To protect and manage data in your environment, the Commvault software must be distributed across the computers that you want to protect. The group of protected computers is referred to as your CommCell environment, while each protected computer is referred to as a client.
The Installation Process
To set up a CommCell environment, you must deploy the Commvault software in the following order:
- Install the CommServe and other server packages.
Commvault provides a group of server packages to manage and control your CommCell environment.
To get started, follow the instructions described in Server Installations.
- Install the MediaAgent.
The MediaAgent manages the transmission of data between clients and backup media.
To get started, follow the instructions described in MediaAgent Installations.
- Install Agents on Client Computers.
Commvault provides a range of installable agents to protect the data from file systems, applications, and databases in your organization.
To get started, follow the instructions described in Client Installations.
- Optional: Install Commvault Tools.
Commvault provides a range of tools and utilities for your CommCell environment.
To get started, follow the instructions described in Installing Commvault Tools.
IMPORTANT: Read the release notes before you begin any installation. The latest version of the release notes is available in Release Notes - Known Issues.