NetBackup™ Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)

Add VMware servers

You can add VMware servers and their credentials.


This procedure requires the backup administrator role.

To add VMware servers and their credentials

  1. On the left, click VMware then click the Servers tab.

    The tab shows the vCenters and ESXi servers that you can access.

  2. Click + Add to add a server, then select the server type and enter its host name and credentials.


    Make sure to enter the VMware server name and credentials correctly. The NetBackup web UI does not validate the server's host name or credentials. If the server name or credentials are not correct, the web UI cannot perform the operations that require access to the server.

  3. Click Save.
  4. To enter NetBackup credentials for another VMware server, click Add.


    The discovery of VMs and other objects in the vCenter or ESXi server occurs at set intervals according to the VMWARE_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL option (the default is 8 hours). Depending on that interval, the server's VMs and other objects may not appear immediately after the server has been added. To discover the VMs and other objects immediately, restart the NetBackup discovery service as explained in the following topic:

    See Errors encountered when browsing VMware servers.