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Configuring the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

Created: 02 Oct 2012 • Updated: 05 Oct 2012 | 4 comments
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Does anyone know how to perform this step in VCS

To configure the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

  1. For each additional interface, add a virtual name and IP address resource in the NetBackup cluster group.

    This virtual name is the master server name the clients is referenced on their particular network.

I have the Virtual IP and Node names in the main.cf but how do you add a Virtual IP for the backup network and the backup network nodes?

 

 

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Marianne's picture

You need to plumb each NIC to be used for backup network at OS level with base IP address (similar to Public NICs already defined in the cluster).

In VCS, you need to add a new NIC resource.
If device names are different on the 2 nodes, you need to 'localize' the resource, e.g:

Device@sysA = eth0
Device@sysB = eth1
 
Next, add IP resource that depends on this NIC.
This will be the Virtual IP to be used for backup lan.
 
If this a Windows cluster, add Lanman resource for virtual hostname.
For Unix/Linux cluster, specify virtual hostname in DNS or in hosts files.
 
If you are familiar with 'offline configuration method' you can edit main.cf.
Far better to use commands or VCS Java Console to add resources.
 
For detailed info, find the VCS manuals for your OS and VCS version here: 
Scroll down to Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability section.

 

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

Marianne's picture

I have never come across that entry! We never stop learining!

Happy to mark your post as solution.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links