Creating an Azure Hypervisor Using Managed Identity Authentication

You can add an Azure hypervisor using managed identity authentication. The Azure hypervisor supports data protection operations for all virtual machines that are 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

Before adding the hypervisor, set 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.

    The Configure Hypervisor page appears.

  3. Select Microsoft Azure, and then click Next.

    The Configure Microsoft Azure Hypervisor page appears.

  4. In the Hypervisor name box, enter a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

  5. Move the Connect using managed identities for Azure resources toggle key to the right.

  6. In Subscription ID, enter the subscription ID for the Azure account.

  7. From the Access node list, select an access node that meets the following requirements:

    • Uses managed identity authentication

    • Is in the region that you want to back up

  8. Click Save.