Supported Hypervisors and Common Information for Virtual Server Agent

The Virtual Server Agent can be configured to support the following hypervisors:

  • Alibaba Cloud (only in Command Center - streaming only)

  • Amazon (streaming and IntelliSnap)

  • Citrix Xen (streaming only)

  • Docker (streaming only)

  • Google Cloud Platform (streaming only)

  • Huawei FusionCompute (streaming only)

  • Microsoft Azure (streaming and IntelliSnap)

  • Microsoft Azure Stack Hub (streaming and IntelliSnap)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V (streaming and IntelliSnap)

  • Kubernetes (only in Command Center - streaming only)

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (streaming and IntelliSnap)

  • OpenStack (streaming only)

  • Oracle Cloud Classic (streaming only)

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (only in Command Center - streaming only)

  • Oracle VM (streaming only)

  • Red Hat OpenShift (only in Command Center - streaming only)

  • Red Hat Virtualization (streaming only)

  • vCloud Director (streaming only)

  • VMware (streaming and IntelliSnap)


The Virtual Server Agent documentation uses the following terminology:




The virtualization software (hypervisor) being used (such as Hyper-V or VMware).

Virtualization Client

A management unit for each hypervisor, such as VMware, Hyper-V, and RHEV in the CommCell Console. The virtualization client provides a single point of administration for backup and restore operations on the hypervisor. For example, the virtualization client for VMware serves as a single point of administration for the entities managed by the vCenter, including ESX servers, datastores, and virtual machines (VMs).

Proxy or Node

A physical computer or virtual machine on which the Virtual Server Agent is installed. A computer with the Virtual Server Agent installed acts as a VSA proxy to facilitate data protection and recovery operations for virtual machines.

Virtual Server Agent

A software module that performs backup and restore of virtual machine data.

Backup Set

A group of subclients which includes all of the data to be backed up by the Virtual Server Agent.


A logical entity that uniquely defines a set of virtual machines to be backed up.


Searching virtual machines in a standalone hypervisor or cluster (example, vCenter or Hyper-V cluster) based on a specific criteria.

Guest Host

A virtual machine.

Guest OS

The operating system running on the virtual machine (such as Windows or Linux).