Networker 7.5 VCB client configuration

Posted: February 19, 2009 in EMC Networker, VCB

Something that’s been lacking from the Networker Management Console pre 7.5 was the ability to create VCB clients via the configuration wizard, well 7.5 now has this built in !

Ive taken some screen shots and below ill take you through the configuration wizard to show just how easy it is.

Step1. Open Networker management console,  click on the configuration tab from the top menu, highlight clients in the left hand panel and then select the configuration tab from the menu as shown in the screen shot below.



Step2. Enter the hostname of the virtual machine and tick the “virtual client” check box and select next.
Step3. Next select the option to configure a VCB type backup.
Step4. Here enter the VCB proxy server hostname and select the backup type, I plan to cover the different options in another post but for this demo we will select “Image” for a FULLVM export.
Step5. Next we select the browse policy, retention policy, schedule and have the option to add a comment if required.
Step6. Here we have the option to add the client to an existing group or create a new group, if you create a new group you get the option to configure start time and the option to enable auto start on the group.
Step7. Each VCB proxy server that is not the backup server is considered a storage node, here we have the option to configure which storage node the data gets sent to, keep in mind that if you change this value then all client instances are effected and all data (including traditional agent backups) get sent to this configured storage node.
Note# There is also the option to set the recovery storage node, I really like this option being here as its typically not something people think about.
Step8. And that’s it, here we have a summary page to display the configuration for this client instance.

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