Azure Replication

Replication configuration includes Azure setup and Commvault configuration. You can configure the required Commvault entities individually, or all together using the replication group configuration tool.

Commvault Configuration

Commvault configuration includes the following entities:

  • Hypervisor configurations for the source and destination sites

  • Recovery target for each destination site

  • Replication group for virtual machines or instances that are replicated from the primary site to the secondary site

In addition, you can deploy access nodes in your environment to manage operations and MediaAgents to manage data movement. These entities are needed on the primary and destination sites.

Azure Hypervisor Configuration

For Azure, the Commvault hypervisor configuration represents an Azure application. There are two methods of deployment:

  • The traditional method with Azure Active Directory requires that you set up the application and tenant. With this option, during hypervisor configuration, you must provide the following information:

    • Subscription ID

    • Tenant ID

    • Application ID and password

    To complete this type of deployment, refer to Setting Up an Application and Tenant for Azure.

  • Managed Identity authentication with Azure Active Directory. This is a more secure method of deployment. Using this method ensures that your Azure subscription is accessed only from authorized Managed Identity-enabled virtual machines. In addition, the process of adding an Azure hypervisor is simpler. You need only the Subscription ID, and not the Tenant ID, Application ID and Application Password information.

To complete this type of deployment, refer to Setting Up Managed Identity Authentication for Azure Resource Manager.