Device Management in AOMEI Cyber Backup

Before creating backup task, you need to add the devices that you want to backup. AOMEI Cyber Backup currently supports VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server and Windows devices. 

Add Virtual Machines

There is no need to install the agent program of device on the computer. Only the device information and account are needed to add the device. 

1. Click "Source Device" on the left menu bar, then select device type VMware ESXi or Hyper-V you want to add. Here we take VMware ESXi as an example.

Add Source Device

2. Click "Add VMware Device" to add vCenter or Standalone ESXi, then type into the device's IP address, then fill in the username and password.

Note: Currently only IP address is supported, not domain name.

Add Vcenter or ESXi

3. Click "Confirm" to add the device.

TipsIf the adding time of a device is too long, you can click "Add in background", then it will exit the adding page and continue to add this device in the background. Then you can perform other operations on other pages, or even exit the web console.

Add in Background

Add Microsoft SQL Server

1. Run AOMEI Cyber Backup on the server machine, click "Source Device" on the left menu bar, then select device type "Microsoft SQL".

Microsoft SQL

2. Click "Add Microsoft SQL", and choose Download proxy program or Copy link to download and install the AOMEI Cyber Backup Agent on to the computer with SQL databases installed. 

Then, switch to "Already installed proxy", select the device you want to back up, and Confirm it.

Add Device

3. Click "icon"-->"Authentication" to validate the database instance.

SQL Authentication

4. You can choose "Windows Authentication" or "SQL Authentication". Enter the credentials and click "Verify".

Choose Authentication Method


Add Windows Devices

1. Install AOMEI Cyber Backup Agent on the computer that you want to backup. 

2. Run AOMEI Cyber Backup on the server machine, click "Source Device" on the left menu bar, then select device type "Windows". The Windows device with AOMEI Cyber Backup Agent installed will be listed here automatically.

Windows Devices

3. You can also click "Add Windows Device", enter the IP address and account credentials to add a Windows device remotely. 

Add Windows Device

Manage Added Devices

You can manage added devices by clicking the "icon" button.

Details: Check the device information.

EditIf the login certificate of the device is changed, you can select "Edit", then type into the new certificate.

Delete: When the device is deleted, it will be unable to continue to backup for the device. If there are related tasks for the device, you need to first delete the corresponding tasks, then delete the device. Please note deleting a device will not de-authorize the device.

RefreshIf there are newly added or deleted virtual machines, you can click "Refresh" to display the new list of virtual machines.

Manage Device

Note: When adding a Hyper-V device, to ensure the smooth running of the Hyper-V task, you need to manually download the configuration file and run it on the Hyper-V device to be added.