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Installing a Feature Release Remotely Using the CommCell Console

You can install a feature release (formerly "service pack") on the CommServe computer, MediaAgents, and client computers by using the CommCell Console.

If you choose to install a feature release on the CommServe computer and on other computers in your CommCell environment, the CommCell Console installs the feature release on the CommServe computer first, and then on the MediaAgents and the clients that you selected.

Note:

  • Clients from older Commvault versions are also updated with their respective feature release version, except for Version 9 clients. If you have Version 9 clients, you must install the Version 9 feature release and updates locally on the clients.
  • Hotfixes are installed when installing feature releases. If you want to install hotfixes only, see Installing Maintenance Releases.

Before You Begin

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Tools tab, click Add/Remove SoftwareInstall Service Pack and Hotfixes.

    If you want to install the feature release on a CommServe computer configured in a cluster environment, right-click the CommServe node and then click All Tasks > Add/Remove SoftwareInstall Service Pack and Hotfixes.

  2. In the Install Service Pack and Hotfixes Options dialog box, select the client computers that you want to update, as follows:
    • If you want to update specific clients, expand Client Computers and then select the clients to be updated.

      For example, if you want to update the CommServe computer, select the check box for the CommServe computer.

    • If you want to update all clients, select the Client Computers check box. Note that the CommServe computer and all MediaAgents are also selected.
    • If you want to update clients that are part of a client group, expand Client Computer Groups and then select the client group to be updated.

      For example, if you want to update all MediaAgents, select the Media Agents check box.

  3. Determine whether you need to select some of the installation options provided in the dialog box. For information about the options, see Install Update Options (General).

    For example, if you install the feature release on a CommServe computer configured in a cluster environment, select the Auto Install passive nodes check box and then specify the necessary details.

  4. Choose whether you want to run the installation or to save it as a script, as follows:
    • To run the installation immediately, click OK.

      You can track the installation as follows:

      • If you install the feature release on the CommServe computer, you can track the installation progress in the notification area located in the taskbar. During the installation, the CommCell Console is closed and the services are stopped.
      • If you install the feature release on MediaAgents and clients, you can track the installation progress from the Job Controller window.

        Tip: If the installation job fails or finishes with errors, refer to the Troubleshooting page.

    • To save the installation as a script, complete the following steps:
      1. Click Save as Script.
      2. In the Save as Script dialog box, from the Client list, select the client computer where you want to save the script.

        The client computer must be able to establish connections with the clients that you want to install the feature release on.

      3. In the File Path box, specify the location where you want to save the script.
      4. If the user who is logged onto the CommCell Console does not have sufficient privileges to perform the Save as Script operation, click Use a different user account and then enter the name and password of a user account with sufficient privileges.
      5. Click OK.

        The script is saved as an .xml file and a .bat file on the client you selected. If a file with the same name exists in the specified location, the .xml file is created with a timestamp. The .bat file overwrites any existing .bat file.

        To run the script from the command-line interface, see Running the Remote Feature Release Installation Script from the Command Line.

Results

What To Do Next

  • To verify the status of the clients where you installed the feature release, access the installation job details as follows:
    1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the CommServe node and then click View > Admin Job History.
    2. In the Admin Job History Filter dialog box, click OK.
    3. In the Admin Job History window, double-click the latest Install Updates job.
    4. In the Admin Job History Details for Job: nnnn dialog box, click the Client Status tab to review the installation results.
  • If you installed the feature release on the CommServe computer, some jobs in the Job Controller window of the CommCell Console might be in the pending state. No action is required because the jobs will be automatically resumed.
  • If you installed the feature release on a clustered CommServe computer and the installation failed on some of the passive nodes, perform the following steps to retry the installation on the passive nodes:
    1. Configure the CommServe cache directory as a network share and then create a shortcut to the directory on each passive node. This step is called mapping a network folder.
    2. For each passive node that failed, complete the following steps:
      1. Log on to the passive node and then go to CommServe_Cache_Directory\CVMedia\11.0.0\Windows.
      2. Run Setup.exe to install the feature release.

        Note: The passive nodes will reflect the new feature release version when the next failover operation occurs.

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Last modified: 1/17/2020 4:03:30 PM