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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 5.0

Set up proxy VMs for restore operations

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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 deployment completes.

  1. In the VMware vSphere client, click Guest File Restore.

  2. In the Run As Credentials section, do one of the following:

    To do this… Do this…

    Use existing credentials

    Select any of the configured credentials.

    Add new credentials

    1. Select Add.

    2. In the Run As Credentials dialog box, enter the credentials.

    3. Click Select VM, then select a VM in the Proxy VM dialog box. Click Save to return to the Run As Credentials dialog box.

    4. Enter the credentials.
      For Username, you must enter “Administrator”.

    The SnapCenter VMware plug-in uses the selected credentials to log into the selected proxy VM.

    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.

  3. In the Proxy Credentials section, click Add to add a VM to use as a proxy.

  4. In the Proxy VM dialog box, complete the information, and then click Save.

Note You need to delete the proxy VM from the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere UI before you can delete it from ESXi.