Configuring Access Nodes to Install Software Packages (Self-Service Deployments)


To use an access node as the source for software installation, you must identify the access node to be used as the software source for installations in the tenant network.


  1. Log on to the CommServe host using administrator credentials.

  2. Open the Commvault CommCell Console.

  3. In the CommCell Browser, right-click the CommServe host (the top-level node), and then click Properties.

  4. On the Additional Settings tab, click Add, and add the setting:

    1. Enter PushInstallThroughProxy and click Lookup, or enter the values shown below.

      For instructions about adding an additional setting from the CommCell Console, see Adding an Additional Settings from the CommCell Console.











    2. Verify that the Enable check box is selected.

    3. Enter a comment that indicates why the additional setting was applied.

    4. Click OK.

Software Installation Requirements for Application-Aware Backups

For application-aware backups to automatically install application agents on VMs, the File System Core package must be installed on all hosts that might perform application-aware backups. If necessary, you can use infrastructure provisioning scripts to perform an unattended install.

You can also make a File System Core package available to tenants, so that they can install application agents as required.

When automatic software installations are enabled, you can perform application-aware backups of virtual machines, and agents for applications such as SQL Server and Oracle can be automatically installed when backups detect that those applications are installed and configured on VMs.