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

About OpsCenter Server on a virtual machine

This section talks about the OpsCenter Server configuration on a virtual machine.

For better performance, ensure the following before setting up an OpsCenter Server on a virtual machine.

  • Dedicate CPUs and RAM to the OpsCenter VM based on the recommendations in this document.

    See Sizing guidelines.

  • Ensure that ESX on which OpsCenter VM is running is not overloaded in terms of CPU, memory, and disk space usage.

  • Select optimum CPU Power Management Policy based on your requirement.

  • VMware snapshots increase the I/O heavily. Try to avoid snapshots.

  • Align file system (VMFS) partitions to 1MB.

  • Refrain from installing other Java applications on OpsCenter VM.

  • Install the OpsCenter database on a drive that is different from OpsCenter Server host. This drive should be on datastore, which is on dedicated LUN.

  • Make sure that OpsCenter database does not reside on a datastore where Guest OS swap and VM swap reside.

  • To reduce I/O, save the OpsCenter debug log files on a drive other than the one where the database is installed.

The following sections provide more information about OpsCenter Server configuration in a virtual environment.

See Physical versus virtual configuration for OpsCenter Server.

See Guidelines on the OpsCenter VM parameters.

See About VM settings and % gains during OpsCenter report generation.