Configuring direct backups from a NetBackup 52xx appliance to a NetBackup 50xx appliance using Fibre Channel

Article:HOWTO101292  |  Created: 2014-07-28  |  Updated: 2014-07-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO101292
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Configuring direct backups from a NetBackup 52xx appliance to a NetBackup 50xx appliance using Fibre Channel

This topic describes how to configure a NetBackup 5220 or 5230 media server to send all backups directly to a NetBackup 5020 or 5030 deduplication appliance.

The target and the initiator configuration for the appliances must be set as follows:

  • NetBackup 5020 or 5030

    This appliance is set up as the disk pool (target). Any available target port on a Fibre Channel HBA card can be used.

  • NetBackup 5220 or 5230

    This appliance is set up as the backup image source (initiator). Any available initiator port on a Fibre Channel HBA card can be used.

Use the following procedure to configure direct backups from a NetBackup 52xx appliance to a NetBackup 50xx using Fibre Channel.

To configure direct backups from a NetBackup 52xx appliance to a NetBackup 50xx appliance using Fibre Channel

  1. On the NetBackup 50xx, enable Fibre Channel communication as follows:

    Note:

    If Fibre Channel communication is already enabled on this appliance, skip this step.

    From the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu:

    • Use a Secure Shell (SSH) agent to connect to the 5020 deduplication appliance for which you want to enable Fibre Channel communication.

      For example, you can use PuTTY, which is available as a free download.

    • Log into the deduplication appliance.

      By default, the user name is sysadmin, and the password is P@ssw0rd. In the preceding password, the sixth character is the numeral zero (0).

    • At the system prompt, type FC and press Enter.

    • To display the Fibre Channel connections that are currently in effect, type show nodeip.

      For nodeip, type the IP address of the 5020 deduplication appliance for which you want to enable Fibre Channel communication.

    • To enable Fibre Channel communication for this appliance, type enable-ft.

    From the NetBackup Appliance Web Console:

    • Open a browser, and type the following URL to access the storage pool authority's opening panel:

      https://URL

      For URL, type the URL for the storage pool authority node.

    • Log in as root.

    • Click Settings > Configuration.

    • In the left pane, under Configuration, click Fibre Transport.

    • In the right pane, under the Fibre Transport heading, click in the box and click Save.

  2. Set up the zones for the 50xx Fibre Channel ports to configure the 50xx as the target storage server.

  3. Connect an available target port from any Fibre Channel card on the 50xx, to an available initiator port on any Fibre Channel card on the NetBackup 52xx.

See About the card slots on NetBackup 52xx series appliances

See About Fibre Channel port configuration options for the NetBackup 52xx appliances


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