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Overview - MediaAgent

The MediaAgent is the data transmission manager in the CommCell environment. It provides high performance data movement and manages the data storage libraries. MediaAgent tasks are coordinated by the CommServe Server.

There are two key components in a CommCell environment -- the CommServe server and one or more MediaAgents.

For scalability, there can be more than one MediaAgent in a CommCell environment. The MediaAgent software can be installed in physical, virtual, and clustered environments. The software supports MediaAgents on several operating systems, including support for MediaAgents in a clustered environment. See System Requirements - MediaAgent for a list of supported MediaAgents and their requirements.