Adding an Additional OpenVMS Server

You can add an additional OpenVMS server to your Commvault solution to replace an existing server or to help reduce the load on existing servers.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Servers.

  2. In the upper-right, from the Add server list, select Add OpenVMS server.

    The Add OpenVMS server dialog box appears.

  3. In the Server Name box, type the server name.

  4. In the Host Name box, type the host name.

  5. In the Base install folder box, type the location for software installation.

    All Commvault programs, configuration files, and logs are stored under the software installation directory by default.


    Provide UNIX-style path to the location. For example, /SYS$SYSDEVICE/SOFTWARE/ is the UNIX-style path equivalent to SYS$SYSDEVICE:[DEVICE].

  6. In the CVD port box, type or select the CVD port number.

  7. In the OpenVMS user credentials area, complete the following steps:

    1. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials for the server.


      The software pre-populates these parameters with the credentials that you used to access the Command Center.

      The SYSTEM user account with full privileges is created by default when you install the OpenVMS operating system. You can use any other user account with similar privileges.

      Only the files for which the user account or its group has read access are backed up.

    2. From the Proxy client list, select the proxy client name or client group name on which the File System Agent was installed, and then click Add.


      • Linux clients and client groups that have OpenVMS File System Agent installed are displayed in the Available Proxy Nodes list. You can select one or more clients or client groups. The proxies are selected for performing a backup operation based on the order of the Selected Proxy Nodes list.

      • When you select a client group, ensure that at least one client in the group has the OpenVMS File System Agent installed. Otherwise, the backup job will go to a pending state.

      • If a proxy client fails during a backup job and the backup job goes to a pending state, when the job is resumed, that proxy client will be selected for the job automatically. If that proxy client fails, the next proxy client is selected based on the order of the Selected Proxy Nodes list. On resuming the backup job, the proxy selection always starts from the first proxy client in the Selected Proxy Nodes list.

      • All the proxy clients in the Selected Proxy Nodes list must be at the same service pack level.

  8. Click Save.


The software creates the additional OpenVMS server.