Configuration - OSSV Plug-In

New installations and upgrades are not supported in this release.

A new solution using NetApp Logical Replication will be available in a future service pack.

The following sections describe the steps required to configure the OSSV Plug-In Agent before creating the OSSV volume, which is created after running your first backup.

Add a NAS Client

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click Client Computers, point to New Client | File System, and then select NAS.

  2. Enter the NAS file server in the NDMP Server Hostname field.
  3. Enter the user account credentials used to access the storage device in the NDMP Login field.
  4. In the NDMP Password field, enter the password for the login account, and then click Detect.

    The system automatically populates the Vendor, Firmware Revision, and Listen Port information.

  5. Click OK.

    Depending on the File Server you are using, your screen may look different from the example shown.

    Any NAS storage device that will be used for backing up secondary storage data (Vault, Mirror, or backup copy) must be configured as a NAS Client in the CommCell with the same name that is used by the OCUM server to communicate to the secondary NAS file server.

  1. In the CommCell Browser, confirm that the NAS client was added under Client Computers.

Verify NDMP Properties for the OSSV Plug-In

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client>.
  2. Right-click the OSSV Plug-In and click Properties.
  3. Under the General tab, click NDMP Properties.
  4. Click Detect. The OSSV NDMP credentials provided during installation will be used to detect the file server.
  5. Click OK.

Create a Destination Volume Pool

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources.
  2. Right-click the Destination Volume Pools node and click Create Pool.
  3. Type a name for the new destination pool.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Right-click the new destination pool and click Properties.
  6. Click the Volumes tab and click Add.
  7. Select the NAS file server from the Host drop-down list. The volumes residing in the file server will be populated.
  8. Select a volume you want to use as the destination volume for SnapVault operations and click Add. Repeat this step if more volumes need to be added.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click OK.

Create an OSSV Policy

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies.
  2. Right-click the OSSV Policies node and click Create New OSSV Policy.
  3. Type a name for the new policy in the Policy Name box.
  4. Select the operating system of the client computer where the OSSV Plug-In Agent resides from the Source Platform Type drop-down list.
  5. Select the client computer where the OSSV Plug-In Agent resides from the Data Management Agent drop-down list.
  6. Select the volume you recently created from the Destination Volume Pool drop-down list.
  7. Click OK.

The OSSV Policy will determine which storage array and Agent (SnapVault Open Systems CopyManager) are used to create the snapshot.

Configure CXBF Device (UNIX)

Skip this section if you are configuring a Windows client computer.

  1. From the Home tab in the CommCell Console ribbon, click Control Panel.
  2. Under System, click Volume Explorer.s
  3. Select your Unix client computer from the Hosts list in the left pane.
  4. Right-click a mount point from the Volumes list in the right pane and then click Configure CXBF device.
  5. Click Configure.
  6. Once the CXBF device is configured, it can be used as the subclient content for the OSSV volume creation.

Create a Subclient

  1. From the CommCell Browser, snavigate to Client Computers | <Client>.
  2. Right-click the OSSV Plug-In and click All Tasks | New Subclient.
  3. Type a name for the new subclient in the Subclient name box.
  4. Select the OSS policy you recently created from the OSSV Policy drop-down list.
  5. Click the Content tab.

    For file system data:

    • Click Add Volume.
    • From the Adding Volume... dialog box, select the volumes you want to add and click OK.

    For Open Systems on Solaris, the source volumes must be CXBF devices.

  6. Click the Storage Policy tab.
  7. Click the Backup Snapshots check box.
  8. Select the storage policy you want to use to backup the snapshot to media from the Storage Policy drop-down list. The Backup Set box will be automatically populated.
  9. Click OK.