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Plattform support for XCP-ng

  • 28 April 2021
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As I don’t see a proper place for feature requests (but I’ve somehwen seen already someone asking it for): Can I expect Commvault to support XCP-ng anytime “soon”?

https://xcp-ng.org/ is an improved fork of Citrix Hypervisor which has been very focussed on VDI only and heavily ignores needs of general virtualization environments. Citrix has been markedly ignoring any feature requests that have been made towards needed functions.

XCP-ng is growing, has an active community, bugtracker and developers but yet it has a small ecosystem of large enterprise backup solutions like Commvault.

I really would like to switch over, use that plattform and support them by that - but yet Commvaults supportlist denies that.

XCP-ng also uses XAPI and should be very closed for whatever Commvault comes in tough with.

A while ago I just tried feeding it with XCP-ng, but it denied it as an unkown or unsupported Version.

Regards

 - Christof


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Hi @CGI 

Thanks for the question!

You are correct, XCP-ng is not currently supported, so let me follow up your request internally with our Development teams to see what plans there are or if anything is already on the roadmap for XCP-ng.

Thanks,

Stuart

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Hi @CGI 

Here is the list of supported versions for Xen Server:
https://documentation.commvault.com/11.23/expert/3302_system_requirements_for_virtual_server_agent_with_citrix_hypervisor_xenserver.html

The team here have informed me that unfortunately, there are no plans currently to support open source XCP-ng.

However, if you have a specific project and would like to discuss supportability, please reach out to your account representative to discuss options.

Thanks,

Stuart

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Hi Stuart!

I’m sad Commvault doesn’t plan that. I’ll follow your advice, but in the end it probably means: I either stick with Citrix or have to replace our Commvault environment. Not what I hoped for, but what I expected.

Regars

 - Christof

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 @CGI , I’ll reach out to your Account Rep on your behalf so you can see what options you have.

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He probably still needs to find out. ;)

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Have you heard from them yet?  I didn’t see an update, but they may have reached out by phone.

I’ll follow up on my side as well :blush:

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I got an E-Mail today, will give him a call and find out “what’s in”.

(Seems he’s busy right now, will try later or tomorrow again)

Thanks!

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Appreciate the reply here (and to my e-mail) @CGI !!

I’ll keep an eye out for an update.

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