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Red Hat Virtualization

The Virtual Server Agent provides a unified protection and recovery vehicle for virtual machines (VMs) and guest files in a Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) data center.

You can perform streaming backups for Red Hat, from the Command Center or from the CommCell Console.

Key Features

Feature

Description

Additional information

Agentless backups and restores

Install the Virtual Server Agent on a VM to act as a VSA proxy. A VSA proxy manages backup and restore operations for guest VMs in your environment, eliminating the need to install agents on guest VMs.

Deployment Planning

System Requirements

"Incremental forever" data protection

After an initial full backup, you can perform ongoing incremental backups to capture changes for the source VM.

Backups

Restores

You can restore full VMs or guest files and folders.

Restores

Simplified operational interface

The web-based Command Center interface uses smart defaults to simplify configuration and support streamlined operations.

Command Center

Single point of administration

The CommCell Console provides advanced options for Commvault operations.

Using the CommCell Console, you can configure a virtualization client that serves as a single point of administration for a RHEV Manager. You can perform backups and restores from the virtualization client, and perform other administrative tasks such as creating schedules and generating reports.

Creating a Virtualization Client

Automatic protection for all virtual machines

By default, all virtual machines are automatically selected for backup, to ensure that all virtual machines are backed up.

Subclient Configuration

Application-aware backups

Perform application-consistent backups without installing application agents on virtual machines.

Application-Aware Backups

Automatic discovery

To back up categories of virtual machines, you can create rules to automatically select virtual machines based on specific criteria. Automatic discovery is useful in environments where virtual machines are frequently added or removed.

Adding Subclient Content

Customized filters

To exclude virtual machines from the backup, create rules to filter virtual machines.

Defining Filters

Reports

You can view detailed information about each backed up virtual machine, including information such as size of the data, status of integration services, guest operating system, and the host on which the virtual machine is running.

Reports for Virtual Server Agents

Commvault Platform Features

The following features are available throughout Commvault and are not limited to the Virtual Server Agent.

Feature

Description

Additional information

Policy-driven data protection

Policies drive operations to meet service level agreements (SLAs).

Schedule Policies

Storage Policies

Subclient Policies

Monitoring Policies

Block-level deduplication

Block-level deduplication compares blocks of data during backups. If virtual machines contain identical blocks of data, block-level deduplication eliminates the storage of redundant data and reduces the size of data in storage.

Deduplication Overview

Built-in compression

Commvault storage policies automatically enable compression to reduce the quantity of data sent to storage.

Data Compression

Data Compression for VSA

Last modified: 7/16/2019 9:23:04 PM