[Veritas-bu] Converting physical Linux master to virtual

2009-10-13 17:06:16
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Converting physical Linux master to virtual
From: Dean <dean.deano AT gmail DOT com>
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:03:03 +1100
Mark's post about converting a standalone master to clustered prompted me to post this.

Our current master server is standalone, physical, RHEL4, NBU 6.5.3.

Since Symantec will now support virtual master servers, we're planning to convert it to a virtualised host running under VMware. The main reason we want to do this is to simplify DR.

Of course, the virtual master won't be doing any actual backups. The current physical master will be converted to a media server, and keep performing the backups it currently does as a master. The virtual master will keep the same hostname as the physical master. It will really just host the catalog and trigger schedules.

Ultimately, we'd put it under SRM control so we have cross-site failover of the master server for DR.

Has anyone done something similar? Anything I should look out for?

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