Install Using HP-UX Native Package

Using HP-UX Native Package you can create smaller installer packages that includes only the Agents that you plan to deploy. This enables you to build smaller install packages which will be useful to reduce WAN/LAN payload while installing remote clients.

Use the following steps to create and install the software using the HP-UX Native Package on a HP-UX computer:

Before You Begin

For a non-root user, the following permissions needs to be granted by the administrator for an individual user:

  • To access the native package (/opt) folder during package creation:

    User setacl –u:non_root_user_name:rwx /opt

    Group setacl –g:non_root_user_group_name:rwx /opt

  • To install the package:

    swacl -l host -M user:non_root_user_name:a

    swacl -l global_soc_template -M user:non_root_user_name:a

    swacl -l global_product_template -M user:non_root_user_name:a

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

Method 1: Decoupled Install

Use this procedure to create a package, install in decouple mode and later register the client computer from the CommCell Console.

Method 2: Record and Install (Silent Install)

Use this procedure to create a package, record an install and perform the installation.

Decoupled Install

    Logon to the client computer as root or as a sudo user.

  1. If the installation package was copied to a DVD, run the following command to mount the DVD. Refer Mount the Software Installation Disk for more information:

    mount /<mount_point>

    Run the following command from the installation package or mount point:

    ./cvpkgadd

  2. The product banner and other information is displayed.

    Press Enter.

  3. Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
  4. Type 2 and press Enter.

    Selecting Unix Setup Task
    Please select a setup task you want to perform from the list below:
    Advanced options provide extra setup features such as creating custom package,recording/replaying user selections and installing External Data Connector software.
    1) Install data protection agents on this computer
    2) Advanced options
    3) Exit this menu
    Your Choice: [1] 2

  5. Press Enter to create a Custom install package.

    Selecting Unix Setup Advanced Options
    Please select a setup task you want to perform from the list below:
    [Custom Package Creator]
    1) Create a custom install package
    [ De-coupled Installer ]
    2) Pre-install software Components (De-coupled Mode)
    3) Exit this menu

    Your Choice: [1]

  6. Type 4 and press Enter.

    Selecting Package Type
    Besides general package, you may choose to create one additional native package from the list below.
    Please make sure to allow write permission to /opt if you choose to create native package(except Mac package)
    1) General package only
    2) Please also create RPM
    3) Please also create solaris native package
    4) Please also create hpux native package
    5) Please also create Mac package using PackageMaker
    6) Please also create APT
    7) Exit
    Your Choice: [4]

  7. Type the number associated with the platform for which you want to create the custom package, and press Enter.

    Selecting Platform

    Please choose one or more platforms to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) HP-UX IA64

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 1

  8. Type d for done, and then press Enter.

    Selecting Platform

    Please choose one or more platforms to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) HP-UX IA64

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  9. Type the number associated with component (s) that you want to include in the custom package, and press Enter.

    Selecting Subsystem

    Please choose one or more subsystems to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) File System Core [1002] [CVGxBase]
    [ ] 2) File System [1101] [CVGxIDA]
    [ ] 3) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
    [ ] 4) Documentum iDataAgent [1126] [CVGxDctmIDA]
    [ ] 5) Oracle iDataAgent [1204] [CVGxOrIDA]
    [ ] 6) SAP for Oracle [1205] [CVGxOrSAP]
    [ ] 7) SAP for MaxDB [1206] [CVGxSAPMAXDB]
    [ ] 8) Informix iDataAgent [1201] [CVGxIfIDA]
    [ ] 9) Sybase iDataAgent [1202] [CVGxSybIDA]
    [ ] 10) DB2 iDataAgent [1207] [CVGxDB2]
    [ ] 11) MySQL iDataAgent [1208] [CVGxMySQL]
    [ ] 12) PostgreSQL iDataAgent [1209] [CVGxPostGres]
    [ ] 13) Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent [1051] [CVGxLndbIDA]
    >) >>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT PAGE >>>>>>>>>>>>

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2

  10. Type d for done and then press Enter.

    Selecting Subsystem

    Please choose one or more subsystems to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) File System Core [1002] [CVGxBase]
    [x] 2) File System [1101] [CVGxIDA]
    [ ] 3) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
    [ ] 4) Documentum iDataAgent [1126] [CVGxDctmIDA]
    [ ] 5) Oracle iDataAgent [1204] [CVGxOrIDA]
    [ ] 6) SAP for Oracle [1205] [CVGxOrSAP]
    [ ] 7) SAP for MaxDB [1206] [CVGxSAPMAXDB]
    [ ] 8) Informix iDataAgent [1201] [CVGxIfIDA]
    [ ] 9) Sybase iDataAgent [1202] [CVGxSybIDA]
    [ ] 10) DB2 iDataAgent [1207] [CVGxDB2]
    [ ] 11) MySQL iDataAgent [1208] [CVGxMySQL]
    [ ] 12) PostgreSQL iDataAgent [1209] [CVGxPostGres]
    [ ] 13) Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent [1051] [CVGxLndbIDA]
    >) >>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT PAGE >>>>>>>>>>>>

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  11. Press Enter to save the Custom Package to the default path. If you want to specify a different location, type the path and then press Enter.

    Setting Custom Package Directory

    Please enter the directory name for saving the custom package to.

    Save custom package to: [/opt]

  12. Press Enter to use the default custom package name. If you want to specify a different name, type the name and then press Enter.

    Setting Custom Package Name

    Please enter the custom package name you want to use or just ENTER for the default name.

    Custom package name: [custom-hp-10959]

  13. Press Enter.

    Deciding If to Record the Install

    Optionally, you may choose to record install to an xml parameter file now so that you can play it later. The recorded xml will be encapsulated into the
    custom package and can be used as an answer file in two ways:
    (1) from the custom package run "cvpkgadd" or "silent_install -p default";
    (2) from the native package run native installer(rpm/pkgadd/swinstall...)

    You can still perform the above two tasks without custom recording if you choose to use all default parameters.

    Do you want to record the install now? [no]

  1. Native Custom Package creation is now complete.

    Creating the SD-UX package...done.
    [ Custom Package Summary ]
    - General package created at /opt/UnixCustomPackage/pkg
    - HP-UX native package created at /opt/UnixCustomPackage/sd-ux:
    catalog
    custom-hp-10959
    swagent.log

    Thank you for choosing SnapProtect

  2. From the root, run the command to install the HP-UX package:

    For example:

    hpux31# swinstall -s /home/root/non-root-recorded-native/UnixCustomPackage/sd-ux –x mount_all_filesystems=false \*

  3. The installation is now complete.

    01/05/12 16:21:35 EST BEGIN swinstall SESSION (non-interactive) (jobid=hpux31-0012)
    * Session started for user "root@hpux31".
    * Beginning Selection
    * Target connection succeeded for "hpux31:/".
    * Source connection succeeded for "hpux31:/home/root/non-root-recorded-native/UnixCustomPackage/sd-ux".
    * Source: /home/root/non-root-recorded-native/UnixCustomPackage/sd-ux
    * Targets: hpux31:/
    * Software selections:
    custom-hp-1489.package,r=10.0.0-BUILD92,a=HP-UX
    * Selection succeeded.
    * Beginning Analysis and Execution
    * Session selections have been saved in the file "/.sw/sessions/swinstall.last".
    * The analysis phase succeeded for "hpux31:/".
    * The execution phase succeeded for "hpux31:/".* Analysis and Execution succeeded.
    NOTE: More information may be found in the agent logfile using the command "swjob -a log hpux31-0012 @ hpux31:/".
    01/05/12 16:24:53 EST END swinstall SESSION (non-interactive) (jobid=hpux31-0012)

  4. Register the client computer using the steps described in Register The Client Computer section.

Record and Install (Silent Install)

  1. Logon to the client computer as root.
  2. Run the following command from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.

    ./cvpkgadd

    If the installation package was copied to a DVD, run the following command to mount the DVD:

    mount -t iso9660,udf /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd

    You can also run the installation command as a SUDO user with root privileges:

    ./sudo cvpkgadd

    To add a SUDO user to /etc/sudoers, see Adding SUDO Users with Root Privileges to Log On to a UNIX Client.

  3. The product banner and other information is displayed.

    Press Enter.

  4. Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
  5. Type 2 and press Enter.

    Selecting Unix Setup Task
    Please select a setup task you want to perform from the list below:
    Advanced options provide extra setup features such as creating custom package,recording/replaying user selections and installing External Data Connector software.
    1) Install data protection agents on this computer
    2) Advanced options
    3) Exit this menu
    Your Choice: [1] 2

  6. Press Enter to create a Custom install package.

    Selecting Unix Setup Advanced Options
    Please select a setup task you want to perform from the list below:
    [Custom Package Creator]
    1) Create a custom install package
    [ De-coupled Installer ]
    2) Pre-install software Components (De-coupled Mode)
    3) Exit this menu

    Your Choice: [1]

  7. Type 4 and press Enter.

    Selecting Package Type
    Besides general package, you may choose to create one additional native package from the list below.
    Please make sure to allow write permission to /opt if you choose to create native package(except Mac package)
    1) General package only
    2) Please also create RPM
    3) Please also create solaris native package
    4) Please also create hpux native package
    5) Please also create Mac package using PackageMaker
    6) Please also create APT
    7) Exit
    Your Choice: [1] 4

  8. Type the number associated with the platform for which you want to create the custom package, and press Enter.

    Selecting Platform

    Please choose one or more platforms to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) HP-UX IA64

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 1

  9. Type d for done, and then press Enter.

    Selecting Platform

    Please choose one or more platforms to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) HP-UX IA64

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  10. Type the number associated with component (s) that you want to include in the custom package, and press Enter.

    Please choose one or more subsystems to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) File System Core [1002] [CVGxBase]
    [ ] 2) File System [1101] [CVGxIDA]
    [ ] 3) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
    [ ] 4) Documentum iDataAgent [1126] [CVGxDctmIDA]
    [ ] 5) Oracle iDataAgent [1204] [CVGxOrIDA]
    [ ] 6) SAP for Oracle [1205] [CVGxOrSAP]
    [ ] 7) SAP for MaxDB [1206] [CVGxSAPMAXDB]
    [ ] 8) Informix iDataAgent [1201] [CVGxIfIDA]
    [ ] 9) Sybase iDataAgent [1202] [CVGxSybIDA]
    [ ] 10) DB2 iDataAgent [1207] [CVGxDB2]
    [ ] 11) MySQL iDataAgent [1208] [CVGxMySQL]
    [ ] 12) PostgreSQL iDataAgent [1209] [CVGxPostGres]
    [ ] 13) Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent [1051] [CVGxLndbIDA]
    >) >>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT PAGE >>>>>>>>>>>>

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2

  11. Type d for done and then press Enter.

    Please choose one or more subsystems to package from the list below.

    [ ] 1) File System Core [1002] [CVGxBase]
    [X] 2) File System [1101] [CVGxIDA]
    [ ] 3) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
    [ ] 4) Documentum iDataAgent [1126] [CVGxDctmIDA]
    [ ] 5) Oracle iDataAgent [1204] [CVGxOrIDA]
    [ ] 6) SAP for Oracle [1205] [CVGxOrSAP]
    [ ] 7) SAP for MaxDB [1206] [CVGxSAPMAXDB]
    [ ] 8) Informix iDataAgent [1201] [CVGxIfIDA]
    [ ] 9) Sybase iDataAgent [1202] [CVGxSybIDA]
    [ ] 10) DB2 iDataAgent [1207] [CVGxDB2]
    [ ] 11) MySQL iDataAgent [1208] [CVGxMySQL]
    [ ] 12) PostgreSQL iDataAgent [1209] [CVGxPostGres]
    [ ] 13) Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent [1051] [CVGxLndbIDA]
    >) >>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT PAGE >>>>>>>>>>>>

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  12. Press Enter to save the Custom Package to the default path. If you want to specify a different location, type the path and then press Enter.

    Setting Custom Package Directory
    Please enter the directory name for saving the custom package to.
    Save custom package to: [/opt]

  13. Press Enter to use the default custom package name. If you want to specify a different name, type the name and then press Enter.

    Setting Custom Package Name

    Please enter the custom package name you want to use or just ENTER for the default name.

    Custom package name: [custom-hp-19863]

  14. Type Yes and press Enter.

    Deciding If to Record the Install
    Optionally, you may choose to record install to an xml parameter file now so that you can play it later. The recorded xml will be encapsulated into the
    custom package and can be used as an answer file in two ways:
    (1) from the custom package run "cvpkgadd" or "silent_install -p default";
    (2) from the native package run native installer(rpm/pkgadd/swinstall...)
    You can still perform the above two tasks without custom recording if you choose to use all default parameters.

    Do you want to record the install now? [no] yes

  15. Press Enter.

    Deciding if to Config for Laptop or Desktop Backups
    Do you want to configure the iDataAgent for laptop or desktop backups?

    Config for Laptop or Desktop Backups? [no]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  16. Press Enter.

    Deciding If to Install Agents for Restore Only
    Do you want to install the agents for restore only without consuming licenses?

    Install Agents for Restore Only? [no]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  17. Verify the default path for software installation. Custom Package will be installed to this location.

    Press Enter.

    If necessary, enter a path to modify the default path and press Enter.

    • Do not install the software to a mapped network drive.
    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:

      !@#$%^&*():/?\

    • It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only

    Please specify where you want us to install binaries.
    It must be a local directory and there should be at least 680MB of free space available. All files will be installed in a "snapprotect" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the files will actually be placed into "/opt/snapprotect".
    Installation Directory: /opt

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  18. Verify the default path for log files. While installing the Custom Package, the log files will be saved to this location.

    Press Enter.

    If necessary, enter a path to modify the default path and press Enter.

    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:

      !@#$%^&*():/?\

    • It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only
    • All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this directory.

    Preparing Log Directory
    Please specify where you want to keep SnapProtect log files.
    It must be a local directory and there should be at least 100MB of free space available. All log files will be created in a "snapprotect/Log_Files"subdirectory, so if you enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into "/var/log/snapprotect/Log_Files".
                                                               Log Directory: /Log_fls

    Press Enter to hide the above option during custom package install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  19. Verify the default path for JobResults Directory and press Enter.

    Preparing Job Results Directory
    Please specify the name for the JobResults directory.
    It must be a local directory and there should be at least 20MB of free space available. It will be used to store intermediate data that should be passed from one backup phase to another.
    JobResults Directory: /opt/snapprotect/iDataAgent/jobResults

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  20. Press Enter to specify a group name. Else, type no and press Enter.

    Deciding If to Use a Unix Group
    Most of SnapProtect processes run with root privileges, but some are launched by databases and inherit database access rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be written to by both kinds of processes we can either make such files world-writeable or we can grant write access only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a "snapprotect" or a "dba" group. We highly recommend now that you create a new user group and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose not to assign a dedicated group to SnapProtect processes, you will need to specify the access permissions later. If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use "dba" group.

    Would you like to assign a specific group to SnapProtect ? [yes]

    • If you do not want the above screen to be displayed during the nstallation of this Custom Package, press Enter. Make sure that the group you specified above exists on the computer on which you would install this custom package.
    • Type no and press Enter if you do not want to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  21. Type the group name and press Enter.

    Setting Unix Group

    Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned to all Simpana files and on behalf of which all Simpana processes will run. In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter Oracle's "dba" group here.

    Group name: root
    Hide this screen during install? [yes]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  22. Press Enter.

    Setting Access Permissions for Group and Other Users
    Installer will assign full access rights to root user for all installed SnapProtect files and its processes.
    For group and any other users, you can specify the access permissions now.
    If you did not assign a dedicated group in previous step, make sure you specify sufficient access rights here if you are also planning to install SnapProtect agents involving third party software protection.

    [X] 1) Allow read permission to group users
    [X] 2) Allow write permission to group users
    [X] 3) Allow execute permission to group users
    [X] 4) Allow read permission to other users
    [ ] 5) Allow write permission to other users
    [X] 6) Allow execute permission to other users

    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  23. Specify the port number to be used for CommCell communication and press Enter.

    Setting Instance Port Number of cvd
    Every instance of SnapProtect should use a unique set of network ports to avoid interfering with other instances running on the same machine.
    The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port number range and have not been registered by another application on this machine.
    Please enter the port numbers.

    Port Number for CVD : 8400

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  24. Specify the port number for EvMgrC and press Enter.

    Setting Instance Port Number of EvMgrC
    Every instance of SnapProtect should use a unique set of network ports to avoid interfering with other instances running on the same machine.
    The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port number range and have not been registered by another application on this machine.
    Please enter the port numbers.

    Port Number for CVD : 8400

    Port Number for EvMgrC: 8402

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  25. Press Enter.

    Silent install is not supported if the CommServe and the client are separated by a firewall.

    Deciding If to Configure Firewall
    You need to configure firewall settings if there is a firewall between this client and the CommServe.

    Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe? [no]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  26. Type the fully qualified domain of the CommServe host name and press Enter.
    • Do not use space and the following characters when specifying the CommServe Host Name:

      \|`~!@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"

    Setting CommServe Host Name
    Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure the hostname is
    fully qualified, resolvable by the name services configured on this machine.

    CommServe Host Name: cserve.idclab.loc

  27. Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  28. Press Enter.

    Deciding If to Record as Decoupled Install
    You may choose to create a package that will not register to CommServe during install.

    Do you want to record the install as decoupled install? [no]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  29. Press Enter.

    Specifying If CommServe Per-Client Certificate is Enabled
    If you have checked "Force per-client certificate authentication on CommServe" on the CommServe or Proxy, you need to provide installer with a Temp Certificate.

    This Temp Certificate can be obtained by openning "Certificate Administration
    Applet" from the Java GUI's Control Panel, clicking "Temp Certificate" button, selecting newly created client in the popped up window and copying/pasting generated certificate to a local file accessible from this installer. Have you enabled per-client certificate authentication on CommServe? [no]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  30. Perform one of the following actions:
    • If CommCell authentication is enabled, type y, press Enter, and specify your CommCell credentials.

      The user that installs the custom package will also be prompted for credentials to authenticate the installation.

    • If CommCell authentication is not enabled, press Enter.

    Deciding If to Use CommCell Authentication
    If CommCell client authentication is enabled, you must enter a valid username and password in order to register this client to the CommCell.

    Do you want to enter CommCell username and password? [no]

  31. Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.

    This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the CommCell.

    Setting Client Computer Group
    Please enter one Client Computer Group name for this client to join.

    Client Computer Group Name: CCGroup_01

  32. Press Enter.

    Setting Storage Policy
    Please enter a storage policy name for this IDA.

    Storage Policy Name: Storage_policy_01

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  33. Type 11 and then press Enter.

    If you want to install the components to a different instance, type the number associated with the instance and then press Enter.

    Please select which instance you want to install/replay for this recording:

    1) Always install to Instance001
    2) Always install to Instance002
    3) Always install to Instance003
    4) Always install to Instance004
    5) Always install to Instance005
    6) Always install to Instance006
    7) Always install to Instance007
    8) Always install to Instance008
    9) Always install to Instance009
    10) Always install to Instance010
    11) Always install to a new instance
    12) I want to specify another instance

    Your Choice: [11]

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  34. Type yes and press Enter.

    Press Enter to hide the above option during install.

    Hide this screen? [yes]

  35. Make a note of the locations at which these Packages are created.

    Creating the rpm ... done. Moving it to /opt/UnixCustomPackage/rpm ... done.
    [LOG INFO] To review the setup, you may find the following logs useful if available:
    (1) logs under /tmp/.gxsetup
    (2) install.log|env and UpdateInfo.log|env under Log Directory
    (3) logs under /var/log/.gxsetup/10-116-clientlx-127.0.1.1-982[-f]
    [Custom Regular Package Summary] General package created at
    /opt/UnixCustomPackage/pkg

    [Custom Native Package Summary] RPM for linux package created at
    /opt/UnixCustomPackage/rpm

  36. Navigate to the location specified during Custom Package creation.

    Run ./silent_install -p default

    Example:

    <client_computer>/opt/UnixCustomPackage/rpm# ./silent_install -p

    The installation is now complete. Performing non-interactive Install of the following modules...
    * Base Client [1002] [CVGxBase]

    * Base0 Client [1003] [CVGxBase0]

    * UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]

    Install of the above modules completed successfully.

If you want to install the components silently on a different computer, then do the following:

  • Copy the custom package the you have created above to the computer on which you want to perform the installation.
  • Navigate to the location at which you have copied the custom package, and Run the following command:

    ./silent_install -p default

After installing the Custom package, you must register the client computer using the steps described in the following section:

Register the Client Computer

Use one of the following methods to register your client computer:

Method 1: Register a Client Using the CommCell Console

Method 2: Register a Client from the Command Line

Register a Client Using the CommCell Console

Choose the procedure that is applicable to your CommCell environment configuration:

On a Non-Firewall Environment

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Client Computers node, and then click New Client > File System > Unix.

  2. In the Client Name box, type the name of the client computer. In the Host Name box, type the host name of the client computer.

    Click Next.

  3. If you want to override the client name, click the Overrides the Client name check box, specify the client name in the Client name box, and then click Next.
  4. Click Finish.

    The client computer will be listed under the Client Computers node in the CommCell Browser.

On a Firewall Environment

  1. Add the client to the CommCell Console by using the following steps:

    Note: You can repeat this operation to add more clients.

    1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Client Computers node, and then click New Client > File System > Unix.

      The New Unix Client dialog box is displayed.

    2. On the Configure Client page, enter a Client Name and Host Name of the computer where you installed the SnapProtect software and click Next.
    3. On the Optional Data page, click Next.
    4. On the Summary page, click Finish.
  2. Configure the appropriate SnapProtect firewall settings on the client (or clients) that you added to the CommCell Console.

    For instructions, see Configuring Firewall Using Proxy for Laptop Backup. For more information on firewall configurations, see Firewall: Overview.

  3. Configure the nDisable_CVFWD registry key on the client and set it to 0.

    This key enables the client to establish communications with the CommServe computer.

    Tip: If you have multiple clients, use a script or a third-party application to push the additional setting to all the clients.

  4. On the CommServe computer, run the command to register the clients.
    1. On the command line, go to the Software_Installation_Directory/Base folder and run the qlogin command to access the CommServe database.
    2. Run the registration command for each of the clients that you configured.

      qoperation register -hn clientName -dock yes -roaming yes

    Tip: If you need to register multiple clients, use a script or a third-party application to run the registration command on all the clients.

Register a Client from the Command Line

Use the following steps to register client computers with the CommServe after a Decoupled Install.

  1. Log onto a client computer and open the command prompt.
  2. From the command prompt, go to the Installation_Directory/snapprotect/Base directory, and run the following command after substituting the parameter values.

    ./SIMCallWrapper -OpType 1000 -CSHost <CS Host Name> -clientname <Client Name> -output <Location for XML File>

    Usage of the command is:

    SIMCallWrapper -OpType 1000 [-instance <instance name>] [-user <User Name>] [-password <User password>] [-passwordEncrypted]] [-CSName <CS Name>] [-CSHost <CS Host Name>] [-ClientName <Client Name>] [-ClientHostName <Client Host Name>] [-ClientGroup <Client Group>] [-subclientPolicy <Subclient Policy>] [-StoragePolicy <Storage Policy>] [-overwriteClientInfo] [-resetNetworkPassword] [-regPath <alternative registry path>] [-instanceFor1Touch <instance>] -output <xmlFileName> [-Instance <Instance Name>] [-skipCertificateRevoke] [-registerme]

  3. Available Parameters

    The following table displays all the parameters you can use with the commands mentioned above:

    Parameter Description of Parameter Values
    -opType 1000 * Name of the operation type to register the client to the CommServe.
    -clientName * Name of the client computer
    -output * Location for xml file
    -instance Instance of the CommServe on which the command is run.
    -user Name of a CommCell user account with sufficient permissions to install clients. This parameter is required if user authentication is enabled in the CommCell.

    Note: If the user is part of a domain, specify the user name as 'domain\user'.

    -password Password for the user account provided.
    -CSName Name of the CommServe
    -CSHost * Host name of the CommServe
    -clientHostName Host name of the client computer
    -clientGroup Name of the client group
    -subclientPolicy Nam of the subclient policy
    -storagePolicy Name of the storage policy
    -overwriteClientInfo It overwrites client name or host name if there is a mismatch between the two. It's either ON or OFF.
    -regPath Name of the alternative registry path
    -instanceFor1Touch Name of the instance for 1-Touch
    -Instance Name of the instance

    * marked parameters are mandatory to run the command. Other parameters are optional.