arcserve-KB : How to Install the CA XOsoft Engine Using the Remote Installer.

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Last Modified Date:    07/31/2009
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Title:  How to Install the CA XOsoft Engine Using the Remote Installer.


This document explains how to install CA XOsoft Engine remotely via the Remote Installer component of the CA XOsoft Manager.


Installing CA XOsoft Engine Using the Remote Installer

The following section describes how to install XOsoft Engine on the Master and Replica servers using the Remote Installer.
You can use the Remote Installation Wizard to deploy the CA XOsoft Engine to any number of servers, or cluster nodes, in one step.

To install CA XOsoft Engine using the Remote Installer

  1. Logon to the CA XOsoft Manager. From the Tools menu select Launch Remote Installer. The Remote Installer view opens, and the Remote Installation Wizard appears, displaying the Host Selection page:

    Figure 1

    Note: If you currently have scenarios on the Manager, the hosts that participate in these scenarios appear in the Selected Hosts pane. This enables you to easily update the Engine version that is installed on them.

  2. On the Host Selection page, you select the hosts where you want to install the Engine. You can add the hosts automatically and manually:

    • To automatically discover the existing hosts in your domain, click the Start Hosts Discovery button. The discovered hosts appear on the Discovered Hosts pane on the left. To select a host, double-click it. It then appears on the Selected Hosts pane on the right.
    • To manually select a host, enter its hostname or IP address in the Host Name/IP Address box, and click Add. The host you entered appears on the Selected Hosts pane.

    Note: When using clusters, you need to install the Engine on all physical nodes of the cluster group being replicated.

  3. Repeat the selection as many times as needed. The Engine will be installed only on the servers that appear on the Selected Hosts pane:

    Figure 2

    Note: To remove hosts from the Selected Hosts pane, select the host and click the Remove button.

  4. Once you are satisfied with the host selection, click Next. The User Credentials page appears:

    Figure 3

  5. Set the user account that is used to access each target server. You need Local Administrator credentials for all selected servers.
  6. Click Next. The Preinstall Verification page appears:

    Figure 4

    The Remote Installer automatically checks the existence, connectivity and configuration of the servers you selected on the previous page. Once the verification process is completed, the results are displayed.
    Note: If a server's status is reported as an Error, and you verified that the server exists and is properly connected, you can select it and click the Verify Again button. The Remote Installer will repeat the verification process.

  7. After the status of all servers has reported Not Installed, click Next.

    Note: If an older Engine version is reported as Installed, you can continue with remote install as this will upgrade your engine to the current version of build installation. click Next.

    The Installation Settings page appears:

    Figure 5

    On the Service Logon Information section, select This Account and enter Domain\Username and Password to set the Log On account for the CA XOsoft Engine service.


    Select the Keep the service log on account for existing installations check box, if you want to upgrade an existing Engine and you want CA XOsoft to use the log on account details under which the Engine is installed.
    If the remote host on which you want to install the Engine is running Windows 2000, the user account that you enter here must be the same as the user account which is logged into the remote host.

  8. [For CDP Repository only] On the CDP Repository installation information section, select the Install CDP Repository Support check box to install the CDP Support component.
  9. Click Next. The Ready to Install page appears:

    Figure 6

  10. Verify that all desired servers are listed. Then, click the Install button to install the Engine on these servers. A confirmation message appears:

    Figure 7

  11. Click Yes to install the Engine. The Remote Installer status pane appears. Wait until the Server Status is reported as Installed:

    Figure 8

  12. Close the Remote Installer status pane. On the Remote Installer view, the installation status is reported as Installation complete:

    Figure 9

    The Engine is now installed on all selected servers or cluster nodes.

  13. After the installation is completed, check if Anti-Virus software is installed. If Anti-Virus is installed, exclude the CA XOsoft Engine installation directory and spool location if changed from any Anti-Virus protection (both real-time protection and scheduled scans).
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