Complete the necessary steps to set up Distributed Storage as a backup target in Commvault software.
Note: If you have already set up the storage servers and the proxies, proceed to step 8.
Review prerequisites for deploying Distributed Storage as a backup target.
Identify and download the software needed to setup Distributed Storage.
Prepare the Distributed Storage servers for deployment, by installing the OS and configuring the network and other settings needed for the nodes.
Prepare the Distributed Storage proxies for deployment by installing the OS, and configuring the network and other settings needed for the proxies.
Install the Commvault MediaAgent software in the Distributed Storage proxies.
Setup a deployment server by deploying and using a server appliance VM.
Deploy the software needed to setup the Distributed Storages and the proxies.
Register the Distributed Storage cluster in the CommCell environment.
Assign the required permissions in the CommCell environment..
Note: If your Commvault setup is a part of a multi-tenant CommCell environment, see Distributed Storage Management.
Add a virtual disk with the required settings.
Export the virtual disks so that they can be shared with the proxies.
Add access to the proxies in the virtual disks.
Mount the virtual disks on the MediaAgents /proxies so that they can be configured as a backup target.
Configure a disk library using the virtual disk so that it can be used as a backup target in the CommCell environment.
Optional: Depending on your environment and requirements, you can perform one or more of the following tasks to utilize Distributed Storage as a backup target.
Optional: Perform a test backup and a test restore to ensure that the Distributed Storage is functioning properly.
Note: Make sure to change your root and login passwords to secure your environment.