Editing Hypervisor Information

You can modify the access point or the credentials for a hypervisor.

For an AWS hypervisor: For deployments that use an Admin account, for authentication, the tenant account can use an access key and secret key, or an STS assume role with IAM policy. The admin account can use an access key and secret key, an IAM role, or an STS assume role with IAM policy for authentication. For more information, see Cross-Account Operations.

For Hyper-V and VMware hypervisors: When editing the hypervisor's General account details, you can edit the host name and the security details. To update the security details, you can choose to enter the account credentials or to use saved account credentials. You can also create a new credential entity (with Windows account type). For more information, see Store Account Information with Credential Manager.

For a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) hypervisor: When editing the hypervisor's details, you can change the authentication method. For Key type, select JSON or P12. For JSON authentication, select the JSON file you downloaded for the associated GCP service account. For P12, enter the P12 Key File name and Private Keys password for the P12 file you copied to all access nodes for the associated GCP service account.


  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. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the menu button Admin Console menu icon (3 vertical dots), and then click Edit hypervisor details.

    The Edit hypervisor details dialog box appears.

  4. Modify the access point or the credentials.

  5. Click Save.

For information about requirements for each type of hypervisor, see Hypervisor Access Points and Credentials.