Unifying NetBackup Management infrastructures with the setuptrust command

Article:HOWTO70340  |  Created: 2012-02-07  |  Updated: 2013-03-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO70340
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Unifying NetBackup Management infrastructures with the setuptrust command

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This is done automatically when the OpsCenter server name is provided during install time. If not, there is a CLI that adds OpsCenter server name to the NBU master. That takes care of the trust establishment part from the NBU side.

The Symantec products management servers need to communicate so that an administrator for one product has permission to administer another product. This communication ensures that application processes in one management server work with another server. One way of ensuring that communication is to use a common independent security server called a root broker. If all the management servers point to a common root broker, the permission for each server is based on a common certificate. Another way of ensuring communication is to use the setuptrust command. This command is used to establish trust between the two management servers. The command is issued from the management server that needs to trust another management server. The security information is transferred from that host to the one requesting the trust establishment. A one-way trust is established. Setting up two way (mutual) trust is performed by issuing the setuptrust command from each of the two servers involved. For example, a NetBackup configuration might consist of a Symantec OpsCenter server (OPS) and three master servers (A, B, and C). Each of the master servers has connected to them the NBAC policies and management for the clients and the media servers.

The first step is to have the Symantec OpsCenter server (OPS) setup trust with each of the master servers (A, B, and C). This trust ensures that the Symantec OpsCenter server receives secure communications from each of the master servers, the clients and the media servers connected to each of the master servers. A sequence of these events is as follows:

  • The OPS sets up trust with master server A.

  • The OPS sets up trust with master server B.

  • The OPS sets up trust with master server C.

If Symantec OpsCenter is set up to perform actions on the individual master servers, a trust relationship needs to be set up from each of the master servers to the Symantec OpsCenter server (OPS). A sequence of these events is as follows. In this case, the setuptrust command is run six times.

  • The master server A sets up trust with Symantec OpsCenter server (OPS).

  • The master server B sets up trust with Symantec OpsCenter server (OPS).

  • The master server C sets up trust with Symantec OpsCenter server (OPS).

  • The Symantec OpsCenter server OPS sets up trust with master server A.

  • The Symantec OpsCenter server OPS sets up trust with master server B.

  • The Symantec OpsCenter server OPS sets up trust with master server C.

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    NetBackup 7.5 and OpsCenter 7.5 establish trust automatically. You may need to do these setuptrust operations manually with older NetBackup master servers. At the end of the NetBackup master server 7.5 installation, there is a question on the OpsCenter host name. With that, the master server can initiate a two-way trust setup.

Details on the setuptrust command are described in the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide. See Using the setuptrust command. for a summary of the setuptrust command.

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