Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- About configuring tape drive device files in AIX
- Creating AIX no rewind device files for tape drives
- About device drivers and files for HP-UX persistent DSFs
- About configuring persistent DSFs
- About HP-UX legacy device drivers and files
- About configuring legacy device files
- Creating legacy SCSI and FCP robotic controls on HP-UX
- About the required Linux SCSI drivers
- About configuring robot and drive control for Linux
- Installing/reinstalling the sg and the st drivers
- About Solaris robotic controls
- About Solaris tape drive device files
- Configuring Solaris SAN clients to recognize FT media servers
- Section II. Robotic storage devices
- Robot overview
- Oracle StorageTek ACSLS robots
- About removing tapes from ACS robots
- Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging for UNIX systems
- ACS robotic test utility
- ACS configurations supported
- Device configuration examples
Sample ACSLS configurations
The sample ACSLS configurations show the following:
The following figure shows a typical UNIX ACSLS configuration.
The following figure shows a typical Windows ACSLS configuration.
The following table describes the components of the ACSLS configuration.
Table: ACSLS configuration component description
NetBackup media server
Specifies a host that has NetBackup media server software and is a client to the ACS library software host.
The NetBackup ACS robotic daemon (acsd) formulates requests for mounts, unmounts, and inventories. An API then uses IPC communication to routes these requests to:
Oracle StorageTek LibAttach Service
Windows computers only
Specifies that Library Attach for Windows, an ACS library software client application, enables Windows servers to use the StorageTek Nearline enterprise storage libraries.
LibAttach provides the connection between Windows and ACS library software through a TCP/IP network.
Obtain the appropriate LibAttach software from Oracle. See the Veritas support Web site for the latest compatibility information.
Receives the robotic requests from NetBackup and uses the Library Management Unit to find and mount or unmount the correct cartridge on media management requests.
On compatible host platforms, you may be able to configure ACS library software and NetBackup media server software on the same host.
Provides the interface between the ACS library software and the robot. A single LMU can control multiple ACSLS robots.
Contains the robot, drives, or media.
Specifies that the NetBackup media server connects to the drives through device drivers and a control unit (tape controller). The control unit may have an interface to multiple drives. Some control units also allow multiple hosts to share these drives.
Most drives do not require a separate control unit. In these cases, the media server connects directly to the drives.
Specifies the Cartridge Access Port.