V11 SP8

Adding Subclient Content for Oracle VM

You can browse for and select virtual machines or other objects or define rules to discover VMs automatically. When you select a specific virtual machine, only that virtual machine will be backed up.

Note: If a virtual machine is added to subclient content or to a filter by browsing and selecting the virtual machine display name, discovery is performed based on the GUID for the virtual machine. If that virtual machine is later restored in place from a backup, a new GUID is generated, and that virtual machine is no longer identified correctly. To identify that virtual machine, you must remove the old rule, then add a new rule or use a name pattern to select the virtual machine.


For an existing subclient, perform the following steps. You can also modify subclient content when creating a new subclient.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > virtualization_client > Virtual Server > OracleVM > backup_set.
  2. Right-click the subclient and then click Properties.

    The Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. Browse or define a rule to select objects:
    • To browse for objects:
      1. Click Browse.
      2. Select a view from the list at the top left of the Browse dialog box:
        • Servers and VMs: Select server pools, VM pools, servers, or virtual machines.
        • Repositories: Select storage repositories.
      3. Click OK.
    • To define a rule:
      1. Click Add.
      2. In the Rule Group box, select the rule type from the drop-down list and enter the appropriate information in the box on the right:
        Rule Type Matching Entry
        VM Name/Pattern Enter a pattern (for example, Test* to identify virtual machines for which the virtual machine name begins with "Test").
        Repository Browse to select a repository.
        Server Browse to select a server.
        Server Pool Browse to select a server pool.
        Server Pool Folder Browse to select a server pool folder.
        Virtual Machine Folder Browse to select a VM folder.
        Server Folder Browse to select a server folder.
      3. To define multiple rules in a rule group, click + and define another rule. The following options are available for a rule group with multiple rules:
        • If you define multiple rules in a rule group, you can indicate whether virtual machines are selected when they match all of the rules (selected by default), or when they match any of the rules.
        • To exclude virtual machines based on any of the criteria, you can use the Does Not Equal operator for one or more of the rules in a rule group. (For rule groups with a single rule, the only operator you can use is Equals.)

          For simple rules defined in the Contents of subclient list (not in a rule group), virtual machines are selected if they match any of the rules defined for the subclient.

      4. Click OK.

    The rules you defined and the objects you selected appear in the Contents of subclient list on the Content tab.

  5. Click Preview to view all virtual machines identified by the selections you have made. These virtual machines will be backed up when you perform a backup for the subclient.
  6. Click OK.