Commvault for Citrix XenServer

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Commvault for Citrix XenServer


  • Highly-integrated data protection and recovery solution for use with Citrix® XenServer
  • Enables backup and recovery of full Virtual Machines (VMs) and granular recovery of files and folders
  • Simplified Service Level Agreement (SLA)-based protection plans
  • Self-service architecture and Commvault Command Center™ - a centralized, easy-to-use management console provides complete control of VM administrator tasks
  • Available as an appliance-based solution, software-only, or as a hybrid solution


Citrix XenServer is a virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop, and server virtualization infrastructures, with support for the x86 platform for Windows and Linux Virtual Machines (VMs) in an enterprise environment. Consolidation and containment of workloads on XenServer enables organizations of any size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures and tackle some of today’s biggest IT data center challenges. At Commvault, we believe that backing-up, recovering, and managing the data in your XenServer environment should be just as easy. Our solution for XenServer provides comprehensive and scalable backup and recovery, VM transformation, and the foundation for a robust Disaster Recovery strategy for all your XenServer needs.

Data protection challenges

Protecting a single VM might seem simple. Protecting thousands of VMs, migrating data into your environment, and deploying a disaster recovery solution — each with differing requirements for protection, recovery, and reporting — is not so simple. Commvault can help simplify managing these complex challenges using SLA-based protection plans, to help ensure that each VM is managed exactly as your business requires.

Comprehensive Data Protection for Citrix® Enterprise Virtualization

Backup and recovery

  • “Incremental Forever” data protection strategy of XenServer guests, leveraging Changed Block Tracking (CBT), to reduce data growth and minimize impact to client system
  • Quickly recover individual files from within a XenServer guest-level backup
  • Utilize customized workflows to automate complex manual application recoveries beyond the virtual machine and operating system

Global management and proactive monitoring

  • Protect and manage all your Citrix XenServer environments from the Commvault Command Center™ - a single, easy-to-use management console
  • Provide reporting and monitoring for multiple Citrix XenServer environments in a consolidated view
  • Recover data from a single interface to any Citrix XenServer
  • Align your DR Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) to your unique business requirements
  • Single licensing model can cover all Citrix XenServers within an enterprise
Commvault for Citrix XenServer

Simplified and scalable data protection powered by the Commvault Virtual Server Agent

Cloud integration for enabling hybrid infrastructure

  • Directly integrate cloud storage and resources without the need for gateways
  • Leverage cloud resources as backup targets or as a fully operational data management platform
  • Recover directly from cloud resources without the need to stage data

Simplified deployment and administration

  • Software-based solution offers flexible deployments options
  • Commvault HyperScale™ technology can simplify data protection platform deployment in a scale-out environment
  • Single management interface reduces learning curve and deployment complexity

Flexible and easy to use

As a software-based solution, Commvault provides flexibility in deployment options. Commvault HyperScale™ Technology is also available as an integrated solution that combines all aspects of the data protection software and hardware in a scale-out system. Commvault can also be deployed as a completely virtual or cloud-based protection platform, to meet the unique needs of your business. A single, intuitive management interface consolidates all configuration, management, and reporting tools into a web-based portal, simplifying ongoing management and greatly reducing your administrative burden.


You rely on Citrix XenServer to help simplify your data center infrastructure. And with Commvault, you can extend that simplicity to data management and recovery with our proven, Citrix XenServer-integrated backup solution.

About Commvault

Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise. With innovative products that include Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery; Commvault HyperScale™; Commvault Orchestrate™; and Commvault Activate™, Commvault offers an integrated range of backup and recovery, storage infrastructure, service delivery orchestration and data governance solutions.

Leverage the full capabilities of Citrix XenServer with the Commvault Complete™ data protection solution. Contact us today to learn how.

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