Routing network traffic over a physical Network Interface Card in VERITAS Replication Exec (tm) 3.1 or VERITAS Storage Replicator (tm) 3.0

Article:TECH35483  |  Created: 2004-01-17  |  Updated: 2012-01-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH35483
Article Type
Technical Solution

Environment

Issue



Routing network traffic over a physical Network Interface Card in VERITAS Replication Exec (tm) 3.1 or VERITAS Storage Replicator (tm) 3.0


Solution



On machines that have several IP addresses defined (multi-homed) or multiple Network Interface Cards (NIC), routing from a source to a target can potentially take many paths. To identify a particular IP or NIC for use with Replication Exec or Storage Replicator, an Administrator can define the IP address the software uses.

To instruct the software to register with the Replication Management Server (RMS) over a desired IP address, an Administrator should identify the preferred address to the software by altering the registry. Follow the instructions under TechNote http://support.veritas.com/docs/236290 .

To instruct the software to communicate through a specific route an Administrator should identify the desired IP address to the software by altering the registry.

Using regedit, select the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VERITAS\Storage Replicator\Parameters key.



Select Edit | New | Key or right-click and select New | Key.

 



Name the key Communications.

 

Select the Communications key, then select Edit | New | String Value.

 

or right-click and select New | String Value.



Name the String Value OutboundIpAddress

 

Then double-click the string value and make its Value data the chosen IP address in the form xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.



Close the regedit utility and cycle the services.

For Storage Replicator:
Stop the ENL service (this will also stop the Storage Replicator RSA service).
Restart the ENL service.
Restart the Storage Replicator RSA service.

For Replication Exec:
Stop the Enterprise Network Layer service (this will also stop the Replication Service Agent  service).
Restart the Enterprise Network Layer service.
Restart the Replication Service Agent service.

Warning: Incorrect use of the Windows registry editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application. It is recommended that a complete backup of the registry and workstation be made prior to making any registry changes.




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