NetBackup Operations Manager: Monitoring, Alerting and Reporting for Veritas NetBackup
NetBackup Operations Manager (NOM) was introduced with Veritas NetBackup 6.0. It is a core component of the product providing advanced operational monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting. Designed to support NetBackup administrators and the operations team, NOM is focused on real-time, centralized monitoring across the NetBackup environment.
Some of the highlights covered in this document include:
- Advanced Operational Management Capabilities in NOM – Key Features and Benefits
- NOM and Veritas Backup Reporter – The Complete Management & Reporting Solution
Advanced Operational Management
NOM provides monitoring and management across multiple NetBackup servers. Communication between the NOM server and NetBackup managed servers is continuous, providing a real-time view of operations. A select subset of servers can be monitored using advanced data filtering options. Custom or ready-to-use filters allow only information satisfying the defined conditions to be presented. For instance, a filter may be applied to display only jobs for a specific client or policy, or to include/exclude certain exit status codes. These views might be critical in quickly communicating backup health of a particular customer’s environment or identifying issues with a set of mission critical systems.
Often the greatest challenge with globally distributed, complex enterprise data centers is remote administration. Issues range from slow connections that require significantly increased administration time to installations with large system footprints that consume valuable space and resources. The NOM interface is Web-based and provides efficient remote administration across multiple NetBackup servers from a single, centralized console. Administration can be done from any Web-enabled system. There is little system resource impact as there are no local installation requirements beyond the browser platform.
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