System Requirements - MediaAgent

The following requirements are for the MediaAgent:

Operating System

Architecture

AIX

AIX 7.1 64-bit

Power PC (Includes IBM System p)

AIX 6.1 64-bit

RS/6000 43P Model 150 - 375 MHZ or higher; Dual Processors recommended

AIX 5.3 32-bit and 64-bit with Technology Level 8 (or higher) and runtime library xlC.rte 11.1.0.0 or higher

RS/6000 43P Model 150 - 375 MHZ or higher; Dual Processors recommended

HP-UX

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) 64-bit

Itanium

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) 64-bit

Itanium

Linux

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

x86, x64 or compatible processors

Oracle Linux 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

Intel Pentium, x64 or compatible processors

Red Flag Linux

Red Flag Linux AS 4.1 32-bit with glibc 2.3.x

Intel Pentium or compatible 650 MHz processor minimum recommended; Dual 1 GHz or higher processors recommended

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES

Red Hat Linux AS 4.0 with glibc 2.3.x

Power PC (Includes IBM System p)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4.0 with glibc 2.3.x

Intel Pentium or compatible 650 MHz processor minimum recommended; Dual 1 GHz or higher processors recommended

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4.0 with glibc 2.3.x

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.x with glibc 2.5

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS Server 5 with glibc 2.5.x

Power PC (Includes IBM System p)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.x with glibc 2.17.x

x86, x64, Power PC or compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

Intel Pentium, Power PC (Includes IBM System p) or compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with a minimum of glibc 2.12-1.25.x

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

Intel Pentium, x64, Power PC (Includes IBM System p) or compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5 Advanced Platform with glibc 2.5.x

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5 Advanced Platform with glibc 2.5.x

Intel Pentium or compatible 650 MHz processor minimum recommended; Dual 1 GHz or higher processors recommended

SuSE Linux (SLES)

SuSE Linux 12.x with glibc 3.x

x86, x64, Power PC or compatible processors

SuSE Linux 12.x with glibc 2.19.x

Intel Pentium, x64, Power PC (Includes IBM System p) or compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11.x with glibc 3.x

x86, x64, Power PC or compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11.x with glibc 2.9.x and later

x86, x64, Power PC or compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11.x with glibc 2.11.x

Intel Pentium, x64 or compatible processors

SuSE Linux 10 Enterprise Server Edition with glibc 2.6.x

x86, x64, Power PC or compatible processors

SuSE Linux 10 Enterprise Server Edition with glibc 2.4.x

x86, x64, Power PC or compatible processors

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Intel Pentium, Itanium, x64 or compatible processors

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

x86, x64 or compatible processors

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Intel Pentium, x64 or compatible processors

Solaris

Solaris 11.x

Ultra5 station or higher; Dual Processors recommended

Solaris 11.x

x64

Solaris 10.x with a minimum of SunOS (Sparc) Patch 119963-14 and 119689-06

Ultra5 station or higher; Dual Processors recommended

Solaris 10.x with a minimum of Patch 118345-13

x64

Windows

Windows 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

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

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

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

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows 8

Microsoft Windows Client 8.1*

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

*Tape Libraries/Drives are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Microsoft Windows 8 Editions*

*Tape Libraries/Drives are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 Editions*

*Tape Libraries/Drives are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows 2008

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and x64 Editions*

*Web Server Editions not supported

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista Editions*

*Tape Libraries/Drives are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit, 64-bit and x64 Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 2

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit Editions** with a minimum of Service Pack 2 (as guest OS/virtual machine) on VMware GSX and ESX

**On VMware virtual machines, Hyper-V virtual machines, and Hyper-V R2 Core machines, Disk Libraries configuration is supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP Editions* with a minimum of Service Pack 3

*Tape Libraries/Drives are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10*

*Tape Libraries/Drives are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Windows 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

See Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 for more information.

All Windows-compatible processors supported

Hardware Specifications

The hardware requirements for MediaAgent installed on either physical or virtual machines is explained in Hardware Specifications for MediaAgent.

Notes:

  • The software installation requires 20 GB of disk space on the operating system drive. This space is used for temporary files copied during the installation or upgrade of the MediaAgent software.
  • 10 GB for the MediaAgent software and log file growth.
  • Optimal performance will be realized with solid-state drive (SSD) technology for your local index cache disk. This is particularly important in cases of:
    • NAS filers running NDMP backups
    • Backing up large file servers
    • Any situation where performance is critical

AIX LPAR Support

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) is supported.

Miscellaneous

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++ 2005 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

Cloud Server Support

The MediaAgent can be installed on a Virtual Server in a Cloud. For example, Virtual Server in Amazon EC2.

After the installation, make sure that the remote clients can access this MediaAgent.

Hardware Compatibility List

For information on Tape Hardware/Driver support, see Hardware Matrix.

DISCLAIMER

Third-party maintenance (minor) releases or service packs that are supported by the Commvault software may not be listed in our System Requirements. When possible, Commvault provides information on any known issues related to these minor releases or service packs. In some cases, these minor releases or service packs affect how the Commvault software works. Commvault software may experience changes in functionality as the result of the third-party minor release or service pack. These changes are beyond the control of Commvault. Platforms that are supported in the current version of Commvault software may not be supported in earlier versions of the software. Contact your software provider to ensure that third-party minor releases or service packs are compatible with the Commvault software.

Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End-of-Life policies from third-party vendors also apply.