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Commvault for Microsoft Hyper-V


  • Comprehensive data protection solution for Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Agentless Virtual Machine (VM) data protection and recovery
    • Granular recovery of files and folders within VMs
    • Application-consistent guest-level backups
    • Conversion and migration of VMs from other hypervisors into Hyper-V
    • Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V VMs
  • Simplified, Service Level Agreement (SLA)-based protection plans
  • Available as an appliance-based solution, software-only, or as a hybrid solution


Microsoft Hyper-V is a robust virtualization platform that allows you to run multiple operating systems as Virtual Machines (VMs) in Microsoft Windows environments. Built on the Windows operating system, it helps reduce both costs and the administrative burden on your IT team. At Commvault, we believe that backing-up, recovering, and managing the data on your Hyper-V environment should be just as easy. Our solution for Hyper-V provides comprehensive and scalable backup and recovery, VM transformation, and the foundation for a robust Disaster Recovery strategy for all your Hyper-V needs.

Data Protection Challenges for Hyper-V

Protecting a VM might seem simple. Protecting thousands of VMs, migrating data into your Hyper-V environment, and deploying a disaster recovery solution — each with differing requirements for protection, recovery, and reporting — is not so simple. Commvault can help simplify managing these complex challenges using SLA-based protection plans, to ensure that each Hyper-V VM is managed exactly as your business requires.

See how Commvault can help you optimize VM backup and recovery.


Backup and recovery with focus on shorter backup windows and quicker recoveries

  • "Incremental Forever" backup and recovery strategy, leveraging Changed Block Tracking (CBT) of Hyper-V VMs, to reduce data growth and minimize impact to the client system
  • Automatic discovery of VMs in Hyper-V clusters, and integration with Hyper-V APIs for more efficient backups
  • Application-consistent protection helps to ensure that your applications are adequately protected and fully recoverable
  • Quickly recover individual files from within a guest-level backup
  • Hyper-V snapshot integration and orchestration through Commvault IntelliSnap® technology with CBT

Global management and proactive monitoring for efficiency

  • Protect and manage all your Hyper-V clusters from a single, easy-to-use management console
  • Provide consolidated reporting and monitoring for multiple Hyper-V clusters
  • Intuitive management console allows you to recover data to any Hyper-V cluster
  • Single licensing model can cover all Hyper-V clusters within an enterprise

Cloud integration for enabling hybrid infrastructure

  • Directly integrate cloud storage and resources without the need for costly gateways
  • Leverage cloud resources as backup targets or as a fully operational data management platform
  • Recover directly from cloud resources without the need to stage data

Simplified deployment and administration

  • Software based solution offers flexible deployments options
  • Commvault HyperScale™ technology can simplify deployment in a scale-out environment
  • Single management interface reduces learning curve and deployment complexity

Easy-to-Use and Flexible

As a software-based solution, Commvault provides extreme flexibility in deployment options. Commvault HyperScale™ technology is also available, and combines all aspects of the data protection platform in a scale-out system. Commvault can also be deployed as a completely virtual or cloud-based data protection platform, depending on the needs of your business. A single, easy-to-use management console consolidates all configuration, management, and reporting tools into a single, web-based portal, greatly reducing your administrative burden.


You rely on Hyper-V to simplify your data center infrastructure. And with Commvault, you can extend that simplicity to data management and recovery with our proven, Hyper-V integrated solution.


Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise. With innovative products that include Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery; Commvault HyperScale™; Commvault Orchestrate™; and Commvault Activate™, Commvault offers an integrated range of backup and recovery, storage infrastructure, service delivery orchestration and data governance solutions.


  • "Incremental Forever" data protection using Changed Block Tracking (CBT)
  • Automatic discovery of guests
  • Snapshot integration through Commvault IntelliSnap® technology
  • Live file recovery of guest files
  • Multi-cluster protection from a single, consolidated backup and recovery platform
  • Comprehensive alerting and reporting
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