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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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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

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

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

No native backup support for Nutanix

Why: Seamless integration, optimized performance, granular recovery, compliance adherence, and vendor support contribute to a robust backup solution within the Nutanix VM environment. Note: Currently it is supported by Storage Defender but it requ...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Support of CentOS for SPfVE as Datamover

Due to licensing issues, we would like to use CentOS as the operating system. Unfortunately we could not find the support in the support matrix.After consultation with the support I was informed that this support is unfortunately not considered.Si...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

CentOs as a supported OS for TDP for VE datamover

Having RHEL 7 as supported Environment, and having CentOS 7 as supported in Spectrum Protect, it is highly appreciated to enhance support for running TDPVMware datamover and mountproxy in CentOS as well.
almost 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 0 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

Run enduser file level restore with restricted privileges

Request to be able to run the end-user file level restore UI with restricted priviledges. Currently, per documentation a domain-admin UID is required to run the UI. It would be highly advisable to run the UI with the minimum privileges required fo...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Backup vCLS VMs

Exclude vCLS VMs from VM backups using TDP for VMware. Is not possible exclude VMs from backup using TAG, when VM is backed up using Schedule-Tag option.
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Not under consideration