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Present VM LUNS to the Media Server

Created: 06 May 2013 | 2 comments

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Hello Abdul,

Thanks for the article.

Our situation:
In the implementation of Symantec Netbackup in 2 sites ( less than 1KM)

We are running into issues with in the Virtualization - VMWARE - Backups of VMs

I have many LUNS presented to the VMWARE production

Using the Windows host: As per the Symantec tech support, we have to present those LUNS to the Media Server - which is very risky even if the set the Group Policy for SAN LUNS as recommended by Ahmed Atef Khalil http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/netbackup...

Now I read your post, that we can have SLES do the same job avoiding the risks.

I need more information/Documentation about using SLES that I can share it with our teams and that can be used safely.

Please can you provide the links or the documents that are officially supported using SLES.

Thanks 
Basheer A. Ahmed

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Marianne's picture

I don't understand what is 'risky' about presenting luns to Windows media server?

As long as you perform this step under 'Critical Note' in the article you are referring to, I cannot see what is 'risky' :

 

Before the Zone with the Data Store is made make sure that automount is disabled and Scrubed on your media server

This can be done using diskpart then (automount disable) , (automount scrub)

 

Support for SLES and RHEL backup hosts is documented in Statement of Support for NetBackup 7.x in a Virtual Environment:    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089 
See:  Supported platforms for the VMware backup host and backup media server 

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

bazeemuddin's picture

Thanks Marianne.

I don't understand what is 'risky' about presenting luns to Windows media server?
To understand the risks, please read the replies for this post above by:
Jim-90
bijucyborg
stuartgreen