Adding a Nutanix AHV Hypervisor

Add a Nutanix AHV 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 is the Nutanix cluster, identified by the cluster name or the virtual IP address for the cluster.

    Be prepared to enter Prism administrator user credentials.

  • For best results, install the VSA on a backup proxy on each node within the Nutanix cluster.


  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 Nutanix Acropolis.

  4. For Hypervisor name or Client 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. From the Access node list, select a previously deployed proxy in the Nutanix cluster.

  7. Click Save.