Netbackup 7.1 master server, agent not required for capacity reporting yet required anyway?
While trying to figure out how to enable capacity reporting on our OpsCenter installation I've run into what appears to be a documentation bug.
According to the admin guide, a NetBackup 7.1 master server does not require an agent to communicate with OpsCenter.
However, if you want capacity license reporting enabled both the howto guide and the product itself appears to require that an agent is configured for the master server.
In the howto article at http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO43400 the included images explicitly show that an agent is chosen, and it appears to be the master server itself.
But the agent cannot even be installed on our master server - it being linux, and Solaris and Windows being the only choices available for the agent.
If do not select an agent for the master server, I get successful collection of all data but the media reports are empty and the deployment analysis tab states that the master server is not connected, agent missing.
If I select the OpsCenter server as my agent, I get all collections completed but the master server is reported as partially connected.
Catch 22, anyone? I am supposedly not required (or able) to configure an agent for netbackup 7.1, yet the capacity and media reports seem to demand one?