Deployment - QSnap for UNIX File System

Where to Install

Install QSnap (CXBF driver) on the computer on which the volume to be protected is mounted. (This computer is referred to as the Client computer in this install procedure.) You can install QSnap on the client computer when installing the File System agent or as a separate component.

The computer will be added as a client in the CommCell as soon as the installation completes successfully.

Before You Begin

System Requirements

Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the software satisfies the minimum requirements specified in System Requirements.

Download Software Packages

Download the latest SnapProtect® software using the Download Manager application. The Download Manager bundles an installation package from the SnapProtect components that you chose to download. Use the installation package to launch the software installer on a client computer.

See Download Manager - Getting Started for instructions on creating an installation package.

Installation

The software can be installed using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Remote Installation Using CommCell Console

Use this procedure to install remotely on a client computer.

Method 2: Interactive Installation

Use this procedure to install the software using the standard installation options.

Method 1: Remote Installation Using CommCell Console

  1. Open CommCell Console:

    • Click Start and point to All Programs.
    • Click NetApp .
    • Click SnapProtect  Administrative Console.
  2. From the ribbon in the CommCell Console, click Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install Software.
  3. In the Install Wizard page, click Next.
  4. In the Select the computer's operating system page, select Unix and Linux.

    Click Next.

  5. In the Select how to discover the computes for installing the software page, Manually select computers is selected by default.

    Click Next.

  6. In the Enter the host names of the computers page, type the fully qualified domain name of the client computer.

    For example: mycomputer.mydomain.mycompany.com

    Click Next.

    Do not use space and the following characters when specifying the host name:

    \|`~!_@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"

  7. In the Select Software Cache page, click Next to use the default cache location.

    To change the location, select the Override Software Cache check box. Type a new location in the Software Cache box and then click Next.

    • The software cache is the location from where the remote install program installs the software.
    • This screen does not appear if the remote cache is not configured. For more information, see Managing Cache - Remote Cache.

  8. In the Enter Account Information page, type a user name and a password to access the client computer, and then click Next.

    • You can also specify the SUDO user credentials, provided that the user is an Administrator or a member of the Administrator group with root privileges on that computer.

      For steps to add a SUDO user to /etc/sudoers, see Adding SUDO Users with Root Privileges to Log On to a UNIX Client.

    • Account information is required while performing remote installs for the first time on a client. For subsequent remote installs on that client, click Next without specifying the account information.

  9. In the Select Package(s) to Install page, select Qsnap Driver under Supporting Modules.

    Click Next.

  10. In the Enter Recommended Settings for the Selected Software page,
    • Select a client group from the Available list, click Add> to move it under the Selected list.
    • Select one of the following from the Global Filters list,
      • Use Cell level Policy to inherit the global filter policy configuration set for the CommCell.
      • Always use Global Filters to apply the global filter policy to the default subclient regardless of the policy set for the CommCell.
      • Do not use Global Filters if you plan to define specific filters for the agent.
    • Select a storage policy from the Storage Policy To Use list.

    Click Next.

    • This screen will not be displayed if client groups are not configured in the CommCell Console. For more information, see Client Computer Groups.
    • If you do not have a storage policy, the Storage Policy To Use list will not be displayed. For more information, see Creating a Storage Policy.

  11. In the Enter Additional Install Options page, click Next.

    If necessary you can select other install options. Click Help to get more information on the available options.

  12. In the Unix Advanced Options page, specify a name for the Unix Group and click Next.

    If necessary you can select other advanced options. Click Help to get more information on the available options.

  13. In the Optional Settings page, click Next.

    If necessary you can select the optional settings. Click Help to get more information on the available options.

  14. In the Firewall Configuration page, click Next if the client and the CommServe is not separated by a firewall.

    Else, select the There is firewall between client machine and CommServe check box and other options as required. Click Next.

    For more information on the firewall configuration, see Firewall Configuration.

  15. In the Please Select When To Run The Job page, click Next to run the install immediately.
  16. In the Summary page, click Finish.
  17. From the ribbon in the CommCell Console, click Home, and then click Job Controller | Show All Jobs to track the progress of the install job.

    To view the job details after the job is complete,

    1. Right-click the <CommServe>, point to View, and then click Admin Job History.
    2. In the Admin Job History Filter dialog box, click Install/Upgrade/Remove/Repair Software.
    3. Click OK.
    4. In the Admin Job History window, right-click the job to view additional details, such as:
      • Details of the job
      • Option to resubmit the job
      • Events associated with the job
      • Successful or failed content indexed items
      • Logs associated with the job
      • Option to send the logs associated with the job

For additional options on remotely installing the software from the CommCell Console, refer to Install Software from the CommCell Console (Remote Install).

Method 2: Interactive Installation

  1. Log on to the client computer as root. Run the following command from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.

    ./cvpkgadd

    If the installation package was copied to a DVD, run the following command to mount the DVD:

    mount -t iso9660,udf /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd

    You can also run the installation command as a SUDO user with root privileges:

    ./sudo cvpkgadd

    To add a SUDO user to /etc/sudoers, see Adding SUDO Users with Root Privileges to Log On to a UNIX Client.

  2. The product banner and other information is displayed.

    Press Enter.

  3. Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
  4. In the Selecting Unix Setup Task dialog, press Enter to proceed with the default selection of 1.
  5. In the Setting Client/Physical Machine Host Name dialog,
    • The default network interface name of the client computer is displayed if the computer has only one network interface (NIC card). Press Enter to accept.
    • If the computer has multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that is preferred for communication with the CommServe, and then press Enter.
  6. In the Setting Client Name dialog, the local name of the client computer is displayed. Press Enter to accept.
    • If necessary you can also enter a new (friendly) name for the client, and then press Enter. This name will be used in the CommCell and will also be displayed in the CommCell Console.
    • Do not use spaces when specifying a new name for the client.
  7. In the Selecting Modules to Install dialog, type > for next, and then press Enter.
  8. In the extended Selecting Modules to Install dialog, type the number associated with QSnap, and then press Enter.
  9. In the extended Selecting Modules to Install dialog, type d for Done, and then press Enter.
  10. In the Deciding If to Config for Laptop or Desktop Backups dialog, press Enter to proceed with the default option.
  11. In the Deciding If to Install Agents for Restore Only dialog, press Enter to proceed with the default option.
  12. In the Preparing Installation Directory dialog, verify the default path for the software installation, and then press Enter.

    If necessary, enter a path to modify the default path and press Enter.

    • Do not install the software to a mapped network drive.
    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:

      !@#$%^&*():/?\

    • It is recommended that you use only the alphanumeric characters.
  13. In the Preparing Log Directory dialog, verify the default path for the log files, and then press Enter.

    If necessary, enter a path to modify the default path and press Enter.

    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:

      !@#$%^&*():/?\

    • It is recommended that you use only the alphanumeric characters.
    • All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this directory.
  14. In the Deciding If to Use a New Unix Group dialog, press Enter to proceed with the default option.
  15. In the Setting Unix Group dialog, type the group name, and then press Enter to continue.
  16. In the Setting Access Permissions for Group and Other Users dialog, type d for done to proceed with the default selection, and then press Enter.
  17. In the Setting Instance Port Number of CVD dialog, the default port number used for the CommCell communication is displayed. If necessary, you can modify the port number.

    Press Enter.

  18. In the Setting Instance Port Number of EvMgrC dialog, the default port number selected for the instance is displayed. If necessary, you can modify the port number.

    Press Enter.

  19. In the Deciding If to Configure Firewall dialog,
    • If the firewall configuration is not required, press Enter to proceed with the default option.
    • If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, type Yes and then press Enter.

    For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration.

  20. In the Setting CommServe Host Name dialog, type the fully qualified domain of the CommServe host name, and then press Enter.

    Do not use space and the following characters when specifying the CommServe host name:

    \|`~!@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"

  21. In the Specifying If the CommServe Per-Client Certificate is Enabled dialog,
    • If you have not enabled per-client certificate on the CommServe, then press Enter to proceed with the default option.
    • If you have enabled per-client certificate on the CommServe, then type yes and press Enter.
  22. In the Selecting How to Set CommCell Level Global Filters dialog,
    • To inherit the global filter policy configuration set for the CommCell, press Enter to proceed with the default selection of 1.
    • To apply the global filters policy to the default subclient regardless of the policy set for the CommCell, type 2 and then press Enter.
    • To define specific filters for the agent, type 3 and then press Enter.
  23. In the Selecting Client Computer Groups dialog, type the number associated with the client group you want to select, and then press Enter.

    This dialog will be displayed only if client groups are configured for the CommCell.

  24. In the extended Selecting Client Computer Groups dialog, type d for Done, and then press Enter.
  25. In the Deciding if to Configure Storage Policy dialog, press Enter to proceed with the default option.

    If you do not have a storage policy created, a message is displayed asking you to create a storage policy before running your first backup. For more information, see Creating a Storage Policy.

  26. In the COW Cache Directory dialog, press Enter.
  27. In the Performing Pre-Install Tasks dialog, press Enter.

    This prompt is displayed only if the directory specified in the previous step does not exist.

  28. In the Integrating CXBF with OS startup scripts dialog, press Enter.

    If you do not want to grant this permission, you must edit the etc system script for any supported platform except AIX either now or later by inserting the appropriate commands after the line that unmounts all application volumes but before the line that unmounts system partitions. The commands will vary based on the affected UNIX platform. You can edit the script for any supported platform except AIX.

    For AIX, the /etc/rc file is automatically modified with the following:

    /etc/rc.cxbf

    For Red Hat Linux, update the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit file as follows:

    /etc/init.d/cxbf start

    For SuSE Linux, update the /etc/rc.d/boot.localfs file as follows:

    /etc/init.d/cxbf start

    For Solaris, update the /etc/rc0 file as follows:

    echo "NetApp, Inc. CXBF: updating the cxbf on disk bitmaps."
    /usr/sbin/cvsnap -c "updatebitmaps