Commvault

Morpheus integrates with Commvault for selection as a Cloud backup target. Compatible Clouds include VMware and OpenStack. Morpheus integrates with your existing Commvault appliance, which can then be set as the preferred backup solution for any existing Clouds. From there, easily schedule backup routines during Instance provisioning and restore Instances when needed. This section discusses the process for integrating Commvault with Morpheus, sharing a Commvault integration with multiple Tenants, setting backup during Instance provisioning, and restoring Instances from backup.

Features

  • Share one backup provider across multiple Tenants

  • Apply Commvault integration as the default backup target for compatible clouds

  • Select Commvault integrations as backup provider at Instance provision time

  • Automate backups with Morpheus Backup Jobs

  • When needed, easily restore Instance backups

Adding Commvault Integration

  1. Navigate to Backups -> Services

  2. Select + ADD

  3. Select Commvault

  4. Fill in the following:

    Name

    Name of the Integration in Morpheus

    Enabled

    Enable the Commvault integration

    Host

    IP or Hostname of the Commvault server.

    Port

    Port number configured to access the Commvault server

    Username

    Admin Username for Commvault

    Password

    Password for Username provided (encrypted in Morpheus).

    Visibility
    Sets Multi-Tenant Visibility
    Private

    Only Available to the Tenant the Integration is added by

    Public

    Available to Sub-Tenants (master tenant option only)

  5. SAVE

Set Commvault as Cloud Backup Target

Once the initial integration is made, set this integration as the backup provider for as many supported Clouds as needed. Commvault integrations are supported as backup target for VMware and OpenStack Clouds at this time.

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Clouds

  2. Select an existing VMware or OpenStack Cloud

  3. Click EDIT

  4. Expand the Advanced Options section

  5. Under “Backup Provider”, select the relevant Commvault integration

  6. Click SAVE CHANGES

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Configure Backup at Provision Time

When provisioning an Instance into a Cloud where Commvault is set as the backup provider, Commvault will be selectable as the “Backup Type” on the Automation tab of the provisioning wizard. Expand the Backups section on this tab and enter the following:

  • Backup Type: Select the desired Commvault backup type

  • Backup Server: Select the desired server synced from the Commvault backup provider associated with the Cloud

  • Backup Set: Select a configured backup set synced from the Commvault backup provider associated with the Cloud

  • Storage Policy: Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Select the applicable SLA or retention policy for the workload being provisioned. The meanings of these retention tiers are configurable in Commvault

  • Backup Name: A name for the backup in Morpheus, this field is pre-populated with the Instance name but can be overwritten

  • Backup Job Type: Clone an existing backup job (Backups > Jobs) or add this backup to an existing job. A job contains a retention count and backup frequency schedule and can have as many Instances backing up under it as needed

  • Backup Job: Select the job which will be cloned or have a backup added to it depending on your selection in the prior field

  • Job Name: A name for the new cloned job (if you are cloning and not creating a new Backup Job)

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Viewing Backups

After provisioning, users can review backup details from the Instance detail page (Provisioning > Instances > Selected Instance > Backups tab). Additionally, backups can be configured here if this was not done during provision time by clicking ADD BACKUP. Users can also run one-off backups from this page by opening the ACTIONS menu and clicking Backup. Backups will still continue to run based on the schedule configured in their job but additional runs can be made on-demand this way.

Within the Backups section (Backups > Backups) users can also view all currently-configured backups and whether or not recent backup runs have succeeded.

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Restore an Instance from Commvault

For Instances with current backups, the Backup Results section will be populated on the Instance detail page (Provisioning > Instances > Selected Instance > Backup tab). If the Instance needs restored, simply click Actions (within the Backup Results area, not the main actions menu for the Instance itself) and then click Restore. The status icon at the top of the Instance detail page will turn green once this process is finished and the Instance will be fully restored from your selected backup.