Preinstallation Checklist for the Web Console

The Web Console is a web-based application end-users can use to manage their data, as well as to perform other useful operations such as reporting and managing virtual machines. For more information, see Web Console - Overview.

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

  • Verify License Requirements

    The Web Console does not require a license.

  • Determine the Installation Location

    Based on your environment, install the Web Console on an appropriate computer.

    • By default, the Web Console is installed as part of the CommServe installation when Internet Information Services (IIS) is enabled. The Web Console can be installed on a separate computer than the CommServe and Web Server computers to support the following:
      • Offloading the Web Console processes from the CommServe or Web Server computers
      • Setting up the Web Console in a perimeter network outside of the organization's network to provide global access for external users
    • Ensure that Internet Information Services (IIS) is enabled on the computer where the software will be installed.
    • If you Install the Web Console on a separate computer, that computer must be able to connect to the Web Server and CommServe computers.
    • If you want to allow Single Sign On (SSO) for users from domains that are not trusted, install the Web Console on those domains. This applies when you have multiple domains in your environment where some of them are not trusted.
    • The Web Console cannot be installed on a clustered environment. For example, if you plan to install the Web Console on the CommServe computer, but the CommServe computer is installed on a clustered environment, then you must install the Web Console on a different computer.
  • 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 Web Console by using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager.

    If you plan to install the Web Console on a computer that has other server components installed, only the following information is required:

    • SnapProtect package to install
    • Destination folder for the software installation

    SnapProtect package to install
    Install the Web Console 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 level of detail depends on how the package you selected is installed:
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, the installation program requests only the name of the client computer.
    • For installations using the installation package, the installation program reads the details from the previous installation.
    Web Server Client Name
    During installation, you are prompted to select a client with the Web Server package installed. If you are installing the Web Console and Web Server on the same computer, the installation computer name will be selected by default.