Are you aware of any hardware standards for the NetBackup Master and Media servers ? The site is looking to upgrade/replace the older RedHat NetBackup servers in preparation for the upcoming upgrade to NetBackup 8.2.x from NetBackup 7.7.3...
Questions we're looking to answer:
Currently have 1 Master, 4 Media servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 using NetBackup v7.7.3 writing to an EMC Data Domain disk storaage appliance. We will be upgrading to NetBackup 8.2.x in the next month or so.
You can make user of Veritas sort for your Installation and Upgrade System requirements
Your upgrade path will be 7.7.3 -> 8.1.1 -> 8.2 (Cannot upgrade directly to 8.1.2 or 8.2)
You will have two projects -> 1) Upgrade to 8.* on the old hardware. 2) Restore the Catalog on the new hardware
There is advise to find in the NetBackup Backup Planning and Performance Tuning Guide
Keep in mind this document is now aged and current requirement are larger (CPU, RAM & DISK).