Creating OpenStack Swift Instances

While creating a new virtual client, you also create a user-defined instance.

You can create additional instances to manage different OpenStack Swift service accounts.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client.
  2. Right-click Cloud Apps, point to All Tasks, and then click Create New Instance.

    The New OpenStack Swift Instance dialog box appears.

  3. On the General tab, provide the following details:
    1. In the Instance Name box, type a name for the instance.
    2. In the Access Node box, select the proxy client computer where the Cloud Apps package is installed.
    3. In the Storage Policy box, select a storage policy for the backup and restore operations.
    4. In the Number of Data Backup Streams box, type the number of data streams to use for backups. The maximum value is 99.

      Note: The number of streams must not exceed the maximum number configured in the subclient storage policy. The CommServe allocates streams depending on the availability of resources.

  4. On the Connection Details tab, provide the following details:
    1. In the Host URL box, type the OpenStack Authentication service URL.
    2. In the User Name box, type the name of the OpenStack service account.

      User name format: Domain Name : User Name : Project Name

    3. In the API Key box, type the API key of the OpenStack service account.
  5. Click OK.


The Commvault software creates a new instance and a default subclient for the instance.

Last modified: 8/13/2019 9:48:33 AM