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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

Considerations for Linux-based NetVault

Before you integrate Active Directory (AD) with a Linux-based installation of NetVault, consider the following conditions and prerequisites:

Samba Winbind: Under the [global] section, smb.conf must have the following entry:
SSSD: under the [domain/<domain name>] section, sssd.conf must have the following entry:
Samba Winbind: Under the [global] section, smb.conf must have the following entry:
SSSD: Under the [domain/<domain name>], to retrieve domain controller groups and to fetch groups from child and trusted domains, respectively, the sssd.conf must have the following entries:

Managing AD users

The following list identifies what various users can and cannot do within NetVault as it pertains to Active Directory (AD):

All NetVault MSP administrators can view all local and AD NetVault users.
A local NetVault Administrator or an AD NetVault user with administrative privileges can change user-based information that is accessed by using the Modify Details option as this information is stored in the NetVault Database. However, if the secure mode is enabled, the NetVault administrator and other users are allowed to edit or change only E-mail 2 and E-mail 3 of an AD NetVault user.

On Linux-based NetVault Server, the workstation field cannot be fetched, hence the user is unable to login. We recommended that workstation should not be set in AD for Linux Server.

An administrator can perform the following tasks in NetVault:

Adding an AD user

The preferred method of adding an AD user is for the applicable user to log in and let NetVault complete the authentication process.

When you add an AD user to the NetVault Server, NetVault automatically fetches the respective user information from AD and populates it in the NetVault user details.

Deleting an AD user

A local NetVault Administrator or an AD NetVault user with administrative privileges can remove an AD user from NetVault. This does not affect the user’s account in Active Directory; it only removes the user from the NetVault Database. Whereas, MSP administrator is not permitted to delete any tenant user, the tenant administrator can only delete tenant user/s.

On the Manage User Accounts and User Groups page, select the user account that you want to remove, and click Delete.
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