New and changed features in NetWorker 18.2[2]

           

   Article Number:     529163                                   Article Version: 4     Article Type:    How To 
   

 


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NetWorker 18.2

 

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New features and enhancements in NetWorker 18.2.   
        
     1. vProxy recovery of backups taken with the VMware Backup appliance (VBA)   
   
    - VBA is not supported for backup or recovery operations   
    -  VBA backups can be restored using the NetWorker Web UI (NWUI) though a vProxy appliance.   
        
    The NetWorker VMware Integration Guide provides more information.   
        
    2. vProxy appliance configuration now supports IPv6   
   
    - NetWorker 18.2 supports using either IPv4 or IPv6 for the vProxy appliance configuration.   
    - Dual stack addressing (IPv4 and IPv6 together) is not supported. Use IPv4 only addressing or IPv6 only addressing for the vProxy.   
        
    The NetWorker VMware Integration Guide provides more information.   
        
    3. Policy management using NetWorker Management Web UI   
   
    The NetWorker Management Web UI has been enhanced to include support for the following, in the context of VMware:   

         
  •         Managing policies     
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  •          Managing workflows     
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  •         Managing actions (VMWare backup and Clone)     
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  •         Managing groups ( VMWare backup and Clone groups)     
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  •         Managing rules     
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    Note: NetWorker Management Web UI is not backward-compatible with the earlier versions of NetWorker.   
        
    The NetWorker VMware Integration Guide provides more information.   
        
        
    4. nsradmin operations for policy management   
   
    - Enhanced the nsradmin command includes support for creating, updating, and deleting policies, workflows, and actions using the name value attributes instead of JSON strings.   
        
    The NetWorker Administration Guide provides more information.   
        
        
     5. Automated Multi Streaming for Exchange save set   
        
    - In NetWorker 18.2, AMS support has been extended for Exchange save sets.   
   
    The NetWorker Administration Guide provides more information.   
        
    6. Configurable backup retries   
        
     - The maximum number of retries has been increased to 24 from the current value of 5.   
     -  The maximum retry delay has been increased to 3600 seconds (60 minute) from 720 seconds (12 minutes).   
        
    The default retry value is 1.   
        
    The NetWorker Administration Guide provides more information.   
        
    7. Client backup reporting   
        
    - Enhanced NetWorker error reporting capabilities allow you to now identify:   
         
  •           Clients that are disabled     
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  •           Workflows that are running from previous backup     
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  •           Workflows that did not start because of server issues     
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    The NetWorker Administration Guide provides more information.   
        
    8. Expose hidden client attributes through REST API   
        
    - The following attributes will now be part of the client resource representation in   
    Networker API:   
         
  •         Server NetWork Interface     
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  •         Data Domain Interface     
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  •         Data Domain Backup     
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  •         Save Operations     
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  •         Client Direct Enabled     
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  •         Job Control     
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  •         Pool     
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  •         NetWorker Version     
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    The NetWorker REST API Getting started Guide provides more information.   
        
    9. SNMP trap enhancements   
        
    - NetWorker 18.2 includes the following SNMP trap enhancements:   
         
  •         SNMP v2c MIB support     
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  •         SNMP trap alert for NetWorker to comply with the MIB format     
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  •         SNMP MIB support for action success or failure notifications for both backup and clone actions     
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    The NetWorker Administration Guide provides more information.   
        
     10. GSTD services will run as a non-root user on Linux platform   
        
    - The following changes have been made to the nmc_config script:   
         
  •         The database user information is auto-configured.     
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  •         The directories created by lgtonmc.rpm are managed by nsrnmc user and nsrnmc group.     
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  •         GSTD and its spawned services run as nsrnmc.     
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  •         nsrnmc is a non-root user and is non-configurable.     
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     11. Removal of Avamar client from the NetWorker package   
        
    - The Avamar client must be downloaded from the Support website. It will not be made available with the NetWorker 18.2 software package.