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Preinstallation Checklist for the OES File System Agent

The OES File System Agent backs up and restores the NSS file system data residing on OES computers. For more information, see Overview - OES File System.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the OES File System Agent 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 OES File System Agent satisfies the minimum requirements. For more information, see System Requirements - OES File System.

  • Verify License Requirements

    Based on the licensing mechanism used in your CommCell environment, verify that the CommCell has the required licenses to use the OES File System Agent. For more information, see License Requirements - OES File System.

  • Determine the Installation Location

    Based on your environment, install the OES File System Agent on an appropriate computer.

    Environment Where to install the software
    Non-Clustered On the OES computer on which the NSS file system data resides.
    Clustered On all physical nodes of the cluster.
  • 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 OES File System Agent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager. Any item that applies to only one of these installation methods is noted.

    SnapProtect package to install
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, install the Novell OES File System package, which is listed under the File System category.
    • For installations using the installation package, install the Novell OES File System package.

    If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core package is 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 UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh File System Agent.

    User account for Novell SMS
    This information is only applicable to installations using the CommCell Console.

    Collect the Novell FS user account credentials to log onto the Novell SMS (Storage Management Services).

    User account for Target Service Agent (TSA)
    This information is only applicable to installations using the installation package.

    To run backup or restores, SnapProtect needs to log onto the TSA agent service. Collect the TSA user account and password that SnapProtect must use.