Media server verification points for a mixed Windows master server

Article:HOWTO70352  |  Created: 2012-02-07  |  Updated: 2013-03-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO70352
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Media server verification points for a mixed Windows master server

The following table describes the media server verification procedures for a mixed Windows master server.

Table: Media server verification procedures for a mixed Windows master server

Procedure

Description

Verify the Windows media server for a mixed Windows master server

See Media server verification points for Windows. for the verification procedures for a Windows media server.

Verify the UNIX media server

Check that the computer certificate is issued from the root authentication broker, found on the Windows master server (win_master). To determine which authentication broker the media server is authenticated against, run bpnbat -whoami with -cf for the media server's credential file.

For example:

   bpnbat -whoami -cf 
    /usr/openv/var/vxss/credentials/unix_media.company.com
    Name: unix_media.company.comDomain: NBU_Machines@
     win_master.company.com
    Issued by: /CN=broker/OU=root@win_master.company.com/
     O=vx
    Expiry Date: Oct 31 14:48:08 2007 GMT
    Authentication method: Veritas Private Security
    Operation completed successfully.

Verify that the server has access to the authorization database

To make sure that the media server is able to access the authorization database it needs to perform authorization checks. Run bpnbaz -ListGroups -CredFile "/usr/openv/var/vxss/credentials/<hostname>"

For example:

   bpnbaz -ListGroups -CredFile\
    /usr/openv/var/vxss/credentials/unix_media.company.com
    NBU_Operator
    NBU_AdminNBU_SAN Admin
    NBU_UserNBU_Security Admin
    Vault_Operator
    Operation completed successfully.

If the media server is not allowed to perform authorization checks, run bpnbaz -allowauthorization on the master server for the media server name in question.

Unable to load library message

Verify the media server and that it has access to the proper database indirectly. This verification informs us that the NetBackup Authentication and Authorization client libraries for both authentication and authorization are properly installed. If either of these procedures fail with a message "unable to load libraries": Check to make certain the authentication client libraries and authorization client libraries are installed.

Cross platform authentication domains

You may also verify that the authentication domains are correct by viewing the access control host properties for this media server. Or, you may also verify by cat(1)ing the bp.conf file.

Take extra care in mixed environments to ensure that the appropriate domain types point to the correct authentication brokers.

In the example, note that the PASSWD domains and NIS domains point to unix_media2.company.com, which, in this example, is the UNIX authentication broker:

   cat bp.conf
    SERVER = win_master.company.com
    MEDIA_SERVER = unix_media.company.com
    MEDIA_SERVER = unix_media2.company.com
    CLIENT_NAME = unix_media
    AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN = win_master "win_master domain" 
     WINDOWS win_master.company.com 
     0
    AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN = enterprise "enterprise domain"
     WINDOWS win_master.company.com 0
    AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN = unix_media2.company.com "local
     unix_media2 domain" PASSWD unix_media2.company.com 0
    AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN = min.com "NIS domain" NIS 
    unix_media.company.com 0
    AUTHORIZATION_SERVICE = win_master.company.com 0
    USE_VXSS = AUTOMATIC

See About using NetBackup Access Control (NBAC)


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