Getting Started - OSSV Plug-In Deployment on Windows

Where to Install

Before You Begin

Install the software on a client computer that satisfies the minimum requirements specified in the System Requirements and with the following configurations:

  • NetApp SnapVault OSSV Agent v3.0.1P1 installed.
  • Client computer is connected to a NetApp file server that you want to protect. The Windows Primary and Secondary Snap Vault licenses must be present on the file server.

To backup the data from OSSV volumes, you need to install the MediaAgent software which includes the NAS iDataAgent. If the library is attached to the MediaAgent, you need to install the NDMP Remote Server software.

Verify System Requirements

Make sure that the computer in which you wish to install the software satisfies the System Requirements.

Install the OSSV Plug-In Agent

1. Log on to the client computer as Administrator or as a member of the Administrator group on that computer.  
2. Run Setup.exe from the Software Installation Package.  
3. Select the required language.

Click Next.

4. Select Create a new CommCell.
5. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement.

Click Next.

6. Select Custom Install.

Click Next.

7. Expand Common Technology Engine | MediaAgent Modules and select MediaAgent.

If the library is attached to the MediaAgent, select NDMP Remote Server.

Expand Client Modules | Backup & Recovery | File System and select Windows File System iDataAgent.

Expand Client Modules | OSSV Plug-In and select OSSV Agent. The following are automatically selected:

  • VSS Enabler for OSSV Plug-In
  • SnapVault Open System Enabler
  • VSS Provider
  • File System NDMP Restore Enabler

Click Next.

8. Enter the fully qualified domain name of the CommServe Host Name.

Click Next.

Do not use space and the following characters when specifying a new name for the CommServe Host Name:



9. Click Next.
10. If necessary, select this option for automatic FTP downloading and installation of software updates.

If you do not select this option, you can schedule these updates later from the CommCell Console.

Click Next

  • Verify the default location for software installation.

    Click Browse to change the default location.

  • Click Next.

  • 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.


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

Click Next.

13. Enter the NDMP account name and password you provided during the NetApp SnapVault OSSV Agent installation.

Click Next.

14. Click Next.
15. Click Finish.
If you already have a storage policy selected in step 12, Click button available at the bottom of the page to continue.

If you do not have Storage Policy created, follow the steps provided in the Create a Storage Policy procedure.