Backup Neverfail Continuity Engine Clusters Using Cozen Passive Node Management Feature With Veritas NetBackup

Backup Neverfail Continuity Engine Clusters Using Cozen Passive Node Management Feature With Veritas NetBackup

Summary

This article provides information on how to backup Neverfail Continuity Engine clusters through Veritas NetBackup, using Cozen Passive Node Management feature.

Enable Passive Node Management

Neverfail Continuity Engine servers should be able to access Veritas NetBackup in order to be managed remotely from there.

  • On the active server this can be achieved through the Public IP address or through a Management IP Address. 
  • On the passive server, this can be achieved only through a Cozen Management Name and IP Address.

Thus, a Cozen Management Name and IP Address with access to Veritas NetBackup must be configured on each node, in order to be able to connect to Veritas NetBackup Client when both in active or passive role.




Configuration on the Engine cluster servers

On the client servers, add to the "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" the row <Master server's IP> <Master server's fqdn>.


 

On the Master server, add to the "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" the row <Pair server's IP> <Pair server's fqdn>.


Managing a Neverfail Engine Cluster

Deploy Backup Exec Remote Agent on Neverfail Continuity Engine Cluster

Veritas NetBackup Client is a software that should be installed on the managed-to-be servers. This agent can be connected to the Veritas NetBackup Administration Console providing information related to inventory, etc., as well as means of remote backup job, create recovery media. 

Manage Neverfail Continuity Engine from Veritas NetBackup Administration Console

From NetBackup Management tab, press Configure a Policy:



Example

Here's an example of expected behavior when Neverfail Engine clusters changes the active server (switchover):

Cozen Identity configuration: 

Physical Hardware Identity

Management Name

Public Name

Primary

ag-vnet-p

AG-Veritas

Secondary

ag-vnet-s

AG-Veritas

 

Assets before switchover displayed in Veritas NetBackup Administrator Console:




Assets after switchover displayed in Veritas NetBackup Administrator Console:



Manage Neverfail Continuity Engine Cluster

All the Engine Cluster nodes registered in Veritas NetBackup can be backed up no matter if they're active or passive.

Applies to

Veritas NetBackup 8.2

Neverfail Continuity Engine 8.5 and later