Editing VM Group Settings for Red Hat OpenShift


The OpenShift feature is deprecated. For similar functionality, use Kubernetes.

For comprehensive information about deprecated features, see End-of-Life, Deprecated and Extended Support - Features.

For an existing VM group, you can modify options that affect backups.


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. Click the VM groups tab.

    The VM group page appears. On the Overview tab, the VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.

  3. Click a VM group.

    The VM group page appears.

  4. To change the list of applications to back up, in the Content area, click Manage.

    • To browse for applications, click Add applications.

    • To define rules to discover applications automatically, perform the following steps:

      1. Click Add application rule.

        The Add rule dialog box appears.

      2. From the Select rule for list, choose Application name/pattern.

      3. From the Which matches with list, select Contains, Ends with, Equals, or Starts with.

      4. In the Name box, type the display name of the application or a pattern using wildcards. For example, to identify applications for which the application name begins with "Test", enter Test*.

      5. Click OK to save the rule.

    Click OK to save all content changes.

  5. To modify settings, perform the following steps:

    1. On the Configuration tab, in the Settings area, click Edit.

      The Edit settings dialog box appears.

    2. In the No. of readers box, to control how many parallel read operations can be launched during backups, enter the number of readers.

    3. Click Save.

  6. To modify the plan or policy associated with the VM group, click Edit in the Plan area or the Policies area.

    The name of the area depends on whether the VM group was defined to use a backup plan that was created in the Command Center or a storage policy that was created in the CommCell Console. You cannot change that selection for an existing VM group, but you can select a different plan or policy, as follows:

    • When editing the Plan setting, you can select a plan that was previously defined in the Command Center.

    • When editing the Policies setting, you can make the following changes:

      • From the Storage policy list, you can select a storage policy that was previously defined in the CommCell Console or a plan that was defined in the Command Center.

      • Optional: You can select a schedule policy that was previously defined in the CommCell Console.

  7. Click Save.