Configuring PowerBroker Environments for Installations Using the CommCell Console

If a UNIX computer is in an environment that uses PowerBrokerTM servers for root access control, you must configure a few settings before you install the Commvault software on the UNIX computer.


Use the following steps to enable installations from the CommCell Console (remote installations) for computers in a PowerBroker environment.

Step 1: Verify permissions for the PowerBroker profile.

The PowerBroker profile must have the following permissions:

  • Permission to run any command from the following locations:

    • /tmp directory

    • Commvault installation directory

  • Permission to execute the following command:

    chmod a+x /tmp/cvpkgseed
Step 2: Configure an additional setting on the CommServe computer.

Configure the sCmdToExecForNonRootUsers additional setting to enable remote installations for non-root users.

  1. Log on to the CommCell Console.

  2. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the CommServe node and click Properties.

  3. In the CommCell Properties dialog box, on the Additional Settings tab, click Add.

  4. In the Add Additional Settings on Windows Client dialog box, complete the following steps:

    1. In the Name box, type sCmdToExecForNonRootUsers.

      The Category and Type details fill automatically.

    2. In the Value box, specify the full path for the pbrun command. For example:

      /usr/local/bin/pbrun -u root

    3. Click OK.

  5. Click OK to close the properties dialog box.

    You can now perform remote installations on UNIX computers.