Cross-Hypervisor Restores (VM Conversion)

Updated

When restoring from a virtual machine backup, you can choose to convert a virtual machine to be used with a different hypervisor. This feature is referred to as a cross-hypervisor restore, VM conversion, or cloud migration (that is, when restoring from an on-premises deployment to a cloud platform).

You can perform conversions from streaming backups, from secondary copies, or, for hypervisors that support IntelliSnap, from IntelliSnap backup copies. You cannot perform a conversion from a Snap copy.

Conversion Support

The following table shows the cross-hypervisor restores that are supported by Commvault.

Source

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Alibaba Cloud ECS

Amazon

Azure

Azure Stack Hub

Google Cloud Platform

Hyper-V

Nutanix AHV

OpenStack

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

VMware

Amazon

--

--

Yes

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

Yes

Azure

--

Yes

--

Yes

--

Yes

--

--

--

Yes

Azure Classic

--

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Azure Stack Hub

--

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Google Cloud Platform

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Yes

Hyper-V

--

Yes

Yes

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

Yes

Nutanix AHV

--

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

--

Yes

Oracle VM

--

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

VMware

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

--

Platform Support

Cross-hypervisor restores are supported on all Commvault V11 feature releases, except for those noted in the following table.

Source

Destination

Available from Command Center

Available from CommCell Console

Amazon

Azure

11.22 and later

Any V11 Feature Release

Amazon

Google Cloud Platform

11.23 and later

--

Amazon

VMware

11.22 and later

Any V11 Feature Release

Azure

Azure Stack Hub

SP19 and later

Any V11 Feature Release

Azure

Hyper-V

SP18 and later

SP18 and later

Azure

VMware

SP17 and later

SP17 and later

Azure Classic

Azure

--

Any V11 Feature Release

Azure Stack Hub

Azure

11.23 and later

11.23 and later

Google Cloud Platform

VMware

11.22 and later

--

Hyper-V

Amazon

--

Any V11 Feature Release

Hyper-V

Azure Stack Hub

11.21 and later

--

Nutanix AHV

VMware

11.23 and later

11.23 and later

VMware

Alibaba Cloud ECS

11.19 and later

--

VMware

Azure Stack Hub

--

Any V11 Feature Release

VMware

Google Cloud Platform

11.20 and later

--

VMware

Nutanix AHV

--

Any V11 Feature Release

VMware

OpenStack

--

Any V11 Feature Release

VMware

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Any V11 Feature Release

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