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.

Understanding the CommCell Console

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: