Protect VM Group

When you create a new orchestration plan or add a VM group to an existing plan, you have an option to run the Protect VM Group step to protect VMs included in the plan.

This step creates a new template-based backup job to back up VMs in the specified VM group as soon as the recovery process completes.


Veeam Backup & Replication server on which the template backup job has been created must be connected to the vCenter Server that manages target VMs.

You can override the following parameters for the Protect VM Group step:



Default Value

Critical Step

Defines whether the step is critical for VM recovery.  

If you mark the step as Critical, its failure for a VM from a critical VM group will halt the plan.



Maximum amount of time (in seconds) for the step to execute.



Number of retries that will be attempted if the step fails on the first try.


Test Action

Defines whether the step will be executed during plan testing in a DataLab.

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