The following configuration tasks are required for application-based backups:
Specifying credentials that can be used to access VMs that run applications.
You can configure credentials for the virtualization client instance, for a subclient, or for specific VMs.
Configuring a subclient for each application, to identify the VMs that need to be protected using application-based backups.
The virtual machines that need to be protected depends on the application.
Depending on your requirements, you might need to perform other configuration tasks.