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netbackupsolarisbmr

NetBackup Solaris BMR Boot Server

To use a Solaris server as a NetBackup Bare Metal Server you can simply activate that service, it is installed by default when you install the Netbackup server or client software. I installed the server software for this purpose, but, with hindsight, installing the client is probably a better option and you need the client later on anyway to create the boot media.
That is, by the way, the purpose of this setup. We're not going to use the boot server, we already have a few network boot services, and using the media boot is just as easy (and less work).

Install NetBackup Server

Upload the server software to the server and unzip and untar the files (read the section right below if you have an old tar version and encounter errors):

# gunzip NetBackup_7.1_Solaris_x86.tar.gz
# tar -xf NetBackup_7.1_Solaris_x86.tar

Note that on [Install Solaris 10 Update 8] you will get this error when untarring the archive file:

tar: ././@LongLink: typeflag 'L' not recognized, converting to regular file

This is because the tar version shipped with solaris 10 update 8 is too old. Also, the shipped gtar version will give you errors (after unpacking, during installation) like this:

pkgadd: ERROR: unable to open </export/home/NetBackup_7.1_Solaris_x86/solaris_x86/SYMCnetbp/reloc/openv/netbackup/client/Solaris/Solaris_x86_10_64/install_client> for reading: (2) No such file or directory

These are known errors and explained in this Symantec technote. The solution is to download the provided Symantec tar version from their website (click for direct file download) and replace the original tar file:

# mv /usr/sbin/tar /usr/sbin/tar_orig
# mv /tmp/Solarisx86tar /usr/sbin/tar
# chmod a+x /usr/sbin/tar

Now start the installation:

# cd NetBackup_7.1_Solaris_x86
# ls
Doc          LICENSE      install      solaris_x86
# ./install


Symantec Installation Script
Copyright 1993 - 2011 Symantec Corporation, All Rights Reserved.


        Installing NetBackup Server Software

Do you wish to continue? [y,n] (y)

NetBackup installs to the running root environment, by default.

Are you installing to the running root environment? [y,n] (y)

The following old package is currently installed on your
system and should be removed prior to an upgrade:

SYMCnetbp

***********************************************************************
It is highly recommended that older packages be removed before doing an
upgrade.
***********************************************************************

Do you want to exit this script so you can remove packages now? [y,n] (y) n

Processing package instance <SYMCnetbp> from </export/home/NetBackup_7.1_Solaris_x86/solaris_x86>

NetBackup and Media Manager(i386) 7.1,REV=2011.02.04.00.26

This appears to be an attempt to install the same architecture and
version of a package which is already installed.  This installation
will attempt to overwrite this package.

Copyright 1993 - 2011 Symantec Corporation, All Rights Reserved.

The installation of this package was previously terminated and
installation was never successfully completed.

Do you want to continue with the installation of <SYMCnetbp> [y,n,?]
        ERROR: Input is required.

Do you want to continue with the installation of <SYMCnetbp> [y,n,?] y

        NetBackup and Media Manager binaries will be installed in
        /opt/openv

        and a link will be created from /usr/openv
        to /opt/openv, if it does not exist.

        Is this okay? (y) [y,n,?,q]

        NetBackup and Media Manager 7.1 will be installed.

Using </opt> as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
   126 package pathnames are already properly installed.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.

Installing NetBackup and Media Manager as <SYMCnetbp>

## Executing preinstall script.

    Creating /opt/openv.

    Creating link from /usr/openv to /opt/openv.

## Installing part 1 of 1.
/opt/openv/db/bin/create_nbdb
...<cut the displayed file list>...
/opt/openv/volmgr/misc/README
[ verifying class <NBclass> ]
## Executing postinstall script.


        The NetBackup and Media Manager binaries are installed.
        Read the release notes carefully.

        If you ran pkgadd instead of <cdrom_path>/install, you must
        run /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/install_bp to initiate NetBackup.


Apr 11 16:08:51 bmrtest02 sendmail[2407]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] unable to qualify my own domain name (bmrtest02) -- using short name

Installation of <SYMCnetbp> was successful.
Running /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/install_bp

Copying Solaris_x86_10_64 Client Binaries

Installing PBX...
Please wait while installation is in progress...
Installation completed Successfully
Installation log located here: /var/tmp/installpbx-2455-041112160852.log


Unpacking SYMCnbclt package.
Checking for pre-existing SYMCnbclt package.
Installing SYMCnbclt package.
Apr 11 16:10:08 bmrtest02 sendmail[2777]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] unable to qualify my own domain name (bmrtest02) -- using short name
Installation of SYMCnbclt was successful.
More details regarding SYMCnbclt can be found in file
/tmp/install_cltpkg_trace.2436 on bmrtest02.

Terminating NetBackup and/or Media Manager processes.

Installing NB-Java.

Unpacking SYMCnbjava package.
Checking for pre-existing SYMCnbjava package.
Installing SYMCnbjava package.
Apr 11 16:11:27 bmrtest02 sendmail[3320]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] unable to qualify my own domain name (bmrtest02) -- using short name
Installation of SYMCnbjava was successful.
More details regarding SYMCnbjava can be found in file
/tmp/install_javapkg_trace.3267 on bmrtest02.

Unpacking SYMCnbjre package.
Checking for pre-existing SYMCnbjre package.
Installing SYMCnbjre package.
Apr 11 16:12:35 bmrtest02 sendmail[3368]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] unable to qualify my own domain name (bmrtest02) -- using short name
Installation of SYMCnbjre was successful.
More details regarding SYMCnbjre can be found in file
/tmp/install_jrepkg_trace.3267 on bmrtest02.
+ /bin/cp ./nbj.conf /usr/openv/java

Directory /usr/openv/logs does not exist.
No log files to migrate.


The following automatic startup and shutdown scripts (respectively)
have been installed.  They will cause the NetBackup daemons to be
automatically shut down and restarted each time the system boots.

/etc/rc2.d/S77netbackup
/etc/rc0.d/K01netbackup
/etc/rc1.d/K01netbackup


Installation of Java LiveUpdate agent succeeded.  Refer to file
/tmp/JLU-Log/JavaLiveUpdate-Install.log on bmrtest02
for installation details.


Checking LiveUpdate registration for the following products: NB
This may take a few minutes.

Product NB is installed and will be registered.

Updating LiveUpdate registration now...this may take some time.

A NetBackup Server or Enterprise Server license key is needed
for installation to continue.

Enter license key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:
        NetBackup Enterprise Server Base product with the following features enabled:
            PureDisk Remote Office
            PureDisk Option
            Flexible Disk Option
            OpenStorage Disk Option
            NAS SnapVault Option
            Virtual Tape Option
            Open File Backup
            Remote Client Support
            Robotic Library Sharing Support
            Remote Media Server Support
            Microsoft RSM Robotic Libraries
            ADIC DAS/SDLC Robotic Libraries
            IBM ATL Robotic Libraries
            Fujitsu LMF Robotic Libraries
            StorageTek ACS Robotic Libraries
            Inline Tape Copy
            Vault
            Library Based Tape Drives
            Additional Drives/Robotics
            DataStore
            Shared Storage Option
            NDMP
        has been registered.


All additional keys should be added at this time.
Do you want to add additional license keys now? [y,n] (y)


        License Key Utility
        -------------------

        A) Add a License Key
        D) Delete a License Key
        F) List Active License Keys
        L) List Registered License Keys
        H) Help
        q) Quit License Key Utility


Enter a letter: a

Enter license key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:
        NetBackup features enabled:
            Enterprise Vault Agent
            Bare Metal Restore
            Encryption
            Open File Backup
            Encryption (Legacy DES 56-bit)
            Encryption (Legacy DES 40-bit)
            Additional clients
        has been registered.



        License Key Utility
        -------------------

        A) Add a License Key
        D) Delete a License Key
        F) List Active License Keys
        L) List Registered License Keys
        H) Help
        q) Quit License Key Utility


Enter a letter: q


Installing NetBackup Enterprise Server version: 7.1



If this machine will be using a different network interface than the
default (bmrtest02), the name of the preferred interface should be used
as the configured server name.  If this machine will be part of a
cluster, the virtual name should be used as the configured server name.

Would you like to use "bmrtest02" as the configured
NetBackup server name of this machine? [y,n] (y)

Is bmrtest02 the master server? [y,n] (y) n

What is the fully qualified name of the master server? bckmaster.getshifting.local

Checking network connections.
bp.conf: IP_ADDRESS_FAMILY = AF_INET: default value, no update needed

Sending SIGHUP to inetd process.


        Copied files to /kernel/drv/amd64.

Doing add_drv of the sg driver
Creating /dev/sg.
Added entry in /etc/devlink.tab file.
Made links in /dev/sg


Enter the Enterprise Media Manager server (default: bckmaster.warmetal.local):
Converting STREAMS files.  This may take a few minutes.

STREAMS files conversion is complete.


Successfully updated the session cache parameters.
Starting the NetBackup network daemon.
Starting the NetBackup client daemon.
Starting the NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport daemon.
Creating /usr/openv/tmp/sqlany

Installed SQL Anywhere Version 11.0.1.2475
Installation completed successfully


Starting the NetBackup Event Manager.

Starting the NetBackup compatibility daemon.
Starting the Media Manager device daemon processes.

Starting the NetBackup Remote Monitoring Management System.
Starting the NetBackup Key Management daemon.
Starting the NetBackup Service Layer.
Starting the NetBackup Service Monitor.
Starting the NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server daemon.


NetBackup server installation complete.


File /usr/openv/tmp/install_trace.1620 contains a trace of this install.
That file can be deleted after you are sure the install was successful.

Now the installation is ready.

BP.conf Configuration

The bp.conf file holds the configuration which is required for the communication with the rest of the netbackup environment which is really dependent on DNS.

# cd /opt/openv/netbackup/
# vi bp.conf

CLIENT_NAME = bmrtest02.warmetal.local
SERVER = bckmaster.warmetal.local
SERVER = bcksrv01
SERVER = bckmedia01
SERVER = bcksrv02
SERVER = bckmedia02

Now, for easy problem solving and cleaning up, reboot the server.

After the reboot test connectivity by trying to add the server as a client on the NetBackup Master server.

BMR Server Registration

Now that the server has netbackup it's a matter of running a single command to register the server as a BMR boot server:

# cd /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/

# ./bmrsetupboot -register
dhcpconfig: Error - failed to read DHCP server parameters.
V-128-967 The dhcpd service is not active.
Please verify DHCPD server is installed and properly configured.
This is required in order to do BMR network boot based client restore.
[Warning] V-127-967 [Could not open Unified Logging resource bundles Locale=C; TextId=967; DefaultMsg=]
[Info] V-127-76 Setting up BMR boot server completed successfully.

The error you get about dhcpd is only important when you plan to actually use the network boot modules. We'll boot using the CD/DVD boot procedure so we can ignore the error.
You can check the registration in the NetBackup Master server:
bmrbootserversolaris01.jpg

Creating SRT

Before you can create a bootable media for restores you'll have to create a Shared Resource Trees. To create a shared resource tree for Solaris you'll need the NetBackup Client and the Solaris installation media.
The downloaded client is really big since it holds the installation files for all unix/linux clients. Because of that it is chopped into two. After downloading you can combine and unpack the two files like this:

# cat NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS_tar-gz.1of2 NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS_tar-gz.2of2 > NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS.tar.gz
# gunzip NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS.tar.gz
# tar -xf NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS.tar
Note: On Windows you can combine them like this:
copy /b "NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS_tar-gz.1of2"+"NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS_tar-gz.2of2" "NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS.tar.gz"

The Solaris installation source is mounted through the VMware console:

# mount
...<cut>....
/cdrom/sol_10_1009_x86 on /vol/dev/dsk/c0t0d0/sol_10_1009_x86 read only/nosetuid/nodevices/noglobal/maplcase/rr/traildot/dev=1740002 on Thu Apr 12 16:24:37 2012
Note that for the cdrom to mount automatically the vold process has to run (/etc/init.d/volmgt start)

The directory where the SRT will be created has to exist:

# mkdir /export/home/srt

Then enter the /usr/openv/netbackup/bin directory and run the SRT administration program:

# ./bmrsrtadm

Select one of the following options:

    1.  Create a new Shared Resource Tree.
    2.  Create a new CD image based Shared Resource Tree.
    3.  Copy an existing Shared Resource Tree to a new location.
    4.  Import a Shared Resource Tree.
    5.  Modify an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    6.  Delete an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    7.  List Shared Resource Trees available on this server.
    8.  Quit.

Enter your selection (1-8) [1] : 1
Enter the name of the SRT to create : srtsolaris10u8x86
Enter the description of the new SRT : SRT for Solaris 10 update 8 on Intel
Enter desired level of Solaris/SunOS (8/5.8, 9/5.9 or 10/5.10) [5.10] : 10
Enter the directory in which to place the new SRT [/export/srt] : /export/home/srt
Enter a [hostname:/]pathname containing a suitable Solaris 5.10
OS CDROM or OS image location [/cdrom/cdrom0] : /cdrom/sol_10_1009_x86
This step may take considerable time. Please wait...
Unpacking miniroot...
Removing unneeded packages to limit miniroot size...
Creating temporary 64-bit miniroot...
Copying 64-bit binaries to x86.miniroot...
Preparing boot files - please stand by...
Enter a [hostname:]/pathname containing Symantec NetBackup Client software : /export/home/NetBackup_7.1_CLIENTS


Symantec Installation Script
Copyright 1993 - 2011 Symantec Corporation, All Rights Reserved.


        Installing NetBackup Client Software

Do you wish to continue? [y,n] (y) y
Do you want to install the NetBackup client software for this client? [y,n] (y) y

This package will install Solaris/Solaris_x86_10_64 client.

This package will install NetBackup client 7.1.

Enter the name of the NetBackup server : tempname

Would you like to use "bmrtest02" as the configured
name of the NetBackup client? [y,n] (y)

Installing PBX...
Please wait while installation is in progress...
Installation completed Successfully
Installation log located here: /var/tmp/installpbx-10380-041212171854.log


Unpacking SYMCnbclt package.
Checking for pre-existing SYMCnbclt package.
Installing SYMCnbclt package.
Installation of SYMCnbclt was successful.
More details regarding SYMCnbclt can be found in file
/tmp/install_cltpkg_trace.10314 on bmrtest02.
Checking network connections.
DNS Lookup failed for host bmrtest02 error:8!
bp.conf: IP_ADDRESS_FAMILY = AF_INET: default value, no update needed

No [x]inetd process found.


File /usr/openv/tmp/install_trace.10228 contains a trace of this install.
That file can be deleted after you are sure the install was successful.
[Info] V-125-668 SRT "srtsolaris10u8x86" has been initialized successfully.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SRT name:      srtsolaris10u8x86
Location:      /export/home/srt/srtsolaris10u8x86
Description:   SRT for Solaris 10 update 8 on Intel
Exclusive use: (none)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You may make modifications to this SRT.
Select one of the following options:

    1.  Install Symantec NetBackup Maintenance Pack.
    2.  Install Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas File System.
    3.  Update Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas File System.
    4.  Install Veritas Security Services.
    5.  Install additional packages or patches.
    6.  Change SRT description.
    7.  Change client exclusive use of this SRT.
    8.  Quit.

Enter your selection (1-8) [8] :
Repacking miniroot...
[Info] V-125-669 SRT "srtsolaris10u8x86" has been created successfully.

The Shared Resource Tree that will function as the source for the bootable media is now created.

Creating Boot Media

First make sure the vold process is not running:

# ps -ef | grep vold
    root 11510     1   0 17:23:21 ?           0:00 /usr/sbin/vold -f /etc/vold.conf
# eject
No default media available
# /etc/init.d/volmgt stop
# ps -ef | grep vold

Then run the SRT administration program again:

# ./bmrsrtadm

Select one of the following options:

    1.  Create a new Shared Resource Tree.
    2.  Create a new CD image based Shared Resource Tree.
    3.  Copy an existing Shared Resource Tree to a new location.
    4.  Import a Shared Resource Tree.
    5.  Modify an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    6.  Delete an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    7.  List Shared Resource Trees available on this server.
    8.  Quit.

Enter your selection (1-8) [1] : 2
Enter the name of an existing SRT : srtsolaris10u8x86
Enter the name of the new SRT to create : sol10u8nb71
Enter the description of the new SRT [SRT for Solaris 10 update 8 on Intel] : Boot media for Solaris 10 Update 8 on Intel with Netbackup 7.1 Client
Enter the directory in which to place the new SRT CD image [/export/home/srt] :
Unpacking/repacking miniroot to add BMR hooks for CD/DVD booting...
Unpacking miniroot...
Repacking miniroot...
Creating final media image...

Cleaning up....
[Info] V-125-718 Media image has been successfully created.

There is now an iso in the SRT directory:

# pwd
/export/home/srt
# ls -lrt
total 869106
drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root         512 Apr 12 17:21 srtsolaris10u8x86
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     444749824 Apr 12 17:30 sol10u8nb71.iso

You are now ready to restore a server using the bare metal restore option.

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netbackupsolarisbmr.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/09 16:08 by sjoerd