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Viewing Hypervisor and VM Group Details

When you log on or click Hypervisors in the navigation pane, the list of configured hypervisors is displayed. You can use the Hypervisors page to add or view hypervisor information, to access VM groups, or to check job status.

Hypervisors Page

From the main Hypervisors page, you can perform the following actions:

  • Click Send logs to collect log information for a support case.
  • Click Add hypervisor to configure a new hypervisor.
  • Click an entry in the Name column to view hypervisor details.
  • Under the Actions column, click the action button action_button in the row for the hypervisor and select one of the following options:
    • Click Jobs to view all jobs.
    • Click Delete to delete the hypervisor (confirmation is required for this action).
    • Click Send logs to collect log information for a support case.

Hypervisor Detail Page

When you select a specific hypervisor, you can view details for the hypervisor:

  • VM status: The number of virtual machines that are protected (backed up), not protected, backed up with errors, or all VMs. You can click on a bar in the graph to view reports.
  • Activity control: Whether Data management (backups) and Data recovery are enabled for the hypervisor.
  • Hyper-V monitoring: Whether Metrics collection is enabled for the hypervisor.
  • Options: Special configuration for the hypervisor. Options are not available for all hypervisors, and the available options are different for each hypervisor type.
  • Alerts: What alerts are enabled.
  • Proxy: What Virtual Server Agent proxies are available to perform backup and restore operations for the hypervisor.
  • Security: Security associations and virtual machine owners.
  • VM groups: What VM groups are configured.

From the hypervisor details page, you can perform the following actions:

  • Click Jobs at the top right to view all jobs for the hypervisor.
  • Click Edit hypervisor details at the top right to change the host name, user name, or password.
  • Click Delete at the top right to delete this hypervisor entry. You are then asked to confirm this action. Deleting a hypervisor also deletes all backups for the hypervisor.
  • Click a bar in the VM status area to display information about virtual machines on the hypervisor.
  • Click ON or OFF for Data management or Data recovery to toggle those settings.
  • Click Edit in the Settings area to update the configuration for the hypervisor.
  • Click an alert to view the alert definition, including the list of users who receive the alert.
  • In the Proxy area, click Reorder to change the sequence that is used to select proxies for jobs, or click Edit to enable or disable proxies for use with this hypervisor.
  • In the Security area, click Edit to assign roles to users or user groups or to add owners for virtual machines.
  • In the Hyper-V monitoring area, click View report to view the Hyper-V Monitoring report.

In the Hyper-V monitoring area, click ON or OFF for Metrics collection to toggle the setting.

In the VM groups area you can perform the following actions:

  • Click Add VM group to create a new group of virtual machines to back up.
  • Click a VM group name to view or modify VM group settings.
  • Click Restore to recover data from the VM group on the same row. The Restore button is only displayed if a successful backup has been performed for a VM group.
  • Under the Actions column for the VM groups area, you can click the action button action_button in the row for the VM group and select one of the following options:
    • Click Delete to remove a VM group. You are then asked to confirm this action. Deleting a VM group also deletes all backups for the VM group. You cannot delete a default VM group.
    • Click Jobs to view job information for the VM group on the same row.
    • Click Back up now to perform an immediate backup of the virtual machines in the VM group.

VM Group Detail Page

When you select a VM group from the hypervisor details page, you can view details for the VM group:

  • Display showing the number of virtual machines for the VM group that are protected, unprotected, backed up with errors, or all VMs. You can click on a bar in the graph to view VMs for the VM group.
  • A summary of backup information.
  • Whether backup jobs are currently running.
  • The content that is defined for the VM group (virtual machines to be backed up).
  • Security information.
  • Storage information.
  • Options for default backup settings, including changed block tracking (CBT), number of readers, and application or crash consistent backups.
  • Scheduled backup jobs.
  • Proxy information.
  • Alerts enabled for the VM group. You can click on an alert to view the alert definition, including the list of users who receive the alert.

From the VM group details page, you can perform the following actions:

  • Click Restore in the top right area of the page to restore virtual machine data.
  • Click a bar in the VM status area to display information about virtual machines on the hypervisor.
  • In the Summary area, you can toggle Data management on or off to enable or disable backups and restores.
  • In the Backup area, click Jobs to view jobs, or Back up now to perform a backup for the VM group.
  • In the Content area, click Manage to add virtual machines to a VM group or change existing content selections.
  • Under the Content area, click Show filters to view filters that are defined to exclude virtual machines from backups.
  • In the Security area, click Edit to change user security settings or VM ownership.
  • In the Storage target area, click Edit to change the storage library name or the retention period for backup data.
  • In the Options area, click Edit to change backup options.
  • In the Schedules area, click Add schedule or Manage to add or modify a scheduled backup.
  • In the Proxy area, click Reorder to change the sequence that is used to select proxies for jobs, or click Edit to enable or disable proxies for use with this hypervisor.
  • In the Alerts area, click an alert entry to view the alert definition.

Last modified: 12/14/2018 3:42:51 PM