Creating a Disk Filter for VMware VM

To exclude specific VM disks from backup operations, you can create a disk filter for a VMware VM.


Browse is only available for Streaming VM groups and not available for IntelliSnap enabled VM groups.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

    The VM area displays summary information for any existing VMs.

  2. Click an existing VM.

  3. Click the Configuration tab.

  4. To edit a disk filter, in the Disk Filters area, click Edit.

    The Manage disk filters dialog box appears.

  5. To exclude specific VM disks, click Browse.

    The Browse virtual machine disk page appears.

  6. Select the VM disks to exclude.

  7. Click OK.

    The Manage disk filters dialog box appears.

  8. To remove a virtual machine disk, click action_button in the Actions column of the row for the VM and select Delete.

  9. Click Save.

  10. Click OK.