Adding a VM Group for Amazon

Add a VM group to identify a specific set of instances to back up or restore.

Before You Begin

  • Define a server plan that specifies the storage, retention, and backup schedule to be used for the VM group.

  • To select instances based on views or automatic discovery rules, see "Views and Rule Options" (below).


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. Click Add VM group.

    The Add VM group dialog box appears.

  4. Provide the following information:

    • Hypervisor: Select the hypervisor.

    • Name: Type a descriptive name for the VM group.

    • Browse and select instances: Expand the tree below this field to select the content for the VM group. Click Select all to quickly select all objects or Clear all to remove all current selections.

      You can select a view to control the browse display.

      You can select VMs under an entity or select an entity to include all VMs under the entity.

    • To discover instances automatically, click Add rule, and then define the rule.

      For information about filtering instances and configuring rules to automatically discover instances, see Views and Rule Options for VM Groups.

    • Under Backup configuration, choose one of the following options:

      • Enable the Use backup plan option to associate a plan with the hypervisor.

        From the Plan list, select a plan that specifies the storage, retention, and backup schedule to be used for the VM group.

      • Disable the Use backup plan option to specify a storage policy and schedule policy that were defined using CommCell Console.

        From the Storage policy list, you can select a storage policy that was previously defined in CommCell Console or a plan that was defined in Command Center.

        Optional: You can select a schedule policy that was previously defined using CommCell Console.

    • IntelliSnap: For Amazon, select this option to enable IntelliSnap backups.

      When you enable IntelliSnap for a VM group, the associated server plan is automatically updated to have the Snap enabled option selected.

  5. Click Save.


VM groups are created with default settings for backup options. To change default settings, see Editing VM Group Settings for Amazon.

You can also enable IntelliSnap backups for a VM group by creating a plan with IntelliSnap backups enabled and associating the plan with the VM group. For more information, see Getting Started with IntelliSnap.