Changes in Feature Release 11.26

If you upgrade from a previous feature release, you will find that some features and options have been updated and enhanced. To read more about the features in this feature release, click the link listed in the Learn more column.

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Feature Release 26

File Storage Optimization

When you delete files from backup, a request is sent to a reviewer and an approver. The request must be reviewed and approved before the files are deleted.

Operations

Feature Release 26

Sensitive Data Governance

When you delete files from backup, a request is sent to a reviewer and an approver. The request must be reviewed and approved before the files are deleted.

Resolving Risks Discovered in Data Sources

Backup Agents

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Feature Release 26

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 Authentication labels are changed in Command Center as follows:

  • AWS IAM role policy to IAM role

  • AWS STS IAM assume role with IAM role policy to STS assume role with IAM role

Feature Release 26

SQL Server

You can use Credential Manager to create, store, and share a credential entity for SQL Server account. You can create a SQL Server credential entity for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, and Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Previously, if you had to use a specific SQL account, the credentials for the SQL account had to be entered manually.

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Retain feature release media in the remote cache

To retain feature release media in the remote cache, you must add the bDoNotPurgeOldFR additional setting to the CommServe computer. This additional setting keeps old feature releases in the remote cache, and supports the downloading/syncing/pushing of maintenance releases (that are related to those feature releases) to the cache during a remote cache sync.

Retaining Feature Release Media in the Remote Cache

Kubernetes

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Kubernetes

When you restore Kubernetes data, the list of applications that you can select displays the namespaces.

Restores for Kubernetes

Reports

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Feature Release 26

License Summary Report

Several license categories were moved out of the landing page. You can view information about the following license categories by clicking the More Info link at the top of the License Summary Report:

  • Advanced VM

  • Application Class Virtual

  • Application Servers

  • Archived VMs

  • Desktop & Laptop only

  • eDiscovery Users

  • File System Only Server

  • File System Only VM

  • Live Sync for VM

  • Protected Virtual Instances

  • Sharing Users

  • VM Only

Data Views for the License Summary Report

Feature Release 26

License Summary Worldwide Report

Several license categories were moved to out of the landing page. You can view information about the following license categories only by clicking the More Info link at the top of the License Summary Worldwide Report:

  • Advanced VM

  • Application Class Virtual

  • Application Servers

  • Archived VMs

  • Desktop & Laptop only

  • eDiscovery Users

  • File System Only Server

  • File System Only VM

  • Live Sync for VM

  • Protected Virtual Instances

  • Sharing Users

  • VM Only

Other Licenses in the License Summary Worldwide Report

Feature Release 26

CVCloud Database

The chargeback usage details table from the CVCloud Database is migrated to the Usage History Database.

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Feature Release 26

Two-factor authentication

If an external Active Directory user logs on to the Command Center and the Web Console for the first time after two-factor authentication (which is a form of multi-factor authentication) is enabled, a QR code and a secret key appears on the login page.

Previously, the Commvault software sent an email containing only the secret key.

Obtaining a Secret Key for Two-Factor Authentication

Feature Release 26

Users

The minimum length for password complexity for level 3 is increased to 12 characters.

Previously, the minimum length was 8 characters.

Setting Strength Requirements for User Passwords

Snapshot

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Backup reconciliation

If you enabled synthetic full backups for IntelliSnap at the CommCell level, then, for all subclients, after a synthetic full backup runs, a reconcile backup for the incremental backup automatically runs.

Backup Reconciliation

Storage

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Feature Release 26

Cloud Storage

Amazon S3 Authentication labels are changed in Command Center as follows:

  • AWS IAM role policy to IAM role

  • AWS STS assume role to STS assume role

  • AWS STS IAM assume role with IAM role policy to STS assume role with IAM role

Cloud Provider Information

Feature Release 26

Cloud Storage

S3 Glacier storage class available in Amazon S3 has been renamed as S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval storage class.

Feature Release 26

Cloud Storage

Cool storage class available in Huawei Object Storage has been renamed as Archive storage class.

Feature Release 26

Disk Libraries

Cloud Storage

The Mark Archive files as Read-Only option is removed from the General tab of the Library Properties for WORM dialog box. Instead, you must enable the WORM properties using the Enable WORM Storage workflow.

The Hardware WORM property available in the General tab of the Library Properties for WORM dialog box, indicates whether the option to create a WORM, is enabled or disabled.

Feature Release 26

Media Management Configuration

The Auto push install storage accelerator package parameter, which automatically installs the Storage Accelerator package on a client computer, is enabled by default.

Media Management Configuration: Service Configuration

Feature Release 26

Metallic Cloud Storage

For Metallic recovery reserve, Commvault software automatically creates a new mount path for every 500 TB usage.

Adding Additional Mount Paths

Feature Release 26

Metallic Cloud Storage

Primary copies can be created using the Hot storage class.

Secondary copies can be created using the Cool or Hot storage classes.

Metallic Cloud storage cannot be used as the source copy to create a secondary copy.

Support Information

Virtualization

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Amazon and Azure hypervisors

VM and disk tags are preserved during cross-hypervisor restores to and from Amazon and Azure.

Feature Release 26

File Recovery Enabler for Linux ( FREL )

CentOS 8.x is deprecated as of FR26.

Deprecation Notice for CentOS Linux 8.x

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