Updating the OS for Linux FREL Clients

A File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) allows you to browse virtual machine data from a backup for the source virtual machine (VM). Commvault uses its open virtual appliance (OVA) template to create a virtual machine that contains the File Recovery Enabler.

This feature is also available using the CommCell Console.

Before You Begin

The options in these procedures are only available for clients that are deployed using the Commvault Platform Release 2023 FREL OVA version.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Servers.

    The Servers page appears.

  2. Find the server that you want to update, click the box to the left of the server name, then click the action button action_button to the right, and then click Upgrade Software. A dialog box displays.

  3. Move the Install operating system updates slider to the on position, along with choosing any of the other options you would like, then click Yes.

    The job to start the update will start in the background. On the first job, the client server will download the software and fully sync by default.

Deploying a VMware File Recovery Enabler for Linux

Updating the OS for Linux FREL Clients using the JAVA GUI This topic also shows how to perform this procedure in bulk for many clients at the same time.