Operations Manager

Table of Contents

Overview

You can install the Operations Manager  package to ensure efficient usage of resources in your Enterprise, such as the following:

  • VM Life Cycle Management to manage all your virtual machines/resources
  • Virtualize Me to convert any physical computer to convert into a virtual machine
  • External Data Connector to collect and provide centralized reports on all the backup products used in your Enterprise
  • Global Repository Cell (GRC) to centralize and consolidate data from remote offices to a Central office to generate reports
  • CommCell Migration to perform cross-server restores or move and consolidate clients from one CommCell to another

Deployment

You must install Operations Manager software on the CommServe to use all the above mentioned features.

The software can be installed using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Install the Operations Manager with CommServe

Use this procedure, if you want to install Operations Manager while installing the CommServe.

Method 2: Install the Operations Manager on a Computer Where CommServe is Already Installed

Use this procedure, if you want to install Operations Manager on a computer with CommServe already installed on it.

Install the Operations Manager with CommServe

  1. Log on to the client computer as an Administrator or as a member of the Administrator group on that computer.
  2. Disable Anti-virus software on the computer.

  3. Run SetupAll.exe from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.
  4. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

    Click Next.

  5. Click Custom.

    Click Next.

  6. Click Select components to install on this computer and click Next.

  7. Expand CommServe module,

    Select CommServe.

    Select Operations Manager.

    Click Next.

  8. Verify the default location for software installation.

    Click Next.

    If necessary, click Browse... to change the default location.

    • Do not install the software to a mapped network drive
    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the destination path: / : * ? " < > | #
    • It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only

  9. Click Install.

    The Summary on your screen should reflect the components you selected for install, and may look different from the example shown.

  10. Click Yes.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Enter the SQL Server System Administrator password.

    Click Next.

    • This is the password for the Administrator's account created by the SQL Server during installation. Note down this password because you will need it to log on to the SQL Server.
    • Make sure that you include special characters and numbers to create a strong password.

  13. Verify the path to the SQL Server database files.

    Click Browse to change the default location.

    Click Next.

    • Ensure that the drive has at least 1GB of free space.
    • Do not specify a mapped network drive or a FAT drive.
    • Do not save the database files to a compressed drive.

  14. Click Next.

    The CommServe Client Name and CommServe Host Name are filled automatically .

  15. Select Add programs to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List, to add CommCell programs and services to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List.

    Click Next.

    This option enables CommCell operations across Windows firewall by adding CommCell programs and services to Windows firewall exclusion list.

    It is recommended to select this option even if Windows firewall is disabled. This will allow the CommCell programs and services to function if the Windows firewall is enabled at a later time.

  16. Verify the path to the SQL Server database files.

    Click Browse to change the default location.

    Click Next.

    • Ensure that the drive has at least 1GB of free space.
    • Do not specify a mapped network drive or a FAT drive.
    • Do not save the database files to a compressed drive.

  17. Select Create a New Database, and, then click Next.

  18. Specify the network or local path where you want to store the Disaster Recovery backup files.

    Click Next.

    If you selected Use Network Path, you must also provide the Network share username and the Network share password.

    • The Network share username is the domain\username of the user that has administrative rights to the Disaster Recovery Backup destination path.
    • The Network share password is the password of the network share username.

  19. Enter the username and password for the CommCell Console administrator account.

    Note down the username and password because you need it to access the CommCell Console.

  20. Click Next.

    If you do not want to allow the CommServe to install software and updates to remote client computers, click to clear the Setup Software Cache check box and then click Next.

  21. Skip this step if you did not select the Setup Software Cache option.

    Specify the path where you want to store the software packages and updates from the FTP site.

    Click Browse to change the default location, and then click Next.

  22. Click Finish.

Install the Operations Manager on a Computer Where CommServe is Already Installed

  1. Log on to the client computer as an Administrator or as a member of the Administrator group on that computer.
  2. Disable Anti-virus software on the computer.

  3. Run SetupAll.exe from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.
  4. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

    Click Next.

  5. Click Custom.

    Click Next.

  6. Click Select components to install on this computer and click Next.

  7. Expand CommServe and select Operations Manager.

  8. Click Install.

    The Summary on your screen should reflect the components you selected for install, and may look different from the example shown.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Select Add programs to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List, to add CommCell programs and services to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List.

    Click Next.

    This option enables CommCell operations across Windows firewall by adding CommCell programs and services to Windows firewall exclusion list.

    It is recommended to select this option even if Windows firewall is disabled. This will allow the CommCell programs and services to function if the Windows firewall is enabled at a later time.

  11. Click Finish.

Configuration

Once you install the Operations Manager on a CommServe, you can configure and use the following features:

Feature

Learn more..

VM Life Cycle Management VM Lifecycle Management - Administrator Overview
Virtualize Me
External Data Connector External Data Connector - Overview
Global Repository Cell (GRC) Global Repository Cell (GRC)
CommCell Migration CommCell Migration