I've been trying to configure an Oracle RAC (3 nodes) running on RHEL 6.3 (64bit), with Backup Exec 2012, the media server running on W2008 R2 server. I've tried to follow the instructions posted by Lilavati, but I'm not seeing the same results. The linux-side configuration seems to go ok (and, as far as I can tell, the correct 64bit version of the agent is installed), with the exception being that I'm not prompted for this question:
Do you want to use the full computer name/IP address for Oracle operations? (Y/N):
and the FQDN line does not appear in the summary when I go to view the entry.
I'm using the local root account (which is not a member of the Oracle admin grp) for database access, and the sys account for the Oracle instance access.
For /etc/VRTSralus/beoratab, each node has:
where ORACLE_SID is the db name + node number (eg. oracle1, oracle2, oracle3).
The sys authentication, and media server address part also goes without a hitch.
However, then going on the console is where I get confused: the interface I'm presented with doesn't resembe anything Lilavati describes, or, indeed any of the other few howto's I've been able to find - I assume the GUI has gone through several radical alterations (although Lilavati seems to be talking about a CLI console which I wasn't able to find - linux only?)? There's certainly no "Tools" menu mentioned by several people.
Are there any detailed instructions on how to configure the R14 console to look at the agents?
i) Going from the main button>Configuration and Settings>Backup Exec Settings, there is an Oracle section - what do I put in here?
ii) Am I supposed to manually set up each physical node in Backup and Restore, or just the cluster name, or both? Several articles mention something magically appearing in a separate Oracle Real Application Clusters section - where is this?!
I've tried setting up both the nodes and the cluster, and I can get the root account to successfully authenticate on the nodes, but nothing else appears. The cluster address just fails, no matter which account.
I can normally find something useful on some forum, but there seems to be nothing that clearly shows how to configure the console after the agent setup with this particular release.
Any help appreciated!