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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 recent feature releases, go to the feature release documentation (for example, "Feature Release 11.23") listed under "What's New".

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.

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.

Release Versioning

In Feature Release 11.19, release versioning terms and numbering conventions were changed.

The following release versioning terms were changed:

  • "Version" was changed to "platform release".

  • "Service pack" was changed to "feature release".

  • "Hotfix pack" was changed to "maintenance release".

The release versioning numbering convention was also changed. In Service Pack 18 and older service packs, the version of the software was referred to as "Version 11" or "V11", and the service pack was referred to as "Service Pack 18" or "SP18". In Feature Release 11.19 and newer releases, the release version is expressed as a combination of the platform release, the feature release, and the maintenance release. For example, a release version of 11.19.5 refers to Platform Release 11, Feature Release 11.19, and Maintenance Release 5.

Release Support

Beginning Feature Release 11.23, Long-Term Support (LTS) releases have a support lifetime of up to three (3) years, and non-LTS releases have a support lifetime of up to one (1) year.

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

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.

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.

End of Support for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

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

  • CommServe

  • MediaAgent

  • Web Console

  • Web Server

  • Workflow

  • Metrics Report

  • Search Engine and Analytics

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.