Virtualization

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Common Virtual Server Agent Framework

NTFS Live Browse for Restores Using a Linux MediaAgent

You can use live browse to view and restore VM data on NTFS volumes using a Linux access node/MediaAgent.

For more information, see NTFS Live Browse for Restores Using a Linux MediaAgent.

Amazon Web Services

Recover Windows GPT Operating System Volumes By Using Amazon VM Import/Export Service

When you perform a cross-hypervisor restore operation from Azure, Hyper-V, or VMware using the Amazon VM Import/Export service, you can recover Windows VMs with GUID Partition Table (GPT) formatted operating system volumes.

For more information, see the following:

Disaster Recovery and Replication

Replicate Azure Stack Hub VMs to Azure Stack Hub Destination Sites

You can replicate Azure Stack Hub VMs to Azure Stack Hub destinations using replication groups. Use the Replication Monitor to track replication, failover, and failback operations.

For more information, see the following:

Replicate Hyper-V VMs to Azure Stack Hub Destination Sites

You can replicate Hyper-V VMs to Azure Stack Hub destinations using replication groups. Use the Replication Monitor to track replication, failover, and failback operations.

For more information, see the following:

Test Failover Operations for Azure Destination Sites

You can perform test failover operations to validate planned and unplanned failover operations for a group of VMs in the Command Center. For Azure destinations, a test failover operation clones replicated VMs that are part of a failover group on the test site.

For more information, see the following:

Google Cloud Platform

Use Application-Consistent Backups to Protect Disks on Linux Instances

You can protect the Linux instances in your GCP environment using application-consistent backups. This type of backup quiesces or stops the file system and applications while performing the backup.

For more information, see Enabling Application-Consistent Backups for Google Cloud Platform.

Kubernetes

Vanilla Kubernetes 1.21 Support

You can back up Vanilla Kubernetes 1.21 version clusters, both on-premises and in the cloud. For a full list of supported Kubernetes distributions, go to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) website.

For more information, see the following:

Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (OCS) Support

Commvault supports Red Hat OpenShift 4.7.x and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (OCS), including the openshift-storage.rbd.csi.ceph.com and openshift-storage.cephfs.csi.ceph.com CSI plugins. Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 is built on Vanilla Kubernetes 1.20 with the Container Runtime Interface using OCI (CRI-O) runtime.

For more information, see the following:

Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) Support

You can back up Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) Kubernetes clusters that are deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) is a Kubernetes distribution based on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) to create reliable and secure Kubernetes clusters. EKS-D allows you to use the same EKS distribution that is used in AWS cloud, on-premises.

Amazon EKS Distro is available for EKS-D 1.20.x, 1.19.x, and 1.18.x versions.

For more information, see the following:

Backup Support for Air-Gapped Kubernetes Clusters

You can deploy the debian:stretch-slim container image (used by the Commvault pod) on internal or private container image registries. This solution provides backup support for Kubernetes applications in environments where the Kubernetes cluster does not have access to the Internet (hub.docker.com).

For more information, see the following:

Enhanced Application Discovery with Label Selectors

Enhanced application discovery that allows automatic discovery of Kubernetes applications by using label selectors, across the cluster.

When creating an application group, discovery of applications by using label selectors can now include the --all-namespaces modifier to locate the tagged applications across all namespaces in a cluster.

For more information, see the following:

Backup Support for Persistent Volumes By Using In-Tree Plugin and Out-of-Tree CSI Plugin

You can back up persistent volumes (PVs) on Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) that are presented with an in-tree plugin or out-of-tree Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin.

For more information, see the following:

Backup Support for Helm Deployments

You can back up Helm deployment information as part of regular Kubernetes backups. Helm release-name, chart name, and release information as well as the API resources created by Helm are discovered and included in backups automatically.

Commvault supports Helm v3.

For more information, see the following:

Restricted Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Kubernetes

You can use restricted RBAC role for Kubernetes to perform backup and recovery of Kubernetes applications. Kubernetes roles allow administrators to take a least privilege approach to grant access to shared Kubernetes clusters.

In multi-tenanted Kubernetes environments, the restricted RBAC role for Kubernetes will permit access to only the authorized namespaces, applications, and persistent volumes.

For more information, see the following:

Microsoft Azure

Indexing Version 2 for Azure Hypervisors

Virtual Server Agent (VSA) for Azure supports VM-centric backup and restore operations using Indexing Version 2. For a new Commvault deployment with Feature Release 24 or more recent feature releases, Indexing Version 2 is enabled by default, and a new Azure hypervisor automatically uses Indexing Version 2. For an existing Commvault deployment that has no Azure hypervisors, a new Azure hypervisor automatically uses Indexing Version 2. For an existing deployment that has existing Azure hypervisors, a new Azure hypervisor uses Indexing Version 1 only.

For more information, see VM-Centric Operations in Command Center.

Virtual Machine Owners Detected Automatically During Virtual Machine Discovery

Virtual machine owners can be assigned automatically during virtual machine discovery, based on privileges and roles defined in the Azure portal. When you enable this feature in the Command Center, users and user groups who have appropriate capabilities defined in the Azure portal and are also defined in Commvault are automatically assigned as VM owners for the virtual machine.

This feature enables administrators and end users to access virtual machine data without requiring that they be assigned as VM owners manually. Depending on the permissions and roles users have in the Azure portal, they can view virtual machine data or recover VM data.

For more information, see VM Owner Detection for Azure.

Microsoft Azure Stack Hub

Virtual Machine Owners Detected Automatically During Virtual Machine Discovery

Virtual machine owners can be assigned automatically during virtual machine discovery, based on privileges and roles defined in the Azure Stack Hub portal. When you enable this feature in the Command Center, users and user groups who have appropriate capabilities defined in the Azure Stack Hub portal and are also defined in Commvault are automatically assigned as VM owners for the virtual machine.

This feature enables administrators and end users to access virtual machine data without requiring that they be assigned as VM owners manually. Depending on the permissions and roles users have in the Azure Stack Hub portal, they can view virtual machine data or recover VM data.

For more information, see VM Owner Detection for Azure Stack Hub.

OpenStack

Commvault Supports Ussuri and Victoria OpenStack Distributions

You can back up and restore OpenStack instances running Ussuri or Victoria distributions.

For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with OpenStack.