Version 7 on Windows 2008

Last post 10-15-2010, 12:41 PM by Liam. 5 replies.
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  • Version 7 on Windows 2008
    Posted: 10-15-2010, 10:28 AM

    We are transtioning to a new server (Commserver and MA) and are currently on version 7. We have a new server that will eventually beccome the new Commserve and Meida Agent and will run version 9. I want to switch it right now as our storage media magentic and non magentic is going off maintenance and is being replaced. Version 9 will be deployed using professional services which still has to go to purchasing.

    I would like to deploy this server as a version 7 media agent for now and transiotn to the new storage. Will a version 7 MA run on Windows 2008 R2?

  • Re: Version 7 on Windows 2008
    Posted: 10-15-2010, 10:40 AM
    Good day Pdrace Thank you for your post. You will need to upgrade to, at least, v8 for the WIN2008R2 support. Given the newness of our v9 release would be good to have you talk with your CommVault account team to help you with planning around your v9 upgrade. This gives you all the support you need for the new platform and all the new v9 features access when you upgrade
  • Re: Version 7 on Windows 2008
    Posted: 10-15-2010, 10:42 AM

    We are working with the account team on this.

    Can version 7 coexist with a version 8 media agent?

  • Re: Version 7 on Windows 2008
    Posted: 10-15-2010, 11:28 AM

    For Windows 2008 R2, you will want to make sure you are on version 8.0 and the latest service pack (Service Pack 5).  R2 is not supported in version 7.0.

  • Re: Version 7 on Windows 2008
    Posted: 10-15-2010, 12:40 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 09-19-2019, 11:14 AM Liam
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    Once you have upgraded to version 8 or 9, you can have existing clients that will work with an 8 or 9 media agent. However, any new installations would need to be done using the same version your CommServe has been upgraded to. These new clients would need to be backed up using a media agent that is on that upgraded version, which is why media agents would be the suggested second part of the upgrade after the CommServe. A mixed environment is supported provided these considerations are taken into account. In version 8 and version 9 you do have the ability to push upgrades out in the same way as updates (with the exception of clusters and sharepoint agents), as described below.

     

    In 8.0 the Update Cache has also been incorporated to hold the CV software allowing for upgrades to be pushed from the CS GUI, with some exceptions, such as clusters and SharePoint. The directions from the link below starting at step 3 will instruct you on 2 ways to populate the update cache with the CV software. I would suggest using the manual method of creating the directories and copying the software. Please note that the DVD(s) are pretty big in size so make sure you have enough room or relocate the Updates Cache in the Automatic Updates settings. Once the software has been copied over, you can then follow the instructions to push out the upgrades.
    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/release_8_0_0/books_online_1/english_us/deployment/upgrade/misc/auto_upgrade.htm
    ***Make sure you are using the latest installer package (Jan 2010) which can be downloaded from Maintenance Advantage.***

  • Re: Version 7 on Windows 2008
    Posted: 10-15-2010, 12:41 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 09-19-2019, 11:14 AM Liam
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    A media agent or client cannot be on a higher version level then the CommServe as this is one of the first checks an installation or upgrade will make.

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