I have a question about the different ways to upgrade the NBU client to 7.1 in our Unix environment which uses Zones.
In the spring we upgraded our master server and media servers (all Solaris 10) from 6.5.6 to 7.1. We are now ready to upgrade the clients. I started doing this using the ./update_clients command and found that this worked great on machines that are not in a zone. When I went to do zones I ran into some problems. Talking to our Unix admin here he said that I will have to install it on the global zone first and then each virtual server in the zone. The problem is that we dont backup the global zone we just do the vm's. So there is no client listed on the master server to run the update_clients command against. Is it worth adding the global to NBU just to run the update_clients command? Or is there a better way to do this?
Am I on the right track here? Any advice would be appreciated. One other thing to note is that these zones are all machines running Oracle. I dont know if that makes a difference or not.
Thanks again in advance
What kind of errors are you seeing when doing update_clients for local zones?
Is client hardware platform and OS correct for zones when you look at output of: bpplclients -allunique ?
Can master server connect to the local zones the same way it can connect to any other client? Test by selecting hostname in Master server's Client Properties.
When i ran ./update_clients I made sure that I used the right hardware/OS in the Clientfile. I took it from the output of bpplclients
There are a few interesting things from the trace file when I ran it against the vm. the VM's name is mkt2dbdv
Then there is a whole bunch of lines like this:
x SYMCnbclt/root/usr/openv/var/vnetd/inetd_bpjava-msvc.txt, 92 bytes, 1 tape blocks
I have performed this migration before my recommendation is that the global zone upgrade to update the client in the case of shared zones uninstall the client and you have to installed the new version of netbackup is somewhat tedious but it is the best way. If you want a procedure for uninstalling the clinet you can tell me.
Hi, I litterly just ran this command.
Some servers will error out. For example clients that are already at the updated level will error out. Media servers will also error out. You can edit the /tmp/NB_CLIENT_LIST.<date>.3865 and remove servers that are not going to be updated.
I ran the update_clients script and it updated all the Solrais 10 server and there zone at the same time. You should not need to run global 1st and then the zones.