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Preparation step for Delete-Create Commserve (which is deployed on top of openstack)


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Hi Expert,


We have Commvault B&R system which is deployed on top Openstack contain 1 mainsite and several remote site. The mainsite contains Commserve (Windows 2019), Media Agent (RHEL 8.0) and Virtual Server Agent (RHEL 8.0). Remote site contain Media Agent and Virtual Server Agent. The B&R system backup some VM on top of openstack, and backup result saved on separated storage server.


Within next week, we are planning to do delete-create Commserve as part of virtualization activity. There are some question which I want to clarify:
1. During commserve delete-create (new deployment), what commserve part is needed to be backup? and is there any pre-activity we should do (such as terminate remote connection from VSA or MA)?
2. After new commserve succesfully created, we need to re-integrate remote VSA and MA to new commserve. What procedure should be performed in Commcell console to detect the remote VSA and MA?
3. Regarding installed commserve license, can we re-use existing license to use in new commserve VM? and what part should we backup?

 

Any feedback are highly appreciate

 

BR,

Mahendra K

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Best answer by Stuart Painter 24 May 2021, 13:18

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Hi @Mahendra Kurniawan 

It sounds like the process you need to follow is Commserve Hardware Refresh.

The underlying principle is the existing Commserve will be replaced with a new Commserve, but all the configuration and Commcell environment will be retained.

The configuration is maintained in the Commserve database, including client records and license, so all this will move to the new Commserve once DR backup is restored into the new server.

Thanks,

Stuart

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Hi @Stuart Painter , cool, thanks for the reference

 

BR,

Mahendra K

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Hi @Mahendra Kurniawan 

You’re welcome, if you have any other questions, do let me know, otherwise can we mark this thread as answered with “Best answer” above?

Thanks,

Stuart

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@Stuart Painter  Thanks for info

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