Veritas NetBackup™ Clustered Master Server Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup Master Server Clustering
- About NetBackup clustering
- NetBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering
- NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
- About preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on VCS on Unix\Linux
- NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
- NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster
- NetBackup on HP Service Guard cluster
- NetBackup on PowerHA cluster for AIX
- Configuring NetBackup
- Operational notes
- Appendix A. NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows
The following requirements must be met before you install and configure a NetBackup failover server:
Verify that storage devices have been properly installed and configured to work in a Windows environment. Refer to the section on how to configure storage devices in the NetBackup Installation Guide.
Verify that you have installed Veritas Storage Foundation HA and correctly configured VCS. NetBackup can be installed on as many nodes as VCS supports. The NetBackup service group is created during the installation.
For VCS Windows (SFW-HA 4.1 and SFW-HA 4.2) make sure the patch available and is installed before you install or upgrade to the current NetBackup version. The patch is available at the following Web site:
In few cases, after the NetBackup master cluster installation, the resource is not installed into the service group. In case the resource of type "NetBackupVCS" is added manually, the attributes of NetBackupVCS are blank and this resource cannot probe on cluster servers. For work-around, contact Technical Support Team.
Verify the cluster disk group(s) and dynamic volume(s) for NetBackup have been created on the shared storage. Refer to the Veritas Storage Foundation Administrator's Guide for details on how to create these.
All disk resources that you want NetBackup to use must be configured in Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) before you install NetBackup.
Verify that you have an IP address and host name (virtual name) to be assigned to the NetBackup resource in VCS. Only use these for the NetBackup cluster group.The virtual name cannot be more than 15 characters.
Also, verify that the disk resource is online on the node from which the NetBackup installation is about to be performed for the first time on the cluster.
For a clustered NetBackup master server, if the master server is the robotic control host, physically connect the robotic devices and tape devices to each node where you want to install NetBackup. Connect devices by SCSI or Fibre Channel. Use OS commands to verify that all the devices are connected properly. Refer to the NetBackup Device Configuration Guide.
Verify that you have the current NetBackup Enterprise Server version or the current NetBackup server version installation program and a valid license key.
On Windows, the public network names must be same on both nodes of the cluster for push-installs.
You should install NetBackup on the same path on all nodes.