vRanger - Catalog feature

vRanger Catalog feature

Cataloging provides quick and easy ability to locate and restore files from a virtual environment, with minimal impact on backup window and system resources.

vRanger - Fibre Channel restore

vRanger Fibre Channel restore

vRanger speeds recovery and lowers the impact of recovery on business users by allowing both backup AND restore data to travel over a Storage Area Network (SAN) Fibre Channel rather than the business network.

vRanger - Replication wizard

vRanger Replication wizard

A flexible backup wizard allows you to protect your virtual environment quickly and easily.

vRanger - Replication wizard

vRanger Replication wizard

vReplicator allows you to pre-seed a replication job with the contents of an existing virtual machine - getting you up and running fast with quick, efficient replication.

vRanger - Replication wizard

vRanger Replication wizard

vRanger Pro offers both hybrid replication - a fast, efficient way to maximize the quantitiy of replication passes, or differential replication, for conservative snapshot managment.

vRanger - Interface

vRanger Interface

vRanger Pro has a simple graphic interface that organizes your information about your system in a logical and easy-to-access manner.

vRanger - Backup Wizard

vRanger Backup Wizard

A flexible backup wizard allows you to protect your virtual environment quickly and easily.

vRanger - Restore Wizard

vRanger Restore Wizard

vRanger wizard-driven restore interface can schedule restores to run at any time. Restores can even happen in parallel during backup operations.

vRanger - File Level Restore

vRanger File Level Restore

vRanger provides instantaneous file-level restore: restore individual files or directories from your image backups, without having to restore the related virtual machine.

VMware and Hyper-V backup software solution that’s simple, fast and scalable

  • Protect entire VMware® and Hyper-V® environments in minutes
  • Deliver fast, agentless backup/restore for VMware, Hyper-V and physical Windows® servers
  • Quickly locate and restore files inside virtual and physical backups
  • Replicate key VMware VMs for offsite disaster recovery preparedness
  • Deploy simple, scalable data protection for even the largest virtual environments


Dell™ vRanger software provides high-speed backup and recovery of VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and physical Windows Server® environments. It also provides high-speed replication for VMware. It protects entire virtual environments in minutes, detecting and backing up new VMs automatically, and delivers safe, scalable data protection to even the largest VMware and Hyper-V environments. With vRanger, you can locate and restore individual files in seconds — even if they are buried in virtual and physical backups — from a single, intuitive interface.

Protect entire VMware and Hyper-V environments in minutes

Deploy vRanger’s simple installation wizard and auto-discovery tool to locate both VMware and Hyper-V assets, and safeguard entire virtual environments in minutes. Leverage vRanger’s agentless architecture to reduce time spent managing virtual backup, restore and recovery operations, and to detect and back up new VMs automatically, without any manual effort, for complete protection.

Deliver high-speed, storage-thrifty backup/restore for VMware, Hyper-V and physical Windows servers

Employ the fastest I/O path available to back up and restore VMware, Hyper-V and physical Windows servers quickly, with minimal disruption to production systems. vRanger’s patented Active Block Mapping feature reduces data streams, network utilization and backup storage requirements. Leverage client-side and target-side deduplication options with the support for the Dell DR disk-based backup appliance and EMC™ Data Domain integration to dramatically shrink backup storage costs.

Quickly locate and restore individual files from virtual and physical backups

Locate and restore specific versions of VMs, files and folders in minutes, and use vRanger’s integrated catalog and wildcard search features to find individual files quickly, whether they’re located within VMware, Hyper-V or physical Windows Server backups. Manage virtual and physical servers from a single, easy-to-use user interface, minimizing the effort, complexity and cost of backing up your data.

Replicate key VMs for offsite disaster recovery preparedness

Replicate VMware virtual machines both onsite and at remote locations for flexible and efficient disaster recovery preparedness. Combine backup and replication jobs to ensure you meet your organization’s recovery time and recovery point objectives. Perform fast VM failover and recovery at all of your sites, no matter where they are located.

Deploy scalable data protection for even the largest virtual infrastructures

Leverage parallel job execution capabilities to complete backup and recovery operations faster, and use resource governing to ensure optimal production application performance. Deploy the vRanger Virtual Appliance to distribute VMware workloads for better scalability. Use vRanger’s LAN-free mode to move backup and restore operations off LANs for improved virtualized application performance.


Easy-to-use installation wizard
Deploy VMware® and Hyper-V® data protection in minutes.
Intuitive, easy-to-use user interface
Protect VMware, Hyper-V and physical Windows server environments using an intuitive graphical interface.
Agentless architecture
Simplify backup, restore and replication management.
Direct-to-target design
Deliver the shortest I/O path for fast backup and restoration of VMware, Hyper-V and physical Windows servers.
Automatic VM discovery
Detect and back up new VMs automatically.
File level restore
Recover individual files from virtual and physical backups.
Patented Active Block Mapping (ABM)
Reduce backup data volume significantly.
Resource governing
Ensure optimal application performance.
Optional virtual appliance
Increase scalability by distributing VMware workloads.
LAN-free backups
Remove backup traffic off the LAN to a fiber-optic network, freeing up the LAN during peak hours.
Integrated EMC Data Domain Boost
Achieve impressive deduplication results and improve backup speed by enabling Data Domain to distribute parts of the deduplication process to the client.
Dell DR storage deduplication appliance certification
Accomplish powerful, source-side (RDA) or target-side deduplication for impressive deduplication results and improved backup speed.


VMware® platforms

ESX(i) Server
  • 4.1 (all updates)
  • 5.0 (all updates)
  • 5.5 (all updates)
  • Support for backup on ESXi requires VMware’s vStorage API.
  • 4.1 Update 2
  • 5.0 (all updates)
  • 5.5 (all updates)
VMware Virtual SAN support
VMware VMXNET3 networking support for 10Gbe

Hyper-V® platforms

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Hyper-V System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

Other platforms

  • SQL Server 2014
  • Virtual Appliance support for NTLMv2 authentication with CIFS repositories
  • Dell DR Rapid Data Access (RDA) support with Managed File Replication
  • Data Domain Boost library has been updated to support DDOS 5.4.x

Supported Guest OSs

Any guest OS that is supported by VMware.

Server Requirements

  • Four cores or four vCPUs
  • 4 GB
  • 4 GB
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-Bit)

Detailed requirements

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