Setting Up a One-Way Direct Connection (Server to Client) Using a Predefined Network Topology

You can create a network topology instance in which members of one client group can connect to members of another client group.

Use this configuration on environments in which one or more server computers, such as the CommServe computer or a MediaAgent, initiate connections to the client.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that the client groups that you want to use in the network topology instance are already defined in the CommCell Console or the Command Center.

  • You must have Administrative Management permissions on the client groups that you plan to use in the network topology instance.

  • Note the following regarding port requirements:

    • Tunnel port: Default = 8403 (CVD port plus 3) should be open on servers/laptops. If you want to change the default tunnel port, see Updating Incoming Ports on Client Computers.

    • Optional port: Default = 8400 (CVD port).

    • DMZ servers/infrastructure computers should be able to open connections to the servers/laptops on the tunnel port.


  1. From the Command Center navigation pane, go to Administration > Network > Network Topologies.

    The Network topologies page appears.

  2. Click Add topology.

    The Add topology dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for this instance of a one-way direct connection.

  4. For Client type, select Servers.

  5. From the Topology type list, select One-way.

  6. From the Infrastructure server group list, select the client group that will initiate connections with members of the DMZ server group.

  7. From the DMZ server group list, select a client group that will receive connection requests from members of the Infrastructure server group.

  8. Click Save.