Creating an Azure Hypervisor Using Traditional Authentication with Azure Active Directory

You can add an Azure hypervisor using traditional authentication with Azure Active Directory. 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 you add the hypervisor, set up an application and tenant for Azure.


  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. For Credential, select or create a credential:

    • Select an existing credential.

    • To create a credential, click the add button add/plus button - gray - no border.

      The Add credential dialog box appears.

      1. In Credential name, enter a descriptive name for the credential.

      2. In Tenant ID, enter the tenant ID for the Azure account.

      3. In Application ID, enter the application ID for the tenant.

      4. In Application secret, enter the secret key value that is generated for the application.

        For the process that includes generating this value, see Setting Up an Application and Tenant for Azure Resource Manager.

      5. In Description, enter a description of the credential.

  6. From the Access node list, select an access node that is in the region that you want to back up.

  7. Click Save.