NetBackup™ Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
- Managing VMware servers
- Protecting VMs
- VM recovery and instant access
- Troubleshooting VM recovery
Discover VMware server assets manually
Use this procedure to manually discover any VMware server so that you can view and protect recently added assets.
Automatic discovery of VMs and other objects in the vCenter or ESXi server begins when server credentials are added or updated through the web UI or an API. However, the server's VMs and other objects might not appear in the UI immediately. They appear after the discovery process for the VMware server completes. Discovery also occurs at set intervals according to the VMWARE_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL option. (The default interval is every 8 hours.) More information about this option is available:
To manually discover VMware server assets
- On the left, click VMware, then click the VMware Servers tab.
The tab lists the names and types of vCenters and standalone ESXi servers that you have access to. You can also review the Discovery Status and Last discovery attempt to determine when the server's VMs and other objects were last discovered.
- Locate and select the VMware server.
- From the action menu on the right of the row, select Discover.
The discovery operation may fail if the VMware server credentials are invalid. To validate and update the credentials:
For more information about the protection status of VMs and intelligent VM groups: