Adding Additional Backup Content to a VMware VM Group

To back up additional content, you can add additional VMs to a VMware VM group.

Before You Begin


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the VM groups tab, click a VM group.

  3. In the Content section, click Manage.

    The VM group content dialog box appears.

  4. Add VMs or configure a rule to automatically add new VMs:

    • To add VM group content, click Add virtual machines. On the Add virtual machines page, select the VMs you want to add, and then click OK.

    • To discover VMs automatically, click Add rule and in the Add rule dialog box, define a rule, and then click Save.

  5. To see a list of the VMs that are designated for backup based on your current selections or to run a backup test to verify that your backup configuration is successful, click Preview.

    The Preview page appears.

    1. In the Actions column for the VM, click the action_button icon, and then click Test backup.

      The Test VM backup page appears.

    2. Configure the following:

      • Transport mode: Select the transport mode for the backup job: Auto, HotAdd, NBD, NBD SSL, NAS, or SAN.

        By default, Auto is selected. This option uses the best transport mode for the environment.

      • Access node: Select the access node to use for the backup.

        If you do not select an access node, the Commvault software picks the first access node that is specified on the Configurations page for the hypervisor that the VM group resides in.

    3. Click Test backup.

      The Commvault backup utility runs the backup test, and then displays the results.

    4. Click OK.

  6. Click OK.