HPE VM Explorer Features

HPE VM Explorer is a tool for the facilitation of management, backup and disaster recovery tasks in your VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V environment. HPE VM Explorer supports VMWare vCenter. Backups can be stored on ESX/vSphere, Windows, Linux or FreeBSD-based storage platforms, or directly to a SAN.
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Easy to install and use

HPE VM Explorer is easily installed and ready to use within minutes. The download size of the software is less than 30 MB and just a few clicks complete the installation. No additional software or dedicated VM on your ESX, ESXi or Hyper-V servers are required.

Multi-hypervisor support

HPE VM Explorer integrates VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V into the same software.

Automated backup test

HPE VM Explorer offers the option to automatically test a backup. The automated test runs the backup in order to test the correct start of the VM. The email report contains a health status and screenshots of the test process. Currently, this feature is only available for ESX/ESXi.

Job scheduling made easy

The integrated job scheduler allows you to perform unattended, periodic backups of your virtual infrastructure. Jobs may also be started using the web interface.

Flexible backup target configuration

Customers have widely differing backup requirements and environments. HPE VM Explorer supports numerous scenarios and backup targets, e.g., local machine, ESX servers, Hyper-V servers, Cloud (Amazon S3), Linux, FreeBSD, NAS and SAN.

Dynamic compression

Backups can be dynamically compressed to improve data transfer through slow network links (e.g., for wide-area replication) or to save space on the target system.

Full and incremental backups

In addition to full backups, HPE VM Explorer supports Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for the creation of incremental backups – enabling you to restore your backups to any version in their history.

Replication for disaster recovery

With point-in-time replication, you can replicate any VM on another host, which can then be used for disaster recovery. The VM is automatically registered to your backup server and ready to run. If change tracking is enabled, HPE VM Explorer will replicate any changes on the new target host.

File level restoration

HPE VM Explorer provides an integrated file level restore function. Directly restore a single file from any backup (FAT, NTFS, EXT, LVM and LDM) without restoring the full backup.

Server-to-server fast copying

HPE VM Explorer allows you to copy files and backups at full speed directly between ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Linux and FreeBSD servers. Throughput is limited only by the available network/storage system bandwidth.

Complete overview

HPE VM Explorer maintains a simple overview of all backups, which can be filtered and sorted according to your requirements. Restoration of your backups from the overview requires just a few clicks.

Detailed reporting

Email reporting about the status of your backups is essential. HPE VM Explorer supports a detailed email report containing all relevant information about the backup jobs. These reports can also be viewed at any time through your backup history.

More highlights

  • No special hardware requirements – can be installed even on a VM
  • Email reporting and notification
  • Application-consistent backups using VSS and/or memory snapshots
  • Supports all OS supported by VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V server

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