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

About the Scanner

The Scanner is a Data Insight process that scans enterprise data repositories by mounting CIFS and NFS network shares or accessing SharePoint servers using the Data Insight web service. The Scanner captures the file or folder hierarchy of a shares, site collections or equivalent data sources and helps you collect in-depth information about files and folders.

Note that the Scanner is a scheduled process. Schedule of the scan can be controlled at the worker node level, filer/web application level, or the shares, site collections or equivalent data sources level. For detailed information on administration topics (including how to schedule scanning) see the Veritas Data Insight Administrator's Guide.

Depending on how the scans are scheduled, the Scanner stores the collected data in separate database files, with appropriate timestamp. For each subsequent incremental scan, the Scanner only scans the files that are added or modified since the last full scan. In case of a full scan, the Scanner scans the data source hierarchy again. These files are eventually uploaded to the Indexer node using the Communication Service.

See About the Indexer worker node.

The Scanner captures information about the following attributes for each file or directory:

  • The size of a file.

  • The access time.

  • The creation time.

  • The modification time.

  • The Security ID of the file owner (SID).

  • The Access Control Lists (ACLs).

    Note:

    Permission information is not fetched for Documentum and OneDrive data sources.

The details the Scanner captures helps in the computation of metadata-based data ownership.