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Preinstall SnapProtect as a Software Image: Registering the Clients

After you receive the computers that were preinstalled with the SnapProtect software, you can proceed to register the computers with the respective CommServe computer.

Before You Begin

The SnapProtect software must be preinstalled on the computers that you want to register.

Procedure

Choose one of the following methods to register each of the computers that you received.

Method 1: Register Using the CommCell Console

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Tools tab, click New Client. Under the File System section, and based on the computer's operating system, click Windows or UNIX and Linux.

    The New Windows Client (or New UNIX Client) dialog box is displayed.

  2. On the Configure Client page, perform the following steps:
    1. In the Host Name box, enter the fully qualified domain of the computer.
    2. Select the Fetch the configuration information from the client that is already installed in decoupled mode check box.

      By default, the Connect to a client and get its configuration option is selected

    3. In the CVD port on client box, enter the CVD port that was provided during the installation. If the port was not requested during the installation, then it uses the default port number (8400).
    4. Click Next.
  3. On the Optional Data page, if you want to display the client with a different name in the CommCell Browser, select the Overrides the Client name check box, and in the Client Name box, enter a new name for the client. Click Next to continue.
  4. On the Summary page, review the information you provided, and then click Finish.

    When the registration process finishes, the client is listed under the Client Computers node of the CommCell Browser.

Method 2: Register Using the Command Line on the Client

Open the command line prompt, go to the Installation_Directory_Path/Base directory, and run the command applicable to the operating system of your computer:

  • On Windows Computers

    SIMCallWrapper.exe -OpType 1000 -CSName CommServe_Name -CSHost CommServe_hostname -clientHostName client_hostname -clientName client_name -Instance InstanceNNN -output XML_file_location

  • On UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers

    ./SIMCallWrapper -OpType 1000 -CSName CommServe_Name -CSHost CommServe_hostname -clientHostName client_hostname -clientName client_name -Instance InstanceNNN -output XML_file_location

Notes:

  • InstanceNNN is the format of the instance number. If no other SnapProtect instance is installed on the computer, specify Instance001.
  • XML_file_location is the directory path where you want to save the output of the SIMCallWrapper command. For example, on Windows, C:\temp\output.xml, and on UNIX, /temp/output.xml.
  • If user authentication for installing agents is enabled on the CommCell environment, you must add the -user and -password parameters to specify your user credentials.

When the registration process finishes, the client is listed under the Client Computers node of the CommCell Browser.