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Creating an Application Seed Package for Windows Computers Using the Installation Package

You can use the Download Manager to create an application seed package for Windows computers using the installation package.

Before You Begin

Procedure

  1. Start the Download Manager application, select where to extract the installation files, and then click Extract.

    The installation wizard opens.

  2. Choose a language, and then proceed to the next page.
  3. On the welcome page, select the I Agree check box, and then proceed to the next page.
  4. On the Choose the Installation Type page, click Create a custom package to install on a different computer and proceed to the next page.
  5. On the Select Operating System Type page, select the type of Windows processor that your computers support, and then proceed to the next page.
  6. On the Custom Package Install Type page, select one of the following options, and then proceed to the next page.
    • New installations: Use this option if you plan to install the Commvault software on new clients, if you plan to perform a hardware refresh, or if you plan to install Commvault packages that need the Microsoft SQL Server (such as the CommServe). The Download Manager downloads all the required installation files and service pack updates. For Commvault packages that need the SQL Server software, the Download Manager will retrieve Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard.
    • Upgrades: Use this option if you plan to upgrade clients from previous Commvault versions (for example, upgrade from Version 10 to Version 11). For Commvault packages that use the SQL Server software, the Download Manager will retrieve Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise, which is needed to upgrade clients that have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (or earlier versions).
    • Service Pack Installations: Use this option if you plan to install service pack updates or additional agents on an existing client.
  7. On the Select Package Option page, click Select Packages, and then proceed to the next page.
  8. On the Download Location page, specify the directory where you want to create the custom package, and then proceed to the next page.
  9. On the Select Packages page, select Microsoft Windows > File System Core.
  10. Refer to Planning the Application Seed Package Creation on Windows Computers for additional options. Change this step to List Continue, and put "For additional options, " first in the sentence.
  11. On the Custom Package Instance Selection page, select one of the following, and then proceed to the next page:
    • Create new instance: Select this option If the destination machine does not already have an existing Commvault instance.
    • Use an existing instance: If you have an instance installed, you can choose one of these to install the package.
  12. On the Installation Path page, select the options required by your custom package, and then proceed to the next page.

    Note: If you decide to save your selections during the package creation, consider the following guidelines:

    • If Commvault is not installed on your computer, the Base Client software is installed to establish communications with the CommServe computer. You must provide the CommServe host name as well as your computer details .
    • If you want to create an interactive custom package, configure the package to display the necessary options to the user, and record the option names so that you can notify users to better prepare them for the installation.
  13. On the Configure Roles page, perform the following options , and then proceed to the next page:
    • Deselect Configure for Laptop Backup check box.
    • Deselect Configure as Network Proxy check box.
    • Select Configure Process Manager shortcut check box.
  14. On the Network Configuration page, if there is a firewall between the client and the CommServe, the computer where you create the package must have a Commvault instance installed with direct communication or proper firewall settings.
  15. On the CommServe Information page, enter a CommServe host name, and then proceed to the next page.
  16. On the Client Certificate page,enter the Certificate Export File Name (or leave blank, if none is required), and then proceed to the next page.
  17. On the CommServe Authentication page, enter a User Name and Password with administrative permissions, and then proceed to the next page.
  18. If the Additional Configuration page appears, enter subclient, storage policy, and client group information, and then proceed to the next page.
  19. On the Install Status page, click Finish.

    The custom package executable is located in the C:\CustomPackageLocation folder.

Related Topics

Installing an Application Seed Package on Windows Computers

Last modified: 6/26/2019 2:29:23 PM