CIFS-mountedfile systemsDevices such as robots and standalone tape drives must be installed according to themanufacturers’ instructions and recognized by the Windows software.Storage devicesWhen you are prompted for server names, always enter the appropriate host names. Donot enter IP addresses.Server namesMake sure to install NetBackup servers with a release level that is at least equal to thelatest client version that you plan to use. Earlier versions of server software can encounterproblems with later versions of client software.See“About compatibility between NetBackup versions”on page 14.Mixed versions58Installing server software on Windows systemsInstallation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
Table 4-1NetBackup installation and upgrade requirements for Windowsand Windows clusters(continued)DetailsRequirementCheckYou can only install NetBackup on these computers with the silent installation method.See“Installing NetBackup servers silently on Windows systems”on page 78.Installations onWindows2008/2008 R2Server Core,2012/2012 R2ServerCore/Windows2016Remove any other vendor’s backup software currently configured on your system. Thebackup software of another vendor can negatively affect how NetBackup installs andfunctions.Other backupsoftwareBeginning with NetBackup 8.0, the NetBackup master server includes a configuredTomcat web server to support critical backup operations. This web server operates underuser account elements with limited privileges. These user account elements must beavailable on each master server (or each node of a clustered master server). Moreinformation is available:See“NetBackup master server web server user and group creation”on page 165.Note:Veritas recommends that you save the details of the user account that you usefor the NetBackup Web Services. A master server recovery requires the same NetBackupWeb Services user account and credentials that were used when the NetBackup catalogwas backed up.Note:If the NetBackup PBX is running in secure mode, please add the web serviceuser as authorized user in PBX. More information about determining PBX mode and howto correctly add users is available.Web Services(Conditional) For media servers and clients only:You must know the CA Certificate fingerprint of the master server at time of installation.More information is available about the details on the CA Certificate fingerprint and itsrole in generation of security certificates.CA Certificatefingerprint(Conditional) For media servers and clients only:In some cases, the installer requires an authorization token to successfully deploy securitycertificates. More information is available about the details on authorization tokens andtheir role in generation of security certificates.