Transparent Snapshot Data Mover for Virtual Machine Protection
PowerProtect Data Manager introduces support for the Transparent Snapshot Data Mover (TSDM) protection mechanism, which features the following improvements over VADP:
- Protect your virtual machine data using a new, optimized data path to improve overall virtual machine protection performance.
- The VM Direct engine embedded with PowerProtect Data Manager can handle the virtual machine traffic. No external VM Direct engine is required.
- Near zero latency impact to your virtual machines or environment during snapshot creation.
- Improved backup and restore times, lower infrastructure costs, and simplified management.
Dynamic NAS Protection
PowerProtect Data Manager supports centralized backup and restore operations to protect data on Network Attached Storage (NAS) shares. NAS support in PowerProtect Data Manager includes the following:
- Automatic discovery of Dell Data Storage for PowerStore and PowerScale.
- Broad NAS appliance support via NFS and CIFS/SMB protocols.
- Indexing and the ability to search NAS backup metadata to quickly perform file level restores.
- Improved performance through the dynamic data slicing of the NAS file share for multi-stream backups.
- Automated load balancing of protection engine hosts, and automatic scaling for compute nodes to achieve maximum backup streams and reduce manual management overhead.
- Forever incremental, policy driven backup and restore eliminate the need for long full backups.
- shares. NAS support in PowerProtect Data Manager includes the following:
PowerProtect Data Manager in Cloud IQ
CloudIQ now supports the following:
- An option for PowerProtect Data Manager users to subscribe to a Data Protection specific email.
- PowerProtect Data Manager systems in CloudIQ display the assets, storage systems, and audit details for each system in the newly added Inventory tab.
- With these additions, CloudIQ’s support for PowerProtect Data Manager systems is at the same level as PowerProtect Central. Users are encouraged to use CloudIQ instead of PowerProtect Central, since PowerProtect Central will soon be deprecated.
Additional VMware Enhancements
Additional VMware enhancements in this release include the following:
- Added option to make a vCenter server the vCenter that hosts PowerProtect Data Manager.
- Added option to change virtual machine network settings during restore so that you can select a different network adapter for the virtual machine if the original is no longer available.
- Enhanced VCF and vSAN support to include protection within a variety of vSAN, NSX-T, and VCF topologies.
- Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR) with PowerProtect Data Manager support for private network environments in AWS and Azure.
- Automatic deployment and configuration of PowerProtect Data Manager and DDVE in the Azure marketplace.
- Cloud Snapshot Management enables you to copy virtual machine snapshots to DDVE to reduce storage costs in Azure.
- Introduction of new user roles in PowerProtect Data Manager, including Security Administrator, Backup Administrator, and Restore Administrator, which replace the Export and Recovery Admin role.
- Integration with the Open ID Connect (OIDC) provider Okta to enable universal authentication through single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA).
- Process improvements to make it easier to add customer signed certificates.
- Usage of structural schemas in Kubernetes custom resource definitions (CRDs) to enhance security.
- Support centralized syslog configuration.
- REST APIs in Dell Marketplace.
- Multiple source PowerProtect DD support for Cloud vault offering in AWS.