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Deploying Software Components for Activate

The Index Server and Content Analyzer Cloud perform the content indexing and personal data analysis operations for Activate. To configure these entities, you must install the Index Store package, the Content Analyzer package, and the Web Server on a computer in your environment. The Web Server facilitates communication between the Activate components.

Before You Begin

Step 1: Installing Index Store, Content Analyzer, and Web Server

Install the software packages required to use Activate. For test environments, you can install the software on the same client with the Commvault package. For production, install the software on a separate, dedicated computer.

Some data sources require additional installation instructions. (A data source is a specific location on an asset that you want to include for discovery and compliance tasks.)

Procedure

  1. On the computer where you want to deploy the Activate software, download the Commvault enterprise media kit installer from the Cloud Services website, and then run the installer.
  2. Follow the prompts in the installation wizard:
    1. On the Choose the Installation Type page, click Install packages on this computer and proceed to the next page.
    2. If you are installing the Activate software on the same computer as the Commvault package, on the Install Option page, click Add Packages, and then proceed to the next page.
    3. On the Select Packages page, under Server, select Web Server, Content Analyzer, and Index Store, and then proceed to the next page.
    4. On the Web Cache Path page, select a path to function as the Web Server cache, and then proceed to the next page.
    5. Review the information on the Installation Summary page, and then proceed to the next page to begin the installation.

Step 2: Creating an Index Server

After the installation is complete, create and configure a new Index Server from the CommCell Console.

Procedure

  1. In the CommCell Browser, open Client Computer Groups, right-click Index Servers, and then click New Index Server.

    The Index Server Cloud dialog box appears.

  2. On the General tab, enter the following information:
    1. In the Cloud Name box, enter a name for the Index Server.
    2. In the Index Directory box, enter a path on the computer where you installed the Index Store package to store the indexing information for Activate.

      Note: You do not need to select a storage policy.

  3. On the Roles tab, assign the roles for Activate:
    1. At the top of the tab, click Add.

      The Select Index Server Roles dialog box appears.

    2. From the Exclude list, select Data Analytics and EDGE Drive, and then click Include.

      Data Analytics and EDGE Drive appear in the Include list.

    3. If one of the data sources will be an Exchange user mailbox, from the Exclude list, select Exchange Index, and then click Include.

      A data source is a specific location on an asset that you want to include for discovery and compliance tasks.

    4. Click OK.
  4. On the Nodes tab, assign the Index Store client as a node to the Index Server:
    1. At the top of the tab, click Add.

      The Select Cloud Nodes dialog box appears.

    2. From the Exclude list, select the client that has the Index Store installed, and then click Include.

      The Index Store client appears in the Include list.

    3. Click OK.
  5. In the Index Server Cloud dialog box, click OK.

    The new Index Server appears under the Index Server computer group.

Step 3: Verifying the Content Analyzer Cloud

A new content analyzer cloud is automatically created when you install the Content Analyzer package.

Procedure

  • In the CommCell Browser, go to Client Computer Groups > Content Analyzer Cloud.

    The name of the content analyzer cloud is the name of the client computer where the Content Analyzer package is installed plus _ContentAnalyzer added to the end. For example, if the Content Analyzer package is installed on client001, the name of the content analyzer cloud is client001_ContentAnalyzer.

What to Do Next

If you plan to use Activate to analyze clients that have file system data, add domains to Command Center. The computers in the domain will function as potential data sources for Activate projects.

Last modified: 11/22/2019 10:17:53 PM