Setting up proxy VMs for restore operations

If you want to use a proxy VM for attaching a virtual disk for guest file restore operations, you must set up the proxy VM before you begin the restore operation. Although you can set up a proxy VM at any time, it might be more convenient to set it up immediately after the plug-in installation completes.


  1. In the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter, click in the toolbar, and then select SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware from the drop-down list.
  2. In the left Navigator pane, click Guest File Restore.
  3. In the Run As Credentials section, either select a configured Run As credentials from the list or click (Add) to add new Run As credentials.
    Windows uses the selected Run As credentials to log into the selected proxy VM.
    Note: The Run As credentials must be the default domain administrator that is provided by Windows or the built-in local administrator. Workgroup users can use the built-in local administrator account.
  4. In the Proxy Credentials section, click (Add) to add a VM to use as a proxy.
  5. In the Proxy VM dialog box, complete the information, and then click Save.