About Backup Exec's virtual machine agents

The following agents allow for protection and recovery of virtual machines:

Table: Backup Exec virtual machine agents



Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Virtual Server

Lets you do the following:

  • Back up and restore the configuration settings for the virtual server host, which is the physical computer that runs the virtual server software.

  • Back up and restore all virtual machines, which are the virtual computers that reside on the virtual server host.

  • Back up and restore selected online and offline virtual machines.

  • Redirect restores of the virtual machines to a different virtual server host or virtual machine.

See About the Agent for Microsoft Virtual Servers.

Symantec Backup Exec Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure

Lets you back up and restore the online virtual machines that use VMware ESX or VirtualCenter. You can restore a virtual machine to it's original location, or redirect it to another virtual server.

See About the Agent for VMware.