Creating an Index Server


To reduce the load on existing Index Servers, you can add an additional Index Server to your Commvault environment.

Important: If you are adding your first Index Server, use the guided setup for the solution that you need.

Before You Begin

  • Install the Index Store package on the servers that will act as nodes for the Index Server. A server can act as a node for only one Index Server.

  • If you plan to back up the Index Server or to run load balancing to move indexes from one node to another node on the Index Server, create a server plan. The MediaAgent associated with the storage on the server plan is used to stage the indexes that move from the source node to the destination node.


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

    The Infrastructure page appears.

  2. Click the Index servers tile.

    The Index servers page appears.

  3. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add.

    The Add index server guide appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter a name for the Index Server.

  5. Optional: From the Plan list, select a server plan.

    The server plan is used to run load balancing on the Index Server nodes and to back up the Index Server.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Under Choose roles for index server, enter the following information:

    • Solutions: Select the solutions that will use the Index Server.

      When you select a solution, the roles that the Index Server needs for the solution are automatically added. For example, the Data Analytics and EDGE Drive roles are automatically selected for the File Storage Optimization solution.

    • Roles: If you need the Index Server for an advanced use case, select the roles needed for the use case.

      For a list of roles, and the products and features the roles support, see Index Server Roles and Supported Features.

  8. From the Language list, select the language of the content that this index server will content index:

    • Chinese

    • English

    • Japanese

    During content indexing, text is split into meaningful groups of characters (tokenized). After the text is tokenized, meaningful results are returned when you search the text.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Under Configure nodes, complete the following steps to allow the index server nodes to communicate with each other:

    1. From the Nodes list, select the servers that will act as nodes for the Index Server.

    2. Click out of the Nodes list to make the node sections appear.

    3. In the Index directory box, enter a path for the index directory.

    4. To change the predefined network port that the nodes use to communicate with other Commvault services, in the Port box, enter the port number.

      The default port is 20000. You can use any port number from 20000 to 65535.

  11. Click Finish.

What to Do Next

If you added the Index Server for a Data Insights solution, create a data classification plan and use the Index Server in the plan. If you added the Index Server for a different solution, see the documentation for that solution to determine how to use the index server.

Load Balancing Nodes