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ComVault Simpana Installation (cv11) on Linux (RHEL7)- Step by Step

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This is a very basic article to share the cv11 installation. If any corrections/mistakes, please feel free to feedback as I am not an expert on this item.

Once you have installation package on server, unzip and find the setup file.

[root@ams-bkp-101 Unix]# ls -lrta
total 160
-rwx------.  1 root root    52 Mar 12 03:16 cvpkgseed
-rwx------.  1 root root    52 Mar 12 03:16 support
-rwx------.  1 root root    10 Mar 20 01:00 pkg.xml.description
-rwx------.  1 root root 80514 Mar 20 01:00 pkg.xml
-rwx------.  1 root root   118 Mar 20 01:00 version
-rwx------.  1 root root   132 Mar 20 01:00 silent_install
-rwx------.  1 root root 47053 Mar 20 01:00 detect
-rwx------.  1 root root   132 Mar 20 01:00 cvpkgadd
drwx------.  4 root root   110 Jun  8 05:38 linux-ppc64
drwx------.  4 root root   113 Jun  8 05:38 linux-ppc64-le
drwx------.  4 root root   109 Jun  8 05:38 linux-s390
drwx------.  4 root root   112 Jun  8 05:38 linux-s390-31
drwx------. 12 root root   279 Jun  8 05:38 linux-x86
drwx------. 12 root root  4096 Jun  8 05:39 linux-x8664
drwx------.  5 root root   120 Jun  8 05:39 sol-sparc
drwx------.  4 root root   111 Jun  8 05:39 sol-sparc-x86
drwx------.  4 root root   105 Jun  8 05:40 sol-x86
drwx------. 12 root root  4096 Jun  8 05:40 .
drwx------.  5 root root   134 Jun  8 05:40 sol-x8664
drwxr-xr-x.  3 root root    39 Jun 11 02:52 ..

Run the installer

[root@ams-bkp-101 Unix]# ./cvpkgadd
Using update installer /root/.gxsetup/cvpkgadd/newinstall:
 - unzipped from /bkp/Unix/linux-x8664/LooseUpdates/Updates/linux-x8664_11.0.0B80-SP10_SP10-HotFix-2166/linux-glibc2.3-x86_64/installer/nwinstall.gz
 - v1180792 15488KB gzipped at XBuildNJ11 on 18-02-09 11:56:57 by pbuilder
Preparing .. READY.
EXTRACT_DIR = /root/.gxsetup/cvpkgadd

Follow the screenshots as below

Choose the task

Choose the Items to be Installed

Choose the installation directory

Choose the log directory

Choose if you want to install software for laptop

Unix Group Assignment

Configure permission

Configure Client Host information

Configure Client information

Choose to install Agent for restore

Confirm Summary before proceed with install

Wait for installation to be finished

Configure Firewall

Configure Comserve Hostname

Configure certificate

Configure client group

Configure storage policies

Confirmation installation status

That’s all. Once installation done confirm the service status.

[root@ams-bkp-101 Unix]# simpana status
--------------------------------- Instance001 ---------------------------------
[ General ]
 Version = 11(BUILD80) SP10
 CommServe =
 Home Directory = /opt/simpana/commvault/Base
 Log Directory = /var/log/commvault/Log_Files
 Core Directory = /opt/simpana/commvault
 Temp Directory = /opt/simpana/commvault/Base/Temp
 Platform Type = 4
 Cvd Port Number = 8400
[ Package ]
 1002/CVGxBase 11(BUILD80) = File System Core
 1101/CVGxIDA  = File System
[ Physical Machine/Cluster Groups ]
 Display Name = ams-bkp-101
  - Client Hostname =
  - Job Results Directory = /opt/simpana/commvault/iDataAgent/jobResults

Confirm the connection from ComServer.


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4 Responses

  1. abdul naveed says:

    Hello, excellent post. Can you share how to configure a rhel cluster with shared disk in comvault. Initially I have installed agents on both the nodes. How to create a cluster script and the content.

    • Thank you.

      Unfortunately, I am no longer working on these technologies and not using them at personal work.
      You need to refer to the official documentation or contact the vendor for that.

      Thank you.

  2. Afiq says:

    Do you know how to change the commserve? What files do i need to edit/update to change the commserve server?

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