MediaAgent Hardware Refresh - Post Migration Operations

Table of Contents

Verifying MediaAgent Status

  1. Verify the status of the MediaAgent.
    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents.
    2. Right-click the appropriate MediaAgent, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Control tab.
    4. The status of the MediaAgent must be displayed as Ready.

      • If the MediaAgent is not Ready, verify that the services are running on the new MediaAgent.
      • If necessary, right-click the MediaAgent, point to All Tasks, and then click Check Readiness from the CommCell Browser to identify the problem.

  2. Verify the status of the mount path.
    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents | <MediaAgent> | <Disk Library>.
    2. Right-click the appropriate mount path, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Sharing tab.
    4. If the mount path is accessible, Yes is displayed under the Accessible column, .

      If the mount path is not accessible, make sure that the mount path location is accessible from the new MediaAgent.

    5. Click OK.

Testing the New MediaAgent

  1. Perform a test restore to make sure that the data from the libraries is restored successfully.

    Refer to the Agent-appropriate documentation for instructions about how to run restores.

  2. Perform a test backup to validate the data path to the libraries in the new MediaAgent.

    Refer to the Agent-appropriate documentation for instructions about how to run backups.

Cluster Configuration

If you have old MediaAgent in cluster environment, after successful migration of libraries, and test of backups and restores, add the new MediaAgent computer to cluster group client.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computer.
  2. Right-click the <Cluster Group Client>, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Client Computer Properties dialog box, click Advanced.
  4. On the Advanced Client Properties dialog box, click the Cluster Group Configuration tab.
  5. In the Available list, select the new MediaAgent, and then click Add.

    The new MediaAgent that you selected move to the Selected list.

  6. In the Selected list, select the old MediaAgent, and then click Remove.

    The old MediaAgent that you selected move to the Available list.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

    A message appears that tells you that cluster group configuration was saved successfully.

  9. Click OK.

Configuring Remote Software Cache

If you configured the Remote Software Cache on the old MediaAgent, then configure the Remote Software Cache on the new MediaAgent and associate all of the clients with the new MediaAgent.

  1. On the ribbon in the CommCell Console, click the Tools tab, and then click Add/Remove Software.
  2. Click Add/Remove Software Configuration.
  3. In the Add/Remove Software Configuration dialog box, click the Remote Software Cache tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. From the Computer list, select the new MediaAgent.
  6. In the Please Specify Cache Directory box, enter the file path where you want to locate the software cache.
  7. Click Add/Remove Clients.
  8. Under Available Clients/Client Groups, select the clients and client groups that you recorded previously for old MediaAgent, and then click Include.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click Sync Cache.

    A message appears that tells you that a job has started to synchronize the updates.

  11. Click OK.

    Since the new MediaAgent is configured as Remote Software cache, Sync Cache starts an install updates job.

  12. Click OK.

Verify MediaAgent Settings

  1. If you have any Additional Settings configured on the old MediaAgent, then record those settings.
    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents.
    2. Right-click the old MediaAgent, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Additional Settings tab.
    4. Record the list of additional settings available under the Name column.
    5. Click OK.

    Configure recorded Additional Settings on the new MediaAgent.

    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents.
    2. Right-click the old MediaAgent, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Additional Settings tab.
    4. Click Add.
    5. Specify the recorded settings, and click OK.
    6. Click OK.

      Repeat this for each Additional Setting that you recorded.

  2. If you have any other options configured on the old MediaAgent Properties dialog box, record those options and enable them on the new MediaAgent Properties dialog box.

Shutdown Old MediaAgent

  1. Remove old MediaAgent from the disk/cloud libraries the mount path.

    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | Libraries | <Library>.
    2. Right-click the mount path, and then click Properties.
    3. Select the old MediaAgent, and then click Delete.
    4. Click OK.

      This will automatically remove old MediaAgent data path from all the Storage Policies that were associated with the old MediaAgent.

  2. Release a MediaAgent license.

    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents.
    2. Right-click the old MediaAgent, and then click Release license for MediaAgent.
    3. In the Release License for MediaAgent dialog box, click Add All.
    4. Click OK.

      A message appears that asks if you want to release a license.

    5. Click Yes.
  3. Uninstall the MediaAgent software.
    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents.
    2. Right-click the old MediaAgent, point to All Tasks | Add/Remove Software, and then click Uninstall Software.
    3. In the Uninstall Software Options dialog box, select the Uninstall All check box.
    4. Click OK to run the job immediately.

      You can track the progress of the job in the Job Controller.

  4. Delete the MediaAgent.

    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources | MediaAgents.
    2. Right-click the old MediaAgent, and then click Delete MediaAgent.

      A message appears that asks if you want to release a license.

    3. Click Yes.
    4. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers.
    5. Right-click the old MediaAgent client, point to All Tasks, and then click Delete.

      A message appears that asks if you want to delete the client permanently.

    6. Click OK.

      A message appears that asks if you want to delete the client.

    7. Type erase and reuse media, and then click OK.