Configuring APTARE centralized data collection for Tape Library & Drive Inventory, Error "Not authorized to connect to vmd"
If Tape Library & Drive Inventory probe fails with the following error, it is likely that these steps have not been completed.
Not authorized to connect to vmd.
A Caller Requesting services from vmd is either not authenticated or not authorized, or a problem is encountered when two systems attempt to authenticate one another.
There was a change in NetBackup 8.1 where vmd commands are only allowed from a host in the domain regardless of trust configuration.
These steps assume that you already have trust appropriately configured and other probes are successful.
- nbmaster1 – APTARE Data Collector and NetBackup Master Server.
- nbmaster2 – NetBackup Master Server where Tape Library & Drive Inventory needs to be gathered (The remote master server).
1.On the “remote” master server (nbmaster2) run nbemmcmd -addhost
- nbemmcmd -addhost -machinename nbmaster1 -machinetype media -masterserver nbmaster2 -netbackupversion 8.2 -operatingsystem windows
Refer to NetBackup Commands Reference Guide for option choices; hostnames, version, operating system should be updated accordingly.
2. If command completes successfully run nbemmcmd -listhosts on the remote master server and confirm that the Aptare Data Collector is listed as media.
- nbemmcmd -listhosts
NBEMMCMD, Version: 8.2
The following hosts were found:
Command completed successfully.
This adds the nbmaster1 (APTARE Data Collector) to the nbmaster2 domain. So nbmaster2 will authorize VMD commands initiated from nbmaster1 (APTARE Data Collector) to be ran.
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