Backing up VMs in KVM?

Last post 08-23-2019, 9:47 PM by Wwong. 1 replies.
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  • Backing up VMs in KVM?
    Posted: 08-22-2019, 8:33 PM

    Commvault v11 SP12

    clients are KVM VMs on CentOS 7


    I have some experience with VSA for VMware but I had a hard time figuring out whether VSA for KVM works the same way.  I have a few questions:


    1. Does Commvault even support KVM on CentOS 7? shows only RHEV.

    2. If it's supported, the same link also mentions "For Red Hat, the proxy computer is always a virtual machine on the Red Hat cluster." Must the proxy have to be a VM in KVM? I was hoping to install VSA proxy on the media agent server.

    Thank you.

  • Re: Backing up VMs in KVM?
    Posted: 08-23-2019, 9:47 PM

    Hi acpp

    Please refer to the following subsection in the above Documentation -

    You will need to leverage ovirt to manage KVM. 

    I believe the Proxy needs to be a VM in clustered environment, so it can interact with the management layer to do failover. However if you are looking to back KVM VM, I dont see any issue installing the VSA proxy on the MA.




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