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NetVault 13.0 - Administration Guide for Managed Service Providers

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Managing catalog search Configuring storage devices
About storage devices SAN considerations Quest DR Series systems Quest QoreStor NetVault SmartDisk EMC Data Domain Systems Snapshot Array Manager Virtual Tape Libraries Virtual standalone drives Shared Virtual Tape Libraries Physical tape devices Storage tiers
Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing NetVault dashboard Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Role-based access to manage storage devices Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in list view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing the Snapshot Array Manager Managing tape libraries in list view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in list view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user and group accounts Managing Tenant Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault
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 the reporting utility Configuring NetVault WebUI default settings Configuring NetVault to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Troubleshooting
Common errors Safe Mode in NetVault

File format for specifying deployment targets

You can specify the following fields in the input file.


Specify the FQDN or IP address of the target machine. (The NetVault Server must be able to contact the machine on this address.)


Specify the machine type. Currently, only the fixed string “machine” is allowed.


Specify a user account that can be used to log on to the machine.

Use the following format to specify the user name:


Specify the password for the user account.


Specify the installation language for NetVault. This setting is only used for new client installations.


Specify a NetVault name for the machine.

The NetVault machine name can contain a maximum of 63 characters. If the machine name is longer than 63 characters, the NetVault Service may fail to start. The NetVault machine names can include uppercase letters (A–Z), lowercase letters (a–z), numbers (0–9), hyphens (“-”), underscores (“_”), and periods (“.”). For more information about NetVault names, see the Quest NetVault Installation Guide.


Specify a password for the NetVault machine.

The password can contain a maximum of 100 characters. It cannot contain the following characters:

\ and spaces.

The NetVault password is used to add and access the clients.


Specify the installation folder for NetVault installation. This setting is only used for new client installations.


Specify the client groups to which you want to add the client. To specify multiple groups, you can use a comma (“,”) as a delimiter.


Type a descriptive text for the client.


Set this option to “true” if the client is outside the firewall, and specify the ports for communicating through the firewall. For more information about configuring firewall ports, see About firewall settings.


Ports to listen on for device requests.


Ports that plug-ins use to connect to remote storage devices.


Ports for receiving messages during data transfers.


Ports for sending messages during data transfers.


Ports to listen on for NetVault devices operating as NDMP movers.


Ports for sending NDMP messages (NDMP control channels).


Ports for establishing initial contact (broadcast channels) while adding a NetVault Client, and later to ascertain its availability.

Monitoring deployment tasks

You can monitor the status and progress of deployment tasks from the Deployment Task Status page. The page shows the summary of current and completed tasks in the form of bar charts and provides the progress information for individual machines.

In the Navigation pane, click Deployment Task Status.
On the Deployment Task Status page, you can view the following information:
Task Name: Name assigned to the task.
Start Time: Start time.
Total: Total number of clients.
Success: Number of clients on which package installation completed successfully.
Warnings: Number of clients on which package installation completed with warnings.
Errors: Number of clients on which package installation failed.
Updated: Status update date and time.
Status: Overall status of the task.

To view the page size setting, sorting order in the table, export the records, or edit table settings, click the icons at the lower-right corner of the table. For more information, see Customizing tables in NetVault WebUI.

Task status charts: This area displays bar charts for the current and completed targets:
Current Task Targets: The individual bars represent the number of installation or upgrade tasks that running, deferred, or pending states.
Completed Task Targets: The individual bars represent the number of installation upgrade tasks that have completed successfully, completed with warnings, or failed.
Task details table: The table shows the following information:
Task ID: Task identification number
Target: Name of the target client
Status: Task status
(If you are on the Deployment Task Status page, select the task in the Task table, and click View Task Logs.)
On the Deployment Task Logs page, you can view the following information:
Severity: Severity level
Date: Date and time when the log was generated
Task ID: Task identification number
Target: Name of the client for which the log was generated.
Message: Detailed log message or description.

Managing deployment tasks

This section includes the following topics:

Retrying failed deployment tasks

If a deployment task fails or completes with warnings, you can run the task again. The task runs only on those target machines where it failed previously.

In the Navigation pane, click Deployment Task Status.
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