Commvault for Microsoft® Hyper-V


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 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.


  • Comprehensive and highly-integrated 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
  • Global management of your Hyper-V environment through an intuitive, web-based portal
  • Simplified Service-Level Agreement (SLA)-based protection plans
  • Available as an appliance-based solution, software-only, or as a hybrid solution

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.

Comprehensive data protection for Hyper-V

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

  • “Incremental Forever” backup and recovery, 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 the Commvault Command Center™, an easy-to-use, browser-based 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 storage 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 data protection platform deployment in a scale-out environment
  • Single, intuitive management interface accelerates learning and reduces deployment complexity

Data protection highlights

  • “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 with an easy-to-use, centralized management console
A blueprint for Microsoft Hyper-V protection

Flexible and easy to use

Flexible and easy to use

As a software-based solution, Commvault provides extreme flexibility in d

eployment 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, to meet the unique needs of your business. A single, intuitive, role-based management interface consolidates all configuration, management and reporting tools into a browser-based portal. This simplifies ongoing management, reduces your administrative burden and increases both speed and responsiveness.

Software-defined storage for Microsoft Hyper-V and SOFS

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform supports Microsoft Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) and Hyper-V clusters using SMB and provides highly available software-defined storage for Hyper-V failover clusters. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform delivers a scale-out distributed storage platform with real-time multi-site replication, providing protection of data and maximum availability in the event of server or data center outages for your Microsoft Hyper-V environment. Hedvig’s HyperScale architecture is ideal for Hyper-V virtualization deployments, providing highly elastic and flexible storage that can be scaled independently of compute. This software-defined solution runs completely on commodity hardware, reducing enterprise storage costs while modernizing businesses.

Be ready … with Commvault

You rely on Microsoft Hyper-V to help simplify your data center infrastructure. Commvault lets you extend that simplicity to data protection, management and recovery with our proven, fully-integrated solution for Hyper-V environments that can help you meet your unique data protection needs, both now and in the future.

Microsoft Hyper-V

With Commvault, you can extend simplicity to data management and recovery with our proven, Hyper-V-integrated solution.