Storegrid™ Features: Virtualisation

Complete Protection for Your Virtual Environment

By virtualisation, Storegrid™ can backup entire virtual machines centrally without having to install the agent in each of the virtual machines.. Storegrid™ currently supports backing up of VMware. Backing up Xen, KVM virtual machines and Virtuozzo Containers is currently in development and will be available soon.

Backing up VMware ESX Servers

Storegrid™ uses VMware’s APIs to backup virtual machines (VMs) running on ESX and ESXi Servers. A single installation of Storegrid™ client can backup VMs running on multiple ESX/ESXi servers. Storegrid™ client can also connect to vCenter Server to backup all the VMs that the vCenter server manages. Storegrid™ can directly backup the VMs from the source to the backup server without having to first dump the data locally in a temporary storage in Storegrid™ client machine. Storegrid™ supports incremental backup of VMware VMs.

ESX 3.0, ESX 3.5, ESXi 3.5, ESX 4.x, ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.x and VMware Server 2.0 Virtual Machines are supported

Backing up Hyper-V Servers

Storegrid™ 4.1 supports backing up Hyper-V Virtual Machines, Storegrid needs to be installed in the Hyper-V Server and it can then centrally backup all the VMs in that Hyper-V server. Only 64bit Operating systems are supported, Hyper-V in Cluster environment is not supported.

Virtual machines that are running operating systems that do not support VSS such as Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0 or Windows XP, Linux, OSes will be put in a saved state while the VSS snapshot is created.

Virtual machines that do not have Integration Services installed will be put in a saved state while the VSS snapshot is created.

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