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The eleventh generation of Commvault, our industry leading software, has all of the latest innovations designed to provide you with a business advantage.

In addition to the new software features and usability enhancements in this platform release, we have rearchitected the core of our software. This includes the following:

  • The Security layer has greater access for control and flexibility, and addresses the needs of mobile users.

  • The Networking layer supports new transport modes, and provides greater speeds and better scaling.

  • The Database layer has been simplified to eliminate potential bottlenecks.

  • The Indexing layer supports multiple databases as well as live-edit capabilities.

To see new features and changes for the current release, go to Commvault Platform Release 2022E.

If you are a new user of our software, start by reading the Software Overview pages, and try out our software by following the Quick Start Guide.

Platform Releases and Platform Release Support

New Naming Convention for Feature Releases

Beginning June 15, 2022, feature releases will be named "Commvault Platform Release", followed by the year. Long-Term Support (LTS) releases will be appended with an "E" (for "Extended").

For example:

  • The June 15, 2022 release, which is an LTS release, will be named "Commvault Platform Release 2022E".

  • The December 15, 2022 release, which is not an LTS release, will be named "Commvault Platform Release 2023".

  • The June 15, 2023 release, which is an LTS release, will be named "Commvault Platform Release 2023E".

  • Etc.

Platform Release Cadence Is Now Every Six Months

Beginning March 15, 2022, new platform releases will be available every six months instead of every three months. This new release cadence will help improve the stability and quality of Commvault. The next Long-Term Support (LTS) release (Commvault Platform Release 2022E) will be available on June 15, 2022.

Note the following:

  • Long-Term Support (LTS) releases will continue to have a support lifetime of up to three (3) years, and non-LTS releases will continue to have a support lifetime of up to one (1) year.

  • Maintenance releases will continue to be available on a monthly schedule.

  • Security updates will continue to be available as needed.

Maintenance Release Schedule Change

Beginning September, 2020, maintenance releases are posted on a monthly schedule.

For more information, see Feature Release Schedule and Lifecycles.

NFS ObjectStore Is Now Called Hybrid File Store

Beginning in Feature Release 11.21, NFS ObjectStore is called Hybrid File Store.

Web-Based CommCell Console Will Stop Working When Oracle Removes the Support for Java Web Start

As described in the Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap web page, Oracle will continue to provide public updates and auto updates of Java "until at least the end of January 2019 for Commercial Users". After that time, Java Web Start and the Java Plug-in will be removed and Commvault users will no longer be able to access the CommCell Console as a Java Web Start application.

Commvault users will be able to access the CommCell Console using the Java Web Start application up until the end of January 2019, and the Java deprecation warning will appear during that time. After January 2019, Commvault users will not be able to access the CommCell Console using the Java Web Start application.

After January 2019, Commvault users can access the CommCell Console only by using one of the following methods:

Deprecation and End-of-Life

Azure Classic Support is Ending

Beginning in Feature Release 25 there is no support for Azure Classic virtualization.

For more information about Azure Classic end-of-life, go to Migrate your IaaS resources to Azure Resource Manager by March 1, 2023 on the Microsoft documentation website.

Virtual Server Agent (VSA) Docker Support is Ending

Beginning in Feature Release 11.23, you will not be able to create any VSA Docker clients.

Infinishare for SharePoint Support Is Ending

Beginning in Service Pack 14, the SharePoint Server Agent will not support Infinishare for SharePoint.

Microsoft SharePoint Storage Manager Support Is Ending

Beginning in Service Pack 14, the SharePoint Server Agent will not support Microsoft SharePoint Storage Manager.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Support Has Ended

Beginning in Service Pack 13, the SharePoint Server Agent does not support Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007.

SharePoint Server Agent Direct Database Access Support Has Ended

Beginning in Service Pack 13, the SharePoint Server Agent does not support the direct database access option.

Support for the memdb Option with the SIDB2 Tool Has Ended

Beginning in Feature Release 19, the SIDB2 tool does not support the use of the memdb option that can convert a deduplication database to a transactional deduplication database. The use of memdb option causes major problems.

Support for AIX 5.2 and AIX 5.3 TL 05 or higher, 32-bit Has Ended

Beginning in Feature Release 23, extended support for AIX 5.2 and AIX 5.3 TL 05 or higher, 32-bit has ended.

Support for Z-Linux - Linux on zSeries (System z9/z10), s390 31-bit Has Ended

Beginning in Feature Release 21, support for Z-Linux - Linux on zSeries (System z9/z10) 31-bit has ended.

Support for Windows 2003 and Windows XP Editions Has Ended

Beginning in Feature Release 11.23, extended support for Windows 2003 and Windows XP has ended.

Support for Windows 2008 R2 Has Ended

Newer versions of Windows include important performance, stability, and reliability improvements. Therefore, new installations on Windows 2008 R2 are not supported for the following Commvault platforms:

  • CommServe

  • MediaAgent

  • Web Console

  • Web Server

  • Workflow

  • Metrics Report

  • Search Engine and Analytics

  • Windows clients (Windows 2008 R2 versions are still supported.)

Support for existing deployments is now discontinued. You should plan to upgrade the operating system in the near future, to maintain supportability and to take advantage of the improvements offered with newer versions of Windows.

Support for Windows Client 8, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista Has Ended

Beginning Commvault Platform Release 2022E, support for the following operating systems has ended:

  • Windows Client 8

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Vista versions

Support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Has Ended

Beginning April 15, 2022, support for these products has ended for the following Commvault platforms:

  • CommServe

  • Web Server

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Has Ended

Beginning April 15, 2022, support for these products has ended for the following Commvault platforms:

  • CommServe

  • Web Server

For more information on upgrading Microsoft SQL Server, see Upgrading Microsoft SQL Server Editions.