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NetVault 11.4 - 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

Installing a cluster-aware plug-in

In a cluster setup, the plug-in is installed by creating a virtual client on the NetVault Backup Server. All nodes in a cluster are grouped to form a virtual client. During the process, the plug-in is installed on the specified cluster nodes.

On the Manage Clients page, and click Add Virtual Client.
On the Virtual Client page, provide the following information:
In Virtual Client Name, type a name for the virtual client. The name must be unique. Spaces are not recognized in a virtual client name and are replaced with an underscore (“_”) character. The virtual client name cannot be changed once it is configured.
In Virtual Client Address, type the IP address of the cluster application.
In the Package list, select the installation file for the plug-in. This list includes all cluster-aware “.npk” files copied to the packages directory and its subdirectories The following table provides the filenames for the installation files. Here x-x- x-x represents the version, build, and platform numbers.

Plug-in for FileSystem (for Windows)


Plug-in for FileSystem (for Linux)


Plug-in for FileSystem (for Solaris (SPARC))


Plug-in for Exchange


Plug-in for Hyper-V


Plug-in for Oracle


Plug-in for SQL Server


To add a cluster node to the virtual client, select the client node 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 the client node 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.
Click Create Virtual Client.

Upgrading a cluster-aware plug-in

To upgrade a cluster-aware plug-in, the existing virtual client is removed and a new virtual client is created using the latest version of the plug-in.

Configuring a cluster-aware plug-in

The configuration procedure for a cluster-aware plug-in includes the steps outlined in the following sections:

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.
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