06-05-2022 01:05 AM
lets say i install NetBackup client binaries files (18.104.22.168) on my Flex Appliance Master Server
what's the next steps to push installation from my Master Server to a linux client?
btw some clients support only 8.2 version
06-06-2022 08:56 AM
Pretty sure you'd just populate the nbrepository (nbrepo) with the client binaries you want and you can push client upgrades out that way.
[root@master admincmd]# ./nbrepo -list
ID Type Version OS File Name
-- ------------- ------- ------------- -----------------------------------
1 server+client 8.2 redhat_x64 vxupdate_nb_8.2_redhat_x64.sja
6 server+client 8.2 solaris_sparc vxupdate_nb_8.2_solaris_sparc.sja
10 server+client 8.2 solaris_x64 vxupdate_nb_8.2_solaris_x64.sja
14 server+client 8.2 suse_x64 vxupdate_nb_8.2_suse_x64.sja
19 server+client 8.2 windows_x64 vxupdate_nb_8.2_windows_x64.sja
24 client 8.2 hpux_ia64 vxupdate_nbclient_8.2_hpux_ia64.sja
34 server+client 22.214.171.124 windows_x64 vxupdate_nb_126.96.36.199_windows_x64.sja
47 server+client 188.8.131.52 redhat_x64 vxupdate_nb_184.108.40.206_redhat_x64.sja
54 server+client 220.127.116.11 suse_x64 vxupdate_nb_18.104.22.168_suse_x64.sja
61 server+client 9.1 windows_x64 vxupdate_nb_9.1_windows_x64.sja
67 server+client 9.1 redhat_x64 vxupdate_nb_9.1_redhat_x64.sja
74 server+client 9.1 suse_x64 vxupdate_nb_9.1_suse_x64.sja
[root@master admincmd]# ./nbrepo
Usage: NetBackup package repository utility
nbrepo -a | -add <package_path>
nbrepo -d | -delete <package_identifier>
nbrepo -l | -list
nbrepo -p | -pkgDetails <package_identifier>
nbrepo -h | -help
06-06-2022 09:08 AM
are you sure it is supported on a flex master server?
I can not find any document for that. I do not expect to treat a flex master as a BYO master.
With netbackup appliances, you have clish commands to create the repository.
Also, if I'm correct you can not push install clients with nbrepo. Only upgrade them.
Said that, netbackup client binaries are missing from the flex master. (at /usr/openv/client). On any other master server BYO or netbackup appliance, they are present. At least for the same platform.
So my second question. Can we install client software on a flex master server (eg linux or AIX binaries) So we can push install them?
Are both, repo or client binaries installation supported?
06-06-2022 09:31 AM - edited 06-06-2022 09:35 AM
@StefanosM Correct, nbrepo only upgrades clients, does not install 'fresh' clients. I honestly haven't really dug into this to much. I don't have a flex appliance as a master server, only as a storage server (WORM) and 1 media server is deployed from it as well.
If you are just wanting to push the client out to new servers, why not just move client binaries to the master server and then scp the files from the master to the client. You'd could automate that with an input list that goes line by line of clients. Obviously that is just moving the files, not actually installing it but that could be automated as well.
06-06-2022 10:34 AM
the client installation file is 4GB and you must have at least 8GB free for the copy and the extraction.
pushing the installation from the master or a media server is more convenient.
I had open a case to support if it is supported to install client binaries or repo to flex, before a week. Now the case is at the developers. When I have their answer, I will post it here
06-06-2022 12:27 PM
06-29-2022 11:37 AM - edited 06-29-2022 11:41 AM
After 3 weeks talking with multiple veritas support engineers from all levels we close the case.
It was a funny ride, as we got all kind of answers.
Finally and after escalation a very good engineer take the case and we have answers.
From my experience, there are some workarounds to this
I hope that this will help you and others having the same "problem"