Adding a NSX Server to VMware Hypervisor

You can configure and add VMware services such as NSX server to the VMware hypervisor to backup and restore NSX tags associated with the VMware vCenter virtual machines.


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. Click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. On the Configuration tab, in the Credentials for VMware Services area, do the following:

    1. Click the edit button edit button outline grey/gray pencil.

      The VMware Services dialog box appears.

    2. Click Add server.

      The Edit service credentials dialog box appears.

    3. For Name, enter a descriptive name for the credentials.

    4. For Hostname, enter the hostname of the NSX server.

    5. For Credentials, select existing credentials or create new credentials.

      Steps to create credentials
      1. Click the add button add/plus button - gray - no border.

        The Add credential dialog box appears.

      2. For Credential Vault, select the credential vault to save the credentials in.

      3. In Credential name, enter a descriptive name for the credentials.

      4. In User account, enter the name of the user account that has permissions to do the following:

        • Access the vCenter, ESX servers, datastores, and virtual machines—as well as the volumes, files, and folders within virtual machines

        • Obtain the account credentials or get access to saved credentials

        • Perform discovery, backup, and restore operations

        For more information, see Configuration of vSphere User Accounts.

      5. In Password, enter the password for the user account.

        Verify that the vSphere password for the hypervisor does not contain any of the following special characters or any non-ASCII characters: ampersand (&), semicolon (;), double quotation mark ("), single quotation mark ('), caret (^), backslash (\), percentage sign (%), left angle bracket (<), right angle bracket (>).

        For more information, see the VMware KB article vSphere 5.5 Single Sign-On Issues due to Special Characters in administrator@vsphere.local password (2060637).

      6. In Description, enter a description of the credentials.

      7. Click Save.