Create Microsoft Hyper-V Client

Use this dialog box to create a Microsoft Hyper-V Client for a Hyper-V Cluster or a Hyper-V Server.

Client Name

Enter the name of the client. You can enter the name of Hyper-V cluster or you can use any other name. This name will be displayed as the client name in the CommCell console.

If you are creating the Microsoft Hyper-V client for a standalone Hyper-V server,  enter the Communication Interface Name, selected during the Virtual Server iDataAgent deployment.

User Name

Enter the username required to access the domain of the Hyper-V cluster. The user must have administrative privileges.


Enter the password required to access the domain of the Hyper-V cluster.

Confirm Password

Re-enter the password.

Ensure that all the servers in the Hyper-V cluster are accessible using these credentials.


Click this button to add nodes to the Microsoft Hyper-V Client. It is recommended to include all servers from a Hyper-V cluster as nodes in the Microsoft Hyper-V Client.

You can add any server as a node if it has Virtual Server iDataAgent installed on it.


Click this to remove hosts from the list of nodes in the Microsoft Hyper-V Client.

Clients / Client Groups

Displays the list of nodes included in the Microsoft Hyper-V client.

The first node in the list will act as a Coordinator node. The Coordinator will assign required resources (e.g. streams) to each node. If a client group is added in the list of nodes, the first client in the client group will become the Coordinator.

You can change the order of the nodes in the list by clicking the upward arrow or the downward arrow  .

All the virtual machines on each Hyper-V host will get backed by that host. The virtual machines on one server will not be assigned to another server for backup.

Save as Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog box, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.