HPE has released a new version of VM Explorer. This backup and replication product has been here for a while, previously known as Trilead VM Explorer. The product continues its development and updates on regular basis. Today we will report about the latest release HPE VM Explorer 6.5.
One of the main differences from its competitors is the fact that the user interface has been translated into many different languages. English, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese (Simplified), French, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Russian, are currently languages which you can set for the web UI.
We have reported recently on the 6.3 release as being fully compatible with VMware vSphere 6.5 and added Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 e-mail recovery. We have also compared the Free version of VM Explorer with the paid one – HPE VM Explorer Free version for VMware and Hyper-V.
The web-based UI is convenient to work with as it’s fast and responsive. You can connect via a web browser from anywhere, and from any platform (Windows, Linux, Mac…). No software to install. After connecting to the UI you need to add your vCenter or individual ESXi host. If you’re running some Hyper-V boxes, then you do the same.
To get you started, you might want to check out our post – HPE/Trilead VM Explorer – Backup your first VM.
What's new in VM Explorer 6.5?
HPE StoreOnce Catalyst support – This release of HPE VM Explorer extends the support of storage environments to include HPE StoreOnce Catalyst 3.16.x, the disk-based federated deduplication solution providing seamless backup and recovery from the smallest remote sites to the largest enterprises. HPE StoreOnce Catalyst enables you to identify and eliminate duplicate copies of repeating data, thus optimizing the use of storage space and network data transfers. Using HPE VM Explorer, you can easily store more
Using HPE VM Explorer, you can easily store more information at an optimized data exchange rate to HPE StoreOnce Catalyst. The operations currently supported by HPE VM Explorer 6.5 with the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst integration are a backup, copy backup and restore. Moreover, using the catalog feature, which works just
Moreover, using the catalog feature, which works just like in the case of Tape Media support, you can always scan for existing backups on HPE StoreOnce Catalyst to keep your backup inventory up-to-date. The HPE StoreOnce Catalyst integration will be further developed in the future with even more exciting features to provide you with all the advantages of this advanced storage system.
User Interface Enhancements – Part of our constant effort to provide you with smooth navigation and intuitive user interface processes and flows, you can now use a wizard to create an e-mail report. After defining the default e-mail communication settings (sender, receiver, SMTP server and so on), you can go to Tasks > Scheduled Tasks and configure HPE VM Explorer's e-mail reporting settings.
Also, you can now refresh all Virtual Machines on your system by going to the Datacenter view and clicking the Refresh All button.
Improved filtering capabilities – If you want to filter down to specific backups or replication categories, you can now view all your backup/replication sessions grouped depending on their type: full or incremental. Simply go to Backup Explorer or Replication Explorer and select which type of backups/replications you want to see.
Worth to note that the product can handle mixed clusters (VMware and Hyper-V) from within the same console. We see a bit more Hyper-V boxes around because they are free, and the VMs running on those boxes has to be backed up.
Usually the test/dev environment “transforms” into a production ready one, and as a result, we somehow want to protect those VMs. We want to protect the work that has been done from within the VM, the configuration, etc. So the solution is to have a single backup product which protects all workflows no matter whether they're running on VMware or Microsoft hypervisor.
VM Explorer can backup to the cloud as well. As a choice, you have Amazon S3, Rackspace, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack. The integration is direct, native, without an intermediary gateway. Support of single item recovery.
Download your Free Trial of HPE VM Explorer here.
There are 3 different editions (Free, Pro, Enterprise) with some feature differences. The enterprise edition can do for example an Instant Virtual Machine Recovery allowing the VM to be recovered in seconds directly from backups without copying them to the production storage first.
Also, the enterprise has file level restore from the cloud so you don't have to pull the whole VM to keep the cloud storage costs down.
More posts from ESX Virtualization:
- HPE VM Explorer Free version for VMware and Hyper-V
- HPE VM Explorer Product Settings
- Top 5 Backup Software For Hyper-V
- HPE VM Explorer with StoreOnce – Get 1TB of Deduplicated Storage for Free