Getting Started with the Virtual Server Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V

Step 1: Before You Begin

Step 2: Install the Virtual Server Agent

To set up your environment for IntelliSnap, install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) and the MediaAgent on each Hyper-V node that will provide backup and recovery services.

Review each of the following topics to get started with the installation:


On VSA proxies that are used to perform IntelliSnap backup copy operations, install the MediaAgent package in addition to the Virtual Server Agent. The MediaAgent is required to perform mount operations on the VSA proxy.

Step 3: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Open the CommCell Console.

  2. Configure a storage device.

  3. Optional: Configure a Storage Policy. See Storage Policy - Getting Started.

  4. Create a virtualization client for the standalone Hyper-V server or a Hyper-V cluster.

    The virtualization client is added to the list of clients in the CommCell browser.

  5. Optional: Create a subclient.

    By default, the default subclient backs up all the virtual machines in the standalone Hyper-V server or Hyper-V cluster. To change this behavior, see Adding a User-Defined Subclient.

  6. Enable IntelliSnap.

  7. Optional: Decide whether to add the following functionality:

  8. Create a Snapshot Copy.

  9. Configure a Backup Copy.

Step 4: Run Your First Backup and Restore

Step 5: Where to Go from Here