Specifying Credentials for Application-Aware Backups

The credentials that you specify for application-aware backups at the hypervisor, VM group, or virtual machine level are used to install application plug-ins and to perform backups of virtual machines and application data.


If application credentials are different from the credentials that were specified to access the virtual machine, the application backup fails.

You can enter guest credentials to enable access to VMs at different levels. Credentials are chosen based on the following priority:

  1. Individual virtual machines

  2. VM group

  3. Hypervisor


To specify guest credentials, see one of the following topics: