Solaris IPS Packages

You can create IPS packages for UNIX Agents by using the Solaris IPS Packager provided with the installation package.

The Solaris IPS Packager is an image packaging solution which allows you to create and publish IPS packages to a File System or HTTP repository. After an IPS package is published, Solaris end-users can retrieve the package from the repository and then proceed to install it.

To create and publish the IPS package, see Creating a Solaris IPS Package.

If the IPS package is already available in the repository, see Installing a Solaris IPS Package.

Process for Packaging the Software

During the creation of an IPS package, a Commvault instance is installed on the computer where the Solaris IPS Packager is running. This is also referred to as staging Commvault binaries, which provides full support for package customization. After the package is created and published, the Solaris IPS Packager uninstalls the instance from the Solaris computer.

For greater detail, the following steps describe the process used by the Solaris IPS Packager to create and publish a package:

  1. Prepare the IPS Packaging Environment

    Determines the target instance where you want to install the IPS package.

  2. Target the IPS Package Repository

    Determines the name and type of the repository to host the software package.

  3. Stage Commvault Binaries and Customize the Package

    Determines the location of the installation directory and IPS staging directory. Also customizes the package with common installation options, such as configuring firewall settings.

  4. Publish and Archive the Package

    Generates the manifest file, and then publishes the IPS package to the repository. The package is later archived for offline usage.

Supported Solaris Versions

The Solaris IPS Packager is supported on computers running Solaris 11.1 or higher.

Supported Agents

The package created from the Solaris IPS Packager includes the following UNIX agents:

  • File System

  • Oracle

  • Sybase