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IntelliSnap Support for Virtualization

The following hypervisors support IntelliSnap backups and restores:

Amazon

early release

You can configure an Amazon hypervisor to perform IntelliSnap backups. From the snap or backup copy, you can restore full instances, restore a volume and attach it to an existing instance, and restore guest files and folders.

Microsoft Azure

early release

You can configure an Azure hypervisor to perform IntelliSnap backups. From the snap or backup copy, you can restore full virtual machines, restore a disk and attach it to an existing virtual machine, and restore guest files and folders.

This feature is only available for Azure hypervisors created in Service Pack 13 or later.

Microsoft Azure Stack

You can configure an Azure Stack hypervisor to perform IntelliSnap backups. From the snap or backup copy, you can restore full virtual machines.

This feature is only available for Azure Stack hypervisors created in Service Pack 13 or later.

Microsoft Hyper-V

You can configure a Hyper-V hypervisor to perform IntelliSnap backups. From the snap copy, you can restore full VMs and restore guest files and folders.

VMware

You can configure a VMware hypervisor to perform IntelliSnap backups. From the snap copy, you can restore full VMs, restore a disk and attach it to an existing VM, and restore guest files and folders.

Configuration

To enable IntelliSnap support, perform the following tasks:

  1. Configure storage:
  2. Add the hypervisor:
  3. Hyper-V and VMware: Associate the hypervisor to the array.
  4. Create a plan:
  5. Associate the plan with a VM group.

    Note: For Amazon, Azure and Azure Stack, you must create a new VM group in SP13 or later and select the IntelliSnap option.

Result

When you enable IntelliSnap on a VM group, Commvault automatically creates the following configurations:

  • Virtual Server Agent Snap is identified as the snap engine for Amazon snapshots.
  • Schedule policies are created for the primary (snap) and backup copies.
  • The server backup plan associated with the VM group has the Snap enabled option selected and is set to retain eight snap recovery points. (You can modify the server plan to specify a different number of snaps to retain.)

Last modified: 4/26/2019 1:12:51 PM