Creating a Red Hat Virtualization VM Group

You can create a VM group to identify a specific set of Red Hat virtual machines to back up or restore.

Procedure

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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add VM group.

    The Select Hypervisor page of the Add VM Group configuration wizard appears.

  3. From the Hypervisor list, select the hypervisor to create a VM group for.

  4. Click Next.

    The Plan page of the Add VM Group configuration wizard appears.

  5. From the Plan list, select the plan for the VM group.

    The Add VM Group page of the Add VM Group configuration wizard appears.

  6. In Name, enter a descriptive name for the VM group.

  7. To create rules that auto-discover and select VMs 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:

      • Browse: Select specific VMs. (Selecting this option changes the Add rule dialog box to the Add content dialog box.)
    3. Guest DNS hostname: Select VMs based on a hostname or a domain. For example, to select hosts on the "mycompany.com" domain, enter Guest DNS hostname | Ends with | mycompany.com.

    4. Guest OS: Select VMs based on operating system. For example, to select VMs that are not Windows, enter Guest OS | Does not contain | Windows.

    5. Host: Select VMs based on hostname. For example, to select VMs that are on hosts that include "acme" in their names, enter Host | Contains | acme.

    6. Power state: Select VMs based on a power status of On, Off, or Other. (Other includes statuses such as Suspended).

    7. Tag: Select VMs based on tags that the VMs are marked with.

    8. 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.

    9. Click Save.

  8. To select VMs 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:

      • System: Displays the data centers.

      • Clusters: Displays specific clusters.

      • Hosts: Displays the RHV Manager hosts.

      • Storage: Displays storage that contains virtual machine data. Select the storage entry to protect all VMs on the storage, or expand the tree to select specific VMs.

      • VMs: Displays specific VMs.

      • Tags: Displays tags. Select a tag to include all VMs that have that tag.

    3. Select the VMs to add to the VM group.

    4. Click Save.

  9. To see the VMs that are selected for the VM group, click the Preview button.

  10. Click Submit.

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