Updating a VMware Hypervisor

You can update settings for a VMware hypervisor.



  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. Click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. To control whether users can perform backups and restores for the hypervisor, on the Configuration tab, in the Activity Control area, click the toggle switch for Data backup or Data restore.

  4. To specify credentials for VMware services, on the Configuration tab, in the Credentials for VMware Services area, do the following:

    1. Click the edit button edit button outline grey/gray pencil.

      The VMware Services dialog box appears.

    2. Click Add server.

      The Edit service credentials dialog box appears.

    3. For Name, enter a descriptive name for the credentials.

    4. For Hostname, enter the hostname.

    5. For Credentials, select existing credentials or create new credentials.

      Steps to create credentials
      1. Click the add button add/plus button - gray - no border.

        The Add credential dialog box appears.

      2. For Credential Vault, select the credential vault to save the credentials in.

      3. In Credential name, enter a descriptive name for the credentials.

      4. In User account, enter the name of the user account that has permissions to do the following:

        • Access the vCenter, ESX servers, datastores, and virtual machines—as well as the volumes, files, and folders within virtual machines

        • Obtain the account credentials or get access to saved credentials

        • Perform discovery, backup, and restore operations

        For more information, see Configuration of vSphere User Accounts.

      5. In Password, enter the password for the user account.

        Verify that the vSphere password for the hypervisor does not contain any of the following special characters or any non-ASCII characters: ampersand (&), semicolon (;), double quotation mark ("), single quotation mark ('), caret (^), backslash (\), percentage sign (%), left angle bracket (<), right angle bracket (>).

        For more information, see the VMware KB article vSphere 5.5 Single Sign-On Issues due to Special Characters in administrator@vsphere.local password (2060637).

      6. In Description, enter a description of the credentials.

      7. Click Save.

  5. In the Settings area, to change settings, click Edit.

    vCloud host name: To enable backups and restores for vCloud Director, enter the vCloud host name.

    • Username: Enter the username for the vCloud account. Do not include the domain name.

    • Password: Enter the password for the vCloud account, then re-enter the same password in the Confirm password box.

      You can create a new File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL), and assign it to this hypervisor. Click Deploy New FREL VM.

    • For application-aware backups, you can specify the credentials that are used to access guest VMs:

      Guest Credentials: Specify a user name and password that can be used for all guest VMs on the hypervisor.

    • Override time zone: Select a time zone for this hypervisor. This setting overrides the default time zone (that is, the time zone of the CommServe server).

      If you change this setting and also change the Override time zone setting at the VM Group level, the system will use the VM Group level's Override time zone setting.

  6. Click Save.

  7. In the Security area, click Edit to associate users, groups, or roles with the hypervisor, or to specify owners and permissions.

  8. In the Access Node area, click Edit to modify the list of access nodes (proxies) that can be used for the hypervisor.

    To deploy a new access node for Linux, on the Edit access nodes page, under Access Nodes, click Deploy new Linux access node.

  9. For vCloud Director, in the vCenters area, click Edit to add or remove a vCenter.

    The Edit vCenters dialog box appears.

    1. To add a vCenter hypervisor, from the vCenters list, select the hypervisor.

      The Edit vCenter credentials dialog box appears.

    2. Enter the username and password for the vCenter.

    3. Click Save.

    4. To remove a vCenter, click the action button action_button in the row for the vCenter, and then click Delete.

    5. Click Save.