Adding a Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor
Add a Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor to support data protection operations for all virtual machines hosted or managed by the hypervisor.
Before You Begin
You will need the following information to add a hypervisor:
- The hypervisor can be a Hyper-V cluster, a Hyper-V server in a cluster, or a standalone Hyper-V server.
Be prepared to enter credentials for the Hyper-V server or cluster. The user must belong to the local administrators group for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or the Hyper-V administrators group for Hyper-V Server 2012 and later. For a Hyper-V cluster, the user account must have full cluster permissions (Read and Full Control).
- Also identify one or more nodes on which you will install the VSA to create proxies for backup and restore operations.
- From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.
The Hypervisors tab appears.
- Click Add hypervisor.
- For Select vendor, select Hyper-V.
- For Hypervisor name or Client name, type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.
- Enter host or account information:
- Hostname / IP address: Provide a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.
- Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.
- Click Discover nodes.
- When the Nodes field is populated, select one or more nodes on which to install the Virtual Server Agent.
For a Microsoft Hyper-V cluster, or to use Changed Block Tracking for Hyper-V 2012 R2, select all nodes in the Hyper-V cluster.
- Click Save.
You can install the Commvault System Center plug-in to manage backups and recovery of Hyper-V virtual machines from within System Center.
For more information, see Installing and Launching the System Center Plug-In.
Last modified: 12/6/2019 9:47:13 PM