I have a NetApp FAS2020 active-active filer. While it is a single box, it has two IPs each with a different aggregate. I'm planning to buy Backup Exec NDMP option. From the datasheet, I get that I only need to buy one NDMP license per filer. But Backup Exec License assement tool issues a warning saying that I need two licenses.
My concerns are the following:
- Will the backups fail or give warnings once I move from evaluation to a fully licensed version, with just one NDMP license?
- Will it be legal to have just one license for this setup?
Are you positive about that?
The datasheet states the following for NDMP options states the following:
"The Backup Exec 12.5 NDMP Option is licensed on a per-NAS device basis."
"Clustered NAS devices only require a single NDMP Option license for the active NAS system."
I'm not sure if you are familiar with this setup, so I will describe it: I have one FAS2020 box with the disks on front, and at the back I have two power supplies and two removable motherboards that connect to the machine backplane. Each motherboard has it's own IP, but both boards form a cluster. If one board dies, the other takes up the IPs and the aggregates. Normally, each board has an active aggregate.
So, it is an "active-active" cluster on the same box.
Given that I only have one NetApp box (a single FAS2020 with two motherboards) does it count as one or two filers?