Getting Started with Hybrid File Store

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Step 1: Review the Hybrid File Store Guidelines and Requirements

Step 2: Configure an Index Server Cloud

Review the hardware specifications for your index server before you deploy the Hybrid File Store. For more information, see Hybrid File Store: Hardware Specifications.

To configure the Index Server Cloud, install the Web Server or Index Gateway, the High Availability Computing package, and the Index Store package. (The Web Console and Web Server restore cache are not required for Hybrid File Store.) After the software is installed, create an HAC cluster, an Index Store pool, and an Index Server cloud. Add the NFS Index role to the Index Server cloud.

For detailed instructions, see Getting Started with Index Server Cloud.

Step 3: Install NFS-Ganesha

Do one of the following:

  • Automatic Installation

    The CVInstallNetworkServer tool automatically installs the NFS-Ganesha server on the Linux MediaAgent. For more information, see CVInstallNetworkServer Tool.

    If you performed this step successfully, then skip the manual installation instructions in step 4.

  • Manual Installation

    Download the NFS-Ganesha 2.8.2 for RHEL 7 version from the Commvault Store, and then follow the directions included in the install.txt file.

Step 4: Configure the CommCell Environment

  1. Configure the Index Server Cloud.

    Note: Add the NFS Index role while creating the Index Server Cloud. The Index server is configured automatically if you use the command center.

  2. Configure a storage device.

  3. Create a storage policy or a plan.

    Associate the storage policy or plan with the Hybrid File Store.

    This storage policy is the one that you will associate with a Hybrid File Store. You can use the same storage policy or plan for multiple Hybrid File Store shares.

  4. Configure the NFS Cache on the Hybrid File Store server. You can skip this step if you configured the Hybrid File Store using the Command Center.

  5. Create and manage Hybrid File Store shares: