NetBackup™ Self Service Installation Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (10.0)

IIS considerations

Before you begin installation, you should give some consideration to how you want to configure IIS. Four components are installed within IIS:

  • Portal website

  • Portal web services

  • Adapter pages

  • Adapter web services

The security considerations for these components are different. The portal website and adapter pages must be visible to all the users of the system. This requirement can mean exposing the website over the public internet. The portal web services and adapter web service provide an integration point. Only internal systems need access to these pages.

The recommended configuration is to create two IIS websites for the components. The first IIS website hosts the portal website and adapter pages. The second IIS website hosts the portal web services and adapter web services.

Create two websites in IIS. The first is the public facing website to host the portal and the adapter panels. The second is the private website to host the web services. Configure the security of the IIS websites. Be sure to restrict the visibility of the private IIS website so that it is not exposed over the public internet.

Starting with the 10.0 release, NetBackup Self Service creates the default binding on port 443 with the corresponding certificate.

If NetBackup Self Service has both a public and a private website, the NetBackup Self Service creates the first one with the default binding to port 443. NetBackup Self Service creates the second website with a default binding on port 444 and a corresponding certificate.