Configuring Access to the CommCell Console Using TPPM

You can configure third-party port mappings (TPPM) to connect to the CommServe computer through the SnapProtect proxy.

Before You Begin

The SnapProtect proxy must be configured. For more information, see Set up the SnapProtect Proxy.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers, and then right-click the CommServe computer and click Properties.
  2. Click Network.
  3. On the Firewall Configuration tab, click the Options tab.
  4. Select the Access GUI Server (EvMgrS) via following proxy option.

    This option automatically enables port 8401 for third-party connections.

  5. Select the client computer that is hosting the proxy function from the Remote Proxy list.
  6. In the Port Number box, specify a port to be used by the proxy to access the CommServe.

    This is a local port in the proxy computer that will be mapped to port 8401.

  7. Click OK.
  8. In the CommCell Browser, right-click the name of each computer that uses Third-Party Port Mapping (TPPM), then click All Tasks > Push Firewall Configuration.

    Verify that your firewall configuration was pushed successfully by looking for a firewall push event in the Event Viewer.

  9. If the CommCell Console is not yet installed, install the CommCell Console software on the computer that is hosting the IIS.
  10. Connect to the CommCell Console through a firewall:
    1. Click the Start button on the Windows task bar and then click All Programs.
      • Select SnapProtect from the Programs menu and then select SnapProtect.
      • Click SnapProtect CommCell Console.
    2. Enter the User Name and Password to connect to the CommCell.
    3. Select Connect through firewall and click Configure.
    4. Enter the following information:
      • The Proxy host name or IP address of the Remote Proxy set in Step 4.
      • The Proxy port number set in the Port Number while setting up the remote proxy.
      • Click OK.
    5. Click OK.

      The CommCell Console appears.

  11. Optional: Configure the CommCell Console log-in screen to pre-populate the proxy name and port number so you don't have to enter them every time you run the CommCell Console:
    1. Log on to the proxy computer's console, and change to the <software installation directory>/GUI folder.
    2. Edit the oem.properties file, adding these two lines at the end:
    3. consoleProxyHostName=<host name or IP address of the proxy computer>

      consoleProxyPort=<port number used by the proxy to communicate with the CommServe>

    4. Save the file.
  12. Optional: If you want the proxy to listen to a port other than 8401, edit the Galaxy.jnlp file, changing




    where port_number is the port the proxy will listen to, and redirect to port 8401 on the CommServe computer.

    Note: This port number must match the port number that you specified in Step 10d.