The Virtualization guided setup guides you through creating a server plan, adding a hypervisor, and adding a VM group.
A VMware hypervisor can be a vCenter server or a standalone ESXi host.
Before You Begin
Complete the Core Setup Wizard.
Review the information in VMware: System Requirements.
Install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) package on at least one machine. For more information, see VSA Proxies and File Recovery Enablers for Linux.
Identify a vCenter user account with permissions sufficient to access the vCenter, ESX servers, datastores, and virtual machines, as well as volumes, files, and folders within virtual machines, and obtain the account credentials or get access to saved credentials. The account must be able to perform discovery, backup, and restore operations. For more information, see Configuration of vSphere User Accounts.
If the setup page is not displayed, from the navigation pane, click Guided setup.
After you complete the core setup, on the Protect tab, click the Virtualization tile.
On the Create server backup plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules.
If you configured a server backup plan as part of the Core Setup, the wizard skips this page.
The Add hypervisor page appears.
Provide the required information for the VMware hypervisor:
Select vendor: Select VMware vCenter.
vCenter server name: Enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.
Hypervisor display name: Type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.
To provide access to the hypervisor, enter credentials that provide administrative access to the hypervisor:
User name: Enter the user name for the vCenter user.
Password: Enter the password for the vCenter user.
Access nodes: To identify access nodes (VSA proxies) that can manage backups and restores for the VMware hypervisor, select one or more previously deployed access nodes, and then click OK.
On the Add VM group page, type a descriptive name to identify the VM group, and then select virtual machines to be protected.
To finish, choose one of the following options:
Click Back up Now to perform an immediate backup of the virtual machines in the VM group (without requiring confirmation).
The Job details page appears and displays job status information.
Click Do it later to go to the hypervisor page without performing a backup.