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Configuring Agents on a Microsoft Cluster

You must configure the cluster group client from the CommCell Console if the cluster group client was deconfigured.

About This Task

If a critical event appears in the CommCell Console indicating that the cluster group client was not configured, run the CreateClusterClients workflow. For instructions, see the troubleshooting article INS0029.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Client Computers node and go to New Client > Clustered Server > Windows Cluster.

    The New Windows Cluster Client dialog box appears.

  2. To create the cluster group client, specify the details of the cluster resource group that you want to protect.
    1. In the Client Name box, type a name for the resource group. The client name should have a unique name.
    2. In the Host Name box, type the fully qualified domain name of the resource group.

      Notes:

      • The host name of the resource group should not be used by any existing client in your CommCell environment.
      • The fully qualified domain name of the resource group is available in the Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager.
    3. Click Next.

      The New Windows Cluster Client dialog box appears.

  3. Review the cluster group information and click Finish.

    The Advanced Client Properties dialog box appears.

    Note: If the Advanced Client Properties dialog box does not automatically open, open it manually: Right-click the Cluster_Group_Client, and then click Properties. In the Client Computer Properties dialog box, click Advanced.

  4. On the Cluster Group Configuration tab, in the Available box, click the physical computers (nodes) where you installed the necessary Agents, and click Add to move the nodes to the Selected box.
  5. On the Agents tab, in the Available box, click the Agents you want to use in the cluster group client, and click Add to move the Agents to the Selected box.
  6. On the Job Configuration tab, in the Job Results Directory box, type the path for the job results directory. The directory must reside on a shared clustered drive.

    Notes:

    • The Browse button does not work when you configure the cluster group client for the first time. After the initial configuration, you can use the button to update the directory (if required).
    • For MediaAgent and ContinuousDataReplicator clients, the Job Results directory path is used for both the Index Cache and CDR Log directories respectively unless another directory location is provided.
  7. Click OK to close the Advanced Client Properties dialog box.
  8. Click OK.

    The cluster group client is successfully created.

What to Do Next

Create a subclient to define the data that you want to backup. After a subclient is created and a storage policy is configured for this cluster group client, you can perform backup and recovery operations. For information about configuring a subclient, see Subclients for the Windows File System Agent.

Related Tasks

Configuration for a Scale-Out File Server