Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft Azure Stack Portal is a private cloud implementation of Microsoft Azure. The Azure Stack Portal can be used to provide virtualization services for an organization, or by a service provider for tenant organizations.

You can use the Virtual Server Agent to support the following operations:

  • Perform streaming backups of virtual machines and virtual disks hosted on the Microsoft Azure Stack Portal.
  • Restore full virtual machines.
  • Restore guest files and folders.

Commvault data protection operations are managed through the CommCell Console. Use the CommCell Console to configure a virtualization client and other entities that are used to support operations.

A virtualization client is the access point for an Azure Stack subscription. You must define a virtualization client for each Azure Stack subscription.

When you create a virtualization client, the Commvault software automatically creates an Azure Stack instance, a backup set, and a default subclient that can be used to protect all virtual machines. You can create additional subclients to perform separate protection operations for different groups of virtual machines. For example, you can create a different subclient for different guest operating systems, and use the default subclient to protect any remaining virtual machines that are not covered by user-defined subclients.

You can perform full, incremental, or synthetic full backups of virtual machines. The first backup of a virtual machine is always a full backup, regardless of the selected backup type.

Last modified: 1/17/2019 8:07:46 PM