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Adding a VM Group

Add a VM group to identify a specific set of virtual machines 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.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, click Solutions > Virtualization > Hypervisors.

    The Hypervisors page appears.

  2. Click the name of the hypervisor that hosts the virtual machines.

    The hypervisor details page appears. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.

  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 VMs (or instances): Expand the tree below this field to select hosts, specific VMs, or VM storage locations for the VM group. Click Select all to quickly select all objects or Clear all to remove all current selections.

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

      • Amazon:

        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 VMs.

      • Google Cloud Platform:

        By region: Select an instance within a region.

        By zone: Select an instance within a zone and region.

      • Microsoft Azure Classic:

        Regions: Select an Azure region to include all VMs in that region.

        Resource group: Select a resource group for Azure Resource Manager.

        Storage Accounts: Select a storage account to include all VMs that reside in the storage account.

        Tags: Select a tag to include all VMs associated with the selection.

        VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific VMs.

      • Microsoft Azure Resource Manager:

        Regions: Select an Azure region to include all VMs in that region.

        Resource group: Select a resource group for Azure Resource Manager.

        Storage Accounts: Select a storage account to include all VMs that reside in the storage account.

        Tags: Select a tag to include all VMs associated with the selection.

        VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific VMs.

      • Microsoft Azure Stack:

        Resource group: Select a resource group for Azure Stack.

        VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific VMs.

      • Microsoft Hyper-V:

        Group by host: Select this option to view hosts and the VMs running on each host. Select a host entry to protect all VMs on the host, or expand the tree to select specific VMs.

        Virtual machines are shown directly under the host.

        Storage: Select this option to view storage containing virtual machine data. Select the storage entry to protect all VMs on the storage, or expand the tree to select specific VMs.

        VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific VMs.

      • Nutanix AHV:

        Container: Select a storage container or specific virtual machines.

        Data protection: Select a host, protection domain, or specific virtual machines.

        VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific VMs.

      • OpenStack:

        Projects: Select a project, region, instance, or image.

        Admin: Select images or instances.

      • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic:

        Instances: Select instances to be backed up.

      • Oracle VM:

        Servers and VMs: Select server pools, VM pools, servers, or virtual machines.

        Repositories: Select storage repositories.

      • VMware:

        Group by datastore: Select this option to view datastores containing virtual machine data. The top level of the browse shows all accessible hosts at the top level, with datastores under hosts and virtual machines under each datastore. Select a datastore entry to protect all VMs on the storage, or expand the tree to select specific VMs. 

        Group by host: Select this option to view hosts and the VMs running on each host. Select a host entry to protect all VMs on the host, or expand the tree to select specific VMs.

        The top level of the browse shows all accessible vCenters at the top level, ESX servers under vCenters, and virtual machines under each ESX server.

        VMs: Select this option to browse and select specific VMs.

      You can also define rules to discover virtual machines or instances automatically.

    • Plan: Select a plan that specifies the storage, retention, and backup schedule to be used for the VM group.

      Note: For Amazon, Azure, Azure Stack, Hyper-V, and VMware VM groups, you can enable IntelliSnap backups by creating a plan and adding the plan to a VM group.

    • IntelliSnap: For Amazon, Azure and Azure Stack, 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 Options.

Last modified: 4/24/2019 8:36:56 PM