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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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TSM4VE lack support for multiple vCenters, in an intuitive, easy and manageable way.

TSM4VE seems to lack support for multiple vCenters, in an intuitive, easy and manageable way. Competitive software, like Quest (formerly VizionCore) vRanger Pro and Veeam Backup & Replication does have stated support for multiple vCenters. It ...
about 12 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 8 Not under consideration

TSM4VE UI Support for mulitple Spectrum Protect server instances

the current TSM4VE Web UI or plugin does not support the distribution of VM backup data of 1 datacenter to multiple Spectrum Protect instances. Nowadays VM datacenters have reached sizes which require to have more than 1 Spectrum Protect instance ...
almost 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

SP4VE increase max vmdk support limit of 8TB

Many customers have passed the 8TB for a single VMDK and currently cannot use SP4VE to protect these virtual machines.
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Remove the requirement for disabling UAC on application aware VE backups

As of now the use of the application aware Exchange backup with Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments requires the permanent disabling of Windows UAC. We would like to see a different solution (that does not require Windows UAC to be disabled ...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Data Protection for VMware vSphere GUI configuration mode checkbox should be UNCHECKED by default.

The Data Protection for VMware vSphere GUI configuration mode checkbox should remain unchecked as a default setting for normal use.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Planned for future release

Incremental Hyper-V Backup Like TDP for VE (VMware)

Please add the ability to perform incremental backups for Hyper-V using either the standard TSM BA Client or TSM for VE in a similar way as is provided for VMware backups.
about 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 4 Planned for future release

TSM-VE : better management of VM which have non cleaned snapshots from previous backups

The purpose of this request is to ask product management team two things:- to make available a report, for instance through the vCenter plug-in , that shows if virtual machines that are being protected by TSM-VE, have non cleaned snapshots. It wil...
almost 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to create long term snapshot of TSM for VE data

At present, TSM for VE is suitable for storing short to medium term data. Where regulatory type backups such as 1-7 year retention backups are required, a separate node using the traditional Backup Archive Client needs to be set up to perform this...
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Not under consideration

Backup of encrypted vSphere 6.5 environments

Currently there is no support for backups of encrypted vSphere 6.5 environments with TSM/ISP4VE (which is stated in the documentation). Due to the fact that some customers require encryption for their VMware environments, support for the new (V6.5...
about 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

MS-SQL Support for Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments V8.1 and Spectrum Protect for Databases V8.1

Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments V8.1 and Spectrum Protect for Databases V8.1 should support MS-SQL 2012.Customer has a large MS-SQL 2012 installation base running on VMware. Both products do not support a official supported version of MS...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Not under consideration