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Netbackup License when running Netbackup Master Server on a Virtual Machine (VM)

Created: 05 Oct 2012 • Updated: 08 Oct 2012 | 2 comments
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We would like to move our Netbackup Master Server to a Virtual Machine (VM - VMWare 5).

This would mean installing a new Media server on our current hardware after doing a P2V.

What type of license would be required to run Netbackup Master Server to a Virtual Machine (VM - VMWare 5) ?

Thank you in advance

Mr Willemsen

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Mark_Solutions's picture

You need an Enterprise Server license per server - so if you end up with one Master and two Media Servers you would need three server licenses

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jadlip's picture


I have same issue -

My DC we have Quantum i6000 tape lib as a backup target,

I wnat to deploy Master Server and Media server in ESX (VM with Guest OS - win2k8) is it possible or not ?

What is the best practices for VM (as a Master server and Media server)

Is there any tool or doc where I can get calculation / desiging new setup - for Master & Media server -

Resource for Master server and Media server ( How much - CPU / RAM /Disk / catalog size etc)

how many media server for how many client.

In my setup we have 1400 server (linux + windows) 80 % Vmware.

Thanks in Advance


Thank you,

Pradeep Jadli