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NetVault Plug-in for VMware 11.1 - Release Notes

Dell™ NetVault™ Backup Plug-in for VMware® 11.1

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Dell NetVault Backup Plug‑in for VMware (Plug‑in for VMware) protects your virtual machines from disaster, media failure, and data corruption. Its intuitive, easy-to-use interface gives you a single, centralized console to configure backup and restore policies for your virtual environments. The Plug‑in for VMware is integrated with VMware vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). It allows you to protect your virtual environment without the need for complex scripting or deep understanding of VMware® ESX® or VADP internals. The plug-in minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore complete virtual machine images or individual files quickly and reliably with minimal interaction. Through automatic integration with a wide range of backup devices, your virtualized data can be protected and safely stored off-site to meet your disaster recovery and business continuity goals.

Dell NetVault Backup Plug‑in for VMware 11.1 is a minor release, with new features and functionality. See New features and Enhancements.

New features

Pure 64-bit version of the plug-in for Windows: A pure 64-bit version of the Plug‑in for VMware is now available for 64-bit Windows operating systems. To use this version of the plug-in, you require NetVault Backup 11.1 or later.
VMware Job History report: This report provides information about a virtual machine backup job. You can use the filter options to specify the job ID number and instance number. To run this report, you require NetVault Backup 11.1 or later.


The following is a list of enhancements implemented in Plug‑in for VMware 11.1.

Table 1. Enhancements

Added support for ABM (Active Block Mapping) on EXT file systems. You can enable ABM on non‑LVM EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4 file systems.


Modified the plug-in to allow restores to an alternate ESXi Server in a vCenter Server setup.


Modified the plug-in to exclude unsupported file systems during file-level indexing.


Added an option to enable VDDK logging from the WebUI.


Added an option to unlock a virtual machine from the WebUI.


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