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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

Direct-to-cloud support

Beginning with release 12.3, NetVault supports StarWind Virtual Tape Library (StarWind VTL), which converts physical drives into virtual tapes to emulate tape hardware. It supports standard uplink protocols, including SMB3, NFSv4.1, iSCSI, and works with most virtual environments.

StarWind VTL is available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, on AWS Marketplace, and as on-premises appliance

NetVault supports public and private cloud object storage replication with StarWind VTL through any of the following storage service providers:

Virtual Tape Library considerations

Before creating and adding a VTL, review the following information:

Here <x> is the additional disk space considered for the following requirements:

Creating and adding a Virtual Tape Library

You can use the configuration wizard to create a virtual tape library on the NetVault Server or a SmartClient. When creating a VTL, you can choose the number of virtual tape drives and slots, and specify the size of the virtual tapes. After the device is created, it is automatically added to the server.

In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Virtual tape library/media changer option, and click Next.
On the Add Virtual Tape Library page, provide the following details.

Choose the location on disk where you wish to create the new device

Enter the location where you want to create the VTL, or use the Browse button to select a location.

When entering a location, make sure that the path is already created on the selected machine. NetVault does not automatically create any non-existing directories in the path.

To create a path, click Browse, select a parent folder, and then click Add new folder, After you click OK, the new folder is added to the parent folder and can be used as the location for the new device.

Choose a name for the device

Specify a unique name for the device.

Device display name

Specify a display name for the device.

Choose a 5 character media barcode prefix

The NetVault Server automatically generates a barcode prefix and assigns it to the VTL media. If you want to change it, type a unique code for the device.

Specify the media capacity

Type or select the size of the virtual tape. The media size is specified in GiB. Each slot contains a piece of media of the given size. The default value is 32GiB.

Choose number of drives

Type or select the number of drives for the VTL. You can create maximum of 100 drives. The default value is two drives.

Choose number of slots

Type or select the total number of slots that hold the media. You can specify a maximum of 999 slots. The default value is 16 slots.

Click Next to create and add the device.

Re-adding a previously created VTL

You can use the configuration wizard to find previously created virtual tape libraries and add the devices to the server. You can use this method to add a device that was removed from the server.

On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Virtual tape library/media changer option and the Re-add previously generated virtual device check box.
In the list of NetVault machines, select the machine on which the device was created. Click Next to scan the selected client and display the discovered VTLs.
In the Device list, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
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