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Setting up a One-Way Direct Connection (Client to CommServe) Using Basic Network Settings

You can configure clients or client groups to establish direct connections to the CommServe computer and MediaAgent by using the Basic network settings. The Basic settings specify whether the client is on the same network as the CommServe computer and MediaAgent.

The basic configuration is recommended for new network setting users.

Note: The basic configuration is not available for MediaAgents.

Procedure

  1. To change the default tunnel port on which the CommServe and MediaAgent computers receive tunnel connections from the client, see Updating Incoming Ports on the CommServe and MediaAgent for One-Way Direct Connection (Client to CommServe).

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

  2. Install the Commvault software on one or more clients. During the client installation, configure the client to initiate communications with the CommServe computer. For network settings instructions during the installation, see Setting Up Direct Connections from the Client to the CommServe Computer.
  3. Configure the client or client group as follows:
    1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the client or client group, and then click Properties.

      The client properties or client group Properties dialog box appears.

    2. Click Network.

      The Network Properties dialog box appears.

    3. On the Network Route Configuration tab, select the Configure Network Route Settings check box, and then confirm that Basic is selected.
    4. Chose an option for establishing connectivity from the client computer to the CommServe computer:
      • If the client permanently resides on different network than the CommServe, select Always outside of CommServe network.
      • If the client does not always reside on the network where the CommServe resides, select May travel outside of CommServe network. This option is recommended for laptops and other mobile devices that routinely move into and out of that network.

      Note that selecting either of these options automatically selects Open tunnel directly to CommServe.

    5. On the MediaAgent Connectivity tab, select one of the following options for establishing connectivity with the MediaAgent using a direct port tunnel:
      • If the client permanently resides on a different network than the MediaAgent, select Always outside of MediaAgent network.
      • If the client does not always reside on the MediaAgent network, select May travel outside of MediaAgent network. This option is recommended for laptops and other mobile devices that routinely move into and out of the network.

      Note that selecting either of these options automatically selects Open tunnel directly to MediaAgent.

    6. Review the Summary tab. The [outgoing] section shows the connection route details between the CommServe, MediaAgent, and client.
    7. Click OK.

      This automatically pushes the network configuration to the client, CommServe, and MediaAgent computers.

Note: Outgoing routes are automatically created for direct connections. However, you can set up outgoing routes to enable HTTPS encryption for data traffic or to encrypt data connections by forcing connections into the tunnel. To set up outgoing routes from any host, see Configuring Outgoing Tunnel Connections.

Result

The client will open tunnel connections with the CommServe computer and MediaAgent.

Last modified: 5/1/2019 9:22:24 PM