Guided Setup for VMware

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

A VMware hypervisor can be a vCenter server or a standalone ESXi host.

Before You Begin


  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.

    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 required information for the VMware hypervisor:

    • Select vendor: Select VMware vCenter.

    • vCenter server name: Enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

    • Hypervisor display name: Type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

      To provide access to the hypervisor, enter credentials that provide administrative access to the hypervisor:

      • User name: Enter the user name for the vCenter user.

      • Password: Enter the password for the vCenter user.

    • Access nodes: To identify access nodes (VSA proxies) that can manage backups and restores for the VMware hypervisor, select one or more previously deployed access nodes, and then click OK.

  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.