CommVault Simpana 10 ships with a very powerful webconsole. At this moment, the webconsole is an addendum on the CommVault Simpana Administration Console. It’s not a replacement!
The webconsole allows:
- on-demand & historical reporting;
- end-user data recovery for Microsoft Exchange and various file system backups;
- Edge data & software installation;
- executing workflow runbooks (for example: end-user incident management);
- virtual machine management;
In this blogpost, I would like to touch the “on-demand & historical reporting”. By default, the webconsole is filled up with some default reports which can be executed on the CommServe Databases.
The reporting framework is not restricted to the CommVault databases only. In the configuration section of the webconsole, you can easily define external data sources. The supported “remote databases” are:
- Microsoft SQL Server;
Basically this functionality allows reporting on custom-applications, databases filled-up with scripts and 3rd party applications. For example reporting on a remote Symantec Backup Exec server.