1. Introduction

TSM for Virtual Environments ("TSM for VE") is a new HFS serverice for backing up Virtual Machines that are running in a VMware vSphere infrastructure.

Features of TSM for VE include:

  • "Forever incremental" image-level backups of virtual machines using VMware changed block tracking (CBT).
  • Client-side de-duplication (reduces network traffic).
  • Image-level restores of entire virtual machines.
  • Restores of individual files from image-level backups (using an agent installed in the VM).
  • Restores of individual files from image-level backups (using iSCSI).

The Service Level Description is available here.

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