I've installed NetBackup 6.5 (from OEM disk) onto new Solaris 10 client and patched to 6.5.6. However, bp.start_all produces zero (0) processes and the master server cannot connect to the client. Suggestions of where I should look next? Thanks
bp.start_all isn't used by clients, just servers. You shouldn't see any processes on a 6.x UNIX client unless a backup is in process.
A better check is to see if your client is listening on the expected ports. Try `netstat -an | grep LISTEN | grep 137` and see if vnetd (13720) and bpcd (13782) are included in the output.
# netstat -an | grep LISTEN | grep 137 *.13785 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN *.13720 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN *.13701 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN *.13721 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN *.13782 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN *.13723 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN *.13724 *.* 0 0 49152 0 LISTEN
Assuming you find listening ports, next step is to try to connect to them You can try a telnet from the master, a bptestbpcd test, or run some bpclntcmd commands.
Please verify that NBU entries were added in /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf. Check if installation process restarted inetd:
inetadm | egrep 'bpcd|vnetd'
Output should be similar to this:
enabled online svc:/network/bpcd/tcp:default
enabled online svc:/network/vnetd/tcp:default
Is the Solaris 10 client SPARC or x86?
Please post output of 'uname -a'
as well as 'cat /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/version'