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Virtualization

The Virtual Server Agent (VSA) provides complete data protection and recovery for virtual machine data, including full virtual machine backups, incremental backups, and synthetic full backups, with support for full VM recovery as well as granular disk and file recovery. The default configuration enables protection for all virtual machines managed by the virtualization platform; you can also configure protection for specific virtual machines or define rules to discover VMs automatically based on criteria such as the host, storage location, and other criteria. When automatic discovery is combined with the ability to define filter rules, you can easily target virtual machines to support different service level agreements (SLAs) and distribute data protection jobs across your available operating window.

To simplify management of virtual machine data, Commvault  and the VSA provide a single administration point for different virtualization platforms, policy-based protection, job management, scheduling, and reporting features.

To reduce the impact on production systems and ensure data security, Commvault  and the VSA provide enhanced data protection and data transfer features such as proxy-based backups, advanced transport support, hardware-agnostic media management, deduplication, compression, and encryption.

The Virtual Server Agent can be installed on physical or virtual machines, and can be used by itself to protect the entire virtual machine or in conjunction with a guest agent to protect high transaction applications, such as the SQL Server Agent or Exchange Database Agent.

Supported Hypervisors

The VSA supports data protection and recovery for the following hypervisors:

Hypervisor

User Interfaces

Links

Alibaba Cloud

Command Center

Adding an Alibaba Cloud Hypervisor

Amazon

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding an Amazon Hypervisor

Amazon

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

CommCell Console

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Docker

CommCell Console

Docker

Google Cloud Platform

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a Google Cloud Platform Hypervisor

Google Cloud Platform

Huawei FusionCompute

CommCell Console

Huawei FusionCompute

Microsoft Azure

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a Microsoft Azure Hypervisor

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Stack Hub

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a Microsoft Azure Stack Hub Hypervisor

Microsoft Azure Stack Hub

Microsoft Hyper-V

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor

Microsoft Hyper-V

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a Nutanix AHV Hypervisor

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

Kubernetes

Command Center (from 11.20)

Registering the Kubernetes Cluster

OpenStack

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding an OpenStack Hypervisor

OpenStack

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Command Center

Adding an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Hypervisor

 

Oracle VM

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding an Oracle VM Hypervisor

Oracle VM

Red Hat OpenShift

Command Center (from SP17)

Adding a Red Hat OpenShift Hypervisor

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor

Red Hat Virtualization

vCloud Director

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a vCloud Hypervisor

vCloud Director

VMware (vCenter or ESX server)

Command Center

CommCell Console

Adding a VMware Hypervisor

VMware

To learn about the capabilities for different hypervisors, see the Feature Comparison for Virtualization.

Last modified: 10/15/2019 8:51:22 PM