System and Hardware Requirements for Commvault

Updated

For small and medium environments, we recommend deploying the Commvault software in either an all-in-one configuration or a server and storage (distributed) configuration. For hardware requirements for large and extra large environments, refer to the component sizing topics.

All-in-One Configuration

In this configuration, all Commvault components (CommServe server, Web Server, Web Console, Workflow Engine, MediaAgent, and access nodes) are installed on a single computer. This configuration supports a combination of up to 25 servers, 250 virtual machines, or 500 user mailboxes.

  • Windows Server operating systems

  • 8 CPU cores

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2 TB of working space for the CommServe database, the deduplication database (DDB), index, and job results (SSD disk is recommended)

Server and Storage (Distributed) Configuration

In this configuration, server and storage components are distributed over two or more computers. This configuration supports a combination of up to 100 servers, 1000 virtual machines, or 1500 user mailboxes.

Computer 1 with CommServe, Web Server, Web Console, Workflow Engine Installed

  • Windows Server operating systems

  • 8 CPU cores

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 500 GB for SQL database (SSD disk is recommended)

Computer 2 with MediaAgent and Access Nodes Installed

  • Windows Server operating systems and Linux operating systems, such as Red Hat and Ubuntu

  • 8 CPU cores

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 1.5 TB of working space for DDB, index, and job results (SSD disk is recommended)

  • To scale horizontally, several access nodes may be added. The access nodes are co-located with the data either in the cloud or on-premises.

Supported Web Browsers for the Command Center

  • Apple Safari (versions that are not older than a year)

  • Google Chrome (versions that are not older than a year)

  • Mozilla Firefox (versions that are not older than a year)

  • Microsoft Edge