[Manual] System - Nodes Management

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017 11:50PM CEST
 

Objective

You want to define or manage nodes.
 

How to proceed

1. Go to System > Nodes Management.
⇨ The Nodes Management dialog box opens.
1. Right-click on the Nodes pane and left-click on Add Node from the context menu.
⇨ The Add Node dialog box opens.
Grafik aus 'Knoten definieren und bearbeiten' (addNode_9.jpg)
2. Enter the host name or IP address and click on [Fetch].
⇨ The node information is displayed.
Grafik aus 'Knoten definieren und bearbeiten' (Node_Add.jpg)
1. Select the Yes or No for the Virtual Machine.
2. Click on [Add] to generate the new node.
 

Result

The new node is located in the Nodes Management list. The node can be subsequently configured.

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Setting up a VMware proxy

 

General information

A proxy must be set up before a backup job can be defined for a virtual machine.
 

How to proceed

1. Go to System > Nodes Manager.
⇨ The Nodes Manager dialog box opens. The list of all defined nodes is displayed. Previously defined VMware proxies are marked Yes in the attribute list under VM-Proxy.
Grafik aus 'VMware Proxy einrichten' (NodesManagement_1.jpg)
2. Select the desired node in the Nodes pane and left-click the Edit Node from the context menu.
⇨ The Edit Node dialog box opens.
3. Click on the List of managed EXX/vCenter combo box to view the previously defined proxies or to define a new proxy.
Grafik aus 'VMware Proxy einrichten' (Nodes_Proxy2.jpg)
4. Select Manage Proxy to define a new proxy.
⇨ The VMware Server Configuration dialog box opens.
Grafik aus 'VMware Proxy einrichten' (Nodes_Proxy5.jpg)
5. Click on [Add].
6. Enter the server name, user name, and password.
7. Click on [Test].
⇨ This tests if the login information (user name and password) is correct.
 

Result

If the login information is correct, the proxy can be added by clicking on [Add]. The proxy has been defined.

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Configuring addresses

 

Objective

You want to configure the address for a selected node.
 

How to proceed

1. Go to System > Nodes Manager.
2. In the Nodes pane, select the node you want to assign to a group and select Edit Node from the context menu.
⇨ The Edit Node dialog box opens.
Grafik aus 'Adressen konfigurieren' (Address configurieren auswählen.jpg)
3. Open the Configuration Address > Manage Addresses context menu.
⇨ The Configure Address dialog box opens..
Grafik aus 'Adressen konfigurieren' (Address configurieren.jpg)
4. Enter the desired name and click on [OK] to save the data.
 

Result

The names are assigned to the node.

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Assigning Nodes to a Group

 

Objective

You want to assign a node to a group.
 

How to proceed

1. Go to System > Nodes Manager.
2. In the Nodes pane, select the node you want to assign to a group and select Edit Node from the context menu.
⇨ The Edit Node dialog box opens.
Grafik aus 'Knoten einer Gruppe zuweisen' (Node Edit Groups.jpg)
3. Open the Groups > List of assigned Groups dialog box.
⇨ The group to which it is already assigned is shown. The node can be assigned to an additional group using Manage Groups.
4. Click on Manage Groups.
⇨ The Edit Groups dialog box opens with the list of assigned groups and unassigned groups.
Grafik aus 'Knoten einer Gruppe zuweisen' (Groups edit.jpg)
5. Use the [Add to] key to select and drag the desired group into the Assigned Groups window.
6. If required, use [New group] to create a new group.
Grafik aus 'Knoten einer Gruppe zuweisen' (Groups edit_zugewiesen.jpg)
7. Click on [Close].
 

Result

The node is assigned to the selected group and the newly generated group.
Grafik aus 'Knoten einer Gruppe zuweisen' (Groups zugewiesen.jpg)

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Configuring cluster nodes

 

Objective

You want to create and configure a new cluster node.
 

Opening the dialog

1. Go to System > Nodes Management.
⇨ The Nodes Management dialog box opens.
1. Right-click on the Nodes pane and left-click on Add Node from the context menu.
⇨ The Add Node dialog box opens.
Grafik aus 'Knoten definieren und bearbeiten' (addNode_9.jpg)
2. Enter the host name or IP address.
The system detects that the entered host name in this example is a cluster node. A prompt appears asking if the cluster configuration should be called.
Grafik aus 'Cluster Knoten konfigurieren' (cluster  config.jpg)
1. Respond with [Yes] to call the cluster configuration.
⇨ The Add Cluster Node dialog box opens.
Grafik aus 'Cluster Knoten konfigurieren' (add cluster node.jpg)
The top section provides information about the cluster configuration.
1. Enter the directory used for the backup software metadata in the Please enter a UNC directory text field. The directory must be entered in accordance with UNC conventions and must be accessible by both systems.
2. Click on [Add] to save the entries.
 

Result

A new cluster node has been defined.

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