Performing General Postinstallation Tasks for MediaAgents with UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh

Based on your environment settings, or the installation options that you set, you might have to perform some general tasks to complete the installation on MediaAgents with UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems.

Register the Client after Decoupled Installation

If you installed Commvault in decoupled mode, the client was not registered during the installation. To register the client, use one of the following methods:

Configure Cluster Group Clients

If you installed agents in a cluster environment, you must configure a cluster group client, and, if applicable, failover settings. For more information, see the following:

Complete Network Configurations

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

Change UNIX Groups and Access Permissions on UNIX Clients

If you need to change the UNIX group and access permissions that you defined during the installation, see Changing UNIX Groups and Permissions on UNIX Clients.


You must perform this task when you install a database on an existing client and the packages have different permissions.

Set Read Permissions on AIX Clients

If you installed agents on an AIX computer, and you did not set read permissions for other users during the installation, see Setting Read Permissions on AIX Clients.

View Files Created During the Installation

For some agents, additional files and folders are created outside the installation directory. If you want to view the files and folders that were created outside the installation directory, see Files and Folders Created During UNIX Installations.

Enable Application-Aware Installs

You can configure the Commvault software to automatically detect the installed client database applications and then install the corresponding Commvault packages when you:

  • Plan to add additional applications after you install the Commvault software

  • Plan to refresh the hardware

  • Have managed service provider configuration

For information on how to enable this feature, see Installing Commvault by Automatically Detecting the Database Applications Installed on Clients.