Creating VM Filters for Azure

You can create filters to exclude virtual machines from backups of an Azure VM group.

Procedure

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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the VM groups tab, click the VM group to create a filter for.

    The VM group page appears.

  3. On the Content tab, in the Content section, click the edit button edit button outline grey/gray pencil.

    The Manage content dialog box appears.

  4. Move the Define filters toggle key to the right.

    The Filters area appears.

  5. To create rules that auto-discover and select clusters to back up, do the following:

    1. Click Add, and then select Rules.

      The Add rule dialog box appears.

    2. From the list, select the type of rule to create:

    3. Power state: Select clusters based on whether they are powered on or off.

    4. Region: Select clusters based on the region that they reside in.

    5. Resource group: Select VMs based on the Azure resource group they are in.

    6. Storage account: Select VMs based on the Azure storage account they are in.

    7. Tag name: Select clusters based on the names of tags that are assigned to them. For example, to select clusters that have a tag name of "Department", enter Tag name | Equals | Department.

    8. Tag value: Select clusters based on the values of tags that are assigned to them. For example, to select VMs that have a tag value of "Finance", enter Tag value | Equals | Finance.

    9. Virtual machine name or pattern: Select VMs based on their names. For example, to select VMs that have a name that includes "east", enter Virtual machine name or pattern | Contains | east.

    10. Click Save.

  6. To select clusters in other ways, do the following:

    1. Click Add, and then select Content.

      The Add content dialog box appears.

    2. From the Browse and select VMs list, select one of the following:

    3. VMs: Select specific VMs.

    4. Resource groups: Backs up the VMs that are in the resource groups you select.

    5. Regions: Backs up the VMs that are in the regions you select.

    6. Storage account: Backs up the VMs that are in the storage accounts you select.

    7. Tags: Backs up the VMs that contain the tags you select.

    8. Click Save.

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