New Features for Virtualization in 11.26

Amazon EC2

Cross-Hypervisor Restores Using the EBS Direct APIs

Commvault can use Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) direct APIs to perform cross-hypervisor restores from VMware or Azure to Amazon EC2 instances.

Amazon EBS direct APIs allow the software to write data directly to an Amazon EBS snapshot, without the need to create and attach volumes to the access node. Amazon EBS direct APIs provide a cloud-native approach to recovery that is faster and at a reduced cost.

Cross-hypervisor restores that use EBS direct APIs support full Amazon EC2 instance restores and Amazon EBS attach-volume restores.

For more information, see the following topics:

Commvault documentation:

Amazon documentation:

Back Up and Recover Amazon EC2 Instances with UEFI Boot Mode

You can back up and recover Amazon EC2 instances that have UEFI boot mode enabled.

UEFI protection requires a UEFI boot mode enabled private AMI present in the destination AWS account.

For more information, see the following topics:

Disaster Recovery for Amazon EC2 Using EBS Direct APIs

Commvault Disaster Recovery now leverages Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) direct APIs to perform Amazon EC2 instance replication. Amazon EBS direct APIs allow creation of EBS snapshots directly, removing the need to create and attach volumes to the cloud access node in the destination region.

EBS direct API-powered periodic replication enables full instance Amazon EC2 restores and attach volume restores within the same region and across regions.

Commvault documentation:

Amazon documentation:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Back Up and Restore Instances That Are Under Sub-Compartments

You can back up and restore instances that are under sub-compartments (up to six levels deep) for OCI regions.

For more information, see the following:

Restores and Cross-Hypervisor Restores

Set Internal and External IP Addresses When Restoring VMs

You can set internal and external IP addresses when restoring or converting VMs, as follows:

  • Restoring full instances for Google Cloud Platform

  • Converting a different hypervisor to Google Cloud Platform

  • Restoring full VMs for Azure

  • Converting a different hypervisor to Azure

  • Restoring full VMs for Azure Stack Hub

  • Converting a different hypervisor to Azure Stack Hub

For more information, see the following topics:

VMware

Deploy a VMware Access Node from the Command Center

You can add a new VMware Linux access node (VSA proxy) to a hypervisor directly from the Command Center.

The Linux access node can be used for Live Browse or Live File Recovery operations.

For more information, see Deploying a VMware Access Node for Linux.

Deploy a VMware File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) from the Command Center

You can deploy a VMware File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) directly from the Command Center. When you initiate the deployment, you will enter a few configurations in the FREL wizard, and then the Commvault software uses its open virtual appliance (OVA) template to create a VMware virtual machine that contains the File Recovery Enabler based on your input.

After installed, the FREL allows you to browse virtual machine data from a backup for the source virtual machine (VM).

For more information, see Deploying a VMware File Recovery Enabler for Linux.

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