Changes in Feature Release 11.22

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If you upgrade from a previous feature release, you will find that some features and options have been updated and enhanced. To read more about the features in this feature release, click the link listed in the Learn more column.

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Feature Release 22

File Storage Optimization

You can set permissions on the file server details page.

Setting Permissions on a File Server in File Storage Optimization

Feature Release 22

Index Server

You can back up and restore index servers that are deployed on Linux.

Archive Agents

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Feature Release 22

  • Windows File System

  • UNIX File System

Starting with FR 11.22, when you create a subclient for an archive set, the Retention tab on the Subclient Properties dialog box is not available. Instead, storage policy days-based retention settings will be used for new subclients.

If you upgraded a client from FR 11.21 or an earlier release, the Retention tab on the Subclient Properties dialog box is still available for existing subclients, and you can still modify the retention settings.

Previously, archived jobs were retained according to the combination of the subclient retention criteria and the storage policy retention criteria.

Backup Agents

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Feature Release 22

NDMP

If the CommServe host cannot connect directly to the NAS server, the MediaAgent associated with the storage used on the server plan is used.

Previously, an access node was manually selected when the NAS server was added.

Adding a NAS Server for NDMP Backup Operations

Feature Release 22

Exchange Online

Use only the Command Center to create an Office 365 client for Exchange Online.

All the existing Office 365 clients for Exchange Mailbox Agent (Through Azure Active Directory) Environment can be accessed only from the Command Center.

Exchange Online

Feature Release 22

OneDrive for Business

Use the Command Center to create a Office 365 client for OneDrive for Business.

The agents installed in the existing clients are now called OneDrive for Business (Classic).

New clients created from the CommCell Console will have OneDrive for Business (Classic) agent installed.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business (Classic)

Feature Release 22

OneNote

You can run OneDrive backups to back up both the OneNote files and the OneDrive files together.

Previously, by default, OneNote files were not backed up along with the OneDrive files. We used OneNote API to back up the OneNote files.

OneDrive for Business (Classic)

OneDrive for Business

Feature Release 22

Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer

In LITE mode, your content indexed messages are automatically arranged as conversations in the ContentStore Email Viewer.

Previously, the conversation view had to be manually enabled.

Feature Release 22

Salesforce

The following changes were made for Salesforce in the Command Center:

  • Salesforce is directly under Applications.

  • A sync database is required.

  • Server groups can be used as access nodes when the Cloud apps package is installed on the servers in the group.

  • Instances, backup sets, and subclients are no longer needed. If you have existing instances, you can view them by using the list control available when you open your Salesforce app.

When you install feature release 11.22 in your CommCell environment, you must also install 11.22 on the Commvault access node that you use for Salesforce.

Salesforce

Feature Release 22

SharePoint Online

Use the Command Center to create a Office 365 client for SharePoint Online.

The agents installed in the existing clients are now called SharePoint Online (Classic).

New clients created from the CommCell Console will have SharePoint Online (Classic) agent installed.

SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online (Classic)

Feature Release 22

Windows File System Agent

For UNC paths, if impersonate user credentials are not given for in-place restores, the software automatically queries the subclient credentials used during backups, and then performs the restore operation.

Previously, you had to enter the impersonate user credentials to perform in-place restores.

Adding a UNC Path as Subclient Content for the Windows File System Agent

Feature Release 22

  • Windows File System

  • UNIX File System

  • Windows Laptop Backup

  • UNIX Laptop Backup

  • Network Share Backups for CIFS and NFS

  • IntelliSnap for Windows File System

  • IntelliSnap for UNIX File System

  • Archiving for Windows, UNIX and Macintosh, NetApp, Hitachi NAS (BlueArc), Celerra, and Network Share

  • Hadoop

  • GPFS

  • GlusterFS

  • LustreFS

Beginning in Feature Release 22, in the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box, the Automatically use optimal number of data readers option and the Allow multiple data readers within a drive or mount point option are enabled by default.

Previously, the Automatically use optimal number of data readers option and the Allow multiple data readers within a drive or mount point option had to be manually enabled.

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Feature Release 22

Cassandra

You can ensure that Cassandra backup jobs do not fail by configuring the Cassandra config file path in the instance properties or adding the sCassandraiConfigFilePath additional setting.

If you plan to upgrade the Cassandra agent, you must set the sCassandraiConfigFilePath additional setting before you start the upgrade operation.

Configure Cassandra Nodes

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Feature Release 22

Command Center search bar

You can perform a backup by typing /backup entity_name in the global search bar. You can use the /backup command in the global search bar to back up file servers, laptops, and hypervisors.

Performing a Backup from the Global Search Bar

Feature Release 22

Command Center search bar

You can perform a restore by typing /restore entity_name in the global search bar. You can use the /restore command in the global search bar to restore file servers, laptops, and hypervisors.

Performing a Restore from the Global Search Bar

CommCell Management

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Feature Release 22

Alerts

The Service Pack Expiry alert is removed. When the Service Pack license of a client computer has already expired or will expire in the next 30 days, this alert notifies the Commvault to Administrators about the expiration of the license.

Feature Release 22

Company

The Tenant Operator user group is no longer visible. As a result, you will experience the following changes:

  • Users that are added manually to this group are automatically removed. The security associations that were inherited from this group are set at the user level.

  • Any security associations that are configured on this group are removed.

    If you want to configure a tenant operator, you must use the Tenant Operators section in the company properties page.

Assigning a Tenant Operator to a Company

Feature Release 22

DR Backup

With Maintenance Release 11.22.48, and above, the primary copy of the DR storage policy is converted to a WORM copy to prevent accidental deletion of data that is not qualified for aging. In addition, when you create a new DR storage policy, the default retention period is set to 15 days and 15 cycles. (The retention period for existing DR storage policies continue to use the existing settings and is not affected by this change.)

Configuring the Storage Policy for Disaster Recovery

Feature Release 22

Jobs

By default, persistent recovery jobs are not displayed.

To display persistent recovery jobs, configure the showPersistentRecoveryJobs additional setting for the CommServe computer.

Feature Release 22

Storage Accelerator

You can use the configuration parameter Config parameter to enable the storage accelerator feature in the Service Configuration tab of the Media Management Configuration dialog box to enable or disable the Storage Accelerator feature at the CommCell level.

Media Management Configuration: Service Configuration

Deployment

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Feature Release 22

Installation Wizard

Beginning in Feature Release 22, to configure the File System Agent, you need to either explicitly select the packages during the installation or you can configure the agent later. File System packages that are automatically installed with other agent packages are not displayed in the CommCell Console.

Previously, you could see the File System Agent as a deconfigured agent in the CommCell Console. The File System Agent did not consume any licenses.

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Feature Release 22

Network Routes

All connections between MediaAgents, CommServe servers, and clients now go through network tunnels.

Note: If you install a new MediaAgent with 11.22 or a later feature release, and if you have an existing V10/V11 client at SP14 or earlier service pack that connects to that MediaAgent, no jobs will run on that client. To fix the issue, on the MediaAgent, set the nCLNT_FORCE_TUNNEL additional setting to 0.

For more information, see Enforcing Automatic Tunneling for Network Traffic.

Feature Release 22

Network Routes

In the Command Center, when using predefined network topologies to set up network connections between client groups, you can specify options for tunnel port, keep-alive interval, traffic encryption, tunnel protocol, and number of tunnels per route.

For more information, see Network Topologies.

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Feature Release 22

Reports on the Command Center and the Web Console

By default, the Audit Trial Report includes successful login and logout operations.

Skipping Successful Login and Logout Operations in the Audit Trial

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Feature Release 22

Google Cloud Platform

From FR 11.22, in Array Management, the private key box moved from the Snapshot Properties tab to the Credentials dialog box in the General tab.

Adding Google Cloud Platform in Array Management

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Feature Release 22

Cloud Storage

The following Cloud storage vendors are renamed:

  • Revera Vault renamed as CCL Vault v2.

  • Western Digital ActiveScale renamed as Quantum ActiveScale.

Supported Cloud Storage Products

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Feature Release 22

All Hypervisors

When you browse streaming or backup copy jobs, the performance of live file-level restores to guest agents is improved for all hypervisor types.

Virtualization and Cloud

Feature Release 22

Data Aging

To enable or disable data aging for a VM-centric virtualization client, configure the Enable data aging setting on the Activity Control tab in the Client Computer Properties dialog box for the virtualization client. When you disable data aging for a virtualization client, data aging is disabled for all VMs that are included under the virtualization client. Also, when you enable data aging for a virtualization client, data aging is enabled for all VMs. However, you can configure Enable data aging setting to disable data aging for an individual VM. For more information, see Disable Data Aging on a Client.

Data Aging and Retention Operations

Feature Release 22

Global File Search

You can use the global search bar in the Command Center to perform a consolidated search of all virtual machine data.

Global File Search for Virtual Machine Files

Feature Release 22

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

When you add a new GCP hypervisor to your environment, you must use a JSON file for the GCP service account authentication.

In previous releases, when you added a new GCP hypervisor, the P12 private key file was required for the GCP service account authentication.

Adding a Google Cloud Platform Hypervisor

Feature Release 22

Replication

For failback operations from IntelliSnap backups, if a VSA V2 source VM is deleted or becomes unavailable during a failback operation, the failback operation completes. However, if a VSA V1 source VM is deleted or becomes unavailable during a failback operation, the failback operation fails.

Performing a Failback Operation

Feature Release 22

Searching for VM Group Files

You can search within a VM group to find a specific file to restore or to download from the most recent indexed backup.

Searching for VM Group Files

Web Console

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Feature Release 22

Download Center

For Web Server or network repositories, an MD5 hash value is automatically generated.

If the repository is an ObjectStore, you can manually enter a hash value.

You can use the hash value as a checksum to validate the package after it is downloaded from the Download Center.