Guided Setup for Nutanix AHV

The Virtualization guided setup guides you through creating a server plan, adding a hypervisor, and adding a VM group.

Before You Begin

  • Complete the Core Setup Wizard.

  • Review the information in Nutanix AHV: System Requirements.

  • The hypervisor is the Nutanix cluster, identified by the cluster name or the virtual IP address for the cluster.

    Obtain Prism administrator user credentials.

  • You can install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on any virtual machine (either inside or outside of the cluster environment) or on any physical machine.

    At least one machine must have the VSA package installed. For more information, see VSA Proxies and File Recovery Enablers for Linux.


  1. If the setup page is not displayed, from the navigation pane, click Guided setup.

  2. After you complete the core setup, on the Protect tab, click the Virtualization tile.

  3. On the Create server backup plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules. For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

    If you configured a server backup plan as part of the Core Setup, the wizard skips this page.

  4. Click Save.

    The Add hypervisor page appears.

  5. Provide the following information:

    1. Select vendor: Select Nutanix Acropolis.

    2. Hypervisor name: Enter a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

    3. Enter host or account information:

      • Hostname / IP address: Provide a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

      • Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

    4. Access node: Select a proxy in the Nutanix cluster.

  6. Click Save.

  7. On the Add VM group page, type a descriptive name to identify the VM group, and then select virtual machines to be protected.

  8. Click Save.

  9. To finish, choose one of the following options:

    • Click Back up Now to perform an immediate backup of the virtual machines in the VM group (without requiring confirmation).

      The Job details page appears and displays job status information.

    • Click Do it later to go to the hypervisor page without performing a backup.