NetBackup support for IBM Virtual Machines

NetBackup support for IBM Virtual Machines

Article: 100024969
Last Published: 2014-03-05
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Product(s): NetBackup

Problem

NetBackup support for IBM Virtual Machines

Solution

Note:  All virtual machines must have sufficient resources allocated to them to allow completion of their assigned NetBackup jobs during the backup window.
 
Virtualization on IBM POWER:
 
  • All NetBackup components supported on physical media servers are supported on IBM AIX Virtual Machines (VM) or Logical Partitions (LPAR) on IBM POWER Systems configured using dedicated hardware at the adapter level with no shared I/O.

 

  • All NetBackup components supported on physical media servers are supported on IBM AIX Virtual Machines on IBM Power Systems with shared devices and I/O using an IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS or VIO Server) to control the hardware layer for all I/O. 
    • All IBM AIX VMs must be VIO clients to the VIO Server to use the shared hardware.
    • All hardware to be shared must be NPIV-capable (N_PORT ID Virtualization). See IBM's web site for more information on NPIV-supported hardware on POWER Systems.
    • Also supported with IBM AIX Virtual Machines using VIOS:
      • IBM CPU/Memory sharing
      • IBM Micro-Partitioning for shared processor pools and automatic load balancing

Note:  Installing NetBackup in the VIO Server partition is not supported.

 
Virtualization on IBM System z: 
 
  • All NetBackup components supported on physical media servers are supported on IBM zLinux Virtual Machines (VM) or Logical Partitions (LPAR) with shared devices and I/O using IBM’s z/VM operating system to control the hardware layer for arbitrating sharing among the NetBackup-supported zLinux virtual machines.
    • See NetBackup’s Operating Systems Compatibility List for supported zLinux platforms. 
    • All hardware to be shared needs to  be NPIV-capable (N_PORT ID Virtualization). See IBM's web site for more information on NPIV-supported hardware on System z.
 
 

 


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