Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for File Storage Optimization.
To use File Storage Optimization, install the following packages on a computer. You will use the computer with the packages to create an Index Server in the File Storage Optimization guided setup. For the best results, install the packages on a dedicated computer.
The computer that you install the required packages on must use one of the following operating systems.
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Editions
Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions
Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x64 Editions
Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Editions
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.3 and above
Hardware Specifications for the Index Server
Use the following guidelines to select the appropriate hardware for your Index Server.
Objects per node (estimated)
Source data size per node (based on an average file size of 1 MB)
CPU or vCPU
(SSD class disk recommended)
In File Storage Optimization, the MediaAgent acts as the access node.
If you are analyzing data that is not backed up and the operating system of the data source differs from the operating system of the Index Server, then the operating system of the access node must match the operating system of the data source and must have a Commvault package installed. For example, if you want to analyze a UNC share, but the Index Server is on a Linux computer, you must use a Windows computer as the access node.