Performing Backups for VMware Cloud Director VMs or VM Groups

You can back up a VM or a vApp Template in an Organization on demand. During the backup, VMs are distributed to access nodes in a round-robin fashion.

To back up a vApp Template, you first need to add or have a VM Group for vApp templates.

Commvault recommends performing backups for vApp templates separately in their own VM group.


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. Back up the VM or the VM group:

    • To back up a VM, in the row for the VM, click the action button, and then select Back up.

    • To back up all the VMs in a VM group, including a group for vApp Templates, do the following:

      1. Click the VM groups tab.

      2. In the row for the VM group, click the action button action_button, and then select Back up.