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

Article:HOWTO23023  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-05-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23023
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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.

If the managed media server is not displayed on the Media Server view after you follow these instructions, and if your network contains firewalls, you may need to open some ports between the central administration server and the managed media 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 How to choose 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 Installation Tasks, click Install additional managed media servers.

  3. In the Remote Server field, type the name of the managed media server that you want to add, or click Browse to locate the server.

  4. Click Add to List.

  5. Under Remote Computer Logon Credentials , 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.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Do one of the following:

    If you do not have license keys 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 from file.

    • 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.

  10. On the Backup Exec Features list, select Managed Media Server.

    See About Backup Exec's standard features.

  11. Do one of the following:

    To change the directory where the Backup Exec files are installed

    In the Destination Folder field, type the name of the 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 service account.

  14. Select to install a local SQL Express instance or to use an existing instance of SQL Server 2005 (SP3) or SQL Server 2008, and then click Next.

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

  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

    Use this option 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 option in the following situations:

    • A persistent network connection is not available 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 How to choose 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 information about device drivers, and then click Next.

  19. After Backup Exec validates the remote computers, you can change the list in any of the following ways:

    To manually add one remote computer

    Click Add, and then click Add a Single Server.

    To manually add multiple remote computers

    Click Add, and then click Add Multiple Servers with the Same Settings.

    To add multiple remote computers by importing an existing list of computers

    Click Import and Export, and then select one of the following options:

    • Select Import from File to enable Backup Exec to add the names of the remote computers from a selected list.

    • Select Import Servers Published to this Media Server to enable Backup Exec to add the names of all the remote computers that are set up to publish to this media server.

    You must enter remote computer logon credentials for the list of remote computers.

    To change the product that you selected to install or to change other properties you selected for this installation

    Select the remote computer that you want to change, and then click Edit.

    To delete a remote computer from the list

    Select the remote computer that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

    To save this list of remote computers and the associated remote computer logon credentials

    Verify that Save the server list for future remote install sessions is checked.

    This option enables the names of all of the remote computers and their credentials to be added automatically the next time you want to install Backup Exec or options to these remote computers.

    To save this list of remote computers to an XML file

    Click Import and Export, and then click Export to File.

    You can select the location to save the XML file. This option is useful if you want to use the same list for multiple media servers. When you import the list, you must re-enter the remote computer logon credentials.

    To fix the errors that were located during the validation

    Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Fix Errors.

    To enable Backup Exec to attempt to re-validate an invalid remote computer

    Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Retry Validation.

  20. After all of the computers are validated, click Next.

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

  22. Click Next, and then click Finish.

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

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

    See About configuring tape devices by using the Tape 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.

  24. On the central administration server's navigation bar, click Media Servers.

  25. 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.


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