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NetVault 11.4.5 - 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 Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Configuring preferred network address for cluster nodes

A cluster node has at least two network addresses:

Public IP Address: The address that is used by machines outside the cluster to communicate with cluster nodes.
Private IP Address: The address that is used by a cluster node to communicate with other machines within the cluster.

For each cluster node, you must configure the machine’s public IP address as the “Preferred Network Address” for the node.

You can use the ifconfig utility on Linux and UNIX and the ipconfig utility on Windows to complete this step.
On the Configuration page, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the target client, and click Next.
On the Client Settings page, under Services, click Network Manager.
In the Network Manager dialog box, specify the preferred network address for the cluster node in the corresponding box.
Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
Repeat Step 1 through Step 6 for each cluster node.

Configuring default settings for a cluster-aware plug-in

In the Navigation pane, click Create Backup Job, and then click the Create New button next to the Selections list.
On the NetVault Backup Selections page, double-click the virtual client node. In the list of plug-ins, select the cluster-aware plug-in, and in the Actions list, click Configure.
NOTE: The default settings for a cluster-aware plug-in can only be set from the NetVault Backup Selections page. For cluster-aware plug-ins, configuring these options from the Change Settings page is not supported.
In the Configure dialog box, set the required options. The configuration options for the cluster-aware version are the same as the standard version of the plug-in. For more information about these options, see the relevant plug-in user’s guide.
Click OK to save the settings.

Managing virtual clients

This section includes the following topics:

Modifying a virtual client

Once a virtual client is created, you can add or remove the cluster nodes or change the IP address for the cluster application.

On the Virtual Client page, modify the required settings:
To add a cluster node to the virtual client, select it in the Available Clients table, and click the Add button to the left of the item. The selected client is moved to the Chosen Clients table.
To remove a cluster node from the virtual client, select it in the Chosen Clients table, and click the Remove button to the left of the item. The selected client is moved to the Available Clients table.
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