Veritas Data Insight Installation Guide

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Product(s): Data Insight (6.1.5)
  1. Understanding the Veritas Data Insight architecture
    1.  
      About Veritas Data Insight
    2.  
      About the Management Server
    3. About the Collector worker node
      1.  
        About the Collector
      2.  
        About the Scanner
    4.  
      About the Indexer worker node
    5.  
      About the Classification Server
    6.  
      About the Self-Service Portal node
    7.  
      About Communication Service
    8.  
      About the DataInsightWatchdog service
    9.  
      About the DataInsightWorkflow service
    10. About Veritas Data Insight installation tiers
      1.  
        About three-tier installation
      2.  
        About two-tier installation
      3.  
        About single-tier installation
  2. Preinstallation
    1.  
      Preinstallation steps
    2.  
      Operating system requirements
    3. System requirements for Veritas Data Insight components
      1.  
        System requirements for classification components
    4.  
      Supported data sources and platforms
    5.  
      Supported browsers
    6.  
      List of ports
    7.  
      Web server version
  3. Installing Veritas Data Insight
    1.  
      About installing Veritas Data Insight
    2.  
      Performing a single-tier installation
    3.  
      Performing a two-tier installation
    4.  
      Performing a three-tier installation
    5.  
      Installing the Management Server
    6.  
      Installing the worker node
    7.  
      Installing the Classification Server
    8.  
      Installing the Self-Service Portal
    9.  
      Installing a Linux Indexer worker node
  4. Upgrading Veritas Data Insight
    1.  
      Upgrading Data Insight to 6.1.5
    2.  
      Upgrading the product data using the Upgrade Data Wizard
    3.  
      Names and locations of cache files
    4.  
      Upgrading the Data Insight web service for SharePoint
  5. Post-installation configuration
    1.  
      Post-installation configuration
    2.  
      Registering the worker node
    3. About post-installation security configuration for Management Server
      1.  
        About SSL client/server certificates
      2.  
        Generating Management Console certificate
    4.  
      Configuring your corporate firewall
  6. Installing Windows File Server agent
    1.  
      About Windows File Server agent
    2.  
      Installing Windows File Server agent manually
    3.  
      Configuring the Windows File Server using ConfigureWindowsFileServer.exe
  7. Getting started with Data Insight
    1.  
      About the Data Insight Management Console
    2.  
      Logging in to the Data Insight Management Console
    3.  
      Logging out of the Data Insight Management Console
    4.  
      Displaying online help
  8. Uninstalling Veritas Data Insight
    1.  
      Uninstalling Veritas Data Insight
  9. Appendix A. Installing Data Insight using response files
    1.  
      About response files
    2.  
      Installing Data Insight using response files
    3.  
      Sample response files

Upgrading Data Insight to 6.1.5

You can upgrade an existing Data Insight Server with Veritas Data Insight versions 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, to 6.1.5. If the server is installed with a version before 5.2, you must upgrade to version 6.1 before you can upgrade to 6.1.5.

All Data Insight worker nodes must be at the same level of major version as the Management Server. Management Server 6.1.5 is compatible with the 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and 6.0 versions of Windows File Server agents.

Note that due to security vulnerabilities, Data Insight 6.1.5 has turned off SSL and TLSv1 protocols. However, Windows File Server agents version 4.5 are not compatible with TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 protocols. Thus, Windows File Server agents stop communicating with the collectors that are upgraded to Data Insight 6.1.5. To resume this communication, perform the following on each Windows File Server agent node before or after upgrading the collectors to 6.1.5:

  1. Obtain the latest 32-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) binaries from the Windows File Server agent version 6.1.5. Typically, they are located in the jre folder of the agent version 6.1.5 installation. The default location is C:\Program Files\DataInsight\jre.
  2. Log on to the Windows File Server agent computer with the Administrator privileges.
  3. Stop the DataInsightComm and DataInsightWatchdog services on the agent.
  4. Replace the old jre binaries on the agent with the ones obtained from the Windows File Server agent node version 6.1.5. By default, the agent version 4.5 JRE is located at C:\Program Files\Symantec\DataInsight\jre.
  5. Start the DataInsightComm and DataInsightWatchdog services.
  6. After few minutes, verify that the node's status is ONLINE on the Data Insight console. The status is displayed at Settings > Data Insight Servers page.

Before you begin to upgrade Data Insight to 6.1.5, note the following:

  • As a best-practice measure, Veritas recommends that you take a backup of the server's data folder.

  • In case of a multi-node setup, the upgrade setup must be run first on the Management Server, then on the Indexer nodes, followed by the Collector nodes. You can upgrade the Windows File Server agent only after upgrading the Collector nodes.

  • If you are upgrading the server using a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC), ensure that you do not set automatic log-off for the session.

Ensure that you complete the following tasks after the upgrade:

  • Configure the primary attributes that are used to classify users for the purpose of generating advanced analytics data.

  • Configure the time period for computing advanced analytics.

  • Refresh the Data Insight Dashboard data.

  • Verify that the .Net Framework version 4.5 is installed on the following:

    • Collector nodes monitoring the Windows SharePoint servers and the EMC Isilon filers.

    • The Management Server communicating with an Enterprise Vault server.

To upgrade Data Insight to 6.1.5

  1. Log in as Administrator to the server that you want to upgrade.
  2. Double-click Veritas_DataInsight_windows_6_1RP5_6_1_5_N_x64.exe to launch the installer.
  3. When the setup prompts you to upgrade from current version to 6.1.5, click Yes.
  4. In the Welcome to the Veritas Data Insight Setup Wizard window, click Next.
  5. In the License Agreement window, select I accept the agreement, and click Next.
  6. You must upgrade the product data before you start Data Insight services. In the Completing the Veritas Data Insight 6.1.5 Upgrade Wizard window, select the Launch the Upgrade Data Wizard check box.
  7. Click Finish to exit the setup.

To upgrade a Linux Indexer

  1. In case of a Linux indexer, log in as the appropriate user (root or non-root) configured to run the product.

    Note that if you had earlier installed the Linux Indexer as root and later switched to using a non-root user, you must perform the following steps before you start the Linux installer for upgrade. If you do not perform these steps, the installer you launch with non-root credentials cannot detect the previous version of Data Insight on the server.

    • Log in to the machine as root user.

    • Copy the following file to a temporary location:

      ~/.java/.userPrefs/com/install4j/installations/prefs.xml.

    • Log out and log back in as the non-root user.

    • Create the following directory:

      ~/.java/.userPrefs/com/install4j/installations/

    • Change to the directory you have created.

    • Take a backup of prefs.xml.

    • Overwrite prefs.xml in this folder with the prefs.xml that was copied to the temporary location.

  2. To launch the Veritas Data Insight 6.1.5 installer, double-click Veritas_DataInsight_linux_6_1RP4_6_1_4_N_RHEL6_x64.sh, or Veritas_DataInsight_linux_6_1RP4_6_1_4_N_RHEL7_x64.sh where,

    N is the build number.

  3. When the setup prompts you to upgrade from current version to 6.1.5, click Yes.

    Note:

    On Linux, if the installer does not prompt you for upgrade because it does not detect the earlier version of Data Insight on the machine, ensure that you first follow the instructions in 1.

See Upgrading the product data using the Upgrade Data Wizard.

Note:

You can also upgrade the Windows File Server agent and Collector nodes using the Management Console. For more details, see the Veritas Data Insight Administration Guide.

Backing-up contents from existing SharePoint Online accounts

Data Insight does not support Discovery, Scan, and Audits for existing SharePoint Online accounts after upgrading to 6.1.5. If you want to retain the audit events from existing SharePoint Online accounts, follow the instructions below to take a backup.

Note:

You can avoid steps 1 and 2, and directly perform step 3 if you do not want existing audit events.

To back-up contents from existing SharePoint Online accounts

  1. Run the following reports on your existing SharePoint Online Account:
    • Activity Details for Path

    • Activity Details for Users/Groups

    • Activity Summary for Paths

    • Activity Summary for Users/Groups

  2. Take a backup of the reports folders on the Management Server from the following directory: <data_dir>/console/reports/reportruns/<report_run_id>.

    You can get the report_run_id from Reports >Select Action > View > Id (Column).

    After you have a backup, you can delete existing SharePoint Online accounts.

  3. Click Settings > Share Point Sources > <account > > Select Action > Delete to delete existing SharePoint Online accounts.
  4. Upgrade to Data Insight 6.1.5. See Upgrading Data Insight to 6.1.5.
  5. Add a new Share Point Online Account. See Adding SharePoint Online accounts in the Veritas Data Insight Administrator's Guide.