Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

Hello, we would like to create a VM template with netbackup 7.7.3 client installed, so that Windows (2008R2/2012R2 and Linux (Redhat) servers are created with this client in the future.

It is possible? If so, will it only be necessary to change the client's name or any other information?

Thank you !!!

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Wallace Cesario

Datacenter Manager.

Wallace Cesario
Datacenter Manager
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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

The CLIENT_NAME value would need to be update after every deployment of a VM. Other items might require changes depending on environment.
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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

Hello Eduncan! Thank you for your help! Is the Client Name value referenced in the registry? If so, what is the path within Regedit?

Wallace Cesario
Datacenter Manager
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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

Hi @Wallace_Cesario,

If I understood correctly your questiom, the answer is : yes.

Take a look

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Veritas > NetBackup > CurrentVersion > Config > Client_Name ( register  -type REG_SZ)

 

Hope it can help you.

 

Regards,

 

Thiago

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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

For Linux it is in the /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf

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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

You don't have to logon to the new client to:

i) Windows: change client_name in registry or change client name via GUI

ii) Unix/Linux: use a text editor to change client_name in bp.conf

...instead what you can do after your VM has been created from template, is you can use your master server (or another SERVER) of the client, and tell the client what its new name is:

(echo client_name = your.new.name) | nbsetconfig -h your.new.name

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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)


@sdo wrote:

(echo client_name = your.new.name) | nbsetconfig -h your.new.name


shouldn't this be

(echo "banana") | nbsetconfig -h old.name

 

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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

@manatee have you tested your suggestion?

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Re: Preinstall Netbackup client in a VM template (Windows / Linux)

Hello! Thank you! I will try to do with technical staff.

Wallace Cesario
Datacenter Manager