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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.

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

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

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    Use existing credentials

    Select any of the configured credentials.

    Add new credentials

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    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.