Veritas NetBackup 8.0 Clustered Master Server Administrator's Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-07-24
  1. Introduction to NetBackup Master Server Clustering
    1. About NetBackup clustering
      1.  
        About security certificates in NetBackup
      2.  
        NetBackup clustering in virtual environment
    2.  
      About NetBackup failover server data protection in a cluster
    3.  
      About NetBackup failover server support
    4.  
      NetBackup supported cluster solutions
    5.  
      Accessing NetBackup cluster compatibility lists
    6.  
      About configuring LiveUpdate with clustered NetBackup
    7.  
      About NetBackup limitations with clustering solutions
  2. NetBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Windows Server Failover Clustering
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on WSFC cluster
    3.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    4.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on WSFC cluster
    5.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    6.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum
    7.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum to a node with directory services
    8.  
      Preparation for disaster recovery of WSFC
    9.  
      Disaster recovery of WSFC
    10.  
      Recovering the entire WSFC cluster
    11.  
      Recovering all shared disks
    12.  
      About recovering NetBackup data on a shared disk
  3. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    1.  
      About NetBackup on a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    3. About preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on VCS on Unix\Linux
      1.  
        NetBackup installation information for all VCS configurations
      2.  
        NetBackup installation information for specific VCS configurations
    4.  
      Installing a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    5.  
      Configuring a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    6.  
      About adding a node to existing cluster
    7.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    8.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Unix/Linux
  4. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    1.  
      About NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    2.  
      About NetBackup agent for VCS on Windows
    3.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows
    4.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    5.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    6.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    7.  
      About detailed monitoring for the NetBackup server
    8.  
      Setting up a detailed monitoring script for the NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    9.  
      Enabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
    10.  
      Disabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
  5. NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on Solaris Cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on Solaris Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on Solaris Cluster
    8.  
      Solaris Cluster commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  6. NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on HP Service Guard cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on HP Service Guard Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on HP Service Guard Cluster
    8.  
      Service Guard commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  7. NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    1.  
      About NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    3.  
      Pre-installation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    6.  
      Installing NetBackup options on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    8.  
      Bringing the NetBackup resource group online or offline
  8. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      NetBackup configuration overview
    2.  
      NetBackup configuration guidelines
    3.  
      Device configuration guidelines
    4.  
      Configuring devices
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup catalog backups in a cluster
    6.  
      Making nbcssc highly available
    7.  
      About configuring backup policies for a NetBackup clustered server
    8.  
      What to back up
    9.  
      Guidelines for backing up local disks in a cluster
    10.  
      Guidelines for backing up the shared disks
    11.  
      Verifying NetBackup configuration
    12.  
      Configuring robotic daemons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    13.  
      Configuring additional services (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    14.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    15.  
      Configuring additional services (Windows)
    16.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (Windows)
    17.  
      About adding license keys
  9. Operational notes
    1.  
      General notes on clustered master server administration
    2.  
      About delay in detecting of loss of connection (WSFC and VCS on Windows)
    3.  
      About WSFC clusters
    4.  
      About NetBackup cluster application management
    5.  
      Logging information
    6.  
      About NetBackup's IPv6 support
    7.  
      A virtual name cannot resolve to both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in clustered environments
    8.  
      Log on to server using virtual name
    9.  
      Increase resource offline timeout after installing or upgrading on non-Solaris UNIX clusters
    10.  
      Normal error messages when upgrading clustered servers to 8.0
    11.  
      NetBackup resource group tuning parameters for Solaris Cluster
  10. Appendix A. NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    1.  
      About NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    2.  
      Requirements for use of a NetBackup master server in a cluster with multiple interfaces
    3.  
      Configuring the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

About NetBackup clustering

Clusters provide high availability of applications and data to users. In a cluster, two or more servers (called nodes) are linked in a network. These servers run the cluster software that allows each node access to the shared disks. If a node becomes unavailable, cluster resources migrate to an available node (this process is called failover). The shared disks and the virtual server are kept available. During failover, users experience only a short interruption in service.

In this documentation, the various cluster solutions are abbreviated as follows:

  • Windows Server Failover Clustering as WSFC

  • Veritas Volume Manager as Volume Manager

  • Veritas Cluster Server as VCS

  • HP MC/Service Guard as Service Guard

  • IBM's High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing as PowerHA

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to NetBackup Master Server Clustering
    1. About NetBackup clustering
      1.  
        About security certificates in NetBackup
      2.  
        NetBackup clustering in virtual environment
    2.  
      About NetBackup failover server data protection in a cluster
    3.  
      About NetBackup failover server support
    4.  
      NetBackup supported cluster solutions
    5.  
      Accessing NetBackup cluster compatibility lists
    6.  
      About configuring LiveUpdate with clustered NetBackup
    7.  
      About NetBackup limitations with clustering solutions
  2. NetBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Windows Server Failover Clustering
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on WSFC cluster
    3.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    4.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on WSFC cluster
    5.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    6.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum
    7.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum to a node with directory services
    8.  
      Preparation for disaster recovery of WSFC
    9.  
      Disaster recovery of WSFC
    10.  
      Recovering the entire WSFC cluster
    11.  
      Recovering all shared disks
    12.  
      About recovering NetBackup data on a shared disk
  3. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    1.  
      About NetBackup on a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    3. About preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on VCS on Unix\Linux
      1.  
        NetBackup installation information for all VCS configurations
      2.  
        NetBackup installation information for specific VCS configurations
    4.  
      Installing a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    5.  
      Configuring a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    6.  
      About adding a node to existing cluster
    7.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    8.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Unix/Linux
  4. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    1.  
      About NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    2.  
      About NetBackup agent for VCS on Windows
    3.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows
    4.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    5.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    6.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    7.  
      About detailed monitoring for the NetBackup server
    8.  
      Setting up a detailed monitoring script for the NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    9.  
      Enabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
    10.  
      Disabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
  5. NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on Solaris Cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on Solaris Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on Solaris Cluster
    8.  
      Solaris Cluster commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  6. NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on HP Service Guard cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on HP Service Guard Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on HP Service Guard Cluster
    8.  
      Service Guard commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  7. NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    1.  
      About NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    3.  
      Pre-installation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    6.  
      Installing NetBackup options on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on PowerHA cluster for AIX
    8.  
      Bringing the NetBackup resource group online or offline
  8. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      NetBackup configuration overview
    2.  
      NetBackup configuration guidelines
    3.  
      Device configuration guidelines
    4.  
      Configuring devices
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup catalog backups in a cluster
    6.  
      Making nbcssc highly available
    7.  
      About configuring backup policies for a NetBackup clustered server
    8.  
      What to back up
    9.  
      Guidelines for backing up local disks in a cluster
    10.  
      Guidelines for backing up the shared disks
    11.  
      Verifying NetBackup configuration
    12.  
      Configuring robotic daemons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    13.  
      Configuring additional services (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    14.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    15.  
      Configuring additional services (Windows)
    16.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (Windows)
    17.  
      About adding license keys
  9. Operational notes
    1.  
      General notes on clustered master server administration
    2.  
      About delay in detecting of loss of connection (WSFC and VCS on Windows)
    3.  
      About WSFC clusters
    4.  
      About NetBackup cluster application management
    5.  
      Logging information
    6.  
      About NetBackup's IPv6 support
    7.  
      A virtual name cannot resolve to both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in clustered environments
    8.  
      Log on to server using virtual name
    9.  
      Increase resource offline timeout after installing or upgrading on non-Solaris UNIX clusters
    10.  
      Normal error messages when upgrading clustered servers to 8.0
    11.  
      NetBackup resource group tuning parameters for Solaris Cluster
  10. Appendix A. NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    1.  
      About NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    2.  
      Requirements for use of a NetBackup master server in a cluster with multiple interfaces
    3.  
      Configuring the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

About NetBackup clustering

Clusters provide high availability of applications and data to users. In a cluster, two or more servers (called nodes) are linked in a network. These servers run the cluster software that allows each node access to the shared disks. If a node becomes unavailable, cluster resources migrate to an available node (this process is called failover). The shared disks and the virtual server are kept available. During failover, users experience only a short interruption in service.

In this documentation, the various cluster solutions are abbreviated as follows:

  • Windows Server Failover Clustering as WSFC

  • Veritas Volume Manager as Volume Manager

  • Veritas Cluster Server as VCS

  • HP MC/Service Guard as Service Guard

  • IBM's High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing as PowerHA

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