Automatic Discovery - SnapProtect for Microsoft Hyper-V

Skip this page if you Do Not want to use the automatic Discovery feature, and continue to the next page.

The Customized Automatic Discovery feature enables you to set criteria to discover virtual machines in the Hyper-V cluster and automatically add them to the subclient. This is useful in environments where virtual machines are frequently added, or removed . For example, you can use this feature to configure a subclient for backup of all the virtual machines from a specific host.

Discover Virtual Machines from a Host

If you want to backup all the virtual machines from a specific host, configure a subclient as follows:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Microsoft Hyper-V client> | Virtual Server | Hyper-V.

    Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click New Subclient.

  2. Enter the Subclient name.

  3. Click the Content tab.

    Click Add.

  4. Click the rules list and select Host from the list and enter the exact host name as displayed in the Hyper-V Manager.

    Otherwise, click  to open the Browse dialog box.

    Navigate to the required host and select the host.

    Click OK.

  5. The selected host will appear in the Contents of subclient list on the Content tab.

    Click Preview to view all the virtual machines on the host. These virtual machines will get backed up when you perform the backup of the subclient.

    Click OK.

Continue to the next page.

If you want to further explore the customized automatic discovery feature, refer to Automatic Discovery of Virtual Machines For Backup.