07-07-2016 12:51 PM
HI , i have an upcoming implementaion in which we will add a 5230 appliance configured for media server role to an existing master server .
I have 2 questions ,
Q1 ) Regarding bonding configurations , As customer can utilize the four 1GB Ethernet in backup (we will configure IPMI port , so we can use all ports for backup traffic) what's the best practice to do that (configure all ports in one bond , create multiple bonds or standalone interfaces etc .. "
If we configured multiple Bonds/interfaces , shall we add multiple entries for all appliance IPs/hostnames configured on (appliance , Master server and Clients) hosts file .
Is there a way to assign specific backups to run on specific appliance hostname/IP ... ?
Q2 ) Regarding SAN client feature .. we will do following steps :
Activate "Enable SAN client FT media server , Enable the Fibre Transport to a deduplication appliance " options from appliance side , run (/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpclntcmd -sanclient 1) command on client , zone port 1 on hba slot 5 and hba slot 6 with client dual HBA ports ..
My question is , is there any further steps required , can i use HBA WWNs already used from client side in normal IO operations to the SAN storage .
07-07-2016 03:50 PM
Just Rephrasing Q2 .. from Client side , do i need to have a HBA dedicated just for backups ?
07-07-2016 05:57 PM
One small clarification. You won't be reassigning the IPMI port, you'll be reassinging the ethernet port used for initial setup/configuration. The IPMI port is different than the four card port and can't be used by the Appliance for anything but IPMI.
07-28-2016 08:42 AM
For Q2 - Yes. HBA's present on Appliances to make use of lan free backups.
For Q1 - the IPMI port should not be used for bonding. After that, if the customer is not willing to have two IP's one for prod & backup - then you can continue to use all four in a single bonding.