Complete the Guided Setup for Hyper-V

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The guided setup for Hyper-V guides you through configuring a hypervisor, selecting the content to back up, and defining a data backup plan.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Hub.

  2. In the upper-left area of the page, click the menu button , and then click VM & Kubernetes.

    The VM & Kubernetes tab appears.

  3. In the upper-right corner of the page, from the New Configuration list, select Hyper-V.

    The Hyper-V deployment model Overview appears.

  4. Click Next.

    The Select backup gateway page appears.

  5. Specify the type of backup gateway to use:

  6. Click Next.

    The Select backup gateway page appears.

  7. Download and install the software on the Hyper-V, see How-To Videos for the Hyper-V.

  8. Enter the fully qualified domain name of the server, and then click Submit.

    A confirmation message appears.

  9. Click Next.

    The Configure Proxy server access page appears.

  10. Download and install the proxy server software on the Hyper-V host that you want to back up.

  11. Enter the fully qualified domain name of the server that you want to back up, and then click Submit.

    A confirmation message appears.

  12. Click Next.

    The Configure hypervisor connection page appears.

  13. Enter the following information to establish a connection between the backup gateway and Hyper-V:

    • The Hyper-V administrator DomainName\UserName

    • The Hyper-V administrator password

    • The Hyper-V server name

  14. Click Create.

    The Select content to back up page appears.

  15. Select the VMs that you want to back up, and then click Add content.

    A confirmation message appears.

  16. Click Next.

    The Configure a local backup target for quick restores page appears.

  17. Specify how to store backups:

    • To keep a local backup copy, do the following:

      1. Select Add a new local storage location.

      2. Enter the location.

      3. Select the correct gateway storage target.

      4. Click Create.

    • To back up to a cloud location, do the following:

      Note: When directly backing up content to a cloud location, you may experience reduced backup and restore performance. To improve backup and restore performance, create and configure a local copy of the content, and then back it up to the cloud.

      1. Select this Back up directly to cloud without a local backup target.

      2. Select your storage account, your Cloud storage provider, and the storage region.

      3. Click Create.

  18. Click Next.

    The Select plan page appears.

  19. Select an existing plan, create a new plan with pre-defined settings, or create a custom plan.

    If you create a new plan with pre-defined settings or to create a custom plan, select the necessary configurations and enter the new plan's name.

  20. Click Create.

    The plan is created.

  21. Click Next.

    The Summary page appears.

  22. Click Back up now.

    A job to back up the content that you selected begins and the Active jobs page appears.

What to Do Next

You can monitor the progress of the initial backup job on the Active Jobs page. When the job completes, perform a test restore to verify the operation.