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Enterprise Clients or Dedicated Media Server.

Created: 12 Aug 2013 • Updated: 16 Aug 2013 | 8 comments
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Hi,
 
I just wanted to filter out Enterprise Clients & Dedicated Media Server. 
How can I get to know which one is Enterprise client and which is Dedicated media server?
 
nbemmcmd -listhosts (gives me list of EC as well as Media Server, how to determine)
 
Thanks & Regards,
Vickie
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Nate.D's picture

If you try nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose    do you get the information you need in the 'MachineNbuType' field?  Mine differentiate between client, media, master, etc.

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Marianne's picture

Licensed features will be reported to master server in 'nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose' output.
The number in MachineFlags in above output has the following meaning:

1 = SSO
2 = NDMP
4 = Remote Client
7 = All

Please show us output of :
nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose

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Vickie's picture
Marianne, please find the output as below.
Here which one is Dedicated media server (by which normal NBU clients backup used to be taken)
Which one is Enterprise Media server (which is used to take its own backup) SAN client,SAN media server etc.
 
 
#-> ./nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose
NBEMMCMD, Version: 7.5.0.4
The following hosts were found:
server1.xxx.com
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "server1.xxx.com"
        FQName = "server1.xxx.com"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0x5
        MachineNbuType = media (1)
        MachineState = active for tape and disk jobs (14)
        MasterServerName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        NetBackupVersion = 6.5.6.0 (656000)
        OperatingSystem = hpux (4)
        ScanAbility = 5
server2.xxx.com
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "server2.xxx.com"
        FQName = "server2.xxx.com"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0x5
        MachineNbuType = media (1)
        MachineState = active for tape and disk jobs (14)
        MasterServerName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        NetBackupVersion = 6.5.6.0 (656000)
        OperatingSystem = hpux (4)
        ScanAbility = 5
mediaserver.xxx.com
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "mediaserver.xxx.com"
        FQName = "mediaserver.xxx.com"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0x5
        MachineNbuType = media (1)
        MachineState = active for tape and disk jobs (14)
        MasterServerName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        NetBackupVersion = 7.5.0.4 (750400)
        OperatingSystem = hpux (4)
        ScanAbility = 5
masterserver.xxx.com
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        FQName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        GlobalDriveSeed = "VEND:#.:PROD:#.:IDX"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0x5
        MachineNbuType = master (3)
        MachineState = active for tape and disk jobs (14)
        NetBackupVersion = 7.5.0.4 (750400)
        OperatingSystem = hpux (4)
        ScanAbility = 5
masterserver.xxx.com
        MachineName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        FQName = "masterserver.xxx.com"
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineNbuType = server (6)
Command completed successfully.
 
Marianne's picture

Seems all of your servers have been installed with Enterprise Server licenses - all of them show 
 MachineFlags = 0x5 

1 = SSO
4 = Remote Client

You will have to compare actual installed license keys with your license key certificates. 
Use 
bpminlicense -list_keys -verbose or get_license_keys command on all media servers.

Nothing prevents an administrator to install all media servers with the same license key. NBU does not count - it works on trust...

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Vickie's picture
okay Marianne,
What if its Media Server, would that show value as "7" ?
If these are Enterprise Server (how is it being used to backups other NBU clients), can Enterprise Server do it?
If yes, then what a server called which is only build to take its own backup. Will/Can not be used to backup other clients. Is it SAN media Server ?  How to determine such servers ?
Marianne's picture

"7" means all of SSO (1), NDMP (2) and Remote Client (4).

I do not have access to a SAN media server right now to check and compare output.

A SAN media server (Enterprise client) should not have Remote Client in its license features.
Only Enterprise server license have Remote Client as part of license features.

There is obviously more to MachineFlags than the list that I have found - so hopefully our friends from Symantec can shed some light for us... (Chris? Martin?)

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Marianne's picture

One more way to check - If SAN media servers were installed with correct license keys, you can check STU config - bpstulist -U.

SAN media servers must be configured with STU as 'On Demand Only'.

If your SAN media servers were incorrectly installed with Enterprise Server license (as it seems from nbemmcmd output), the STU's may have been added without this parameter.

I this is the case, then back to my post above:

You will have to compare actual installed license keys with your license key certificates. 

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Vickie's picture

Hi Marianne, I really appreciate your quick response and assistance.

Thanks for your support.... smiley