Downloading Hedvig Software

Hedvig software is downloaded from the Commvault store. This section also describes the required OS versions, image files, and configuration files.


  1. Go to the Commvault store.

  2. Search for and download the latest release of Hedvig. Each release consists of a zipped bundle that, once unzipped, contains two binary files:

    • hedvig_extract.bin

    • rpm_extract.bin

  3. Hedvig software is supported on CentOS 7.x and RHEL 7.x (RHEL requires a valid subscription to RHEL normal and HA repos). In either case:

    • Install the minimal version of the OS on the storage cluster nodes.

    • If a physical storage proxy is used, install the minimal version of the OS on the physical storage proxy.

    • If a virtual storage proxy is used with CentOS, use the ova supplied.

    • If a storage proxy is used with RHEL, install the minimal RHEL, and attach the subscriptions to the satellite. A storage proxy image is not supplied for RHEL.

  4. In addition to the Hedvig release, a deployment image and a storage proxy image for the platform are required, as follows:

    • ova for ESXi

    • qcow2 for KVM

    • vhdx for Hyper-V

    Search for and download the Hedvig ESXi images, Hedvig KVM images, or Hedvig Hyper-V images.

  5. An Ansible configuration file is required. Sample Ansible configuration files are in /opt/hedvig/samples on the Hedvig Deployment Server (after extracting hedvig_extract.bin).

    Depending on your hardware configuration, you might also need a disk mapping file.

    Before continuing, contact Commvault to validate your specific Ansible configuration file and to obtain a disk mapping file, if required.