Virtual Backup

SEP and Virtualization

When designing a virtual environment, a comprehensive backup and recovery strategy must be considered before implementation. Utilize best practices that centralize management and process controls to ensure easy monitoring and a secure environment.

SEP offers exceptional backup, recovery, replication and encryption for virtual platforms, including VMware, Hyper-V, Red Hat Virtualization, Citrix, KVM/QEMU, OpenNebula, and zVM. SEP virtual solutions are fully integrated, are easily installed and allow for maximum flexibility when designing backup strategies.

Key Features

  • Agentless technology
  • Single-file restore for Windows VSS, Linux/UNIX
  • VM snapshots, image level backups for all supported operating systems
  • Automatically or manually restore to other hosts, HA clusters, or pools
  • Easily create automated warm standbys onsite or offsite for DR or QA
  • Convert between virtual and physical servers [P2V and V2P]

SEP Backup Module for VMware ESX/vSphere Server

The SEP VMware ESXi/vSphere solution offers functionality unsurpassed by the competition. SEP communicates directly with the VMware API to back up snapshot images of virtual machines without the need for clients/agents. The SEP GUI enables system administrators to customize their backup solution to meet the specific needs of any business.

Agentless technology automatically displays the VMware hosts/guests in the GUI, simplifying planning, management, and execution of the automated backup processes. You simply enter your vSphere username and password and a list of all VMware hosts and virtual machines auto-populates. VMs can be dragged and dropped into any backup group schedule.

Change Block Tracking (CBT) allows you to schedule incremental backups of snapshot images on an ongoing basis. If backups are saved on a NFS share, you can spin up VMs directly from the copy of the backup, thus, completely eliminating downtime – no restore is required.

 

Product Features

  • Agentless Technology
  • Restart VMs directly from backup, completely eliminating any restore times and downtime
  • Change Block Tracking (CBT) creates full or incremental backups options
  • Full integration in the SEP GUI
  • Restore to other hosts, HA clusters or pools
  • Disaster recovery synchronizes VMs to a cluster or pool offsite
  • SAN-ready backup strategy
  • Convert between Virtual and Physical servers [V2P and P2V]
  • Take snapshots of any VM with any O/S supported by VMware tools
  • Full support of ESX/ESXi backups through a VCB proxy, VADP, or hypervisor
  • Single-file restore for Windows VSS, Linux/UNIX

 

 SEP VM Essentials for VMware

 

Harness the same powerful enterprise class backup and disaster recovery engine for a reduced cost. SEP VM Essentials delivers socket-based software that affords you the ability to realize significant backup software licensing savings. A socket-based approach allows you to optimize the number of VMs without having to worry about the size of your datastore.

SEP VM Essentials offers unlimited backup to disk, tape or cloud with unlimited deduplication, replication and restore features. SEP VM Essentials is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, with up to 6 CPU sockets, that face the same challenges as larger organizations.

Product Features

  • Restart VMs directly from backup, completely eliminating any restore or down time
  • Unlimited VMs, Deduplication, Replication, Encryption
  • Backup and granular recovery of snapshots
  • Back up any database – SQL, Exchange, Oracle, SAP, SharePoint, and more

 

SEP Backup Module for Hyper-V

SEP offers efficient, scalable and easy-to-use tools for Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments that go beyond simple virtual machine backups and create a solution to optimize any environment. Managing a Hyper-V instance has never been easier than with SEP’s integrated Graphical User Interface (GUI) that simplifies the planning and execution of automated virtual backups.

The SEP Microsoft Hyper-V Backup Module is licensed per Hyper-V host and includes the ability to back up 10 VM guests. For environments with more than one Hyper-V host, SEP limits the aggregate amount of VMs, so each host can have as many guests as needed, not exceeding the total number of licensed guests. VM guest extensions are available for environments that average more than 10 VMs per host.

Product Features

  • Full integration into the backup environment
  • Full integration into the management interface
  • Restore and replicate VMs onto the original or alternate system
  • Open-file Backups
  • Windows VSS Snapshots and file consistency with VSS
  • Encryption (stream, media)
  • Unlimited number of VMs are supported
  • Small Backup Footprint
  • Exchange, SQL, SharePoint Aware
  • Cluster Support
  • Supported VMs: any O/S supported by Hyper-V
  • Backup Methods: Hot, Cold
  • Backup Types: Full, Granular, Image-Level

 SEP VM Essentials for Hyper-V  

Harness the same powerful enterprise class backup and disaster recovery engine for a reduced cost. SEP VM Essentials delivers socket-based software that affords you the ability to realize significant backup software licensing savings. A socket-based approach allows you to optimize the number of VMs without having to worry about the size of your datastore.

SEP VM Essentials offers unlimited backup to disk, tape or cloud with unlimited deduplication, replication and restore features. SEP VM Essentials is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, with up to 6 CPU sockets, that face the same challenges as larger organizations.

Product Features

  • Restart VMs directly from backup, completely eliminating any restore or down time
  • Unlimited VMs, Deduplication, Replication, Encryption
  • Backup and granular recovery of snapshots
  • Back up any database – SQL, Exchange, Oracle, SAP, SharePoint, and more

 

SEP Backup Module for Citrix XenServer

SEP Xen & Now for Citrix XenServer offers Disaster Recovery and functionality for Citrix VMs that has been previously unavailable in the marketplace. SEP displays the XenServer infrastructure in the management interface, showing available VMs and simplifying the planning and execution of automated backup processes. No additional effort is required to back up and protect any XenServer environment.

SEP communicates directly with the Citrix XenServer API to back up snapshot images of VMs without the need for clients/agents. You simply enter your XenCenter username and password and a list of all Citrix hosts and VMs auto-populates. VMs can be dragged and dropped VMs into any backup group schedule.

SEP also includes Activation Loss Prevention by keeping the same MAC Address and UID so you don’t have to re-enter Windows Key Codes or re-activate third party software.

 

Product Features

  • Agentless technology
  • Prevents license activation loss
  • Management interface integration
  • Simplifies backup management with a single console for XenSever and the entire backup environment
  • Windows VSS and Linux server snapshots
  • Encryption
  • See all guests with authentication to the XenServer pool
  • Keep a disaster recovery site in sync for a hot or cold availability solution
  • Use Disaster Recovery to synchronize your virtual machine to a pool or offsite location
  • Restore to other XenServer hosts or pools
  • Back up metadata & host-specific information
  • Convert between Virtual and Physical Servers (V2P and P2V)
  • Backup methods:
    • Offline Backup
    • Online Live Memory Backup
    • Online Quiesced Backup
    • Online Normal Backup

Backup XenDesktop Key Components:

  • Desktop delivery controller
  • User-specific profiles
  • Provisioning server
  • Master image
  • Metadata
  • Templates
  • SQL database

 

Backup XenApp Key Components:

  • XenApp Server
  • User-specific profiles
  • License server
  • Citrix secure gateway
  • Active directory
  • Granular file and file share rights
  • Server farm information
  • System-specific information (included in system state)

SEP Backup Module for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV/RHEV)

SEP offers a fully integrated solution for Red Hat Virtualization with native backup API support and advanced snapshot backups. The SEP for RHV data protection solution provides fast and intuitive VM restores without the need to install backup clients on each virtual machine. Special disaster recovery procedures are no longer required. RTOs and RPOs can easily be fulfilled. A key advantage of the SEP data protection platform is the optional command line interface that enables highly customized administration of the backup and restore processes in any environment.

 

Product Features

  • Agentless snapshots
  • Uninterrupted snapshot backup
  • Native API backups
  • Built-in encryption capabilities
  • VMs are backed up via direct communication between SEP & the RHV hypervisor
  • Single enterprise management interface
  • Image level backups of any VM
  • Cold Backups, Agent Based Backups & API Based Hot Backups are all supported
  • Granularity – SEP supports RHV single server and RHV cluster backups with the API. SEP can back up everything from the VM configuration, the individual disk of a single VM, to all virtual machines on a RHV cluster.

  • Single RHV VM relocation restore support – restore VM to any RHV location, server or cluster, in the environment.
  • Perform a simple path restore of a selected RHV VM configuration directly to a directory on any system, rather than restoring and importing a VM to the RHV environment.
  • Utilize SEP deduplication and replication to efficiently & cost effectively manage backups and significantly reduce required disk storage.
  • Full support for both RHEV and RHV

KVM/QEMU

SEP offers online backup of KVM/QEMU VMs on single host systems through direct integration with the API.

 

Backup

  • Snapshot-based online backup
  • LAN-free with SEP Remote Device Server on KVM hosts

Restore

  • Restore to separate KVM system
  • Path restore of a VM directly into the file system

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