Preinstallation Checklist for Index Gateway

The Index Gateway package is a lightweight web server that supports Commvault features such as NFS ObjectStore and file indexing for virtual machines. The Index Gateway package does not include a database, so the Index Gateway computer must be able to connect to the Web Server computer.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Index Gateway will be installed and to gather all of the information you will need during the installation.

Verify System Requirements

Verify that the computer where you will install Index Gateway satisfies the minimum requirements. For more information, see Index Gateway Package: System Requirements.

Verify License Requirements

The Index Gateway package does not require a license to install.

Determine the Installation Location

Based on your environment, install the Index Gateway on an appropriate computer. The computer must be able to connect to the Web Server computer.

Additional Packages Installed with the Index Gateway

Use the following table to review the packages that are automatically selected during the Index Gateway installation.

Packages Automatically Selected


File System Core


File System

Does not consume a license.

Content Extractor

For more information, see Prerequisites for Using the Content Indexing Feature on File System Clients.

Gather Installation Data

Refer to the items in this section to gather the information that you will need during the installation. Record the information before you begin installing the software, so you can refer to it during the installation.

Commvault package to install

Install the Index Gateway package, which is listed under the Server category.


If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are automatically installed with the package that you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any licenses.

To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to the Gather Installation Data section in the Preinstallation Checklist for the Windows File System Agent.

Client computer details

If the File System Agent or another package is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again. The level of detail depends on how the package you selected is installed, as follows:

  • For installations using the CommCell Console, the installation program requests only the name of the client computer.

  • For installations using the installation package, the installation program reads the details from the previous installation.

Web Server Client Name

During installation, you are prompted to select a client with the Web Server package installed.