Adding a vCloud Hypervisor

Add a vCloud Director hypervisor to support data protection operations for all virtual machines hosted or managed by the vCloud Director deployment.

If you have multiple vCloud Director deployments, create a virtualization client for each deployment.

A vCloud Director deployment can include one or more vCenters.

Before You Begin

  • Identify user credentials for a vCloud Director user with administrator privileges.

  • Install the Virtual Server Agent on at least one machine to create a VSA proxy. The following operating systems are supported:

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

  • You can deploy a File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) to serve as a Virtual Server Agent proxy for vCloud. See Linux Proxy Support for vCloud (Command Center).


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

    The Hypervisors tab appears.

  2. Click Add hypervisor.

    The Add hypervisor wizard opens.

  3. For Select vendor, select vCloud Director.

  4. For Hostname / IP address, type a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

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

  6. For Username and Password, enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

  7. Select a previously deployed proxy from the Access node list.

  8. Click Next.

    The second page of the wizard appears.

  9. Select one or more vCenters to include in the vCloud Director deployment.

    After you select a vCenter, update the credentials for the vCenter. By default, the system uses the credentials you entered for the vCloud Director hypervisor.

  10. Click Save.