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NetVault 11.3 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Configuring storage devices Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in table view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing tape libraries in table view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in table view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user accounts Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Backup Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault Backup
About configuring default settings Configuring encryption settings Configuring plug-in options Configuring default settings for post-scripts Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in Configuring Deployment Manager Settings Configuring Job Manager settings Configuring Logging Daemon settings Configuring Media Manager settings Configuring Network Manager settings Configuring Process Manager settings Configuring RAS device settings Configuring Schedule Manager settings Configuring Web Service settings Configuring Auditor Daemon settings Configuring firewall settings Configuring general settings Configuring security settings Synchronizing NetVault Time Configuring default settings for global notification methods Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using NetVault Configurator Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

About push installation

The push installation method lets you install one or more software packages on remote machines. You can use this method to install or upgrade the NetVault Backup Client software and NetVault Backup plug-ins on multiple machines. The push installation method is only available to Windows-based machines.

You can run push installation tasks from the NetVault Backup WebUI. When the task starts, a deployment agent is installed on the remote machines. The agent copies the installation packages from a shared location and performs silent installations on the machines. The agent also sends status messages to the server. You can view the task status from the WebUI. After the packages are successfully installed on the machines, the WebUI automatically adds the new clients to the NetVault Backup Server.

By default, NetVault Backup runs a maximum of 50 concurrent push-installation processes. You can modify the default settings to increase the number of concurrent processes. For more information, see Configuring default settings for Deployment Manager.

Prerequisites

Before you start the push installation procedure, verify that the following requirements are met:

Copy the packages to a shared location: Copy the client and plug-in packages to a shared location. Only CIFS shares are currently supported as package stores. The path must be accessible to the NetVault Backup Server and all target machines where you want to install the packages.
Configure a package store in NetVault Backup: After copying the installation packages, configure the shared location details in NetVault Backup. For more information, see Configuring a package store.
Configure the preferred network address setting on multihomed NetVault Backup Servers: On multihomed NetVault Backup Servers, configure the Preferred Network Address setting to allow the remote clients to send status messages to the correct address. For more information about this setting, see Configuring network addresses for multihomed machines.
Verify that the firewall is configured to allow traffic through the ports required for push installation: To push the client and plug-in packages to a remote machine, the NetVault Backup Server establishes the initial WMI session with the remote machine using RPC over port 135. All further WMI traffic uses the dynamic port range of 49152 through 65535.

Managing package stores

This section includes the following topics:

Configuring a package store

A package store is a shared location used for storing NetVault Backup Client and plug-in binary files for push installations. Only CIFS shares are currently supported as package stores. You can set up a package store in NetVault Backup by providing the path and user credentials for the CIFS share.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Software/Add Clients.
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On the Select Software/Add Clients page, select Install NetVault software on remote machines.
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Click Manage Stores, and provide the following details.

Store Name

Provide a display name for the package store.

You cannot change the store name once it is configured.

Type

Select CIFS.

Location

Provide the UNC (uniform naming convention) path of the CIFS (Common Internet File System) share.

The format for specifying the path is:

\\<server>\<share name>

Verify that the path is accessible to the NetVault Backup Server and all target machines where you want to install the packages.

NOTE: If the server IP address is used to configure a local package store (for example, \\10.11.12.3\PkgStore), the user credentials are not validated when the package store is added or updated. If you specify invalid credentials, no errors are reported. However, the deployment task fails if the authentication fails and the packages cannot be retrieved from the store. Therefore, we recommend that you use the server name when configuring the path to a local store (for example, \\WinServer1\PkgStore).

User Name

Specify a user account that can be used to access the CIFS share.

Password

Specify the password for the user account.

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Click Add to add the store, and then click Done.
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