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Creating Disk (Volume) Filters

From the VM group content dialog box, you can create disk filters to exclude virtual machine disks from backups.

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 the name of an existing VM group.
  4. Click Manage in the Content area.

    The VM group content dialog box appears.

    The Disk Filters tab shows disks to be excluded from backups.

  5. On the Disk Filters tab, to remove a filter, click action_button in the Actions column of the row for the filter and select Remove.
  6. To exclude virtual machine disks, click Add disk filter.
  7. In the Add disk filter dialog box, provide information for the rule:
    1. From the Disk filter type list, choose one of the following:

      Amazon:

      • Volume device name/pattern: In the Volume device name/pattern box, enter the device name of the volume or a pattern using wildcards (for example, /**/xdv* to identify volume devices in any folder for which the volume device name begins with "xdv").
      • Volume name/pattern: In the Volume name/pattern box, enter the display name of the volume or a pattern using wildcards (for example, Data* to identify volumes for which the volume name begins with "Data").
      • Volume type: To filter the operating system volume, select root (the only value).

        Note: You cannot back up the root volume for an instance that is launched from AWS Marketplace.

      Microsoft Azure:

      • Blob URI/pattern: In the Blob URI/pattern box, type the URI for an Azure blob or a pattern with wildcards to identify blob storage objects.
      • Disk name/pattern: In the Disk name/pattern box, enter the name of the disk or a pattern using the '*' wildcard to represent a string of characters (for example, disk12.vhd or disk*.vhd).
      • Disk type: To filter the operating system volume, select OS Disk (the only value).

      Microsoft Hyper-V:

      • Virtual device node: Select this option to filter a specific device node.

        Select a disk controller from the Controller list, and type an integer for the controller channel in the Location box.

      • Virtual disk name/pattern: Type a pattern for the names of disks to filter.

        For example, you can filter disks using patterns such as VMName.vhd or VMName.vhdx.

      Nutanix AHV:

      • Container: In the Container box, type the container name.
      • Disk address: Choose pci, scsi, or ide from the Disk address list, and then type the number in the Disk number box.

      OpenStack:

      • Volume name/pattern: In the Volume name/pattern box, enter the display name of the volume or a pattern using wildcards (for example, Data* to identify volumes for which the volume name begins with "Data").
      • Volume type: To filter the operating system volume, select root (the only value).

      Oracle VM:

      • Disk slot number: To exclude disks based on the slot number, select this option and then enter the beginning and end slot numbers to be excluded.
      • Repositories: To exclude all VM disks from specified repositories, select this option and then select from the Repositories list.

      VMware:

      • Datastore: Select a datastore to filter all disks on the datastore.
      • Hard disk label: Select this option to filter disks based on number labels. Specify the range by typing values in the Hard Disk Number From and Hard Disk Number To boxes.
      • Virtual device node: Select this option to filter a specific device node.

        Select the node from the Virtual Device Node list.

      • VMDK name/pattern: Type a pattern for the names of disks to filter.

        For example, you can filter disks with patterns such as VMName.vmdk, *VMName.vmdk, /**/folder/VM*.vmdk, or [Datastore]*/VM*.vmdk).

    2. Click OK.
  8. To edit a rule, click action_button in the Actions column of the row for the filter and select Edit rule.
  9. Click OK to save the changes to VM group content.

Last modified: 8/20/2018 6:40:12 PM