Adding a Google Cloud Platform Hypervisor

Add a Google Cloud hypervisor to support data protection operations for all instances hosted or managed by the hypervisor.

Before You Begin

  • To backup and restore Google Cloud Platform instances, the Google Cloud Platform service account must have one of the following roles assigned:
    • Owner
    • Compute Instance Admin (v1) and Service Account User
  • Create a Google Cloud Platform service account and download a P12 private key.
  • Make a note of the service account ID, project ID, P12 key file name, and P12 key password.
  • Place the P12 private key in the base certificates folder for Google Cloud Platform: <base folder>\certificates\external

    If the \Base\certificates\external folder does not already exist, create the folder.

  • There must be one Virtual Server Agent (VSA) proxy for each Google Cloud Platform service account. You can add more VSA proxies as needed.


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

    The Hypervisors page appears.

  2. Click Add hypervisor.
  3. For Select type, select the following:
    • Google Cloud Platform
  4. For Client name, type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.
  5. Enter the Google Cloud Platform Project ID.
  6. Enter the Google Cloud Platform Service Account ID.
  7. Enter the Google Cloud Platform P12 Key File Name.

    The P12 file should reside in the following location on the proxy computer: <Base-folder>/certificates/external

  8. Enter the Google Cloud Platform Private Keys Password.
  9. From the Proxy list, select a previously deployed proxy.
  10. Click Save.

Last modified: 7/27/2018 3:00:30 PM