Distributed Storage Management

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You can register, access, and manage Distributed Storage clusters from the Command Center. With these capabilities, you can efficiently track Distributed Storage across solutions such as copy data management and disaster recovery.

You can configure Distributed Storage using the Command Center in a multi-tenant setup. In a multi-tenant setup, a service provider can configure Distributed Storage Management clusters for tenant companies. Alternatively, a tenant administrator can configure their own Distributed Storage Management clusters. For more information about a Commvault multi-tenant setup, see Multi-Tenant Environment.

If you are not a part of a multi-tenant setup, then follow the steps in Getting Started to get started with registering and accessing Distributed Storage clusters.

Service Provider Configuring Distributed Storage for Tenant Companies

If you are a service provider or an MSP administrator, then perform the following steps:

  1. Register the Distributed Storage cluster using the credentials of a Distributed Storage user that has the SuperUser or PowerUser role.

  2. Assign roles that include the necessary permissions as follows:

    • To the company user or tenant administrator, assign a role that includes the Use Distributed Storage permission.

    • To any other MSP administrator who needs to access and manage Distributed Storage clusters, assign a role that includes the Manage Distributed Storage permission.

In the Command Center, when a company user or the tenant administrator creates a server plan for copy data management or creates a recovery target for disaster recovery, they can select the Distributed Storage cluster. For more information, see Distributed Storage Data Management Solutions. However, the company user and tenant administrator cannot access Distributed Storage from the Command Center.

Tenant Administrator Configuring Distributed Storage

If you are a tenant administrator and own your own Distributed Storage cluster, then perform the following steps:

  1. Register the Distributed Storage cluster using the credentials of a Distributed Storage user who has the SuperUser or PowerUser role.

  2. Assign roles that include the necessary permissions as follows:

    • To the company user who needs to use the Distributed Storage cluster while creating a plan for copy data management or while creating a recovery target for disaster recovery, assign a role that includes the Use Distributed Storage permission.

    • To any tenant administrator who needs to access and manage Distributed Storage clusters, assign a role that includes the Manage Distributed Storage permission.

  3. Setting Navigation Preferences so that the tenant administrators that have the Manage Distributed Storage permission can access the Distributed Storage navigation item.

The company user and tenant administrator can select the Distributed Storage cluster in the Command Center for copy data management or disaster recovery. For more information, see Distributed Storage Data Management Solutions. The company user cannot launch Distributed Storage from the Command Center. The tenant administrator who has the Manage Distributed Storage permission can launch Distributed Storage from the Command Center.