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Getting Started with NFS ObjectStore

Step 1: Review the NFS ObjectStore Guidelines and Requirements

Step 2: Configure an Index Server

Install the Web Server or Index Gateway, and the Index Store on the server. For information, see Index Server Cloud.

Note: NFS ObjectStore does not require the following components:

  • Web Console
  • Web Server restore cache

Step 3: Install NFS-Ganesha Server and SAMBA Using the CVInstallNetworkServer Tool

The CVInstallNetworkServer tool automatically installs the NFS-Ganesha server and SAMBA on the Linux MediaAgent. For more information, see CVInstallNetworkServer Tool.

If you performed this step successfully, then skip the manual installation instructions in steps 4 and 5.

Step 4: Configure CentOS 7.3 or RHEL 7.3 and Later Versions as NFS ObjectStore Server

This requires the MediaAgent package and NFS Ganesha 2.6.3 open source software. You can download the required NFS Ganesha version from the Commvault Store.

Download the NFS-Ganesha 2.6.3 for SP14 RHEL 7 package, and follow the directions included in the install.txt file.

Step 5: Install SAMBA

If you want Windows users to access the NFS ObjectStore, then you must install and enable SAMBA.

  • Install SAMBA.

    Commvault supports a stable version of SAMBA 4.8.3 or higher.

  • Verify that you have installed the following packages on the MediaAgent:
    • samba-client-libs
    • samba-winbind
    • samba
    • samba-winbind-modules
    • samba-common-libs
    • samba-client
    • samba-common
    • samba-common-tools
    • samba-libs
    • tdb-tools
    • ntp

Step 6: Configure the CommCell Environment

  1. Open the CommCell Console.
  2. Configure the Index Server Cloud.

    Note: Add the NFS Index role while creating the Index Server Cloud.

  3. If you want Windows clients to access the NFS ObjectStore, then you need to add the Linux MediaAgent to the Active Directory. For more information, see Enabling the CIFS and SMB Protocol for NFS ObjectStore Shares.
  4. Configure the NFS Cache on the NFS ObjectStore server.
  5. Configure a storage device.
  6. Create a storage policy.

    This storage policy is the one that you will associate with an NFS ObjectStore. You can use the same storage policy for multiple NFS ObjectStore shares, or you can create a unique storage policy for each one.

  7. Create and manage NFS ObjectStore shares:

Last modified: 2/6/2020 4:50:38 PM