervisor:

  • Before you can create an Azure hypervisor (virtualization client), the Azure subscription must have a resource group defined.

  • For Azure Classic deployments, the hypervisor represents an Azure subscription.

    Be prepared to enter an Azure subscription ID and thumbprint.

    To complete this type of deployment, refer to Setting Up an Azure Management Certificate for Azure Classic.

  • For Azure Resource Manager, the hypervisor represents an application, and there are two methods of deployment:

    • The traditional method with Azure Active Directory where you must set up the application and tenant. With this option, during hypervisor configuration, you must provide the following information:

      • Subscription ID

      • Tenant ID

      • Application ID and password

      To complete this type of deployment, refer to Setting Up an Application and Tenant for Azure Resource Manager.

    • Managed Identity authentication with Azure Active Directory. This is a more secure method of deployment. Using this method ensures that your Azure subscription is accessed only from authorized Managed Identity-enabled virtual machines. In addition, the process of adding an Azure hypervisor is more simplified; you will only need the Subscription ID, you will not need the Tenant ID, Application ID and Application Password information.

      To complete this type of deployment, refer to Setting Up Managed Identity Authentication for Azure Resource Manager.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Solutions > Virtualization.

    The Hypervisors tab appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click Add hypervisor.

  3. For Select vendor, select one of the following:

    • Azure - Classic

    • Azure - Resource Manager

  4. For Hypervisor name or Client name, type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

  5. Enter host or account information:

    • Azure Classic or Azure Resource Manager:

      • Subscription ID: Enter the subscription ID for your Azure account.
    • Azure - Classic:

      • Thumbprint: Enter the thumbprint for the Azure management certificate.
    • Azure - Resource Manager:

      • Traditional Method:

        Tenant ID: Enter the tenant ID associated with the Azure account.

        Application ID: Enter the application ID associated with the tenant.

        Application password: Enter the password for the application.

      • Managed Identity Authentication Method:

        Connect using Managed Identity: Enable this option.

  6. From the Access node list, select a previously deployed proxy.

    The VSA proxy must be an Azure virtual machine in the region to be protected.


    If you have enabled Managed Identity authentication, you must select proxies that are Managed Identity-enabled to ensure successful backup and restore operations.

  7. Click Save.