Virtual Machine Discovery and Filtering for VMware

For a new or existing subclient, you can define rules or select objects in the vCenter hierarchy to include or exclude virtual machines.

  • Automatic discovery enables you to automatically select virtual machines for a subclient based on criteria such as a name pattern, host, logical container, or storage location.

  • Filtering enables you to exclude virtual machines or VM disks based on similar criteria. You can define filters on a subclient (only applies to that subclient) or on a backup set (applies to all subclients under the backup set).

By combining automatic discovery and filtering, you can precisely target virtual machines to be included for each subclient.