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To add a Windows or Linux physical machine to NAKIVO Backup & Replication, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure that a physical machine is of a supported version and all prerequisites are met before proceeding. Refer to Supported Platforms for more details.
  2. Click Settings in the left pane of the product.
  3. Go to the Inventory tab and click Add New.
  4. In the dialog that opens, click Physical machine(s).



  5. Fill out the fields on the Add New Physical machine(s) page.
    • For Windows physical machines:
      • Display name: Specify a name for the physical machine that will be displayed in the inventory. 
      • Type: Display the type of machine that you add to the inventory. 
      • Hostname(s) or IP(s): Specify a hostname or an IP address of the physical machine that you want to add to the inventory. To add multiple Physical machines at once, please enter comma-separating hostnames or IP addresses, or dash-separated IP address range.
      • Username: Provide a username of the physical machine.
      • Password: Provide a password to the physical machine.

    • For Linux physical machines:
      • Display name: Specify a name for the physical machine that will be displayed in the inventory. 
      • Type: Display the type of machine that you add to the inventory. 
      • Hostname(s) or IP(s): Specify a hostname or an IP address of the physical machine that you want to add to the inventory. To add multiple Physical machines at once, please enter comma-separating hostnames or IP addresses, or dash-separated IP address range.
      • SSH port: Specify the SSH port number to provide access to the physical machine. The default SSH port number is 22. 
      • Credentials Type: Select the type of credentials used to access the physical machine.
        • Password
          • Username: Provide a username for the physical machine.
          • Password: Provide a password to the physical machine.
        • Private Key
          • Credentials: Select the saved private key-based credentials. Refer to Managing Credentials for details.

            Note

            You will not be able to change the type of key credentials through the Manage Credentials option. 

  1. Click Add. The successfully added physical machine is displayed on the inventory list.

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