Spectrum Protect Plus is designed to be simple, quick to install and easy to use for 100% virtualised environments. VMware, Hyper V and a mixture of the two are supported.
Spectrum Protect Plus is deployed as an OVF file and does not require any agents. You simply install the OVF file and give it an IP address. Then you can log in to the web based GUI and connect it to your vCentre instance.
Spectrum Protect Plus includes the sorts of features you expect in a modern backup product:
- Application aware snapshots of Oracle and SQL databases. (Physical and Virtual)
- Self-service restore portal
- Dedupe and Compression
- Incremental Forever
- Full API
Setting up Backups
All backups are managed as SNAPs so data restore is quick and painless. Snapshots are done at the VMware level so any storage provisioned to VMware is supported.
Backup frequency and retention is determined via policies. New VM's added to the cluster automatically get added to the default policy and backed up.
Users have the ability to restore individual files. Admins have the ability to globally search and restore files, VM's, VM templates, datastores and vApps.
Spectrum Protect Plus can also be deployed in the IBM Cloud for hybrid-cloud backup scenarios.
- You can connect to your on-premise vCentre instance and store the backups in the cloud
- You can connect to your cloud vCentre instance and store backups on premise
You can use your existing Spectrum Protect Plus licenses to deploy in the IBM cloud. There is also an automated deployment option that you can read more about here.
Q: What VMware versions are supported?
A: vSphere 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
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