Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Fibre Channel Guide

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  • Product(s): Appliances (3.1.1 (5340), 3.1.1 (5330), 3.1.1 (5230), 3.1.1 (5220), 3.1 (5340), 3.1 (5330), 3.1 (5230), 3.1 (5220))
  1. About NetBackup Fibre Transport and SAN Client
    1.  
      About NetBackup Fibre Transport
    2. About NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport
      1.  
        About the SAN Client license key
  2. About optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication over FC
    1.  
      About Fibre Transport for optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication between appliances
  3. About backup to tape support
    1.  
      About backup to tape support for NetBackup appliances
  4. VMware support
    1. About NetBackup appliance as a VMware backup host
      1.  
        NetBackup appliance as backup host: component overview
      2.  
        Notes on NetBackup appliance as a VMware backup host
    2.  
      About appliance dynamic multi-pathing for VMware backups with SAN transport
  5. Supported Fibre Channel features on NetBackup appliances
    1.  
      About supported Fibre Channel features on NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      Fibre Channel feature support with appliance HBA configurations
    3.  
      Supported data transfer methods for NetBackup appliances
    4.  
      About Fibre Transport paths for NetBackup appliances
  6. NetBackup Appliance rear panel configurations
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 5230 rear panel configurations
    2.  
      NetBackup 5240 Appliance I/O configuration options
    3.  
      NetBackup 5330 Appliance compute node PCIe slot I/O configuration options
    4.  
      Available 5340 Appliance PCIe-based I/O configurations
  7. About the HBA port mode configuration
    1.  
      Supported Fibre Channel port configurations for the NetBackup 5220 and 5230 appliances
    2.  
      Supported Fibre Channel port configuration for the NetBackup 5240 appliances
    3.  
      Supported Fibre Channel port configurations for the NetBackup 53xx appliances
    4.  
      About the factory default port mode configuration
    5.  
      Default port mode configuration for FTMS, optimized duplication, and Auto Image Replication
  8. Zoning the FC SAN
    1.  
      How to determine appliance HBA WWPNs
    2.  
      About zoning the SAN for NetBackup appliances
    3.  
      About HBA link status on the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
  9. About the Fibre Transport page on the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
      1.  
        About the HBA port mode configuration table
  10. Configuring Fibre Transport on the appliance
    1. How to configure Fibre Transport media server for SAN Client
      1.  
        Configuring Fibre Transport media server settings
      2.  
        About Fibre Transport media server verification
    2.  
      Guidelines for changing NetBackup appliance FT target ports to receive data streams from multiple SAN Client FC initiator ports
    3. How to configure Fibre Transport for optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication over FC
      1. Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          About the Fibre Transport chunk size
      2.  
        Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      3.  
        About Fibre Transport Deduplication target mode port verification
      4.  
        How to configure two NetBackup 52xx or 53xx appliances in different domains for MSDP replication

About NetBackup Fibre Transport

NetBackup Fibre Transport is a method of data transfer. It uses Fibre Channel and a subset of the SCSI command protocol for data movement over a SAN rather than TCP/IP over a LAN. It provides a high-performance transport mechanism for the following scenarios:

  • Backup and restore between NetBackup clients and NetBackup media servers

  • Optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication between NetBackup media servers

Table of Contents

  1. About NetBackup Fibre Transport and SAN Client
    1.  
      About NetBackup Fibre Transport
    2. About NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport
      1.  
        About the SAN Client license key
  2. About optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication over FC
    1.  
      About Fibre Transport for optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication between appliances
  3. About backup to tape support
    1.  
      About backup to tape support for NetBackup appliances
  4. VMware support
    1. About NetBackup appliance as a VMware backup host
      1.  
        NetBackup appliance as backup host: component overview
      2.  
        Notes on NetBackup appliance as a VMware backup host
    2.  
      About appliance dynamic multi-pathing for VMware backups with SAN transport
  5. Supported Fibre Channel features on NetBackup appliances
    1.  
      About supported Fibre Channel features on NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      Fibre Channel feature support with appliance HBA configurations
    3.  
      Supported data transfer methods for NetBackup appliances
    4.  
      About Fibre Transport paths for NetBackup appliances
  6. NetBackup Appliance rear panel configurations
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 5230 rear panel configurations
    2.  
      NetBackup 5240 Appliance I/O configuration options
    3.  
      NetBackup 5330 Appliance compute node PCIe slot I/O configuration options
    4.  
      Available 5340 Appliance PCIe-based I/O configurations
  7. About the HBA port mode configuration
    1.  
      Supported Fibre Channel port configurations for the NetBackup 5220 and 5230 appliances
    2.  
      Supported Fibre Channel port configuration for the NetBackup 5240 appliances
    3.  
      Supported Fibre Channel port configurations for the NetBackup 53xx appliances
    4.  
      About the factory default port mode configuration
    5.  
      Default port mode configuration for FTMS, optimized duplication, and Auto Image Replication
  8. Zoning the FC SAN
    1.  
      How to determine appliance HBA WWPNs
    2.  
      About zoning the SAN for NetBackup appliances
    3.  
      About HBA link status on the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
  9. About the Fibre Transport page on the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
      1.  
        About the HBA port mode configuration table
  10. Configuring Fibre Transport on the appliance
    1. How to configure Fibre Transport media server for SAN Client
      1.  
        Configuring Fibre Transport media server settings
      2.  
        About Fibre Transport media server verification
    2.  
      Guidelines for changing NetBackup appliance FT target ports to receive data streams from multiple SAN Client FC initiator ports
    3. How to configure Fibre Transport for optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication over FC
      1. Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          About the Fibre Transport chunk size
      2.  
        Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      3.  
        About Fibre Transport Deduplication target mode port verification
      4.  
        How to configure two NetBackup 52xx or 53xx appliances in different domains for MSDP replication

About NetBackup Fibre Transport

NetBackup Fibre Transport is a method of data transfer. It uses Fibre Channel and a subset of the SCSI command protocol for data movement over a SAN rather than TCP/IP over a LAN. It provides a high-performance transport mechanism for the following scenarios:

  • Backup and restore between NetBackup clients and NetBackup media servers

  • Optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication between NetBackup media servers

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