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How to maximize VM backups with Altaro's central management console

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Altaro's ground-breaking Cloud Management Console (CMC) is a web-based, multi-tenant management tool.

Here's how businesses, organizations, IT resellers and consultants and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can use it with Altaro VM Backup and Altaro VM Backup for MSPs.

For IT Resellers, MSPs & VARs

Centrally manage and monitor all your customers' virtual machine (VM) backups from a single, easy-to-use, multi-tenant online console. You can also store customer backups to your servers and manage and monitor their backup storage through the console. MSPs can also configure and manage physical Windows server backups through this console.

Access to the CMC is free for all Altaro Partners & MSPs


If you are a Managed Service Provider, click here for a full view of the benefits of the CMC

For IT Departments & End Users

Centrally manage and monitor all your Altaro VM Backup installations across a single site or multiple sites, from one easy-to-use online console.

Only available for customers purchasing the “Unlimited Plus” Edition of Altaro VM Backup.

Management console features for Altaro VM Backup

Manage all your Altaro VM backups through Altaro's cloud console. Execute quickly and easily and enjoy complete control over all your VM backup, restore and replication jobs in real time, via a single pane of glass.

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Multi-tenancy

Designed to manage and monitor multiple hosts and customers (if you're an IT Reseller or MSP) or sites.

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Manage your backups/restores

Start backups; configure backup locations, offsite locations for backup storage; set up VM replication; and restore machines directly from the online portal.

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Real-time updates & alerts

View activity in real time and access backup results as they occur. Set instant email alerts for successful and failed operations, warnings, etc.

  • Centrally manage and monitor all your Altaro VM Backup installations, offsite copies, replicated VMs, backup templates, failed backups and much more. MSPs can also manage and monitor customers' physical Window Server backups.
    • Monitor VM backup / offsite copy verification results and health
    • Monitor WAN-Optimized Replication: Monitor the status and progress of all VMs configured for replication
    • Monitor missed schedules
    • View VM backup / offsite copy / restore / verification progress
    • Report on VM backup / offsite copy / restore / verification operation history
    • View backup storage used per customer
    • Register multiple Altaro VM Backup installations
    • (For MSPs) Centrally configure, monitor and manage all your Altaro Offsite Server (AOS) installations
    • (For MSPs) Enjoy the backup- and recovery-related functionality described above for physical Window servers as well as VMs. You can also link physical servers to the AOS via your local console.
    • (For MSPs) Provide Backup as a Service (BaaS) by centrally managing, monitoring and billing for all your customers' virtual machine (VM) and physical Windows Server backups from the CMC with the ability to back up a customer's machines to the customer's servers or your own
    • (For MSPs) Monitor storage consumption on your servers for each of your customers
    • (For MSPs) Easy billing: Get an in-depth, itemized breakdown of Altaro backups per customer per month – also accessible via an API link
    • (For MSPs) You can choose to grant your customers access to the Altaro Cloud Management Console (CMC) to enable them to manage and monitor their own VM and physical Windows Server backups (but not other customers' information).
  • Manage your backups/restores
    • Start backups and restore VMs and (for MSPs) physical Windows servers from the online portal
    • Configure WAN-Optimized Replication for VMs, backup locations, offsite locations and encryption keys
    • Set default locations without having to assign each new VM to a location each time
    • Store VM and (for MSPs) physical servers backups to multiple offsite locations
    • Restore VMs and (for MSPs) physical servers directly from the portal
    • Push Altaro Hyper-V Host Agent software updates
  • Securely access the portal from anywhere: There is no need for a VPN or to be on-site. You don't need additional software, simply use a web browser. You can activate two factor authentication (2FA) for additional security.
  • Set up backup settings templates: Set custom templates with schedules, retention policies and advanced settings and assign them to a large number of VMs across different hosts or customers (if you're an IT reseller/MSP), in one click.
  • Reports and alerts
    • Daily email reports summarising backup / offsite copy verification operation status / issues
    • View error messages that occurred from the portal
    • VM and (for MSPs) physical Windows server backup / offsite copy / restore verification progress
    • View reports on backup health and storage usage per VM and (for MSPs) per physical server
    • Receive alerts in the case of a failed replication operation
  • Push upgrades, backup configurations and license keys to multiple Altaro VM Backup installations quickly
  • Saved searches: Easily create searches to monitor failures, stale backups and offline agents
  • Initiate backups, offsite copies, restore jobs and more!
  • Servers in America and Europe: The Altaro CMC is hosted in the US and in Europe, enabling user data to be hosted in their respective jurisdiction.

Get started with the CMC

Pricing

For IT Resellers, MSPs & VARs

Free for Altaro Partners to manage all their customers under an active SMA (Software Maintenance Agreement) or an active subscription.

For IT Departments & End Users

Available for all customers who have an active Unlimited Plus License or an active subscription.

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Dashboard

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Config VMs for Backup

Configure VMs for backup

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Link an Altaro VM Dashboard

Linking Altaro VM Backup

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Multi-tenancy

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CMC Operation Alerts

Operation alerts

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Click here to access the CMC or contact Sales for more information!

Whether you're a small or mid-market company or a large corporation, Altaro is provider of choice for backup solutions for Hyper-V, VMware, physical Windows servers, endpoints, and Office 365