Enabling data protection for a virtual data center automatically backs up the virtual machines added to that virtual data center based on the data protection policy applied to the virtual data center.

Verify that you have a subscription to the Data Protection Service.

You must have virtual administrator privileges in vCloud Air to enable data protection for a virtual data center. (End users do not have the privileges to enable data protection for a virtual data center.)

1

On the Data Protection tab, click VDCs protected.

A list of your virtual data centers appears that shows the status of data protection per virtual data center.

2

Select the virtual data center for which you want to enable data protection.

The details about data protection for that virtual data center appear.

3

From the Actions menu, choose Enable Data Protection.

A dialog box appears confirming the virtual data center for which you are enabling data protection.

4

Click Enable Data Protection.

The Data Protection tab refreshes and a notification message appears indicating that the data protection policy for that virtual data center updated successfully.

By default, the Data Protection Service creates a data protection policy that automatically backs up daily the virtual machines and vApps in that virtual data center.

To customize the data protection policy for a virtual data center, see Update the Data Protection Policy for a Virtual Data Center in this guide.