Yes you can exclude them by editing the query builder
Do you have an example for the query? I know I can exclude them by their DisplayName or similar, what I want is exclude them by the property of having a PCI pass through device, maybe that was not clear.
I don't think you can do that..
you may want to add those specific VMs to a folder (Vmware) and then exclude the folder in the query..
Here is another way of excluding VMs from backup (manual action required), if there is no builtin property that can be used.
A query like vmware:/?filter=NOT Annotation Contains "PCINOBACKUP" AND Cluster Equal "clusterLableHere" AND ....
So, add the annotation on the Notes field for the VM, i.e. PCINOBACKUP and those VMs will not be backed up via the VIP.
thank you for the suggestions. I guess an automatic solution is not possible, so I will revert to annotations or something similar.