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Follow the instructions below to check the connection between the CDP Agent and the Backup Manager.

1. In the Main Menu, click *Protected Machines*. The _Protected Machines_ page displays a list of all existing machines.

To find a machine, you can use the Basic and Advanced List Filters. See [ServerBackup:Customize the Servers list].

2. To check the connection, select *Test Agent Connection* in the _Actions_ menu for the corresponding machine in the list.

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3. The _Communicating with Agent_ window displays. Wait a moment while the test communicates with the CDP Agent.

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If the communication succeeds, a success message displays. Click *OK* to close the _Communicating with Agent_ window.

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