Performing Guided Setup for Commvault (Fully Managed Deployments)

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When you log on to the Command Center for the first time, a wizard guides you through the initial core setup. After you complete the core setup, you can configure one or more solutions, such as Virtualization.

For the initial setup, identify the CommServe host as the MediaAgent (data mover). As your platform scales, you can deploy additional MediaAgents on separate servers to provide data movement services.

The core setup defines a default server backup plan that is used to protect your Commvault infrastructure. You can configure customer-facing backup plans to use with specific solutions.

Before You Begin

Before you perform the core setup, create default backup libraries:

  • A backup data library, which can be one of the following:

    • A local drive that is attached to the CommServe host

    • A network-attached storage (NAS) share for backup data, with a maximum of 15 TB of client data to protect

  • A library for the deduplication database and index cache: A dedicated local SSD drive that is attached to the CommServe host, with a minimum of 600 GB free space

Procedure

  1. Go to the Command Center URL that your administrator provided.

    The URL has the following format: http://webhost/adminconsole.

  2. Enter your user name and password.

  3. Click Login.

  4. From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup.

    The initial application setup page appears.

  5. Click Let’s get started.

  6. Add storage by supplying the following information:

    • Name: Enter _SystemDefault.

      The prefix indicates system usage.

    • MediaAgent: Select your CommServe host.

    • Type: Select Local or Network.

    • Backup location: Select or create a folder to store data when it is backed up (for example, G:\_SystemDefault).

    • Deduplication DB location: Select or create a folder to store the deduplication database (for example, F:\_SystemDefault-DDB).

  7. Click Save.

  8. Create a default server backup plan by supplying the following information:

    • Plan name: Enter _Default.

      The prefix indicates system usage.

    • Create a Primary storage copy for backup data named _SystemDefault and specify a retention period of one month.

    • Under RPO (recovery point objective), set the backup frequency to one day and pick a start time for daily incremental backups (for example, 09:00 PM).

  9. Click Save.

  10. To view summary information for your setup, from the navigation pane, go to Dashboard.