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Upgrading An Existing Setup With Failover Monitor

You can upgrade an existing setup with the Failover Monitor to the High Availability CommServe Host.

Step1: Disable Automatic Synchronization Between the CommServe Hosts

Disable automatic synchronization as follows:

  1. Start the Failover Monitor.
  2. In the Failover Configuration tab, set Enable Synchronization of Nodes to No.
  3. Click Update Configuration

Step 2: Terminate Synchronization Jobs in the Job Controller (Optional)

Terminate or kill synchronization jobs that are in progress using the Job Controller in CommCell Console. For more information on terminating jobs, see Controlling Jobs.

Step 3: Stop cvfailovercommserv.exe in the Task Manager

Open the Windows Task Manager and stop cvfailovercommserv.exe if it is running.

Step 4: Rename the Configuration File

Rename cvfailover.cfg located in the <installation_directory>/cvfailover folder available in the second instance.

Step 5: Upgrade Instance 1 (CommServe Client) to the Current Service Pack

Upgrade the existing CommServe to the most recent Commvault service pack. For more information on the latest service pack and how to install it, see Service Packs.

Step 6: Uninstall Instance 2 (SQL Client)

Uninstall Instance 2 (or the instance with SQL Server Agent and CommServe Failover packages) in the production CommServe host. For more information on uninstalling packages, see Uninstallations.

Step 7: Reinstalling Instance 2 (SQL Client)

The SQL Server Agent and the CommServe Failover package must be installed as a second instance. For more information on installing the CommServe Failover package, see Installing the CommServe Failover Package.

Step 8: Uninstalling Instance 1 and Instance 2 on the Standby CommServe Host

Uninstall the packages installed in Instance 2 (or the instance with SQL Server Agent and CommServe Failover packages) first, and then uninstall the packages in Instance 1. For more information on uninstalling packages, see Uninstallations.

Step 9: Reinstall Instance 1 and instance 2 on the Standby CommServe Host

Install the Commvault software packages on the standby CommServe host. For more information on installing the packages on the production CommServe host, see Installing the Standby CommServe Host.

Step 10: Enable the LiveSync Operations

Enable the CommServe LiveSync feature which facilitates CommServe Recovery Using High Availability CommServe Host. For more information on enabling the LiveSync operation, see Enabling CommServe LiveSync.

Step 11: Verify the Default Setup

Verify the setup from the production CommServe host to ensure that the default components are installed and configured properly. For more information, see Verifying the Default Setup.

What to Do Next

Perform a production failover to switch the CommServe server from the currently active CommServe host to a standby CommServe host. For more information on performing production failovers, see Performing Production Failovers.

Last modified: 3/19/2019 6:06:32 PM