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How to reconfigure auto configuration rules for VMware virtual machines
How to reconfigure auto configuration rules for VMware virtual machines
Updated over a week ago

Enterprise Workloads Editions: ✅ Business | ✅ Enterprise | ✅ Elite

Reconfigure rules

  1. Log in to the Management Console.

  2. From the top menu bar, select your organization if organizations are enabled.

  3. Click Protect > VMware.
    The All vCenters/ESXi Hosts page appears that lists all the registered vCenter/hypervisors.

  4. You can either select the registered vCenter/ESXi host from the card view or list view or select it from the vCenter/ESXi host list in the left navigation pane.

  5. In the left pane, click Auto Configuration.

  6. Click on the rule you want to update.

  7. In the Summary tab, you can edit the rule.


    • Overview:

      Provide a name and description for the rule. Ensure that you provide a unique name for each rule you create.

    • Mapping Details:

      In the Resource View pane, select entities in a view to which you want to apply the rule. For more information, see Supported entities in the resource view.

      In the Map to pane:

      • Select a cloud storage

      • Select an administrative group

      • Select a backup policy

      • Select a backup proxy pool

      • Select guest OS credentials

      • Select local storage

        • Map to CloudCache: Select the option to store the backups in local storage configured as part of the CloudCache. To use this option you must first configure the CloudCache. For more information, see Configure CloudCache.
          If you want to restore the virtual machine instantly, select a Linux CloudCache.
          When you unmap a CloudCache, the subsequent backups are taken directly to the cloud storage and Instant Restore of the virtual machine is not possible.

        • CloudCache: Select the CloudCache you want to use. You must select a CloudCache that belongs to the same data center. When you change the CloudCache, the subsequent backups will be saved to the new local storage. Also, the first backup after the update will be a full backup.

        • Retain backups for: Select the number of days you want to retain the backups in the local storage.

        • Instant restore: Select this option to instantly restore virtual machines from CloudCache. If this option is disabled, map the selected virtual machine to Linux CloudCache.

      When an administrative group and backup proxy pool is attached to a virtual machine, it is configured for backup. The configuration rule automatically attaches the administrative group and backup proxy pool to the new virtual machine created in the vCenter view that you select. So, the new virtual machine created under the selected view is automatically configured for backup.

    • Inclusions/ Exclusions:

      Specify the virtual machines you want to include or exclude from getting backed up. You can:

      1. Include the virtual machines whose name matches the specified virtual machine name patterns.

      2. Exclude the virtual machines that are already configured for backup.

      3. Provide patterns to include or exclude virtual machines.

      4. Exclude virtual machines that are powered off.

      5. Exclude virtual machines that are suspended.

  8. In the Configured VMs tab, you can view the details of configured VMs.

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