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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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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

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

Datamover rebalance command should also rebalance the data each DM is responsible for rather just the number of VMs.

The rebalance command only balances the number of VMs managed by a DataMover, but not the amount of data. We think that would be as important if not more than the number of VMs being managed. Ultimately a rebalance operation that takes both items ...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Functionality already exists

Moving/VMotioning a VM should reset the tagging automatically.

This is a manual process but SP4VE is touted as an enterprise solution, so this should be automatically addressed. We do NOT use the plugin and ARE using tagging. We have 2 ESX environments each associated with a separate TSM instance. When utiliz...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Plus add Zero Trust Compliance to match Spectrum Protect Implementation

We are looking for Dual admin execution for removal of backup data. Similar to Spectrum Protect.
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Increase vmmaxvirtualdisks limit

Increase the maximum supported disk size (Vmmaxvirtualdisks option) to current available limit. In version 8.1.10 the maximum is 8TB but the maximum vmdk size in cSphere 6.7 is 64TB.
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

select more than 20 nodes (VM's) per vCenter for Backup

In the vCenter plugin extension we can select only 20 VM's. If we select more, we will get an error, that only 20 are possible in one backup. In some cases (failed backups) we need to restart more than 20 VMs from the vCenter GUI.
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Centralized include/exclude list for VM backups

Please provide a central location for managing include/excludes for individual VMs, like a client options set.
about 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Vmmaxvirtualdisks bigger than 8 TB

We have customers with disk bigger than 8 TB.
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration