NetBackup Media Summary Test

Media servers provide additional storage by allowing the target NetBackup appliance to use media drives (a.k.a storage targets) that are attached to the media servers. In large environments, the media servers help increasing performance by distributing the network load among the media drives.Knowing the available count of the media drives attached to the media servers enables administrators to back up the client files quickly and efficiently. The NetBackup Media Summary test helps administrators in this regard!

This test reports the summary statistics of media drives attached to each media server that is connected to the Netbackup appliance.

Target of the test : NetBackup Appliance

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each media server available on the target NetBackup appliance.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the host is listening. By default, this is set to 1556.

NetBackup Admincmd Location

To collect the performance metrics from the target appliance, The eG agent runs the admin command. For this purpose, location of the admin command should be given in this text box. For example, C\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Full media

Indcates the total number of full media attached to this media server.

Number

 

Suspended

Indicates the total number of suspended media attached to this media server.

Number

 

Frozen

Indicates the number of frozen media available on this media server.

Number

 

Imported

Indicates the number of imported media attached to this media server.

Number

 

Worm

Indicates the number of WORM media attached to this media server.

Number

 

Be media

Indicates the number of Be media attached to this media server.

Number

 

Encrypted

Indicates the number of encrypted media attached to this media server.

Number

 

Active

Indicates the number of media that are currently active on this media server.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure for more details.

Non active media

Indicates the number of media that are not currently active on this media server.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure for more details.