Changes to the Default Network Interface setting from "Use any available Network Interface" to a Preferred Network Interface Card selection will not stay selected.

Changes to the Default Network Interface setting from "Use any available Network Interface" to a Preferred Network Interface Card selection will not stay selected.

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  • Product(s):Backup Exec

Problem

Changes to the Default Network Interface setting from "Use any available Network Interface" to a Preferred Network Interface Card selection will not stay selected.

Error Message

If the environment contains a Windows server running multiple Virtual Local Area Networks ( VLAN ), when attempting to change the Default Network Interface setting from "use any available Network Interface" to a Preferred Network Interface Card (NIC), the selected entry will not stay selected.

Cause

This issue seems to occur if the backup server has multiple VLAN's bound to one NIC, or one set of teamed NIC's. This setup will give multiple NIC entries the same MAC address. Backup Exec identifies network interface using MAC address and since all virtual NIC's have same MAC address the issur occurs.

Solution

Workaround:

Assign unique static MAC address to each network interface/team.

 

 

Veritas Technologies LLC has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) listed under the Product(s) Section of this article. Veritas Technologies LLC is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.

There are currently no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in the current or previous versions of the software at the present time. This issue may be resolved in a future major revision of the software at a later time. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Veritas Sales representative or the Veritas Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Veritas Sales, please see http://www.veritas.com.
  
Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.

References

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