Adding a Hyper-V Hypervisor

Add a Hyper-V hypervisor to support data protection operations for all virtual machines hosted or managed by the hypervisor.

Before You Begin

You will need the following information to add a hypervisor:

  • The hypervisor can be a Hyper-V cluster, a Hyper-V server in a cluster, or a standalone Hyper-V server.

    Be prepared to enter credentials for the Hyper-V server or cluster. The user must belong to the local administrators group for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or the Hyper-V administrators group for Hyper-V Server 2012 and later. For a Hyper-V cluster, the user account must have full cluster permissions (Read and Full Control).

  • Also identify one or more nodes on which you will install the VSA to create proxies for backup and restore operations.


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

    The Hypervisors tab appears.

  2. Click Add hypervisor.

  3. For Select vendor, select Hyper-V.

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

  5. Enter host or account information:

    • Hostname / IP address: Provide a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

    • Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

  6. Click Discover nodes.

  7. When the Nodes field is populated, select one or more nodes on which to install the Virtual Server Agent.

    For a Hyper-V cluster, or to use Changed Block Tracking for Hyper-V 2012 R2, select all nodes in the Hyper-V cluster.

  8. Click Save.

You can install the Commvault System Center plug-in to manage backups and recovery of Hyper-V virtual machines from within System Center.

For more information, see Installing and Launching the System Center Plug-In.