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Quick steps to set up Phoenix to back up virtual machines

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Before you get into Druva configuration, learn more about Druva for Hyper-V and read system requirements.

Steps to set up Druva to back up virtual machines

Perform the following tasks to set up Druva to back up your virtual machines.

Task Number Task Description

1

Prepare your host for backup

  1. Prerequisites for Hyper-V host: Read the prerequisites for installing Hybrid Workloads agent.
  2. Log in to the Management Console: To begin, log in to the Management Console with the credentials that you received in the invitation email.

Note: If this is your first login, the welcome screen appears. Click Get Started to set up Druva. 

2

Register your host and configure virtual machines for backup

  1. Windows agent installation and activation: 
    Install Hybrid Workloads agent on the virtual machine host.
    Activate the agent to establish a connection between the Druva Cloud and the agent. This step also registers the new server on Management Console.  To complete this step:
    1. Generate the activation token from Management Console
      1. Log in to the Management Console.
      2. Select the workload from the Protect menu. Note that if the All Organizations menu is enabled, you have to first select an organization and then select the workload.
      3. Click Register New Setup.
      4. Follow the steps in the wizard to download the agent and get the activation token. 
    2. Activate the Hybrid Workloads agent This also registers the server on Management Console.
      1. Install the agent on the host.
      2. Activate the agent on the host.
         
  2. Configure the virtual machines for backup
    After activating Hybrid Workloads agents, the activated servers appear as hosts.
    To see the Hyper-V hosts:
    1. Log in to the Management Console.
    2. Select the workload from the Protect menu. Note that if the All Organizations menu is enabled, you have to first select an organization and then select the workload. The registered server appears under the Hosts tab.

The All Virtual Machines tab lists all the virtual machines across the registered hosts. Select the virtual machines you want to configure and click Configure VM for backup.

Next steps

After you have an overview of configuration, see: