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Cloud MediaAgent Power Management

early release

You can configure the power management feature for a MediaAgent that is hosted in the cloud. Power management automatically turns on the MediaAgent for various operations. After an operation is complete, the power management turns off the MediaAgent. For manual operations, such as library configuration and operations that are performed based on requirement, you must manually turn on and turn off the MediaAgent.

Note: The power management feature is enabled on the CommServe by default. To enable or disable the feature, configure the Enable Cloud VM Management feature parameter available in the Service Configuration tab of the Media Management Configuration dialog box.

For more information, see Media Management Configuration: Service Configuration.

Process for Setting Up Power Management

To set up power management, complete the following steps:

  1. Create a Cloud Controller and a Controller Node.
  2. Enable power management for the MediaAgent from the Admin Console.

Note: You are recommended to configure a proxy firewall between the CommServe and the MediaAgent.

For instructions, see Configuring a Firewall to Install the Virtual Server Agent on a Cloud VM or Instance.

Support for Versions, Operations, Vendors, Platforms, and Agents

Support for MediaAgent Version

You can perform power management for the MediaAgents upgraded to the latest service pack of the software.

Support for Operations

Operations for Which the System Automatically Turns On Cloud MediaAgents

Power management turns on cloud MediaAgents for the following operations:

  • Auxiliary copy operations
  • Backup operations
  • Restore operations
  • Pruning operations

Note: If the proxy client you select in the restore window is different from the cloud MediaAgent, you must manually turn on the proxy client. The proxy client is used for operations like inventory browse and client browse.

Operations for Which You Must Manually Turn On Cloud MediaAgents

Power management does not turn on cloud MediaAgents for several operations. For these operations, you must manually turn on and turn off the MediaAgents. Few of the operations are listed below:

  • Creation of deduplication-enabled storage policies
  • Library configuration

Support for Cloud Vendor Systems

You can use power management for the MediaAgents deployed on the following cloud vendor systems:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
  • VMware vCenter

Support for Platforms

You can use power management for the MediaAgents hosted on both the Windows and UNIX platforms.

Support for Agents

Power management turns on cloud MediaAgents for the operations performed on the following agents:

  • Exchange Mailbox
  • File System Agent
  • Microsoft SQL Server database
  • MySQL database
  • Oracle database
  • Virtual Server Agent

Last modified: 10/16/2018 9:14:41 PM