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Getting Started With Hedvig Storage Clusters

Use the following steps to setup Hedvig Storage Clusters as a storage target in Commvault software:

Note: If you have already setup the Hedvig Storage Clusters and the proxies proceed to Step: 7.

Step 1: Check the Prerequisites for Deployment

Check the Prerequisites needed to deploy the Hedvig Storage Clusters.

Step 2: Download the Software Images

Identify and Download the Software required to setup Hedvig Storage Clusters as a storage target.

Step 3: Setup the Hedvig Storage Nodes

Setup the storage nodes by installing the OS, network and other settings needed for the nodes.

Step 4: Setup the MediaAgents /Hedvig Storage Proxies

Setup the MediaAgents, which can be used as Hedvig Storage Proxies by installing the OS and MediaAgent software.

Step 5: Setup the Hedvig Deployment Server

Setup a Hedvig Deployment Server by deploying and using a server appliance VM.

Step 6: Deploy the Hedvig Storage Clusters and the Proxies

Deploy the software needed to setup the Hedvig Storage Clusters and the proxies.

Step 7: Login to Hedvig User-Interface

Launch the Hedvig Web User-Interface (UI).

Step 8: Add a Virtual Disk

Depending on your setup, add a Virtual Disk with the settings needed to set it up as a storage target using one of the following:

Step 9: Export the Virtual Disk

Export the virtual disks, so that it can be shared with the proxies.

Step 10: Add Access to the Proxies in the Virtual Disk

Add access to the proxies in the virtual disks.

Step 11: Mount the Virtual Disk on the MediaAgents / Hedvig Storage Proxies

Mount the virtual disks on the MediaAgents /proxies so that it can be configured as a storage target.

Step 12: Configure the Disk Library

Configure a disk library using the virtual disk so that it can be used as a storage target in the CommCell.

What to Do Next

  • Perform a test backup and a test restore to ensure that the Hedvig Storage Clusters are functioning properly.
  • Make sure to change your root and login passwords to secure your environment.
  • Depending on your environment and requirements, you can perform one or more of the following tasks to utilize the Hedvig Storage Clusters as a backup target.
    • Create Plans using the Hedvig Storage Clusters as a backup target.
    • Associate the plan with subclients to be backed up, and create necessary backup schedules.
    • Create copies of the backup data using Storage Copies.
  • For information on managing the Hedvig Storage Clusters, see Hedvig User Guide.

Last modified: 11/30/2020 9:51:45 PM