How OpsCenter collects data from NetBackup
|Article:HOWTO43028|||||Created: 2011-03-06|||||Updated: 2011-03-06|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO43028|
OpsCenter is used to monitor, manage, and report on NetBackup master and media servers, clients, and policies. To perform the monitoring, management, and reporting functions, OpsCenter collects data from the NetBackup master servers. The NetBackup data collection and management logic that OpsCenter uses is built into NetBackup master servers. This logic is included in the NetBackup Service Layer (NBSL). Starting with the 6.0 release of NetBackup, NetBackup Service Layer (NBSL) components are included as a part of NetBackup on master and media servers.
NBSL provides a single point of access to key NetBackup data, objects, and change events. The NetBackup UI also uses NBSL. NBSL runs as a service or daemon and has local configuration information, but no local database.
The OpsCenter server software collects data from NBSL in the following ways:
Whenever OpsCenter server software starts, when data collection for a master server is enabled or when a master server is added to OpsCenter, the OpsCenter server starts collecting all the available data from NetBackup master server into the OpsCenter database using NBSL. The initial data load happens serially for each data type. As soon as the initial data load is complete, OpsCenter server software listens to the notifications from NBSL for any change in NetBackup data, and updates the OpsCenter database.
Consider a scenario where a master server is already added on the OpsCenter console, and you uninstall and then reinstall NetBackup on the master server. In this case, the State of the master server shows as Not Connected in the OpsCenter console (State column in ) and OpsCenter does not collect any new data from the specific master server. To begin data collection from the master server, you must delete the master server from the OpsCenter console and then add the master server again. Once you add the master server in the OpsCenter console, the OpsCenter server can start collecting data from the master server.
Symantec Private Branch Exchange (PBX) is used for communication and requires a port to be opened on the OpsCenter server and the NetBackup master server for input and output. The default PBX port that is used is 1556. If you change the PBX port on the NetBackup master server, you can configure the same in OpsCenter while adding or editing a master server.
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