To enable, disable, edit and delete VM Protection policies for a pool, you use the VM Protection Policies dialog box: on the Pool menu, click VM Protection Policies.
When you enable a VM Protection policy, you turn it "on": automated snapshots of the specified VMs will then be generated at the scheduled time and archived, if this is also configured. Scheduled snapshots will continue being taken until the policy is disabled.
To enable a policy:
If you want to stop automated VM snapshots from being taken, you can disable the VM Protection policy using the VM Protection Policies dialog box: a disabled policy can be enabled again at any time.
To disable a policy:
You can change a VMPR policy, for example, to add more VMs or to change the snapshot schedule:
|Protected VMs||Add or remove VMs on this tab. A VM can be assigned to only one policy at a time, so if you assign it to a new policy, it will be removed from its current policy.|
|Snapshot Type||Change the type of snapshot that will be created.|
|Snapshot Schedule||Change the schedule used to take VM snapshots and change the snapshot retention policy.|
|Archive Options||Turn automatic archiving on and off, and set the archive schedule.|
|Email Alerts||Configure email notifications for scheduled snapshot or archive operation system alerts.|
To delete a VM Protection policy: