Preinstallation Checklist for Content Analyzer

The Content Analyzer package is the software that performs the entity extraction operations. The Content Analyzer reads the content indexing data from the Search Engine and adds metadata when it encounters a specified entity.

During entity extraction, no data is stored on the Content Analyzer. All of the content indexing data and entity metadata are stored in the content index directory on the Search Engine client.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Content Analyzer 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 the Content Analyzer satisfies the minimum requirements. Because the Content Analyzer supports several different features, some features have different minimum requirements for the Content Analyzer. For more specific information, see the system requirements in the feature documentation.

For general system requirements information, see Content Analyzer: System Requirements.

Verify License Requirements

The Content Analyzer package does not require a license to install.

Determine the Installation Location

The Content Analyzer cannot coexist on a client that has the CommServe software installed.

Additional Packages Installed with the Content Analyzer

Use the following table to review the packages that are automatically selected during Content Analyzer installation.

Packages Automatically Selected


Index Gateway

The Index Gateway is automatically installed when the Content Analyzer is installed on a Linux computer.

For information about the Index Gateway package, see Preinstallation Checklist for Index Gateway.

Content Extractor

The Content Extractor is automatically installed when the Content Analyzer is installed on a Linux computer.

Message Queue


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 Content Analyzer package, which is listed under the Server category.