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Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition
Designed to completely protect your VMware or Hyper-V virtual environments.

 

Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition 2 to 6 Cores Standard License
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Overview:

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is designed to completely protect your VMware or Hyper-V virtual environments. With advanced host-based virtual protection and integrated deduplication, the V-Ray Edition gives you worry-free backup and recovery for virtual machines and virtualized applications. And Backup Exec gives you granular recovery of entire virtual machines, single files, Active Directory objects, Exchange emails, or SharePoint documents from a single-pass, host-level backup.

Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 V-Ray Edition is designed and built for fully or primarily virtualized environments—that is, the majority of file servers, print servers, application servers, etc.—are moved into a VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment. With across-the-board, host-level protection for VMware ESX and vSphere™ and Hyper-V, the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is the only backup and recovery solution you need to protect fully or primarily virtualized environments. With support for Windows and Linux virtual machines, included advanced integrated deduplication, and virtualized application protection, the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition provides power, simplicity, and ease of use that demanding IT administrators require. And because the V-Ray Edition is licensed per hypervisor socket, it's easy to purchase and deploy in your environment.

Reduce business downtime with unparalleled recovery, powered by Symantec™ V-Ray technology, that restores entire virtual guests and critical virtualized Microsoft applications, across both VMware and Hyper-V in minutes. Simultaneously reduce storage costs and increase backup speed with environment-wide deduplication. Backup Exec delivers centralized management to easily extend your backup infrastructure across distributed environments and remote offices so virtual server protection is easily managed as your business grows. With a sleek and streamlined administration console, the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition makes it easier than ever to efficiently manage backup and recovery operations across your physical and virtual infrastructure. Backup Exec efficiently delivers advanced backup and recovery capabilities across both simple and complex IT environments.

Agents & Options

Licensed per socket, the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition provides scalable, easy-to-manage backup and recovery for virtual environments. Easily expand any Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition environment to support physical servers, applications, and storage configurations with Backup Exec Agents and Options.

Included Backup Exec Agents and Options

  • Backup Exec Media Server License
  • Deduplication Option
  • Agent for VMware and Hyper-V (unlimited)
  • Agent for Applications and Databases (unlimited)

Optional Backup Exec Agents and Options

  • Agent for Applications and Databases
  • Agent for Windows
  • Agent for Linux
  • Agent for Mac
  • Remote Media Agent for Linux
  • Enterprise Server Option
  • File System Archiving Option
  • Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option
  • Library Expansion Option
  • NDMP Option
  • Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option

Features & Benefits:

New Features

  • Support for the latest hypervisor, operating system and application releases: VMware vSphere 5.5, Windows Server 2012 (via a remote agent), Hyper-V Server 2012, SQL 2012 SP1, Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013.
  • New innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups of servers to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery.
  • Rapidly recover an entire server, to the same hardware or dissimilar hardware in minutes, not hours or days.
  • Convert Backups to Virtual Machines for instant recovery so that if a server fails, you can get that server back up and running in a VMware or Hyper-V environment in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine!
  • Restore Wizards guide you through a process that is designed specifically for the type of data that you want to restore. For example, when you restore application data, you are prompted only with the options that apply to that application's data. The Restore Wizard guides you through restoring an entire server, files, and folders, volumes, and application data.
  • Virtual Machine Auto Recovery for VMware provides high availability for virtual applications. Through the Backup Exec Management Plug-in 2.0 for VMware with Symantec’s ApplicationHA 6.0, enables Backup Exec to automatically restore a failed VM in order to recover lost application services once Symantec ApplicationHA has exhausted the steps to remediate the failure.

Key Features

  • Easily restore virtual machines, applications, databases, file/folders or granular objects from a single pass backup in seconds with patented V-Ray technology
  • Agentless backup of virtual machines
  • Integrated bare-metal, dissimilar hardware and physical to virtual (P2V) recovery
  • Best of breed data deduplication to optimize any backup strategy with client, media server and appliance data deduplication
  • Innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery
  • Protects a broad range of operating systems, platforms, applications and databases in both virtual and physical environments with support for disk and tape storage devices

Key Benefits

  • Award winning data protection and disaster recovery designed for physical and virtual environments in a single unified solution
  • Protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per host
  • Dramatically minimize downtime and data loss by rapidly recovering what you need, when you need it with a single click
  • Recover an entire system to the same hardware, entirely different hardware or virtual machine in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine
  • Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 and shrink the backup window while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments
  • Eliminate point solutions, backup complexity, unnecessary storage growth, costs and risk with a single unified scalable solution

Unmatched virtual backup and recovery

  • Protect your virtual infrastructure with VMware and Hyper-V backup and recovery from the experts in virtual machine backup. Host-level backup, powered by V-Ray and integrated with VMware Data Protection application programming interfaces (APIs) and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), enables host-level backup of entire virtual guests and recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file, folder, and granular application data level.
      • Protect your virtualized applications—backup and recover granular data from virtualized Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server. Other virtualized applications, like Oracle, can also be protected.
  • Includes Microsoft-certified backup and recovery for the latest virtualized Windows environments and applications, as well as Windows 2012, Exchange 2013, and SharePoint 2013.
  • Receive comprehensive disk and tape backup, including the ability to completely protect and restore the Backup Exec server managing your virtual backups.
  • Ensure your virtual machine backups are recoverable with the Virtual Machine Validator that enables VMware and Backup Exec 2012 administrators to easily validate the recoverability of full virtual machine backups via the vSphere client console.
  • Backup Exec can enable high availability for virtual applications with Virtual Machine Auto-Recovery for VMware. It adds integration of the Backup Exec Management Plug-in 2.0 for VMware with Symantec™ ApplicationHA, which enables Backup Exec to automatically restore a failed virtual machine in order to recover lost application services once ApplicationHA has exhausted the steps to remediate the failure.

One product, any recovery

  • With single-pass, host-level backups, Backup Exec gives administrators a wealth of recovery options from that single, host-level backup. Administrators can recover at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder, and granular object level.
  • Granular recovery for virtualized applications eliminates redundant backups for Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, and SQL Servers in virtual environments. From a single, host-level backup of VMware or Hyper-V guest application servers, administrators can restore individual emails, SharePoint documents, Active Directory objects, and SQL Server databases. With Backup Exec 2012, there is no need for recovery environments, additional virtual machines, or other additional resources to recover granular data.
  • Protection for physical environments can be added to the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition, giving you backup and recovery across your entire environment.

Deduplication everywhere

  • Reduce storage by up to 90 percent with deduplication, lowering storage costs associated with your backup infrastructure. Shrink your backup storage requirements while making wide area network (WAN) friendly remote office backup a reality. Deduplicate across all data—virtual hard disks (VHDs), virtual machine disks (VMDKs), and virtualized application data—protected by Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition, not just on a per-job basis. Additionally, deduplication offers significantly greater levels of storage savings versus compression or single-instance storage.
  • Included block optimization technologies—white space removal and similar technologies—ensure you are protecting only what needs protecting, not backing up empty space in VMDKs or VHDs.

Victory over complexity

  • Per-socket licensing makes it simple to purchase and install Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition. When you purchase the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition, you get the ability to protect supported virtualized applications, deduplicate your data with integrated deduplication, and the ability to do host-level, single-pass backups of unlimited guests running in either VMware or Hyper-V virtualization systems.
  • Includes intelligent defaults for backup and recovery. The Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition automatically configures backup and restore operations with intelligent defaults, drawn from both the Symantec expertise in data protection and from the most successful policies and settings from the Backup Exec community. These defaults take the guesswork out of comprehensive protection, so you can quickly protect your data and applications with minimal effort.
  • Power and simplicity combined, Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition has streamlined many aspects of backup and restore configuration, management, and reporting. The same award-winning capabilities and level of in-depth functionality that backup administrators expect from Backup Exec are still available in the product. The new administration console just makes it easier and faster to manage your backup and recovery infrastructure than ever before.

Comprehensive backup and recovery

Designed to meet the needs of today's virtual environments, Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition delivers disk and tape data protection for VMware and Hyper-V environments. Sophisticated application and database protection is also included, with support for Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Active Directory, Oracle, and others. Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition provides integrated deduplication—which helps to reduce backup storage consumption, facilitates remote office/branch office protection, and enables data center replication to disaster recovery sites. Powerful encryption, with 128-bit or 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption to disk or tape-based storage devices, ensures your critical data is secure whether in transit or at rest.

Powered by V-Ray, the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition offers unparalleled capabilities for virtual backup and recovery. V-Ray is a group of Symantec technologies that gives additional visibility into virtual machines and applications. This additional insight helps to break down physical and virtual silos which enables transparent backup and recovery across your entire environment, with a single application. This unified protection allows you to more confidently secure, protect, run, and recover business-critical system as well as reduce complexity and costs that can result by having multiple point solutions.

Support services

No matter the size of your company, a service interruption can mean significant loss to your business. Fortunately, the Symantec technical support team is here to help. Symantec Essential technical support package provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week expert problem resolution. With the Symantec Essential support package, you can be assured that you're in safe hands:

  • Free product upgrades during the life of your support contract—reassurance of knowing your Backup Exec products are up to date with the latest updates and version releases
  • Technical support—24 hours a day, seven days a week expert problem resolutions through the Symantec global support and delivery team

System Requirements:

Please note:

  • You cannot install a Backup Exec server on a computer that runs the Windows Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008. You can only install the Backup Exec Agent for Windows on Server Core computers.
  • You cannot install SQL Express or SQL Server 2005 on a Windows Server 2008 computer that is configured in a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) role. The Read Only Domain Controller role does not let you use the local accounts that are required for SQL Express and SQL Server 2005. When you install Backup Exec on an RODC computer you must select a remote SQL instance for the Backup Exec Database.

Additional Application Support

  • You can use Backup Exec with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007.

Internet Browser

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later

Processor

  • Intel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible.

SQL Server or SQL Express

  • Service Pack 4 is required

Memory

  • Required: 512 MB RAM above the operating system's requirements.
  • Recommended: 2 GB RAM (or more for better performance)

Please note: RAM requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific computer configuration.

  • For the Central Admin Server Option: 1 GB RAM is required; 2 GB RAM is recommended.
  • Symantec Recovery Disk: 1 GB minimum (dedicated) for the multi-lingual version.
  • Virtual Memory Recommendations: 20 MB above the Windows recommended size for total paging file size (total for all disk volumes). Refer to your Microsoft Windows help documentation for instructions on how to view or set the paging file size.

Installation Disk Space

  • 1.44 GB (Typical installation)
  • 2.32 GB (Includes all options)

Note: Disk space requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific system configuration. The Backup Exec database and catalogs require additional space. An additional 330 MB is required for SQL Express.

Other Hardware

  • Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card.
  • CD/DVD drive.
  • (Recommended) A mouse.

Storage Hardware

You can use storage media drives, robotic libraries, removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives. Support is available for the first drive in each robotic library when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for each additional robotic library drive, you must purchase the Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.

Documentation:

Download the Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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