Preinstallation Checklist for Index Store

The Index Store package is a lightweight indexing engine that supports several Commvault features, such as File Storage Optimization, Sensitive Data Analysis, and more. Clients with Index Store installed are configured as Index Servers entities in the Commvault software.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Index Store 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 Index Store satisfies the minimum requirements for the features that you intend to configure on the Index Server. Because the Index Server supports several different features, some features have different minimum requirements for the Index Store. For more specific information, see the system requirements in the feature documentation.

For general system requirements information, see Index Store: System Requirements.

Verify License Requirements

The Index Store package does not require a license to install.

Determine the Installation Location

Based on your environment, install the Index Store on an appropriate computer.

Additional Packages Installed with the Index Server

Use the following table to review the packages that are automatically selected during the Index Server installation.

Packages Automatically Selected


File System Core


File System

Does not consume a license.


If the only operations performed by the MediaAgent are related to the Index Server, then it does not consume a license. If additional operations are configured using this MediaAgent, then it will consume a license.

Index Gateway

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

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.

You can install the MediaAgent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager.

Commvault package to install

Install the Index Store package, which is listed under the Server category.


If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are automatically installed with the package that you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any licenses.

To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to the Gather Installation Data section in the Preinstallation Checklist for the Windows File System Agent.

Client computer details

If the File System Agent, or another package, is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again. The installation program reads the details from the previous installation.