- Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
- Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click VMware.
- Select your organization.
- The All vCenters/ESXi Hosts page appears that lists all the registered vCenter/hypervisors.
- You can either select the registered vCenter/hypervisors from the list or select it from the vCenter/ESXi host list in the left navigation pane.
- In the left pane, click Auto Configuration.
- Click on the rule you want to update.
- In the Summary tab, you can edit the rule.
Section Description Overview
Provide a name and description for the rule. Ensure that you provide a unique name for each rule you create.
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 Phoenix CloudCache. When you unmap a CloudCache, the subsequent backups are taken directly to the cloud storage.
- 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.
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.
Specify the virtual machines you want to include or exclude from getting backed up. You can:
- Include the virtual machines whose name matches the specified virtual machine name patterns.
- Exclude the virtual machines that are already configured for backup.
- Provide patterns to include or exclude virtual machines.
- Exclude virtual machines that are powered off.
- Exclude virtual machines that are suspended.
- In the Configured VMs tab, you can view the details of configured VMs.