Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- About the required Linux SCSI drivers
- About configuring robot and drive control for Linux
- Installing/reinstalling the sg and the st drivers
- About Solaris robotic controls
- About Solaris tape drive device files
- Configuring Solaris SAN clients to recognize FT media servers
- Section II. Robotic storage devices
- Robot overview
- Oracle StorageTek ACSLS robots
- About removing tapes from ACS robots
- Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging for UNIX systems
- ACS robotic test utility
- ACS configurations supported
- Device configuration examples
Before you begin on Linux
Observe the following important points when you configure the operating system:
Verify that NetBackup supports your server platform and devices. The Veritas support Web site contains server platform compatibility information. For the compatibility information, see the NetBackup compatibility lists :
For SCSI controlled libraries, NetBackup issues SCSI commands to the robotic devices. For NetBackup to function correctly, the properly named device files must exist. Information about how to configure device files is available.
Verify that a SCSI low-level driver is installed for each HBA in your system, as follows:
Follow the HBA vendor's installation guide to install or load the driver in the kernel.
Configure the kernel for SCSI tape support and SCSI generic support.
Probe all LUNs on each SCSI device and enable the SCSI low-level driver for the HBA.
Enable multi-LUN support for the kernel according to the Linux documentation.
For more information, refer to your HBA vendor documentation.
Multipath configurations (multiple paths to robots and drives) are supported only with the following configurations:
Native path (/dev/nstx, /dev/sgx)
The sysfs file system that is mounted on /sys
Native udev rules for persistent device paths (/dev/tape/by-path)
After you configure the hardware, add the robots and the drives to NetBackup.