setup new media server on windows 2008 server r2 enterprise
Hello. I just installed a new Master server on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, which will soon be controlling multiple media servers (each campus will have media server). The goal is for these media servers to run deduplication, then kick out the images to tape for long term storage. Media server is on same operating system. Both have service pack 1 installed, UAC off.
The two machines I'm trying to connect are on the same internal subnet, so it's not going through DNS. I edited the windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file to include hostname and IP of both machines (on both master / media server).
I installed the media server software and .0.4 patch. (patch is on Master as well). Master has been installed, but nothing has been configured. As this machine will only be controlling when each media server backs up (via SLP), no storage will be presented. According to the admin guide II for windows, I am going to be installing a "protected domain".
On Master, in master server properties -> Servers -> media servers, I added this media server via name. If outside access / DNS is not involved, I'm not going through company firewall, what else am I missing on getting these two to talk? I try to add media server under host properties, and I get cant connect to socket error. If media server is labeled in servers tab above, should it already be showing up under Host Properties -> Media Servers?
As these media servers will be running deduplication, is it best to not go this route, and instead use the initial NB wizard to "configure disk storage servers"? Will this accomplish what I hope to accomplish?
Any guidance or assistance will be greatly appreciated.