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Creating an Application Seed Package for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers Using the Installation Package

You can use the Download Manager to create an application seed package for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh computers using the installation package.

Before You Begin

Procedure

  1. Log on to a UNIX computer as root.

    Note: If the computer does not have a root user defined, you can create a custom package by using a non-root user. However, only a few agents are supported. For more information, see Installation of UNIX Agents by a Non-Root User.

  2. Run the following command from the installation package or mount point:

    ./cvpkgadd

    To run the installation as a SUDO user with root privileges, use the following command:

    sudo ./cvpkgadd

  3. On the welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the Install Task page, select Create custom package and click Next.
  5. On the Custom Package Type page, choose General Package.

    Note: Creating an Application Seed Package for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh computers only supports creating a General Package type.

  6. On the Platform Selection screen, select the desired platform, and then click Next.
  7. On the Start Roles Manager After Install screen, click Yes, and then click Next.
  8. On the Package Selection screen, select File System Core.
  9. On the Custom Package Directory screen, enter the directory name where the custom package is to be created.
  10. Click Next after the Summary screen appears.
  11. On the Record Answers screen, click Yes or No, depending on whether you want to record answers when a user performs a custom package install, and then click Next.
  12. On the Instance Page screen, specify the instance number, or leave blank to create a new instance, and then click Next.
  13. On the Install Directory screen, specify the directory where you want to install Commvault binaries, and then click Next.

    Note: On this screen and all subsequent screens, you will see a Show to user option. Select this option if you want the seed package to display the options to the user during installation.

  14. On the Log Directory screen, specify the directory where you want to install Commvault log files, and then click Next.
  15. On the Laptop & Desktop Backup screen, select No, and then click Next.
  16. On the Unix Group Assignment screen, select whether or not you want to assign a dedicated Unix group, and then click Next.
  17. On the Permission Details screen, select the desired permissions for group and other users, and then click Next.
  18. On the Install Agents for Restore Only screen, select Yes or No to determine whether to consume licenses, and then click Next.
  19. On the CVD/Network Port screen, enter a CVD port number, or leave it blank to instruct the system to select the next available port number, and then click Next
  20. On the Configure Firewall screen, select Yes or No, depending on whether you have a firewall between the client and the CommServe, and then click Next.

    Note: If you click Yes, you will see additional screens, asking you to provide additional firewall details.

  21. On the CommServe Host Name screen, enter the hostname or IP address, and then click Next.
  22. On the Decoupled Install screen, select No, and then click Next.
  23. On the CommServe Per-Client Certificate, select Yes or No, depending on whether you have enabled a per-client certificate authentication.

    Note: If you select Yes, you will be asked to enter a Certificate Location.

  24. On the CommCell Authentication screen, enter the user name and password, and then click Next.
  25. On the Plans screen, enter a plan name (optional), and then click Next.
  26. On the Configure the Client Groups screen, enter one or more client groups (optional), and then click Next.
  27. On the Configure the Subclient Policy screen, enter a subclient policy (optional), and then click Next.
  28. On the Configure the Subclient Policy screen, enter a subclient policy (optional), and then click Next.
  29. On the Configure the Storage Policy screen, enter a storage policy (optional), and then click Next.
  30. Click Finish.

What to Do Next

Distribute the custom package using one of the following methods:

Related Topics

Installing an Application Seed Package on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers

Last modified: 3/12/2019 2:36:11 PM