VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V back-up and recovery solution
Trilead® VM Explorer® is a tool for the facilitation of management, back-up and disaster recovery tasks in your VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V environment. VM Explorer® supports VMWare vCenter. Back-ups can be stored on ESX/vSphere, Windows, Linux or FreeBSD-based storage platforms, or directly to a SAN. VM Explorer® requires only one license for your infrastructure – no fees per host or CPU.
Key features and benefits
Easy to install and use
VM Explorer® is easy to install and ready to use within a few minutes. Download size of the software is less than 20MB and installation requires only a few clicks. No additional software or dedicated VM on your ESX or Hyper-V server is needed.
Fair and simple pricing
VM Explorer® is licensed on the basis of an extremely simple pricing model – per installation and not per ESX/Hyper-V host or core. In most cases, only one license is required to back up your entire infrastructure.
VM Explorer® integrates VMware vSphere/ESX/ESXi (including ESXi free) and Microsoft Hyper-V server in the same software.
Job scheduling made easy
The integrated job scheduler allows you to perform unattended, periodic back-ups of your virtual infrastructure. The scheduler runs as a Windows service. Jobs may also be started through the graphical user interface or the command line interface.
Customers have widely differing requirements and environments for the creation of back-ups. VM Explorer® supports numerous scenarios and back-up targets – such as ESX Servers, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and SAN.
To make use of slow network links (e.g. for wide area replication) or to save space on the target system, back-ups can be dynamically compressed.
Full and incremental backups
In addition to full back-ups, VM Explorer® supports Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for the creation of incremental back-ups – enabling you to restore your back-ups to any version in their history.
Replication for disaster recovery
Point-in-time replication makes it possible to replicate any VM on another host, which can then be used for disaster recovery. This VM is automatically registered to your back-up server and ready to run. If change tracking is enabled, VM Explorer® will replicate any changes on the new target host.
File level restoration
Directly restore any single file from any back-up (FAT, NTFS and EXT) without restoring the full back-up. VM Explorer® provides an integrated file level restore function.
Server-to-server fast copying
VM Explorer® allows you to copy files and back-ups directly and at maximum speed between ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Linux and FreeBSD servers. Throughput is limited only by the available network/storage system bandwidth.
An overview of all backups
VM Explorer® maintains a simple overview of all back-ups. This list can be filtered and sorted according to your requirements. Restoring back-ups from this overview requires only a few clicks.
Detailed status reporting
Email reporting regarding the status of your back-ups is essential. VM Explorer® supports very detailed email reporting, covering all relevant information concerning back-up jobs performed. These reports can also be viewed at any time through your back-up history.
Trilead® offers free support to all customers using the latest version of VM Explorer.
- No special hardware requirements – can be installed even on a VM
- Email reporting and notification
- • Application-consistent back-ups using memory snapshots
- Supports all OS supported by VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V server
The new release introduces fully integrated support for Microsoft Hyper-V server (backup, restore and replication). The two-in-one integration comes without any additional costs to the customers. At the same time, VM Explorer® 4.0 remains simple and reliable. In this way, if the user’s virtualization infrastructure evolves, becoming a heterogeneous system, VM Explorer® 4.0 will be easily integrated into the new environment.