MediaAgent - Overview
The MediaAgent manages the transmission of data between clients and backup media. There can be more than one MediaAgent within a CommCell.
The software supports MediaAgents on several Operating Systems, including support for MediaAgents in a clustered environment. See System Requirements - MediaAgent for a list of supported MediaAgents and their requirements.
Once MediaAgent software is installed (see MediaAgent Deployment to install the software), MediaAgents are displayed in the CommCell Browser as a sub-level under Storage Resources. Also, the libraries configured to this MediaAgent are displayed. You can perform several operations from the MediaAgent level and modify the properties associated with a MediaAgent.
The tree structure varies, depending on the library type - tape library or disk libraries. This arrangement is reflected in the following sample tree structure in the CommCell Browser: