Veritas NetBackup™ SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)
  1. Introducing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    1.  
      About NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    2.  
      About Fibre Transport
    3.  
      About Fibre Transport media servers
    4.  
      About SAN clients
    5.  
      About the Fibre Transport Service Manager
    6.  
      About NetBackup Release Notes
  2. Planning your deployment
    1.  
      Planning your SAN Client deployment
    2.  
      About SAN Client best practices
    3.  
      SAN Client operational notes
    4. About SAN Client storage destinations
      1.  
        About SAN Client disk storage destinations
      2. About SAN Client tape storage destinations
        1.  
          SAN Client tape storage limitations
    5.  
      How to choose SAN Client and Fibre Transport hosts
    6.  
      About NetBackup SAN Client support for agents
    7.  
      About NetBackup SAN Client support for clustering
    8.  
      About NetBackup SAN Client support for Windows Hyper-V Server
    9.  
      About NetBackup SAN Client unsupported restores
    10.  
      About Fibre Transport throughput
    11.  
      Converting a SAN media server to a SAN client
  3. Preparing the SAN
    1.  
      Preparing the SAN
    2.  
      About zoning the SAN for Fibre Transport
    3.  
      About HBAs for SAN clients and Fibre Transport media servers
    4.  
      When selecting the HBA ports for SAN Client
    5.  
      About supported SAN configurations for SAN Client
  4. Licensing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    1.  
      About SAN Client installation
    2.  
      About the SAN Client license key
    3.  
      When upgrading SAN Client and Fibre Transport
  5. Configuring SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    1.  
      Configuring SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    2. Configuring a Fibre Transport media server
      1.  
        About the target mode driver
      2.  
        About nbhba mode and the ql2300_stub driver
      3.  
        About FC attached devices
      4.  
        How to identify the HBA ports
      5.  
        About HBA port detection on Solaris
      6.  
        About Fibre Transport media servers and VLANs
      7.  
        Starting nbhba mode
      8.  
        Marking the Fibre Transport media server HBA ports
      9.  
        Configuring the media server Fibre Transport services
    3. Configuring SAN clients
      1.  
        About configuring firewalls for SAN clients
      2.  
        SAN client driver requirements
      3.  
        Configuring the SAN client Fibre Transport service
    4. Configuring SAN clients in a cluster
      1.  
        Registering a SAN client cluster virtual name
      2.  
        Setting NetBackup configuration options by using the command line
    5.  
      About configuring Fibre Transport properties
    6.  
      Configuring Fibre Transport properties
    7. Fibre Transport properties
      1.  
        About Linux concurrent FT connections
    8.  
      About SAN client usage preferences
    9. Configuring SAN client usage preferences
      1.  
        SAN client usage preferences
  6. Managing SAN clients and Fibre Transport
    1.  
      Enabling or disabling the Fibre Transport services
    2.  
      Rescanning for Fibre Transport devices from a SAN client
    3.  
      Viewing SAN Client Fibre Transport job details
    4.  
      Viewing Fibre Transport traffic
    5.  
      Adding a SAN client
    6.  
      Deleting a SAN client
  7. Disabling SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    1.  
      About disabling SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    2.  
      Disabling a SAN client
    3.  
      Disabling a Fibre Transport media server
  8. Troubleshooting SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    1.  
      About troubleshooting SAN Client and Fibre Transport
    2.  
      SAN Client troubleshooting tech note
    3.  
      Viewing Fibre Transport logs
    4. About unified logging
      1.  
        About using the vxlogview command to view unified logs
      2.  
        Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs
    5.  
      Stopping and starting Fibre Transport services
    6.  
      Backups failover to LAN even though Fibre Transport devices available
    7.  
      Kernel warning messages when Veritas modules load
    8.  
      SAN client service does not start
    9.  
      SAN client Fibre Transport service validation
    10.  
      SAN client does not select Fibre Transport
    11.  
      Media server Fibre Transport device is offline
    12.  
      No Fibre Transport devices discovered
  9. Appendix A. AIX Specific Configuration Details
    1.  
      AIX Reference Information
    2.  
      Before you begin configuring NetBackup on AIX
    3.  
      About AIX persistent naming support
    4.  
      About configuring robotic control device files in AIX
    5.  
      About device files for SAN Clients on AIX
    6. About configuring tape drive device files in AIX
      1.  
        About non-QIC tape drives on AIX
      2.  
        About no rewind device files on AIX
      3. Creating AIX no rewind device files for tape drives
        1.  
          Example of creating a no rewind device file
  10. Appendix B. HP-UX Specific Configuration Details
    1.  
      HP-UX Reference Information
    2.  
      Before you begin configuring NetBackup on HP-UX
    3.  
      About HP-UX device drivers for legacy device files
    4.  
      About legacy robotic control device files
    5.  
      About legacy tape drive device files
    6.  
      About legacy pass-through paths for tape drives
    7.  
      Creating device files for SAN Clients on HP-UX
    8. About configuring legacy device files
      1. Creating legacy SCSI and FCP robotic controls on HP-UX
        1.  
          Example of how to create a sctl device file for SCSI (PA-RISC)
        2.  
          Example of how to create a sctl device file for FCP (PA-RISC)
        3.  
          Example of how to create sctl device files for FCP (Itanium)
      2.  
        About creating legacy tape drive device files
      3.  
        Creating tape drive pass-through device files

About NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport

SAN Client is a NetBackup optional feature that provides high-speed backups and restores of NetBackup clients.

A SAN client is a special NetBackup client that can back up large amounts of data rapidly over a SAN connection rather than a LAN. For example, a database host can benefit from high-speed backups and restores. Fibre Transport is the name of the NetBackup high-speed data transport method that is part of the SAN Client feature.

The backup and restore traffic occurs over Fibre Channel (FC), and the NetBackup server and client administration traffic occurs over the LAN.

For a NetBackup 52xx or 53xx appliance, Fibre Transport also provides high-speed traffic to a NetBackup 5000 series appliance that supports Fibre Transport. The 5000 series appliance functions as the storage host for SAN client backups.

Figure: A SAN Client configuration shows a SAN Client configuration.

Figure: A SAN Client configuration

A SAN Client configuration