Installing a managed media server from the central administration server in CASO

Article:HOWTO11927  |  Created: 2008-01-02  |  Updated: 2011-09-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11927
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Installing a managed media server from the central administration server in CASO

After installing the central administration server, you can push-install a managed media server feature to a stand-alone server.

Before you install a managed media server, decide where to locate the device and media database for the managed media server. During the installation of the managed media server, you are prompted to keep the managed media server’s device and media data on the central administration server or in a database on the managed media server. Your choice affects how you can manage jobs in the CASO environment.

See Choosing the location for CASO device and media data .

To push-install a managed media server from the central administration server

  1. On the central administration server’s navigation bar, click Media Servers.

  2. In the task pane, under Media Server Tasks, click Install additional managed media servers.

  3. When the Welcome screen displays, click Next to begin the installation wizard.

  4. Right-click Backup Exec Servers, and then do one of the following:

    To browse to the remote computer on which you want to install Backup Exec

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Add Remote Computer.

    • Browse the list to select all of the remote computers that you want to install an option to.

    • Click Next.

    To add a remote computer manually

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Add Remote Computer Manually.

    • Type the Domain and Computer Name.

    • Click OK.

  5. On the Remote Computer Logon Credentials panel, complete the fields as follows:

    User Name

    Type the user name for an account that has administrative rights on the remote computer.

    Password

    Type the password for an account that has administrative rights on the remote computer.

    Domain

    Select the domain in which the remote computer is located.

    Use this user name and password when attempting to connect to additional computers during the installation

    Check Use this user name and password when attempting to connect to additional computers during the installation to avoid entering credentials separately for each remote computer that you have selected.

  6. On the Remote Installation Types dialog box, select Remote install with licensed options, and then click Next.

  7. Do one of the following:

    If you have serial numbers for Backup Exec and its options

    • Go to https://licensing.symantec.com to activate the product.

      After you activate the product, Symantec sends license keys to you. License keys are required to install Backup Exec and its options. You can access the Web site from any computer that has Internet access.

    • When you receive your license keys, go to step 8.

    If you have license keys for Backup Exec and its options

    Go to step 8.

  8. Select one of the following methods to enter license keys:.

    To enter license keys manually

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Type a license key into the license key field.

    • Click Add.

    • Repeat for each license key for each option or agent that you want to add.

    To import license keys from a file

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Import.

    • Select the besernum.xml file.

    To install an evaluation version

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Leave the license key field blank.

    • Proceed to step 9.

  9. Click Next.

    The license keys you entered are saved to the besernum.xml file, located in the Windows or WINNT directory.

  10. On the Backup Exec Features list, select Managed Media Server, and any additional features to install.

    See About Backup Exec’s standard features.

    All features that are not to be installed have a red X displayed in the feature icon. To enable any of these options, click the X, and then click This feature will be installed on <computer name’s> hard drive. If the feature icon is shaded, the option is not available for change.

  11. Do one of the following:

    To change the directory where the Backup Exec files are installed

    Click Change to select a new directory.

    To accept the default directory (recommended)

    Proceed to step 12.


    Symantec recommends that you do not select a mount point as the destination directory because if you delete the mount point, Backup Exec is uninstalled.

  12. Click Next.

  13. Provide a user name, password, and domain for an Administrator account that the Backup Exec system services can use, and then click Next.

    See About the Backup Exec services account.

  14. Review the text about Symantec tape device drivers, and then click Next.

    The Symantec tape device drivers will not be installed during the remote installation. To install them on the managed media server later, you can run the Backup Exec Device Configuration Wizard.

  15. Type the name of the central administration server with which this managed media server will communicate.

    If you configure a managed media server as a secondary server in the SAN SSO, make the primary server the central administration server. The primary server must be the same server as the central administration server.

  16. Select where to keep the device and media data for this managed media server:

    On the central administration server

    Click this if you want to do the following:

    • Delegate jobs to this managed media server.

    • Manage all of the storage devices and media from the central administration server.

    On the managed media server

    Use this in the following situations:

    • There is not be a persistent network connection between the central administration server and the managed media server.

    • You want to reduce network traffic slightly because of a low bandwidth network connection.

    You cannot delegate jobs from the central administration server to this managed media server, but you can copy jobs to this managed media server. The copied jobs can then run without a network connection to the central administration server.

    See Choosing the location for CASO device and media data .

    If you select the SAN SSO option and the Managed Media Server option during installation, all Backup Exec catalog and database functions are centralized by default.

  17. Click Next.

  18. Review the features to be installed, verify that Managed Media Server and any other options that you entered are selected, and then click Next.

    All options that are not to be installed have an X displayed in the feature icon. To enable any of these options, click the icon to clear the X, and then follow the prompts to install it. If the feature icon is gray, the option is not available for change.

  19. Read the Backup Exec installation review, and then click Install.

    The installation process takes several minutes to complete.

    When Backup Exec is being installed to a remote computer, if the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version on the remote computer needs to be updated to the version that ships with Backup Exec (MDAC v2.8), you are prompted to restart the remote computer.

    Go to step 20.

    If the MDAC version does not need to be updated, continue with step 24.

    See About Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition components installed with Backup Exec.

  20. If the MDAC version on the remote computer must be updated, restart the remote computer. Right-click the computer name, and then click Reboot Computer.

  21. After the computer has restarted, right-click the computer name and select the Retry Install option. Verify the credentials when prompted.

  22. To restart the remote computer now, on the Remote Installation Status dialog box, right-click the server name, and then click Reboot Computer. You can also wait, and restart the remote computer after you exit the installation wizard.

    The installation status column displays the message that the computer is rebooting.

  23. When the installation status indicates that the reboot is 100% complete, right-click the server name again, and click View Install Log or View Push Log.

    An installation job log named bkupinst.htm is created in the Application Data folder on the computer where Backup Exec is installed. This file lists any errors that may have occurred during installation. The last line of the log indicates if the installation was successful and if restarting the computer is required.

  24. Click Next, and then click Finish to exit the wizard.

    If you did not restart the remote computer, you may need to do it now in order for the configuration to take effect.

  25. (Optional) Install device drivers for the tape storage devices that are connected to the server.

    See Configuring storage devices by using the Device Configuration Wizard.

    After restarting the managed media server, the Backup Exec central administration server and the managed media server begin communicating with one another. The managed media server defaults that you set from the central administration server are applied.

  26. On the central administration server’s navigation bar, click Media Servers.

  27. Make sure that the managed media server name is displayed on the right pane.

    If the managed media server is not displayed on the Media Server view, and if your network contains firewalls, you may need to open some ports between the central administration server and the managed media server.

    Installing a CASO managed media server across a firewall

    Installing Backup Exec to remote computers


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