System Requirements - SQL Server Agent
The following requirements are for the SQL Server Agent:
|Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Editions up to the latest Service Pack*|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Editions up to the latest Service Pack|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Editions up to the latest Service Pack|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions up to the latest Service Pack|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Editions up to the latest Service Pack|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Editions up to the latest Service Pack|
|*See Considerations for SQL Server.|
|Microsoft Windows 8 Editions|
Windows Server 2012
|Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions|
|Microsoft Windows 7 Editions|
Windows Server 2008
|Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 1|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions|
|Microsoft Windows Vista Editions
Use the Commvault user account (and not the local system account) to run the Commvault Communications Service (GxCVD).
|Microsoft Windows XP Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 3 [Extended Support]|
Windows Server 2016
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions|
Cluster - Support
The software can be installed on a Cluster if clustering is supported by the above-mentioned operating systems.
For information on supported cluster types, see Clustering - Support.
Hard Drive265MB of minimum disk space is required for installing the software.
50MB of additional hard disk space for log file growth.
724MB of temp space required for install or upgrade (where the temp folder resides).
ProcessorAll Windows-compatible processors supported
Microsoft Visual C++
The following Redistributable Package is installed automatically. Note that the Redistributable Package can co-exist with other versions of this software.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
.NET Framework RequirementsBoth .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0 are required and are automatically installed.
Note: For .NET Framework 3.5, if the server is Windows 2012 or higher, you must manually enable the role.
- If you are installing SQL Server 2012 or later on an AlwaysOn cluster, consider the best practices mentioned in Notes on AlwaysOn Provided by SQL 2012 or Later.
- Backup and restore jobs will fail if you have installed SQL Agent on a server that has Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or its components installed. To resolve this issue, see Article ID: SQL0019.
Third-party maintenance (minor) releases or service packs that are supported by the Commvault software may not be listed in our System Requirements. When possible, Commvault provides information on any known issues related to these minor releases or service packs. In some cases, these minor releases or service packs affect how the Commvault software works. Commvault software may experience changes in functionality as the result of the third-party minor release or service pack. These changes are beyond the control of Commvault. Platforms that are supported in the current version of Commvault software may not be supported in earlier versions of the software. Contact your software provider to ensure that third-party minor releases or service packs are compatible with the Commvault software.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End-of-Life policies from third-party vendors also apply.