Certified backup solutions on VMware vCloud Director: Commvault Version 11
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Certified backup solutions on VMware vCloud Director: Commvault Version 11


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VMware Cloud Director


This article provides information about the VMware vCloud Director on Commvault software version 11.

Disclaimer:  The partner solution referenced in this article is a solution that is developed and supported by a partner. Use of this product is also governed by the end user license agreement of the partner. You must obtain from the partner the application, support, and licensing for using this product. For more information, see
Commvault - VMware backup solutions.


Here is a summary of target use cases, solution architecture, solution components, and support information.

Use cases that are supported on VMware vCloud Director

Commvault Version 11, Service Pack 16 and later, provides the following features:
  • Agentless Backups and restores using vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP)
  • Changed block tracking (CBT)
  • Full, incremental, differential, and synthetic full backups
  • Restores of full virtual machines, VMDKs (alone or attaching to a virtual machine), and guest files and folders
  • VM conversion from VMware to Amazon
  • Automatic Protection for all virtual machines
  • Tenant-based security model to allow for granular security based on existing infrastructure definitions
  • Automatic VM owner detection
  • Web-based self-service options for backup and recovery using existing vCloud Authentication

Solution Architecture 

Solution Components

CS=Commserve: Coordinates all activity in CommCell environment.
MA=Media Agent: Conducts the movement of data from source to destination
VSA=Virtual Server agent: Provides complete data protection and recovery for virtual machine data in VMware vCloud Director 9.5
You can deploy Commvault to protect workloads running in VMware vCloud Director. The Commvault components can be physical, virtual, or mixed.  The Commvault VSA communicates directly with the VMware vCloud Director environment to discover, protect, and restore virtual machines which reside on the physical ESXi infrastructure which is part of the vCD environment.
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Additional Information

Support Information  
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  • +1-877-780-3077
  • +1-732-571-2160
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