Automatically adding new virtual machines for protection? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all,

    I'm a newbie when it comes to DPM (DPM 2012 r2).

    I know there is a script for populating a protection Group with unprotected servers (AddNewStandAloneVM.ps1)

    Is scheduling this script the only way to populate a protection Group with new servers thats not protected?



    Monday, August 18, 2014 11:45 AM

All replies

  • There is no built-in function for that in DPM, so, yes, you have to script it in some way and run the script, for example as scheduled task or as a part of orchestrator runbook.


    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:16 AM
  • Yes it is. 

    There is no autoprotection functionality in DPM for Hyper-V VMs like there is for SQL Databases on an instance.

    There is also a second script called AddNewClusteredVM.ps1 to add VMs from a cluster instead of a standalone Hyper-v server.

    Using both scripts is documented in the manual:

    Maybe the DPM Product Group could add Autoprotection for Hyper-V VMs to the wishlist for future versions of DPM ?

    Friday, September 5, 2014 1:51 PM