Commserve migration to Hyperscale

Last post 10-03-2019, 7:45 AM by Ramachre. 8 replies.
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  • Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-02-2019, 2:46 AM

    Hi all,

    We have ordered 2 Hyperscale appliances for our environment (HPE reference architecture). Our Commserve is currently hosted on a seperate physical blade (dedicated as Commserve, it does not act as a media agent).

    When we deploy the appliances, we want to decomission the old Commserve hardware and host it on the appliance. After reading through all of the documentation around Hyperscale, I see that the only option during deployment is to connect to an existing Commserve, or deploy a new one.

    Anyone know what the process to migrate the CommServe to the Hyperscale appliance would be?

    Thanks,

    Neil

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-02-2019, 5:35 PM

    Hosting Commserve on HPE Reference architecture is not supported. There is no virtualization environment in reference architecture. This is only supported on HyperScale Appliance.

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-02-2019, 9:27 PM

    The Commvault HS1300/HS3300 Appiances both come with the RedHat Virtualization Engine and a Windows Server license to install the CommServe.  Neither of these are included in the ScaleProtect reference architecture distributions.  The CommServe will either need to be a physical or virtual machine outside on other hardware.

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-03-2019, 2:55 AM

    Thanks for your feedback Anthony, understood. Would we still use the HS3300 media kit to deploy the solution? (minus the OVA and virtualization engine).

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-03-2019, 3:38 AM
    The current ISO you want is found under
    https://cloud.commvault.com
    /media kits
    /hyperscale reference architecture
    -> ScaleOut Storage SP15 ISO

    There is a SP14, and SP13 version there too.

    Download using Firefox or IE (not Chrome). Make sure that the MD5 checksum matches of the file you download matches the checksum shown in Commvault cloud.

    Also, it is important you patch each node to the same version of your CommServe. For example, if you are running SP16HK17 the would need to download both the Linux_x8664 Service Pack 16 and Hotfix Pack 17, then run both update scripts on all the nodes.
  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-03-2019, 3:51 AM

    Great, will do. Thanks so much for your help, much appreciated!

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-03-2019, 4:08 AM

    If the hardware platform is HPE you should be downloading the ISO for reference architecture.

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-03-2019, 4:17 AM

    Just another question - on the 2 network interfaces that we bond for the data protection network per node. Can use use VLAN tags and specify mulitple IP's or are we limited to a single IP on the bond? (For the purpose of using data interface pairs).

     

    Thanks,

     

    Neil

  • Re: Commserve migration to Hyperscale
    Posted: 10-03-2019, 7:45 AM

    At this point of time this needs to be a manual operation. You can go ahead and create tagged VLAN's on top of bonds.

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