Adding a VMware Hypervisor

Add a VMware hypervisor to support data protection operations for all virtual machines that are hosted or managed by the hypervisor.

Before You Begin

  • The hypervisor can be a vCenter or a standalone ESX server.
  • Identify a vCenter user account with permissions sufficient to access the vCenter, ESX servers, datastores, and virtual machines, as well as volumes, files, and folders within virtual machines, and obtain the account credentials or get access to saved credentials. The account must be able to perform discovery, backup, and restore operations.


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Add hypervisor.
  3. Provide the information for the VMware hypervisor.
    • Select vendor: Select VMware vCenter.
    • vCenter server name: Enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.
    • Hypervisor display name: Type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

    To provide access to the hypervisor, enter credentials that provide administrative access to the hypervisor:

    • User name: Enter the user name for the vCenter user.
    • Password: Enter the password for the vCenter user.
    • Access nodes: To identify access nodes (VSA proxies) that can manage backups and restores for the VMware hypervisor, select one or more previously deployed access nodes, and then click OK.
  4. Click Save.

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Last modified: 3/9/2020 3:13:21 PM