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Tier in Netbackup Domain

Created: 19 Nov 2013 • Updated: 19 Nov 2013 | 9 comments
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Hi All,

Please let me know what are the Tier in NetBackup Domain.

Which Domain is Tier 1 and which one is Tier2 and which can be consider as Tier 3.

What is know is Tier1 is with minimum Master, Tier 2 is more than 1 master server and Tier 3 is a huge Domain containing large number of Master server.

Please correct me if this is not right...

Regards,

Vickie

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Marianne's picture

NetBackup Enterprise Server software is 3-tier with a master server that can have multiple media servers to backup network clients.

Master: Tier 1
Media Server(s): Tier 2
Client(s): Tier 3

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Mark_Solutions's picture

As Marianne says Tier 1 is the Master - Tier 2 is Media - Tier 3 is the client - but do bear in mind that any higer tire item can also be a lower tier item...

So a Master could also be a Media Server and if it backs itself up it is also a client - in that case the Master would act as Tiers 1, 2 and 3 - so it is all about how the system is actually used

A second (or More) Master(s) would be a different NetBackup Domain which would have its own Tiers - there will never be more than one Master in a NetBackup Domain

And dont confuse this with licensing where licenses also have Tier references as there usually refer to the number of physical CPUs installed in a server.

Hope this helps clarify things

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Vickie's picture

Thanks All, how can we differenciate it if will talk in terms of CPU number.

Is it only concerned with the CPU installed on the Master Server itself only ? Or does it depends on the CPU on Master/Media server ?

 

Marianne's picture

All Server licenses are Tier based (per cpu) -  Master, Media (Enterprise Server) as well as San Media server or ESX / Hyper-V server (Enterprise Client).
Application and Database Agent licenses are also tier based.

You need to check licensing and pricing with your local reseller.

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Vickie's picture

Please confirm what does below show regarding Tier ?

[root@nbuserver admincmd]# ./bpminlicense -list_keys -verbose | grep -i tier
  server tier     = 5 NetBackup Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 5 NetBackup Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 10 NetBackup Enterprise Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 10 NetBackup Enterprise Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 5 NetBackup Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 5 NetBackup Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 5 NetBackup Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier
  server tier     = 10 NetBackup Enterprise Server
  client tier     = 0 No tier

sri vani's picture

Please verify bpminlicense.exe -verbose command

verify Product ID and Server Tier it should be Netbackup Enterpsise Server and nt Netbackup server

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Mark_Solutions's picture

That clearly doesn't help you much

To get your exact license entitlement contact your Symantec reseller / partner (or Symantec direclty) and ask for an IBR (Install Base Report)

Only this will tell you exactly what licenses you have and whether they are in support / maintenance or not

Hope this helps

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Marianne's picture

As per Mark's post, tier information is not reported by bpminlicense command.

This information as well as quantities can be found on your license key certificates or in the IBR.

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