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Postinstallation Tasks for the MediaAgent

The following sections describe the tasks that you must perform to complete the installation and to get started with the MediaAgent.

Perform General Postinstallation Tasks

Based on your environment settings, or the installation options that you set, you might have to perform some general tasks to complete the installation.

The tasks are grouped based on the computer's operating system where you installed the MediaAgent.

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On Windows

  • Configure Cluster Group Clients

    If you installed agents in a cluster environment, you must configure a cluster group client, and if applicable, failover settings. For more information, see:

  • Add SnapProtect to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List

    If you did not add the SnapProtect programs and services to the Windows Firewall exclusion list during the installation, you can add them later by using a batch file. For more information, see Configuring Windows Firewall to Allow CommCell Communication.

  • Complete Firewall Configurations

    If you configured firewall settings during the installation, you must complete additional firewall configurations from the CommCell Console. For more information, see Firewall: Overview.

  • Enable Application-Aware Installs

    You can configure the SnapProtect software to automatically detect the installed client applications and then install the corresponding SnapProtect packages when you:

    • Plan to add additional applications after you install the  SnapProtect software
    • Plan to refresh the hardware
    • Have managed service provider configuration

    For information on how to enable this feature, see Enabling Application-Aware Installations.

On UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh

  • Register the Client after Decoupled Installation

    If you installed SnapProtect in decoupled mode, the client was not registered during the installation. To register the client, use one of the following methods:

  • Configure Cluster Group Clients

    If you installed agents in a cluster environment, you must configure a cluster group client, and if applicable, failover settings. For more information, see:

  • Complete Firewall Configurations

    If you configured firewall settings during the installation, you must complete additional firewall configurations from the CommCell Console. For more information, see Firewall - Getting Started - Overview.

  • Change UNIX Groups and Access Permissions on UNIX Clients

    If you need to change the UNIX group and access permissions that you defined during the installation, see Changing UNIX Groups and Permissions on UNIX Clients.

    Note: You must perform this task when you install a database on an existing client and the packages have different permissions.

  • Set Read Permissions on AIX Clients

    If you installed agents on an AIX computer, and you did not set read permissions for other users during the installation, see Setting Read Permissions on AIX Clients.

  • View Files Created During the Installation

    For some agents, additional files and folders are created outside the installation directory. If you want to view the files and folders that were created outside the installation directory, see Files and Folders Created During UNIX Installations.

  • Enable Application-Aware Installs

    You can configure the SnapProtect software to automatically detect the installed client applications and then install the corresponding SnapProtect packages when you:

    • Plan to add additional applications after you install the  SnapProtect software
    • Plan to refresh the hardware
    • Have managed service provider configuration

    For information on how to enable this feature, see Enabling Application-Aware Installations.

Get Started with MediaAgent Features and Configurations

Refer to the following tasks to get started with the MediaAgent:

  • Configure ACSLS Client Service on Solaris

    On a Solaris MediaAgent, the ACSLS Client Service must be configured before configuring the STK library attached to an ACSLS Server. To configure a STK library that is controlled by an ACSLS server, you can use the Config ACSLS Services package to add the required services.

    1. Log on to the MediaAgent computer as root.
    2. Start the following program:

      <software installation path>/Base/config_acsls

      The following menu appears if ACSLS services are not configured:

      Please select one of the options below:
      1) Config ACSLS Services
      2) Exit

      Your selection: [2]

    3. Type 1, and then press Enter.

      The following message appears:

      Please enter the name of the host running the ACSLS daemon. ACSLS Server host name:

    4. Enter the name of the host where the ACSLS server is installed, and then press Enter.

      The system copies the necessary files and creates the required configuration. A message appears:

      ACSLS services are currently CONFIGURED.

      A menu appears.

    5. Enter the number that corresponds with the Exit.

    Use the snapprotect list command to check if the SSI service is running on the Solaris computer. For details, see Controlling Services on Unix.

  • Configure Storage Devices

    You must configure the MediaAgent to communicate with the storage devices that are attached to the computer.

    Depending on the type of storage devices that are attached to the MediaAgent computer, refer to one of the following topics:

  • Create Storage Policies

    You must create a storage policy to define where and how to store your data during backup jobs. For instructions, see Storage Policy - Getting Started.

  • Additional Configurations

    For additional features and configurations, refer to the Media Management documentation.