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Preinstallation Checklist for the Analytics Engine

The Analytics Engine is a lightweight indexing engine that supports several SnapProtect features, such as Data Analytics, Data Cube, and more.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Analytics Engine will be installed and to gather all of the information you will need during the installation.

  • Verify System Requirements

    Verify that the computer where you will install the Analytics Engine satisfies the minimum requirements for the features that you intend to configure on the Analytics Engine. Because the Analytics Engine supports several different features, some features have different minimum requirements. See the feature documentation for a list of specific Analytics Engine requirements.

    For general system requirements information, see System Requirements - Analytics Engine.

  • Verify License Requirements

    The Analytics Engine does not require a license to install.

  • Determine the Installation Location

    Based on your environment, install the Analytics Engine on an appropriate computer.

  • Additional Packages Installed with the Analytics Engine

    Use the following table to review the packages that are automatically selected during the Analytics Engine installation.

    Packages Automatically Selected Notes
    File System Core None
    File System Does not consume a license.
    MediaAgent Consume a license.
  • Gather Installation Data

    Refer to the items in this section to gather the information that you will need during the installation. Record the information before you begin installing the software, so you can refer to it during the installation.

    You can install the MediaAgent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager.

    SnapProtect package to install
    Install the Analytics package, which is listed under the Server category.

    If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are automatically installed with the package you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any license.

    To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to the Gather Installation Data section in the Preinstallation Checklist for the Windows File System Agent.

    Client computer details
    If the File System Agent, or another package, is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again.

    The installation program reads the details from the previous installation.