For an existing VM group, you can modify options that affect backups.
Note: For Nutanix AHV backup operations, the transport mode is automatically selected. For more information, see Transport Modes.
From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.
The Virtual machines page appears.
Click the VM groups tab.
The VM group page appears. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.
Click a VM group.
The VM group details page appears.
On the Configuration tab, the Options area shows settings that are used to back up the virtual machines in the VM group.
In the Options area, click Edit.
The Edit options dialog box appears.
Provide the following information:
No. of readers: Set the number of readers to control how many parallel read operations can be launched during backups.
To perform IntelliSnap backups, move the IntelliSnap toggle key to the right.
Virtual machine backup type: Select the type of backup to perform:
Application Aware: Uses in-guest application plug-ins to assist the Virtual Server Agent in quiescing the file system and applications and supporting granular application data recovery.
To specify credentials for guest VMs in the VM group, click the key button (), and then provide the guest credentials.
File system and application consistent: Quiesces the file system and applications while performing the backup.
Crash-consistent: Takes a point-in-time snapshot of virtual machine data without quiescing.
Application Based: Performs application discovery for those VMs selected within the VM group and configures backups by installing an in-guest application agent.
To specify credentials for guest VMs in the VM group, click the key button (), and then provide the guest credentials
To modify the plan or policy associated with the VM group, click Edit in the Plan area or the Policies area.
The name of the area depends on whether the VM group was defined to use a backup plan that was created in the Command Center or a storage policy that was created in the CommCell Console. You cannot change that selection for an existing VM group, but you can select a different plan or policy, as follows:
When editing the Plan setting, you can select a plan that was previously defined in the Command Center.
When editing the Policies setting, you can make the following changes:
From the Storage policy list, you can select a storage policy that was previously defined in the CommCell Console or a plan that was defined in the Command Center.
Optional: You can select a schedule policy that was previously defined in the CommCell Console.