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Adding a VM Group for Amazon

Add a VM group to identify a specific set of instances to back up or restore.

Before You Begin

  • Define a server plan that specifies the storage, retention, and backup schedule to be used for the VM group.
  • To select instances based on views or automatic discovery rules, see "Views and Rule Options" (below).

Procedure

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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. Click Add VM group.

    The Add VM group dialog box appears.

  4. Provide the following information:
    • Name: Type a descriptive name for the VM group.
    • Browse and select instances: Expand the tree below this field to select the content for the VM group. Click Select all to quickly select all objects or Clear all to remove all current selections.

      You can select a view to control the browse display.

      You can select VMs under an entity or select an entity to include all VMs under the entity.

    • To discover instances automatically:
      1. Click Add rule.
      2. From the Select rule for list, choose a rule type.
      3. From the Which matches with list, select Equals, Contains, Starts with, or Ends with.
      4. In the Name box, provide a value as required for the type of rule.
      5. Click OK.
    • Under Backup configuration, choose one of the following options:
      • Enable the Use backup plan option to associate a plan with the hypervisor.

        From the Plan list, select a plan that specifies the storage, retention, and backup schedule to be used for the VM group.

        Note: For Amazon VM groups, you can enable IntelliSnap backups by creating a plan and adding the plan to a VM group. For more information, see Getting Started with IntelliSnap.

      • Disable the Use backup plan option to specify a storage policy and schedule policy that were defined using CommCell Console.

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

        Optional: You can select a schedule policy that was previously defined using CommCell Console.

    • IntelliSnap: For Amazon, select this option to enable IntelliSnap backups.

      When you enable IntelliSnap for a VM group, the associated server plan is automatically updated to have the Snap enabled option selected.

  5. Click Save to save the VM group.

VM groups are created with default settings for backup options. To change default settings, see Editing VM Group Settings for Amazon.

Views and Rule Options

When you define content or filters for a VM group, you can change the view and select specific entities, or define rules to automatically select instances that meet specific criteria.

Views

When you browse to select instances for VM group content or filters, you can select a browse method from the Browse and select VMs list, and then expand the tree below the list to select instances or instance types for the VM group, or to clear previous selections.

You can select one of the following options from the list to control the browse display:

  • By instance type: Select an instance of a particular type within a region.
  • By region: Select an instance within a region.
  • By zone: Select an instance within a zone and region.
  • VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific instances.

Rules

You can define rules to discover instances automatically.

When adding a rule, from the Select rule for list, choose one of the following rules and then, from the Which matches with list, select Equals, Contains, Starts with, or Ends with:

  • Guest DNS hostname: In the Name box, type a hostname or a pattern to identify a hostname or domain (for example, myhost.mycompany.com to identify a specific host or *mycompany.com to identify all hosts on that domain).
  • Guest OS: In the Name box, type the exact name of the operating system or a pattern to identify an operating system group (for example, Microsoft* to identify any virtual machine that has a version of the Windows operating system).
  • Instance name/pattern: In the Name box, type the display name of the instance or a pattern using wildcards (for example, Test* to identify instances for which the instance name begins with "Test").
  • Instance state: Select Running or Stopped.
  • Zone: In the Name box, type the name of the zone or a pattern using wildcards (for example, us-east* to identify zones for which the zone name begins with "us-east"). When you add a zone, all instances in the zone are included in backups.

Last modified: 4/15/2020 6:59:49 PM