Dell EMC VNX / Celerra Archiving: System Requirements

The File System Core and File System packages are installed on a computer that acts as a proxy computer or data access node. The proxy computer sends the recall requests to the NAS file server.

File Servers

The File Archiver for Celera Agent can perform data protection/recovery operations for data on the following file server versions:


File Server Version

Dell EMC VNX / Celerra

  • DART OS 5.5
  • DART OS 5.6
  • DART OS 6.0
  • DART OS 7.0

Note: Virtual Data Mover (VDM) on DART 5.5 and 5.6 is supported.

Dell EMC VNX and Dell EMC VNX2

  • DART OS 7.0
  • DART OS 7.1
  • DART OS 7.1.47
  • DART OS 8.1

Proxy and Data Access Node

The following requirements are for the proxy computer for Dell EMC VNX / Celerra archiving: The proxy computer and the data access node can be the same same computer or a different one.

Operating System

Windows Server 2019

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

Windows 10

Microsoft Windows Client 10 Editions

Windows 8

Microsoft Windows Client 8

Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows 8.x.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 Editions

Windows 2008

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista Editions

Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Editions [Extended Support]

Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 3 [Extended Support]

Hard Drive

1 GB of minimum disk space is required for installing the software.

500 MB of free disk space is required for job result directory.

In addition, number of archived files * 4 KB space is required for stub cache directory on the recall proxy computer.

500 MB of free disk space is required for log directory.


Note: To back up and restore Dell EMC VNX / Celerra in an IPv6 environment, see Configuring IPv6 for OnePass and CommCell Network Internet Protocol Requirements.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.0 is automatically installed. Note that .NET Framework 4.0 can co-exist with other versions of this software.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 is Automatically Installed

Starting in Service Pack 18, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 (vcredist2017.exe) is automatically installed. If a computer does not have the latest Windows updates, the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 will fail in installing Universal C Runtime.

The following Windows updates must be installed to prevent the installation failure:





Updates are not required on latest Windows operating system versions, such as Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016, as these versions come with the Universal C Runtime already installed.


Third-party maintenance (minor) releases or feature releases 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 feature releases. In some cases, these minor releases or feature releases affect how the Commvault software works. Commvault software may experience changes in functionality as the result of the third-party minor release or feature releases. 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 feature releases are compatible with the Commvault software.

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

Last modified: 5/13/2019 11:50:34 AM