Getting Started with the OpenVMS File System
Step 1: Before You Begin
Refer to the following information to learn more about the capabilities and requirements of the OpenVMS File System Agent:
Step 2: Install the File System Agent and File System for OpenVMS Agent on Proxy Client
OpenVMS backups and restores are done via a proxy running on a Linux computer. Install the File System Agent and File System for OpenVMS Agent on a Linux computer that will act as the proxy client.
During installation, the required OpenVMS binaries are installed on the proxy client. Then, during the first communication session between the proxy and OpenVMS client, the binaries are automatically pushed using Secure Copy (SCP) to the OpenVMS client. Similarly, all updates that are installed on the proxy client are also automatically pushed to the OpenVMS client. You can use a single proxy for multiple OpenVMS clients.
In an active-passive cluster setup, use a virtual IP to configure the OpenVMS client. Use a shared disk as the base installation directory so that the backup and restore jobs run on the actual OpenVMS client to which the virtual IP resolves and also to ensure high availability.
Review each of the following topics to get started with the installation:
- Plan the Installation on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers
Review general guidelines to prepare for the installation, which include configurations that your computer might need before the installation.
- Preinstallation Checklist for the File System Agent on UNIX, Linux, or Macintosh
Review agent specific guidelines to prepare for the installation, such as gathering the information that you must provide during the installation.
- Installation Methods
Select the installation method that is most appropriate for your environment.
Step 3: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore
- Open CommCell Console.
- Configure a Storage Device
- Create an OpenVMS Client and a Subclient.
- Decide whether you want the following additional functionality:
- You want to be notified of events that require attention. For more information, see Alerts and Notifications - Overview.
- You want to report and analyze critical data about your CommCell operations.
For more information about reports, see Reports Overview.
- You want to manage security. For more information, see User Account and Password Management - Getting Started.
- You want to have a Data Interface Pair between the proxy and the OpenVMS client. For more information, see Data Interface Pairs: Overview.
Step 4: Run Your First Backup and Restore
Step 5: Where to Go from Here
- Configure Data Retention and Data Aging for this agent. For more information, see Data Aging - Getting Started.
- CommCell Quick Start Guide - Where to Go from Here
Last modified: 1/12/2018 11:10:49 AM