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Virtualization

Common Virtual Server Agent Framework

Restores from Deduplicated Backups of Cloud Libraries Use Larger Read Sizes for Optimal Performance

When you perform a restore from a deduplicated backup of a cloud library, the restore operation first identifies contiguous deduplicated blocks for chunks that are needed during the restore. The resulting read operation uses a larger read size to increase the speed of the read throughput.

Amazon

Backups Add a Tag to Identify AWS Snapshots Managed by Commvault

When Commvault backups create an AWS snapshot for instance EBS volumes or RDS databases, the backup operation adds the _GX_Backup_ tag to the snapshot. Users can use that tag to identify and filter AWS snapshots that are managed by Commvault.

For more information, see Backups for Amazon.

Google Cloud Platform

Linux Proxy for Google Cloud Platform

You can configure a Linux instance to act as a Virtual Server Agent (VSA) proxy for Google Cloud Platform. You can then use the resulting Linux proxy to back up and restore Google Cloud Platform instances.

For more information, see:

Microsoft Azure

Linux Proxy for Microsoft Azure

You can configure a Linux instance to act as a Virtual Server Agent (VSA) proxy for Microsoft Azure. You can then use the resulting Linux proxy to back up and restore Microsoft Azure virtual machines.

This feature is available from the Command Center and from the CommCell Console.

For more information, see:

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

VSA Proxy Can Reside Outside Nutanix AHV Cluster

You can install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on any virtual machine (either inside or outside of the cluster environment) or on any physical machine. The VSA proxy that resides outside the cluster will use the NAS data transport mode. The VSA proxy that resides inside the cluster will use the HotAdd data transfer mode; these backups will be faster. You can deploy additional VSA proxies as needed for load balancing.

This feature is available from the Command Center and from the CommCell Console.

For more information, see:

OpenStack

Replicate OpenStack Instances

Use Live Sync to replicate instances running in OpenStack. You can replicate instances from a primary site to a destination site. Both the primary site and the destination site must be OpenStack deployments.

You can replicate from streaming backups, and perform planned or unplanned failovers.

For more information, see Replication for Virtual Machines.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Replicate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Instances

Use Live Sync to replicate instances running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can replicate instances from a primary site to a destination site, which can be in the same region or a different region. Both the primary site and the destination site must be Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions.

You can perform replication using the Command Center.

For more information, see Replication for Virtual Machines.

Red Hat OpenShift

Back Up and Restore Applications in OpenShift

You can use the Virtual Server Agent to back up and restore OpenShift applications, including any associated persistent volumes.

From the Command Center, you can configure an OpenShift hypervisor and perform backups and restores.

For more information, see Adding a Red Hat OpenShift Hypervisor.

VMware

Backups Skip Unused Sectors in NTFS Volumes

Backups of VMware virtual machines exclude blocks that are not used by volumes in virtual machine disks (VMDKs).

Excluding unused blocks provides the following benefits:

  • Faster backups
  • Lower space requirements for storage libraries
  • No backups of obsolete data

This feature is enabled by default for NTFS volumes on basic disks for Windows VMs, for backups that use a VSA proxy that runs on Windows or Linux. Disks can use master boot record (MBR) or GUID partition table (GPT) partitioning.

Backups That Use a Linux Proxy Skip Page Files

When you perform a VMware backup that uses a Linux proxy (access node), the backup skips the Windows page files or Linux swap files for guest VMs that are included in the backup.

For more information, see Disabling Skip Page or Swap Files.

Use Multiple Access Nodes for Restores

When you restore multiple full VMs, you can use the Distribute workload option to distribute the VMs in the restore job across the access nodes (VSA proxies) that are configured for the VMware hypervisor. VMs are assigned to access nodes using the round-robin method. Distributing the workload across all of the available access nodes improves the speed and efficiency of the restores.

This option is available from the Command Center, for full VM restores from streaming backups or IntelliSnap backup copies.

For more information, see Restoring Full Virtual Machines for VMware.

VMware Cloud on AWS Supports SDDC 1.8 and 1.9

For SP16 and later service packs, SDDC 1.8 and SDDC 1.9 are certified for VMware Cloud on AWS.

For more information, see Support for VMware Cloud on AWS.

Virtual Machine Conversion (Cross-Hypervisor Restores)

Convert Virtual Machines from Azure to VMware

When restoring an Azure virtual machine from backup, you can choose to restore the VM as a VMware VM. You can perform conversion from streaming backups or IntelliSnap backup copies.

This feature is available from the Command Center and from the CommCell Console.

For more information, see the following pages:

Last modified: 12/31/2020 10:30:08 PM