Veritas NetBackup™ Administrator's Guide, Volume II
- NetBackup licensing models and the nbdeployutil utility
- How capacity licensing works
- Creating and viewing the licensing report
- Reviewing a capacity licensing report
- Reconciling the capacity licensing report results
- Reviewing a traditional licensing report
- Reviewing an NEVC licensing report
- Additional configuration
- About dynamic host name and IP addressing
- About busy file processing on UNIX clients
- About the Shared Storage Option
- About configuring the Shared Storage Option in NetBackup
- Viewing SSO summary reports
- About the vm.conf configuration file
- Holds Management
- Menu user interfaces on UNIX
- About the tpconfig device configuration utility
- About the NetBackup Disk Configuration Utility
- Reference topics
- Host name rules
- About reading backup images with nbtar or tar32.exe
- Factors that affect backup time
- NetBackup notify scripts
- Media and device management best practices
- About TapeAlert
- About tape drive cleaning
- How NetBackup reserves drives
- About SCSI persistent reserve
- About the SPC-2 SCSI reserve process
- About checking for data loss
- About checking for tape and driver configuration errors
- How NetBackup selects media
- About selecting media in robots
- About selecting media in standalone drives
- About Tape I/O commands on UNIX
RANDOM_PORTS entry in vm.conf
Use this entry to specify whether NetBackup chooses port numbers randomly or sequentially for communication with other NetBackup servers. This entry is read and interpreted on hosts on which vmd runs.
RANDOM_PORTS = YES|NO
If YES or no entry exists (the default), NetBackup chooses port numbers randomly from those that are available in the allowed range.
If NO, NetBackup chooses numbers sequentially. NetBackup begins with the highest number in the allowed range, and then tries the next highest, and so on until a port is available.
On UNIX, if random ports are not specified in the NetBackup configuration, specify RANDOM_PORTS = NO in the vm.conf file.
See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I:
To specify no random ports in the NetBackup configuration file, do one of the following:
Specify RANDOM_PORTS = NO in the bp.conf file on UNIX.
Use the NetBackup Host Properties in the NetBackup Administration Console: NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Double-click on master server > Port Ranges > Use random port assignments.