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Setting Up the Commvault Network Gateway

As part of the configuration for network gateway connections, you must configure the computer that you want to use as the Commvault network gateway. The network gateway must be a computer in the perimeter network.

Since the perimeter network always receives connections from outside, the Commvault network gateway must communicate with the CommServe computer through tunnel connections initiated by the CommServe computer.

Before You Begin

  • The network gateway computer must meet the following hardware recommendations

    Number of Clients

    Regular, Authenticated, or Raw

    Encrypted

    <1000 clients

    Dual-core 1-GHz processor with 16 GB RAM

    Dual-core 1-GHz processor with 32 GB RAM

    1000 clients to 5000 clients

    Dual-core 1-GHz processor with 32 GB RAM

    2 x dual-core 1-GHz processor with 32 GB RAM

    >5000 clients

    2 x dual-core 1-GHz processor with 32 GB RAM

    4 x dual-core 1-GHz processors with 32 GB RAM

  • The only package that you need to install on the network gateway server is the File System core package.
  • If you plan to use a predefined network topology, you must configure the topology before setting up the network gateway. See Setting Up Network Gateway Connections Using a Predefined Network Topology.

Procedure

To set up the Commvault network gateway, complete Step A, Step B, and Step C, as follows:

Step A: Create a Placeholder Client

Before you install the Commvault software on the network gateway computer, you must create and configure a placeholder client for the network gateway.

Tip: If you need to create multiple placeholders, run the Client Certificate Administration Workflow.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers, and then click New Client > File System > [Windows or Unix].
  2. In the New [Windows or Unix] Client window, enter a Client Name and Host Name for the network gateway computer. These details will also be used during your Commvault network gateway installation.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Confirm the information shown under Summary, and then click Finish.

Step B: Configure the Placeholder Client

Follow the steps that correspond to your network configuration:

Configuration steps for those who ARE using predefined network topologies

Configuration steps for those who ARE NOT using predefined network topologies

Step C: Install the Commvault Software on the Network Gateway

During the installation, you need to specify a local tunnel port number that can be used by the CommServe computer to open tunnel connections towards the network gateway. Note that this is the same port configured in the following two procedures:

  • Step B: Configure the Placeholder Client > Configuration steps for those who ARE using predefined network topologies > Step 3 (see above).
  • Step B: Configure the Placeholder Client > Configuration steps for those who ARE NOT using predefined network topologies > Step 7 (see above) .

Note: If firewall is enabled on the network gateway, ensure that the CommServe and client computers can open connections to the tunnel port.

What to Do Next

Last modified: 4/4/2019 5:48:03 PM