Commvault for Nutanix™ Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

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Commvault for Nutanix™ Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)


  • Global management of your entire Nutanix AHV environment through Commvault Command Center™ - an intuitive, web-based portal
  • Highly-integrated solution for Nutanix™ Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
  • Application-consistent guest-level backups
  • Enables AHV on-premises protection and cloud-based copies
  • Simplifies Service-Level Agreement (SLA)-based protection plans
  • Available as an appliance-based solution, software-only, or as a hybrid solution


Nutanix’s “invisible infrastructure” integrates compute, storage, and virtualization in a single turnkey appliance, helping to reduce the administrative burden on your IT team. At Commvault, we believe that backing-up, recovering, and managing the data on your Nutanix appliances should be just as easy. That’s why our solution offers exclusive support for Nutanix snapshots and Acropolis hypervisor — along with comprehensive data management of all your other storage platforms, non-virtualized servers, and enterprise applications.

Data protection challenges for AHV

Protecting a Virtual Machine (VM) might seem simple. Protecting thousands of virtual machines — each with differing requirements for protection, recovery, reporting, and Disaster Recovery (DR) — is not so simple. Commvault can help simplify managing these complex challenges using SLA-based protection plans, to ensure that each virtual machine is managed exactly as your business requires.

Comprehensive data protection for Nutanix AHVV

Backup and recovery with focus on shorter backup windows and quicker recoveries

  • “Incremental Forever” data protection strategy, leveraging Changed Block Tracking (CBT) of AHV guests
  • Application-consistent protection helps to ensure that your applications are adequately protected and fully recoverable
  • Quickly recover individual files from within an AHV guest-level backup
  • Nutanix snapshot integration and orchestration through Commvault IntelliSnap® technology, with Changed Block Tracking

Commvault offers best-in-class infrastructure and data management for Nutanix users.

Global management and proactive monitoring

  • Protect and manage all your Nutanix clusters from Commvault Command Center™ - a single, easy-to-use management console
  • Provide consolidated reporting and monitoring for multiple Nutanix clusters
  • Commvault Command Center - an intuitive management console allows you to recover data to any Nutanix AHV cluster
  • Single licensing model can cover all Nutanix clusters within an enterprise

Cloud Integration for enabling hybrid infrastructure

  • Directly integrate cloud storage and resources without the need for gateways
  • Leverage cloud resources as backup targets or fully operational data management platform
  • Recover directly from cloud resources without the need to stage data
Commvault for Nutanix™ Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

The Commvault Virtual Server Agent (VSA) enables simplified and scalable data protection.

Simplified deployment and administration

  • Software-based solution allows 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 extreme flexibility in deployment options. Commvault HyperScale™ technology is also available and combines all aspects of the data protection platform in a scale-out system. Commvault can also be deployed as a completely virtual or cloud-based data protection platform, depending on the needs of your business. Commvault Command Center™ - a single, easy-to-use management console consolidates all configuration, management, and reporting tools into a single, web-based portal, greatly reducing your administrative burden.


You rely on Nutanix to simplify and extend your data center infrastructure. Commvault lets you extend that simplicity to data protection with a fully-integrated solution for Nutanix that can help you meet your unique data protection needs, both now and in the future.

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.

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Data protection highlights

  • “Incremental Forever” data protection using Changed Block Tracking (CBT)
  • Automatic discovery of guests
  • Snapshot integration through IntelliSnap® technology
  • Live file recovery of guest files
  • Multi-cluster protection from consolidated management platform
  • Comprehensive alerting and reporting

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Commvault ensures application-consistent VM snapshots through full integration with Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor. Contact us to learn more.