System Requirements for Windows

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for the Windows file system.

Operating System

Important

  • Use the most recent version of the operating system that is listed. The Commvault software fully supports the most recent version of an operating system, until the vendor ends support. More recent versions of the Commvault software might not install on operating systems that are not supported by the vendor anymore. For information about the support lifecycle of an operating system, contact the vendor.

  • Legacy Windows operating systems have limited support. For more information, see End-of-Life, Deprecated, and Extended Support for Platforms.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Windows 11 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Core Editions

Note

Interactive installations are not supported on Server Core setups. Push and silent installations are supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Editions

Note

Interactive installations are not supported on Server Core setups. Push and silent installations are supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Core Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

Nano Servers are not supported. For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows 8.x.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Client 10 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Client 8.1

For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows 8.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows 7 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Clustering

If clustering is supported by the operating system, you can install the software on a cluster. For information about supported cluster types, see Support for Cluster Configuration.

Hard Drive

Component

Space required

Software

1 GB

Job results folder

To calculate the space required for the job results folder, see Job Results Directory Disk Space Calculation.

Log folder

500 MB

Memory (RAM)

  • 2 GB or more

  • To scan 1 million folders, 1 GB or more. For example, to scan 10 million folders, 10 GB RAM is required.

Windows Storage Servers

Windows storage servers are supported.

Office Communications Server

  • Lync Server 2013

  • Lync Server 2010

  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2

  • Office Communications Server 2007

  • Live Communications Server 2005

Azure Ultra Disk Storage

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is supported. For more information about backup performance numbers, see Performance Numbers for File System Backups Using Microsoft Ultra SSD Disks.

File Systems

  • File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems

  • New Technology File Systems (NTFS), including Encrypting File System (EFS)

  • Transactional File Systems

  • Distributed File System (DFS) data

  • Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

  • Resilient File System (ReFS) on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022 computers.

  • Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS)

Software That Is Automatically Installed

.NET Framework

On most versions of Windows, the .NET Framework 4.7 is automatically installed.

Microsoft Visual C++

The following Redistributable Packages are installed automatically. Multiple versions of the package can be installed on the same computer.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Package

For Windows 2008 R2 computers, use a minimum of Service Pack 1.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (With the Virtual Server, Content Extractor, and IntelliSnap packages)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (With the IntelliSnap package)

Note

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package can be uninstalled if

  • you are backing up only VDDK version 7.x or higher for the Virtual Server Agent. If you are backing up VDDK versions lower that 7.x, the Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Package must not be uninstalled

  • you are using Content Extractor

  • you are using IntelliSnap engine

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package can be uninstalled unconditionally.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015-2022

Starting in Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.32), the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015-2022 is automatically installed.

For all agents, the VCRedist 2015-2022 binaries are installed in the Install_Directory\Base folder.

For the CommServe computer, Metrics Server, MongoDB, MySQL, Web Server, and Workflow Engine, VCRedist 2015-2022 is installed system-wide.

DISCLAIMER

Certain third-party software and service releases (together, "Releases") may not be supported by Commvault. You are solely responsible for ensuring Commvault’s products and services are compatible with any such Releases.

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