Installing the Command Center

By default, the Command Center is installed as part of the CommServe installation when IIS is enabled on the computer. The Command Center is a web-based application end-users can use to manage their data, as well as to perform other useful operations such as reporting and managing virtual machines.

If you did not install the Command Center during the CommServe installation, or if you want to install additional consoles on other computers, you can do so by using the CommCell Console or the installation package that was created from the Download Manager application.

Before You Begin

Prepare your environment by reviewing the following tasks:

  • Review Commvault requirements and gather the information that you must provide during the installation. For more information, see the preinstallation checklist for the Command Center on Windows or UNIX.


    The Command Center requires a Web Server. If not installed, you can install the Web Server on the same computer as the Command Center, or on a different computer.

  • On Windows computer, if you want to install the software in a different language, you can configure the installation program to list the supported language options. For more information, see Changing the Display Language of the Commvault Software on Windows Computers.

Choose the Installation Method

Use one of the following methods to install the Command Center package:

  • Remote installations, where you use the CommCell Console to install the software remotely on one or more computers.

    For instructions, see Installing Commvault Remotely Using the CommCell Console.

  • Local installations, where you use the installation package to install the console locally on a computer.

    Based on your computer's operating system, see installing Commvault locally on Windows or UNIX.

What to Do Next

  • Review the post installation tasks that you might have to perform to complete the installation:

    • Add Commvault to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List

      If you did not add the Commvault programs and services to the Windows Firewall exclusion list during the installation, you can add them later by using a batch file. For more information, see Configuring Windows Firewall to Allow CommCell Communication.

    • Complete Firewall and Network Configurations

      If you configured firewall and network settings during the installation, you must complete additional firewall and network configurations from the CommCell Console. For more information, see Configuring Network Routes.

    • Whitelist External APIs

      For some features to work, Commvault needs to make outgoing calls to certain URLs. If you use an HTTP proxy, whitelist the following external APIs:






  • If you want to set up web access for end-users, refer to Configuring End-User Operations for Web Console to enable operations from the Command Center.

Accessing the Command Center