Cluster Configuration - Deployment

Install the Software on Physical Nodes

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

Method 1: Remote Install using CommCell Console

Use this procedure to install remotely on the physical nodes.

Method 2: Interactive Install

Use this procedure to install the software on the physical nodes from the active node of a cluster group.

Method 1: Remote Install Using CommCell Console

The following section provides step-by-step instructions for installing the Windows File System iDataAgent from the CommCell Console as an example. Refer to the Configurations page when installing software on other operating systems.

  1. Open CommCell Console:

    • Click Start and point to All Programs.
    • Click NetApp .
    • Click SnapProtect  Administrative Console.
  2. From the CommCell Browser, click Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install Software.

  3. Click Next.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Click Manually Select Computers.

    Click Next.

  6. Enter the fully qualified domain name of each of the physical nodes on which you want to install the software.

    The fully qualified domain name of each physical node must be specified in a separate line.

    For example, if your cluster group is hosted on two nodes (physicalcomputer1 and physicalcomputer2), then specify as following:

    physicalcomputer1.mydomain.mycompany.com

    physicalcomputer2.mydomain.mycompany.com

    Click Next.

    • Make sure that all the physical computers that you specify, both active and passive nodes, are reachable from the CommServe computer.
    • Do not use spaces or the following characters when specifying the Host Name:

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

     

  7. Choose one of  the following:

    • Click Next if you want to use the default cache location
    • Click Override Software Cache and specify a new location in the Software Cache box and then click Next

    • The software cache is the location from where the remote install program installs the software.
    • This screen will not appear if the remote cache is not configured. For more information, see Managing Cache - Remote Cache.

  8. Specify the User Name and Password of the Domain Administrator account to perform remote installs on the physical computers that you selected in step 6.

    Click Next.

    • The Domain Administrator account must have Administrator rights on all the physical computers that you selected in step 6.
    • Account information is required while performing remote installs for the first time on the physical computers. For subsequent remote installs on those physical computers, click Next without specifying the account information.

  9. Click File System.

    Click Next.

  10. Select one of the following:

    • From the Storage Policy to use list, select a storage policy, and then click Next.
    • From the Subclient Policy to use list, select a subclient policy, and then click Next.

    • If you want to add this computer to a client group, select a client group from the Available list and click Add >.
      This option will be displayed only if client groups are configured in the CommCell Console. For more information, see Client Computer Groups.
    • Select the Configure For Laptop Backups option to install Backup Monitor utility. This utility allows you to view the backup job summary from the client computer without opening the CommCell Console. See Monitor - Laptop User for more information.

  11. Click Next.

    If necessary you can select additional options. Click the Help button to get more information on the available options.

  12. Click Next.

    If necessary you can select optional settings. Click the Help button to get more information on the available options.

  13. Select one of the following:
    • If firewall configuration is not required, click Next.
    • If the physical computers and the CommServe are separated by a firewall, click There is Firewall between Client machine and CommServe.

    For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration and continue with the installation.

  14. Select Immediate.

    Click Next.

  15. Click Finish.

    This screen will reflect the components you selected for install, and may look different from the example shown.

  16. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.
    • From the Home menu, click Job Controller.

    • Once the job is complete, view the job details from the Admin Job History.

      • Right-click the <CommServe>, point to View and then click Admin Job History.
      • Click Select Install/Upgrade/Remove/Repair Software.
      • Click OK.

    • You can view the following by right-clicking the job:
      • Details of the job
      • Option to Resubmit the job
      • Events associated with the job
      • Logs associated with the job
      • Option to send the Logs associated with the job

After installing the software successfully on all the physical computers that host the Cluster Group, you must configure the cluster group client from the CommCell Console. For instructions, see the Configurations page.

Interactive Install

The following section provides step-by-step instructions for installing the Windows File System iDataAgent as an example. Refer to the Configurations page when installing software on other operating systems.

  1. From the active node of the cluster group, log on to the physical computer as an Administrator or a member of the Administrator group on that computer.
  2. Run SetupAll.exe from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.
  3. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

    Click Next.

  4. Click Custom.

    Click Next.

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

  6. Expand File System, and then click File System.

    Click Next.

  7. 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

  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 Yes.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Select one of the following:

    • If firewall configuration is not required, click Next.
    • If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, click Configure firewall services.

    For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration and continue with the installation.

  12. Enter the fully qualified domain name of the CommServe in the CommServe Host Name box.
    • Do not use space and the following characters when specifying the CommServe Host Name:

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

    Click Next.

  13. Enter the following:
    • The local (NetBIOS) name of the client computer is displayed in the Select a Client name list.

      If necessary you can also type a new (friendly) name for the client in this box. This name will be used in the CommCell and will also be displayed in the CommCell Console.

      Do not use spaces when specifying a new name for the client.

    • The default network interface name of the client computer is displayed if the computer has only one network interface (NIC card).

      If the computer has multiple network interfaces, select the interface name that is preferred for communication with the CommServe.

    Click Next.

    If a component is already installed on this computer, this screen will not be displayed; instead, the install program will use the same name as previously specified.

  14. The default port numbers used for CommCell communication are displayed. If necessary, you can modify the port numbers.

    Click Next.

    This screen will not appear if the default port numbers are not used for CommCell communication.

  15. Select one of the following options:

    • If you do not want to disable Windows Firewall, click Next.
    • If you want to disable Windows Firewall for all profiles, click Yes, disable Windows Firewall for all profiles and then click Next.

  16. 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.

  17. Select a Client Group.
    Click Next.

    This screen will not be displayed if Client Groups are not configured in the CommCell Console. For more information, see Client Computer Groups.

  18. Select one of the following:
    • Click Use Cell level Policy to inherit the global filter policy configuration set for the CommCell.
    • Click Always use Global Filters to apply the global filters policy to the default subclient regardless of the policy set for the CommCell.
    • Select Do not use Global Filters if you plan to define specific filters for the Agent.

    Click Next.

  19. Select a storage policy from the Storage Policy list.

    Click Next.

  20. Click Yes.

    When you click Yes, the software automatically retrieves the list of nodes to which the current active node can failover.

  21. Select cluster nodes from the Preferred Nodes list and click the arrow button to move them to the Selected Nodes list.

    Once you complete your selections, click Next.

    The list of Preferred Nodes displays all the nodes found in the cluster; from this list, you are required to select the cluster nodes configured to host this cluster group server.

  22. Specify User Name and Password of the Domain Administrator account to perform the remote install on the cluster nodes you selected in the previous step.

    Click Next.

    The Domain Administrator user account that you specify here must have Administrator rights on all the cluster nodes that you selected in the previous step.

    The Installer tries to install the software on all the nodes (physical computers) that you selected in step 21.

    The progress of the remote install for the cluster nodes is displayed on the Remote Install Progress screen.

  23. Click Finish.

    If the software is not installed successfully on any of the passive nodes selected in step 21, or if any passive node is not available during the installation, a separate installation from the CommCell Console needs to be performed on that node in order for it to be available for a failover protection.

    For remote install instructions, see Remote Install.

  24. Click Finish.

After installing the software successfully on all the physical computers that host the Cluster Group, you must configure the cluster group client from the CommCell Console. For instructions, see the Configurations page.