Mastering the CommVault Console

Simplify the CommVault Console: 

- With a single click, d
rill down to functions used most often

- Create 'instant goto zones' for SQL DBA's

- Setup '2 click' access to Exchange Mailbox restore functions

- read on to find out more


In most environments, VM’s are the ‘core’ element being backed up.

Most VM work is performed in the "subclients" location of  the console.

But getting there, involves 5 to 6 mouse clicks.

(see the red click number sequence in the diagram)

Do that a Dozen times per day -  that can be 72 frustrating mouse clicks.


Favourites allows you to bookmark ‘locations’ to use again and again.

Favourites are found in the bottom left corner of your Console,

If you cant see ‘My Favourite’, click the double ‘arrow’, and follow the instruction to add ‘My Favourites’ to your console view


Back to your ‘Hypervisor’ view, right click and ‘Add to Favorites’


Now click on ‘My Favorites’, bottom left of your console.

You're now presented with a view of your favourites.


One further click and all your HyperVisor Subclients are ready to access


In Closing:

Favourite can be renamed.

With multiple vCenters and multiple defaultbackupsets (typically, all called defaultbackupsets), you can assign them meaningful ‘Favourite’ names.

Don't forget: 

  • Favourites are specific to each user
  • They're a great way to give DBA's direct access to favourite SQL servers
  • or the Email admin can set the Exchange subclient as their favourite