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Setting Up the Commvault HyperScale Appliance From the Command Line

If you are setting up a new CommCell, setup the Commvault HyperScale Appliance with a CommServe and the MediaAgents.

Before You Begin

  • Use the data collected in the Pre-Installation Checklist to setup the nodes.
  • Power on the nodes.

    The node will automatically boot to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server.

  • Setup the iRMC (Integrated Remote Management Console) as described in Setting up the Integrated Remote Management Console (iRMC) on the node.
  • Each node must have two network ports.
    • One network port is used for Commvaultcommunication and the IP address associated with the network port must resolve to the host name used for Commvault communication.
    • The other network port is used for storage pool communication and the IP address associated with the network port must resolve to the host name used for Commvault communication with sds suffix.
    • For example: If the IP address associated with network port used for Commvault communication resolves to hostname scaleout1, the IP address associated with network port used for storage pool communication will resolve to scaleout1sds.
  • Ensure that you have separate subnets for the Data Protection network and for the StoragePool network.

Procedure

Perform the following steps to configure the first and second nodes:

  1. Login using the following credentials:

    User Name: root

    Password: cvadmin

  2. From the Command prompt, navigate to /opt/commvault/MediaAgent and then run the setup using the following command:

    ./setupsds.

  3. Add the following information for the node:
    • In the Data Protection Network FQDN prompt, enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the node (server).
    • In the Data Protection Network IP Address prompt, enter the IP address for the data protection network.
    • In the Data Protection Network Netmask prompt, enter the subnet mask address for the data protection network.
    • In the Data Protection Network Default Gateway prompt, enter the default gateway address for the data protection network.
    • In the Domain Name Server prompts, enter the domain name server address.
    • In the Storage Pool Network IP Address prompt, enter the IP address for the storage pool network.
    • In the Storage Pool Network Netmask prompt, enter the subnet mask address for the storage pool network.
    • In the Root Password and Retype Root Password prompts, type the password for the node.

    Select OK.

  4. Select Not the last node in the block option and then select OK.

    The setup will be completed in the node.

  5. Repeat the above steps in the second node.

Perform the following steps to configure the third node:

  1. Login using the following credentials:

    User Name: root

    Password: cvadmin

  2. From the Command prompt, navigate to /opt/commvault/MediaAgent and then run the setup using the following command:

    ./setupsds.

  3. Add the following information for the node:
    • In the Data Protection Network FQDN prompt, enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the node (server).
    • In the Data Protection Network IP Address prompt, enter the IP address for the data protection network.
    • In the Data Protection Network Netmask prompt, enter the subnet mask address for the data protection network.
    • In the Data Protection Network Default Gateway prompt, enter the default gateway address for the data protection network.
    • In the Domain Name Server prompts, enter the domain name server address.
    • In the Storage Pool Network IP Address prompt, enter the IP address for the storage pool network.
    • In the Storage Pool Network Netmask prompt, enter the subnet mask address for the storage pool network.
    • In the Root Password and Retype Root Password prompts, type the password for the node.

    Select OK.

  4. Select the Last node in the block option and then select OK.
  5. If you are setting up a new CommCell:
    1. Select the Provision a New CommServe option and then select OK.
    2. Add the following information for the node:
      • In the HS1300 Node1 Data Protection FQDN prompt, enter the fully qualified domain name for node 1.
      • In the HS1300 Node1 Password prompt, enter the password for node 1.
      • In the HS1300 Node2 Data Protection FQDN prompt, enter the fully qualified domain name for node 2.
      • In the HS1300 Node2 Password prompt, enter the password for node 2.
    3. Add the following information for the CommServe:
      • In the Virtualization Engine FQDN prompt, enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the Virtualization management node.

        Note: A virtual machine will be created in node 3 to host the CommServe.

      • In the Virtualization Engine IP address prompt, enter the IP address associated with the Virtualization management node.
      • In the Virtualization Engine Netmask prompt, enter the subnet mask associated with the Virtualization management node.
      • In the CommServe FQDN prompt, enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the CommServe host.

        Note: This name will be used by the Clients and MediaAgents to communicate with the Commserve host.

      • In the CommServe IP address prompt, enter the IP address associated with the CommServe host.
      • In the CommServe Netmask prompt, enter the subnet mask associated with the CommServe host.
      • In the CommServe Admin Password and the Retype CommServe Admin Password prompts, enter a password for the CommServe administrator.

        Note: This User will have the Administrative (master) privileges in the CommCell.

      • In the Windows Product Key and the Retype Windows Product Key prompts, enter the Windows product key provided in the package. See What's in the Box for more information.

        Note: Enter the Windows product key in capital letters and type the hyphen (-) between every 5 characters as reflected on the Windows Product Sticker. For example, ABC01-DEF02-GHI03-JLK04-MNO05

    4. Select OK.
  6. If you already have a CommCell:

    Note: If the CommServe is located behind a firewall, you must perform additional steps to connect to the CommServe. For more information, see Connecting To a CommServe Behind a Firewall During Setup.

    1. Select the Use an Existing CommServe option and then select OK.
    2. Add the following information for the node:
      • In the HS1300 Node1 Data Protection FQDN prompt, enter the fully qualified domain name for node 1.
      • In the HS1300 Node2 Data Protection FQDN prompt, enter the fully qualified domain name for node 2.
    3. Add the following information for the CommServe:
      • In the Commserve hostname prompt, enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the CommServe host.
      • In the CommServe User Name and the CommServe Password prompts, enter the CommServe administrator credentials needed to access the CommServe.
    4. Select OK.

The nodes will be now be setup and configured with the setting provided above.

This process may take some time (approximately 45 minutes) to complete.

Warning: Do not reboot or stop the installation during this process.

This completes the setup.

What To Do Next

  • You can now login to the Admin Console using the URL that was added during setup. See Opening the Admin Console for more information.
  • Create a Storage Pool using the MediaAgents installed in the appliance. See Add a Storage Pool for more information.

Last modified: 4/22/2019 9:51:01 PM