Adding an Azure Hypervisor

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


For Feature Release 24 and earlier versions, existing Virtualization Azure Classic Deployment Model configurations will continue to function as defined.

For Feature Release 25 and more recent versions:

  • Existing Virtualization Azure Classic Deployment Model configurations will not function as defined.

New Virtualization Azure Classic Deployment Model configurations are not supported.

Before You Begin

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 Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click Add hypervisor.

  3. For Select vendor, select Azure - Resource Manager.

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

  5. Enter host or account information:

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

    • For the traditional method of deployment:

      • 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.

    • For Managed Identity Authentication method of deployment:

      • 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.