Installing multiple CommVault instances on a single server (Windows)

CommVault Simpana allows the installation of multiple instances on a single server. Each instance can operate simultaneously and independent from each other. The instance itself belongs to only one CommCell!

Each instance has it’s own:

  • Binaries installed (for example: “D:\Program Files\CommVault\Simpana\” and “D:\Program Files\CommVault\Simpana2“);
  • Updates installed (the other instance is treated as another server, hence updates need to be installed separately);
  • Set of services (with each own GXadmin);
  • Registry settings (“HKLM\Software\CommVault Systems\Galaxy\Instance00x“).

The important question is.. why would you want to do this? Some use cases: Continue reading