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steps to configure SAN media server

Created: 18 Nov 2012 • Updated: 18 Nov 2012 | 8 comments
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Can any one have detailed seps to configure SAN media server

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RamNagalla's picture

hi,

SAN media serves are just like another media servers, only differenece is that thy are conifgured to take its own data, not others clients data.

as media server is connected to SAN there will be no LAN connection  required to send its own data to Storage Devices.

if you are comfortable to configure the  regular media server, that is all the steps that you have for SAN media servers.

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Sruthi.7's picture

Thnx Nagalla, for this we need

1)SAN media server licence key

2)Enterprice client licence key

is this two is enough to configure a san media server?

captain jack sparrow's picture

Hi Sruthi

Deployment of NBU isn't difficult, You need to focus on it's pre-requisite part which is Important

First get assured with your REQUIREMENT and AVAILABILITY OF INFRASTRUCTURE TO FULFILL REQUIREMENT

NBU Offers two way to protect data via SAN medium

1. SAN Media Server (Backs up themselves only, No Remote client streaming, Media Server Daemons would be consuming CPU cycles at Client)

2. FT-SAN Media Server (Backs up locally and Remote clients too, Regular NBU client to be used on Servers, Refer HCL for compatible specific HBA family that requires on FT media Server, at client any are supported, Further to this at backend it's all SAN zoning Game which plays key role and your strategic calculation. Best Practise and Admin Guides of SAN clients would best fit in advisory part.

Now choice lies with you which method do you wish to go for

Once you are ready with choice. Check for HCL, Enterprise Client License (SAN Media Server) available with your organization, Shared Storage Option License (Sharing of Drives)

If Server which is to be protected can handle additional CPU load and backup window is only constraint limited to it, you may go with SAN media server but if you want centralized SAN streaming go for FT media server

Hope this helps

 Cheers !!!

CJS

Sruthi.7's picture

hi jack

1)SAN media server licence key

2)Enterprice client licence key

is this two is enough to configure a san media server?

RamNagalla's picture

hi Sruthi

we dont not require Enterprice client licence key,,

Enterprice client licence key is different , which is use to take the backup as VMware client(VADP) and some other advanced features.

Netbackup licencsing is very complex,

you need Enterpirse server license.

then everyting is based on capacity based..

how much capacity that you require based on that Symantec provides license.

typically

you need:-Enterpirse server license.

optional:- SSO(if you have sahred drives)

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Sruthi.7's picture

hay what abt the SAN media server licence key..?

RamNagalla's picture

hi Sruthi,

Enterprise Client license, also included the feaure of SAN media servers,  so apolize for the previous post.

and you need Enterprise Client license.

Enterprise Client license used against VMware/Hyper-V or SAN Media server.

there is no separeate license called SAN media server licence key 

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