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Deploying an Azure VM from the Marketplace

From the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, you can deploy an Azure virtual machine from the Commvault Linux Azure VM image.

The Azure VM image contains all the components that are required to support Linux operations in the Commvault environment. It is preconfigured to support Commvault operations for virtual machines, PostgreSQL databases, and MySQL databases. The resulting Linux instance functions as a VSA proxy and a MediaAgent that can connect to the CommServe host.

You can perform the following operations for Azure with a Linux proxy configuration:

  • Streaming backups
  • IntelliSnap backups
  • Full virtual machine restores
  • Guest file and folder restores (from streaming backups or backup copies)
  • Attach disk restores

Note: To perform an Azure Live Sync replication operation, you must use a Windows proxy configuration.

Configure Firewall Settings

To deploy Azure VM from the Azure Marketplace, you must first configure a Commvault firewall connection between the on premises components and the cloud VM or instance.

Procedure

  1. In the CommCell Console, configure a Linux client for the cloud VM or the instance with the VSA installed:
    1. Right-click Client Computers, and then select New Client > File System > Unix/Linux.
    2. In the Client Name box, enter a name for the VSA proxy.
    3. In the Host Name box, enter the host name or IP address for the VSA proxy.
    4. Click Next.
    5. Verify the client information, and then click Finish.
  2. Configure network route settings on the client for the CommServe host:
    1. Right-click the CommServe node, and then select Properties.
    2. On the Network Route Configuration tab, select Configure Network Route Settings.
    3. On the Incoming Connections subtab, click Add to add the proxy client connection.
    4. From the From list, select the VSA proxy.
    5. From the State list, select BLOCKED.
    6. Click OK.
  3. Configure network route settings on the client for the VSA proxy:
    1. Under Client Computers, right-click the client for the VSA proxy, and then select Properties.
    2. Click Network.
    3. Click the Network Route Configuration tab.
    4. On the Incoming Connections tab, click Add to add the CommServe host connection.
    5. From the From list, select the client for the CommServe host.
    6. From the State list, select RESTRICTED.
    7. Click OK.
    8. To change the default tunnel port, on the Incoming Ports tab, select the Override default tunnel port check box, and enter the port number for incoming tunnel connections.

      The default tunnel port is the Commvault Communications (CVD) service port plus 3 (for example, 8403).

    9. Click OK.
  4. Right-click the CommCell node, and then select All Tasks > Push Network Route Configuration.
  5. Under Client Computers, right-click the client for the CommServe host, and then select All Tasks > Push Network Route Configuration.

Deploy a Microsoft Azure VM

From the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, you can deploy an Azure virtual machine from the Commvault Linux Azure VM image.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and search for Commvault Linux.
  2. Follow the steps to download the application and a create a new virtual machine.

    The new virtual machine will be listed as recently added in the Azure Portal.

  3. Log on to the new virtual machine.

    The installation wizard automatically starts.

Note: You can manually start the installation wizard with root or administrative privileges. Launch ./cvpkgadd from the /opt/CVInstaller directory.

  1. Provide the required information in the wizard:
    • Client/Physical machine host name: Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the IP address of the client.
    • Client Name: Type the client name that you created on the CommServe computer.
    • CommServe Client: Type the short name for the Commserve client (without the domain name).

Results

When you complete the wizard, the instance is configured as a VSA proxy and a MediaAgent that can connect to the CommServe host.

Last modified: 8/11/2020 11:51:56 AM