Avamar Software Installation step by step


DellEMC Avamar administrator is a graphical user based management console software that is used to do administrator related tasks of avamar system from a certified client operating system like Windows and linux.Avamar is a client & server network backup and restore solution.

An avamar appliance consist of one or more avamar certified nodes or severs and the network servers or desktop clients backup data into those servers.

Avamar appliance is typically installed on Dell power edge servers which is a self-contained, rack-mountable, network-addressable devices that runs Avamar server software on the Linux operating system.

Avamar server functional blocks
Avamar server functional blocks

Avamar system is consist of the following devices

  • Avamar Server
  • Avamar Nodes
  • Disk drive storage on the node
  • Stripe on the disk drive
  • Object on the stripe

Avamar system has a data server which is used for performing backup, restore, validation of the consistency.

Below are the steps for installation

 Rack Mount Avamar Server
 Provide Dual Power cable & Ethernet Connectivity
 Power on Avamar Server
 Initialize & Install Avamar Server Software

a) Network Configuration
Login Avamar Server by Putty

Run Putty

Enter the IP address


Click Yes

Putty Security Alert

Enter the default username and password.

Login as : root
Password: changeme

At the command prompt, type the following command:


To enter the IPv4 IP Configuration, press 1

  • Press 1 again to enter the IPv4 Address and Prefix (for example 192.168.10.X/24 or192.168.10.X/
  • Press 2 to enter the IPv4 Default Gateway address.
  • Press 4 when complete to return to the main menu.
  • Press 3 to enter the DNS Settings
  • Press 1 to enter the Primary Nameserver IP address. Both IPv4 and IPv6
  • addresses are supported.

Enter yast

Avamar yast

Go to Network devices and configure the network setting

AVAMAR Network Config

Enter IP and hostname

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Enter domain name and gateway

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Avamar Package Transfer on /usr/local/avamar/src directory by WinSCP

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Run avinstaller-bootstrap-7.0.2-47.sles11_64.x86_64.run
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Move AvamarInstallSles-7.0.2-47.avp
From /usr/local/Avamar/src to data01/Avamar/repo/packages

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Run dpnnetutil-7.0.2-47.run
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Click Yes

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Time Configuration

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Check Preconfiguration parameter

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Click No

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Enter the Ip address of AVMAR node in brower

Now Type https://:8543/avi

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User : root
Password : changeme
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Select unlock icon and type password to unlockSupp0rt0nly
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Click on Install
Fill the required information

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Enter the credentiol to fininsh configuration

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Installation of Avamar will get start

Installation Progress

Installation completed successfully


Additional Steps :-

Editing the site name for ESRS

  • Open a command shell:
    a. Log in to the server as admin.
    b. Switch user to root by typing:
    su –
  • Type the following commands to launch the utility and change the site name:
    cd /root
    avsetup_ connectemc.pl –site_name=site_name
    Where site_name is the name of the customer site.
  • Disable and then enable ConnectEMC.
    Enabling and disabling ConnectEMC provides detailed information.
  • Restart MCS

Registering with ESRS :-

  • Export the ESRS Gateway certificate:
    a. Point a browser at https://esrs_gateway:9443
    where esrs_gateway is the hostname or IP address of the local ESRS gateway.
    b. Use the browser’s functionality to export the certificate.
    For example, in Internet Explorer 11:
    i. Click the lock icon in the URL field and select View Certificates.
    ii. Click the Details tab.
    iii. Click Copy to File and complete the steps in the Certificate Export Wizard.
  • Copy the exported certificate to a temporary location on the Avamar server.
  • Open a command shell and log in by using one of the following methods:
    ● For a single-node server, log in to the server as admin.
    ● For a multi-node server, log in to the utility node as admin.
  • Switch user to root by running the following command:
    su –
  • Back up the keystore by typing the following command on one line:
    cp -p /usr/local/avamar/lib/rmi_ssl_keystore /usr/local/avamar/lib/rmi_ssl_keystore.bak
  • Import the ESRS server certificate into the keystore by typing the following command on one line:
    keytool -importcert -keystore /usr/local/avamar/lib/rmi_ssl_keystore -storepass password
    -file certfile
    Replace password with the keystore password. Replace certfile with the name of the ESRS server certificate, including its
  • Restart the MCS by typing the following command:
    mcserver.sh –restart

See also :- DellEMC ESRS


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