System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of VMware virtual machines. This will allow enterprise customers to have a single backup solution across their heterogeneous IT environment.

Here are the four simple steps to configure VMware server and DPM to protect VMware VMs.

1. Enable a secure SSL communication between DPM and VMware server



2.Add a new user with certain minimum privileges



3.Add VMware Server to DPM



4.Protect VMware VMs with DPM


If you are new to Azure Backup and want to enable Azure Backup for longterm retention, refer to Preparing to backup workloads to Azure with DPMClick for a free Azure trial subscription

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