Setting Up a One-Way Direct Connection (Server to Client) Using a Predefined Network Topology

You can create a network topology instance in which members of one client group can connect to members in another client group.

Use this configuration on environments in which one or more server computers, such as the CommServe computer or a MediaAgent, initiate connections to the client.

Before You Begin

  • Make sure that the client groups that you want to use in the Network topology instance are already defined in the CommCell Console.

  • You must have Administrative Management permissions on the client groups that you plan to use in the Network topology instance.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click Network Topologies > New Topology.

    The Network Topology dialog box is displayed.

  2. In the Topology Name box, enter a name for this instance of a one-way direct connection.

  3. Optional: In the Description box, enter a description for this topology.

  4. In the Client Type list, choose Servers.

  5. For Topology Type, click One-Way.

  6. From the Servers list, select the client group that will initiate connections with members of the DMZ servers group.

  7. From the DMZ Servers list, select a client group that will receive connection requests from members of the Servers group.

  8. To encrypt network traffic, select Encrypt network traffic.

  9. Click OK.

What to Do Next

  1. If there are no clients in the DMZ client group, create a placeholder for the client that will receive connections from the CommServe computer.

  2. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the network topology that you configured, click Push Network Configuration, and then click OK.

You can configure additional advanced network settings, such as the Default Outgoing Tunnel Protocol option or the Number of Tunnels per Route, For information about the available settings, see Incoming Ports and Options. For information about accessing the client computer group network settings, see Configuring Network Settings.