You can centrally manage virtual machines using either of the following methods or both:
Adding a virtual machine as a physical machine
Install Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows or Agent for Linux on the virtual machine and register it on the management server. The machine will be treated as a physical one. You will be able to apply any backup policy to the machine, including policies that back up files.
This approach comes in handy when:
Adding a virtual machine as a virtual machine
On Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Management Server, a machine is considered virtual if it can be backed up from the virtualization host without installing an agent on the machine. This is possible when using Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition. A virtual machine appears on the management server after registration of the virtualization server that hosts the machine, provided that Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 agent for virtual machines is installed on that server.
Adding Hyper-V virtual machines
Adding ESX/ESXi virtual machines
The virtual machines hosted on the ESX/ESXi server (except for the virtual appliance with the agent) appear in the All virtual machines group.
Virtual machines added to the management server as virtual machines are present under the Virtual machines in the Navigation tree. This section describes available operations with these machines.