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Media Server platform and vmware vCenter server

Created: 02 Jan 2013 • Updated: 11 Jan 2013 | 2 comments
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I have been reading mixed information about which Media Server platform I can use to do VMWare vCenter backups.  Some say windows only some say all platforms supported by Netbackup.

My Environment is Netbackup Enterprise,

Master Server - Redhat RHEL 6

(2) Windows 2008 Media servers

(3) Redhat RHEL 6 Media Servers.

I have a location with VMWare 4.1 that I want to use one of my RHEL 6 Media servers for backup.  Is this a supported platform? or am I forced to use a Windows Media Server?



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Marianne's picture

You need to use one of your Windows Media Servers.


NBU 7.1 for VMware Admin Guide:

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

RamNagalla's picture

I am seeing only SUSE 10 and 11 from

see page no 14 in NetBackup-7x-in-virtual-environments_Dec 17_update.pdf

Supported platforms for the VMware backup host and backup media
NetBackup for VMware requires a NetBackup client installed on the backup host
and on the optional backup media server. The same requirement applies to the
NetBackup restore host.
The following platforms are supported for the backup host and backup media
Table 10 Supported platforms for backup host and backup media server
Platform Notes
Windows Server 2003 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
SUSE 10 and 11 (64bit)
Requires NetBackup or later.
See “NetBackup appliance as backup host”
on page 17.
Note: NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine
(VMware "hotadd"). The guest operating systems that NetBackup supports for
hotadd are the same as the above.
Hope this helps