Veritas NetBackup™ OpsCenter Performance and Tuning Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1)
  1. Overview
    1.  
      Purpose of the guide
    2.  
      Disclaimer
  2. About OpsCenter configuration
    1.  
      OpsCenter Server configuration
    2. About OpsCenter Server on a virtual machine
      1.  
        Physical versus virtual configuration for OpsCenter Server
      2.  
        Guidelines on the OpsCenter VM parameters
      3.  
        About VM settings and % gains during OpsCenter report generation
    3.  
      OpsCenter database configuration
    4.  
      OpsCenter services
  3. About OpsCenter performance and tuning
    1.  
      Sizing considerations
    2.  
      Sizing guidelines
    3. About tuning OpsCenter for increased performance
      1.  
        About performance tuning guidelines
      2.  
        About adding NetBackup Master Servers to OpsCenter
      3.  
        About using a web browser to access OpsCenter
      4. About saving the OpsCenter log files on a different drive
        1.  
          Checking the debug level of logs
        2.  
          Saving the log files to a different location on Windows
        3.  
          Saving the log files to a different location on UNIX
      5. About adjusting the heap size or cache size for OpsCenter services
        1.  
          Adjusting the default heap size for the OpsCenter server service
        2.  
          Adjusting the default heap size for the OpsCenter web server service
        3.  
          Adjusting the default heap size for the OpsCenter Agent service
        4.  
          Adjusting the OpsCenter database service cache size
      6. About OpsCenter database defragmentation
        1.  
          Checking the disk fragment count
        2.  
          About allocating more memory before database defragmentation
        3.  
          Defragmenting the OpsCenter database
      7.  
        About purging data periodically
    4. Moving OpsCenter server to a different computer
      1.  
        About saving the files before moving the OpsCenter Server
      2.  
        Moving OpsCenter server because of constraints in upgrade
      3.  
        Moving OpsCenter server because of issues in the existing setup
  4. OpsCenter best practices
    1.  
      Network configuration best practices
    2. Installation and upgrade best practices
      1.  
        Things to avoid during installation and upgrade
    3. OpsCenter database best practices
      1.  
        Things to avoid while you use OpsCenter database
    4. Backup products best practices
      1.  
        Things to avoid while you collect data from backup products
    5.  
      OpsCenter Server best practices
    6.  
      OpsCenter reporting best practices
    7.  
      Best practices for antivirus configuration on Windows

Installation and upgrade best practices

Following are the best practices for installing and upgrading OpsCenter:

See Disclaimer.

  • Veritas recommends that, especially in large backup environments (more than 1000 backup jobs a day), you install OpsCenter Server on a separate standalone host than on the backup product host or OpsCenter Agent hosts

  • Veritas recommends that you install OpsCenter Server on a system having at least 8 GB RAM. System configuration largely depends on the number of backup products to be monitored, alerts, or jobs that are generated per day and so on.

  • If 8.3 file name creation is disabled on a Windows host, it is recommended that you enable it and restart the Windows host before installing or upgrading OpsCenter components.

    See the following link for details:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621566%28WS.10%29.aspx

  • Veritas recommends that you install OpsCenter Agent on a host that is different from the OpsCenter Server host.

    Veritas recommends that you deploy the OpsCenter Agent geographically closer to the managed server.

  • In a clustered environment, first install OpsCenter Server on the active node and then on the passive nodes. Note that OpsCenter supports only Windows VCS clusters.

  • Ensure that you install OpsCenter Server, Agent, and View Builder of the same versions.

  • To achieve optimum performance, configure the OpsCenter log files to be created on a physical disk that is different from where the OpsCenter Server and operating system (OS) files are installed.

  • If you have the database transaction logs and databases at different locations, move the logs to the database location before upgrade.

  • Ensure that the available disk space is at least three times the database size.

    Note:

    This recommendation for the available disk space is based on the existing database size. It does not take the future growth of the database into account.

  • Back up the OpsCenter database before performing changes like database defragmentation, upgrade, applying Emergency Engineering binaries (EEB), object merge and so on.

    Refer to the 'Backing up the OpsCenter database' section in the OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.

    http://www.veritas.com/docs/DOC5808