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Virtualization

The Virtual Server Agent (VSA) provides complete data protection and recovery for virtual machine data, including full virtual machine backups, incremental backups, and synthetic full backups, with support for full VM recovery as well as granular disk and file recovery. The default configuration enables protection for all virtual machines managed by the virtualization platform; you can also configure protection for specific virtual machines or define rules to discover VMs automatically based on criteria such as the host, storage location, and other criteria. When automatic discovery is combined with the ability to define filter rules, you can easily target virtual machines to support different service level agreements (SLAs) and distribute data protection jobs across your available operating window.

To simplify management of virtual machine data, Commvault  and the VSA provide a single administration point for different virtualization platforms, policy-based protection, job management, scheduling, and reporting features.

To reduce the impact on production systems and ensure data security, Commvault  and the VSA provide enhanced data protection and data transfer features such as proxy-based backups, advanced transport support, hardware-agnostic media management, deduplication, compression, and encryption.

The Virtual Server Agent can be installed on physical or virtual machines, and can be used by itself to protect the entire virtual machine or in conjunction with a guest agent to protect high transaction applications, such as the SQL Server Agent or Exchange Database Agent.

Supported Hypervisors

The VSA supports data protection and recovery for the following hypervisors:

Hypervisor

User Interfaces

Links

Alibaba Cloud

Command Center (from SP15)

Adding an Alibaba Cloud Hypervisor

Amazon

Command Center (from SP7)

CommCell Console (from SP1)

Adding an Amazon Hypervisor

Amazon

Citrix Xen

CommCell Console (from SP1)

Citrix Xen

Docker

CommCell Console (from SP7)

Docker

Google Cloud Platform

Command Center (from SP11)

CommCell Console (from SP11)

Adding a Google Cloud Platform Hypervisor

Google Cloud Platform

Huawei FusionCompute

CommCell Console (from SP7)

Huawei FusionCompute

Microsoft Azure

Command Center (from SP7)

CommCell Console (from SP1)

Adding a Microsoft Azure Hypervisor

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Stack

Command Center (from SP11)

CommCell Console (from SP10)

Adding a Microsoft Azure Stack Hypervisor

Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft Hyper-V

Command Center (from SP10)

CommCell Console (from SP1)

Adding a Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor

Microsoft Hyper-V

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

Command Center (from SP10)

CommCell Console (from SP3)

Adding a Nutanix AHV Hypervisor

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

OpenStack

Command Center (from SP9)

CommCell Console (from SP5)

Adding an OpenStack Hypervisor

OpenStack

Oracle Cloud Classic

Command Center (from SP10)

CommCell Console (from SP8)

Adding an Oracle Cloud Hypervisor

Oracle Cloud Classic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Command Center (from SP14)

Adding an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Hypervisor

 

Oracle VM

Command Center (from SP11)

CommCell Console (from SP5)

Adding an Oracle VM Hypervisor

Oracle VM

Red Hat OpenShift

Command Center (from SP17)

Adding a Red Hat OpenShift Hypervisor

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

Command Center (from SP14)

CommCell Console (from SP1)

Adding a Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor

Red Hat Virtualization

vCloud Director

Command Center (from SP14)

CommCell Console (from SP14)

Adding a vCloud Hypervisor

vCloud Director

VMware (vCenter or ESX server)

Command Center (from SP10)

CommCell Console (from SP1)

Adding a VMware Hypervisor

VMware

To learn about the capabilities for different hypervisors, see the Feature Comparison for Virtualization.

Last modified: 10/15/2019 8:51:22 PM