Netbackup 7.5 – VMware Options short explained

Symantec
For people who use Symantec Netbackup as their backup client of choice (as I do) and running a VMware environment you will find the following information useful. Here is a short information about the Option available in Netbackup for VMware. VMware Credentials in Netbackup: Click Media and Device Management > Credentials > Virtual Machine Servers. Click Actions > New > New Virtual Machine Server. On the Add Virtual Machine Server dialog, enter the name of a virtual machine server (vCenter server or ESX server). Note: The credentials for ESX or vSphere client are needed that Netbackup can create and access the virtual machine Snapshots. VMware backup host Backup Media Server: This option allows a Windows media server that is selected in the policy to operate as the backup host. (Selection of the media server is determined by the…
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Symantec NetBackup and PureDisk appliances

Hardware
This may be off topic but I thought I would cover it anyway as a colleague of mine found the information very useful.  We had a faulty 1TB disk (in slot 16) which needed replacing but looking at the front of the appliance there was no indication/labels to give us a clue as to location of  slot 16.  We trawled the internet for hours and finally came up with the following diagrams that perhaps one day may help you out and save you many hours of surfing. Following tables show the location of hotspare disks and data disks in different models of Symantec NetBackup and PureDisk Appliances as seen through the front panel: 5000, 5020 and 5200 appliances: 5220 appliances: Note: 2 disks containing the Operating System are in-built and not shown…
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Enterprise Vault Diagrams

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Whether your are an architect, engineer, admin or a general IT Manager, you will almost certainly have had the need to document or make drawings of your Enterprise Vault environment. This might be to explain EV to other colleagues in your organisation or just to make things clearer to yourself, we all a know a picture is worth a thousand words and of course a pictorial view of anything can sometimes be easier to understand. The following link has diagrams that show many aspects of EV from an architecture, network and general process flow points of view and are available as JPGs or Visios. http://bit.ly/MSLG8Z Enjoy!!
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