Setup Wizard for the OpenVMS Application

When you log on to the Command Center for the first time, a setup wizard guides you through the core setup required by the applications available in the Command Center. After you complete the core setup, complete the setup wizard specific to the Servers application.

To complete the setup wizard for an OpenVMS server, you must first set up at least one Linux server as a proxy. When selecting the packages to install, you must include the File System for OpenVMS package. You will need the following server information for the OpenVMS server:

  • The server name

  • The host name

  • The base install folder for the Commvault software, in POSIX path format (i.e. /SYS$SYSDEVICE/SIMPANA)

  • The CVD port that the Proxy CVD will use to talk to the OpenVMS server. (Note that this is different than the port used between the Proxy CVD and the CommServe computer.)

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • The Linux server that you created as the proxy client

Package Installation on the OpenVMS Client

During installation, the required OpenVMS binaries are installed on the proxy client. Then, during the first communication session between the proxy and OpenVMS client, the binaries are automatically pushed using Secure Copy (SCP) to the OpenVMS client. Similarly, all updates that are installed on the proxy client are also automatically pushed to the OpenVMS client. You can use a single proxy for multiple OpenVMS clients.

In an active-passive cluster setup, use a virtual IP to configure the OpenVMS client. Use a shared disk as the base installation directory so that the backup and restore jobs run on the actual OpenVMS client to which the virtual IP resolves and also to ensure high availability.