NetBackup™ Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)

Protect VMs or intelligent VM groups

Use the following procedure to subscribe an asset (VMs or intelligent VM groups) to a protection plan. When you subscribe an asset to a protection plan, you assign predefined backup settings to the asset.

Note the following requirements:

  • You must have access to the VMs by means of the appropriate role-based access control (RBAC) that the NetBackup security administrator assigned to you.

  • You must have access to the protection plans that the backup administrator has granted you access to (by means of RBAC).

  • The appropriate services on the master server must be running and the web UI must be accessible.

    For assistance, contact the backup administrator.

To protect VMs or VM groups

  1. On the left, click VMware.
  2. On the Virtual machines tab or Intelligent VM groups tab, click the box for the VM or VM group and click Configure protection.
  3. Click on a protection plan and review its details on the right.

    For VMware administrators, RBAC permissions determine which protection plans are listed. For a description of the available protection plan options, see the NetBackup Web UI Backup Administrator's Guide, available here:

  4. To subscribe the VM or VM group to the selected plan, click Protect.

    The results of your choices appear under Virtual machines or Intelligent VM groups.


    To perform an on-demand (manual) backup of a VM, contact the NetBackup administrator. To perform an on-demand backup requires access to the NetBackup Administration Console.