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Manage credentials for VMware servers

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Druva allows you to assign credentials to VMware virtual machines for app-aware backups. Credentials are also required should you want to perform disaster recovery of the backed-up virtual machine. See DR failover checks - Guest OS for details. Druva stores these credentials securely in the Credential Store. The credential store lets you assign the stored credentials to virtual machines (VMs) at scale without entering the credentials manually each time. You can create labels corresponding to the credentials for easier identification.

You can manage credentials for VMware virtual machines from the All Virtual Machine page under Protect VMware.

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The Guest OS Credentials column on the All Virtual Machines page displays the credentials assigned to the virtual machines on the selected vCenter/ESXi host. 

Select a virtual machine, and then click Manage Credentials to add a new credential to the credential store, assign a credential to the selected virtual machine, or unassign a credential from the virtual machine.

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The following table explains the fields available in the Manage Credentials dialog box.

Field Description
Add Credential

Create a new credential. In the Add Credentials dialog box, enter the following details:

  • Label: Enter a label that uniquely identifies the credential.
  • Username: Enter the username of the credential. If your account uses a domain, enter the username as domain\username — for example, DruvaCorp\jsmith.
  • Password: Enter the password of the credential.
  • Confirm Password: Re-enter the password of the credential.
Assign Assign the selected credential to the virtual machine. The selected credential replaces any previously assigned credential.
Unassign Unassign the selected credential from the server.


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