About OpsCenter Agent deployment

Article:HOWTO42895  |  Created: 2011-03-06  |  Updated: 2011-03-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42895
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About OpsCenter Agent deployment

This topic describes the deployment scenarios for the OpsCenter Agent. It helps you decide how to deploy the Agent in your environment.

You can deploy the OpsCenter Agent on any of the following: hosts:

OpsCenter Server host

You can deploy the Agent on the OpsCenter Server host.

Product host

The Product host can be a NetBackup master server earlier than 7.1, a Backup Exec host, or an Enterprise Vault host.

Separate host

An Agent deployed on a separate host is also referred to as a Remote Agent.

The deployment that you choose depends on the product that you want to collect data from and its operating system.

Review the following prerequisites for Agent deployment:

  • You must install OpsCenter Server, Agent, and View Builder of the same version. For example, Server 7.1 is only compatible with Agent 7.1 and View Builder 7.1.

  • You can install only one Agent on a single host.

  • A single Agent can be configured for multiple data collectors. (Data collectors were formerly called Agent Modules.). These data collectors can collect data from multiple hosts.

  • Agent for NetBackup needs binaries of either RAC (Remote Admin Console) or Master/Media server, installed local to the Agent. Version of RAC or Master/Media Server binaries installed on the Agent host should match the version of the NetBackup Master Server it intends to monitor.

    NetBackup binaries (such as the Remote Administration Console for Windows and a UNIX media server) that you install on the Agent host must match the version of the NetBackup master server.

  • You do not require an OpsCenter Agent to collect data from PureDisk. If you installed the VBR Agent only to collect PureDisk data, you must manually uninstall it.

  • For NetBackup servers and EMC Networker hosts, you need separate OpsCenter Agents to collect data from servers with different versions.

  • A NetBackup version 7.1 master server does not require any Agent for data collection. The OpsCenter Server uses NBSL to collect the data automatically from the NetBackup master server.

    For a 6.0.x or a 6.5.x master server that runs an earlier version than 7.0, an Agent must be installed if you want to collect image data, error log data, scheduled jobs data, and breakup jobs data. If you do not want to collect such data, you do not need to install an Agent. OpsCenter uses NBSL to collect all the other data automatically from the master server.

    Note that for a 6.0 MP7 master server, you cannot collect scheduled jobs and breakup jobs data. Hence for a 6.0 MP7 master server, an Agent must be installed if you want to collect data image data or error log data.

    For a 7.0.x master server, an Agent must be installed if you want to collect breakup jobs data. If you do not want to collect the breakup jobs data, you do not need to install an Agent. OpsCenter uses NBSL to collect all the other data automatically from the master server.

    See OpsCenter compatible backup and archiving products .

See Installing Symantec OpsCenter on Windows and UNIX.

See About data collection in OpsCenter.

See Agent deployment for different product versions

See About installing the OpsCenter Agent on a product host

See About installing the OpsCenter Agent on a host other than a product host

See Examples of OpsCenter Agent deployment in a NetBackup environment

See About planning an OpsCenter installation


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