New Features for Virtualization in Commvault Platform Release 2024


Copy Latest Snapshot Is Available By Default for Azure Hypervisors

The copy latest snapshot feature is available by default for Azure hypervisors.

Citrix (XenServer)

Protect Virtual Machines Hosted in Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Using Command Center, you can protect VMs that are hosted in Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer).

For more information, see the following:

Network Selection Support for Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) for Out of Place Restores

When restoring VMs into a XenServer environment, the network settings will be retained during an in-place restore and users can select which network to use during an out-of-place restore.

For more information, see the following:

Nutanix AHV Hypervisor

Credential Manager for Nutanix AHV Clients

You can use Commvault's Credential Manager to save and edit Nutanix AHV hypervisor credential entities. These credentials can be re-used with multiple Nutanix hypervisors.

For more information, see the following:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for Private Cloud Appliance

Commvault protects instances that are hosted in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Private Cloud Appliance (PCA).

You can configure an OCI hypervisor to represent an OCI Private Cloud Appliance (PCA).

For more information, see the following:

Tag Support When Creating VM Groups in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

When creating a VM group for an OCI hypervisor, you can use tags (created in Oracle Cloud) to create rules that automatically select instances to be included in the VM group.

For more information, see the following:


Virtual Lab Support for Network Mapping and IP Customization

You can set up a virtual lab in an isolated virtual environment for a VMware destination to perform a test failover operation for a replication group.

A virtual lab in the isolated network provides the following capabilities:

  • Use a network configuration in the virtual lab to mirror the network configuration of the production environment.
  • Use a test network mapping to map a source network with an isolated network and VLAN ID to perform a test failover operation.
  • Use a masqueraded IP address on the gateway appliance to forward the traffic from the external network to the test failover VMs on the private network.
  • Use test VM IP customization and IP masquerading at the VM level, and IP masquerading range at the replication group level.

For more information, see the following: