Adding a Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Hypervisor

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Add a Microsoft Azure Stack HCI hypervisor to support data protection operations for all virtual machines hosted or managed by the hypervisor. The hypervisor can be an Azure Stack HCI cluster or an Azure Stack HCI server in a cluster.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that the VSA package is installed on the CommServe computer.

  • Verify that the access nodes can communicate with the CommServe computer. If the access nodes reside behind a firewall, register the access nodes to the CommServe computer by installing the VSA package with the required firewall settings on each of the access nodes.

    Although you registered these nodes to the Commserve computer, you must complete the entire procedure to add a hypervisor.

  • Identify the nodes that you want to install the VSA on to create proxies for backups and restores.

Procedure

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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Add hypervisor.

    The Add hypervisor dialog box appears.

  3. For Select vendor, select Microsoft Hyper-V.

    Note: Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) cluster solution built on Hyper-V. At this time, to add an Azure Stack HCI hypervisor to the Command Center, you must select Hyper-V as the vendor.

  4. For Hostname/IP address, type the fully qualified domain name or IP address for the hypervisor.

  5. For Hypervisor name, type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

  6. To provide access to the hypervisor, select one of the following:

    • Enter credentials: For Username and Password, type the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

    • Use saved credentials: For Credentials, select a credential from the list of those available.

      The credentials listed are applicable to this hypervisor.

      Note: To create a new credential (with Windows account type), to the right of Credentials, click Create new. Enter the name of the new credential and the user name and password to provide administrative access to the hypervisor. For more information, see Credential Manager.

  7. Click Discover nodes.

    Nodes will contain a list of discovered nodes.

  8. Select the nodes that you want to install the VSA on to create proxies for backups and restores.

  9. Click Save.