To discover instances automatically, you can configure rules using search criteria. This is useful if you need to include or exclude specific types of instances in the backup content of a VM group.
Match rule: To include instances that match all rules, select all. To include instances that match any of the rules, select any.
Criteria list: Select a search criterion from the menu, such as VM name/pattern or Tag.
Operators list: To define the rule, select an operator from the list, such as Equals or Starts with.
Add a value: Enter a text string or specify a text pattern using wildcards (for example, Test* to identify instances for which the instance name begins with "Test") that appear in the criteria you selected, such as VM name/pattern or Tag.
Identifying All VMs in a Domain
In the criteria list, select Guest DNS hostname.
From the operators list select Ends with.
In the Add rule box, enter mycompany.com.
Identifying All Windows VMs
In the criteria list, select Guest OS.
From the operators list select Contains.
In the Add a value box, enter Microsoft.