NO Volumes to select when creating PureDisk disk pool on Media Server - 18.104.22.168
My setup is:
1. Master/Media - On linux Pointed to tape robot
2. Media Server - Windows 2008 R2, pointed to SAN PureDisk dedup pool over fiber (works great).
3. Media Server - One with the issue. Windows 2008, pointed to SAN PureDisk dedup pool over iSCSI.
I set up the first media server, numer 2, without any problems then recently built out a new media server, number 3, to use as a place to make an iSCSI PureDisk pool. The iscsi volume is presented, formatted and can be writter to without issues. We have it mounted as the E: drive. I installed the netbackup 7.5 software and configured the server as a media server. Then patched to 22.214.171.124. Under credentials I was able to set up the Storage Server to my new Media server with the iSCSI host.
Problem is, when I go to make the disk pool the wizard says that there is not a volume available to select. After poking around doing comparisons with our working media dedup pool server I noticed my new server was lacking the dedup services. It was missing the Deduplication Engine and Deduplication Manager services. I then noticed that C:\Program Files\VERITAS\pdde on the working media server had much more files and folders than number 3.
I reinstalled, and made sure when selecting additional licenses that I chose the pure disk option, this this was prior to the install the dedup files and services still did not show up.
Im stumped and not sure what I might be doing wrong, the first go around was simple. Only thing I can think is that we are only licensed to have ONE dedup pool from ONE media server...Any help appreciated.
Since you already have MSDP
Since you already have MSDP in your environment, we assumed that you are aware of the very first requirement for MSDP. (Well, we all know what assume did, don't we?)
Please review the Deduplication server minimum requirements in NBU Dedupe manual.
1st in the list is CPU requirement:
Symantec recommends at least a 2.2-GHz clock rate. A 64-bit processor is required.
At least four cores are required. Symantec recommends eight cores.
For 64 TBs of storage, Intel x86-64 architecture requires eight cores.