Step 2: Clients 4.4

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Step 2: Clients

You can configure a new client in the Main selection -> Components -> Topology -> New client. According to the operating system of a client, either Windows, UNIX, VMS or NetWare platform is selected. You can select a location to which you want to add a new client from the drop-down list of configured locations.

The client name which will be backed up (target client) is inserted into the GUI associated with the name of the respective server within the network performing the backup tasks. The backup data may reside on the server (typical); on the client (Remote Device) either on second disk drive or tape; or the data may be sent over a LAN or WAN to a Storage Area Network.

If there is a name server (DNS) in the network, SEP sesam automatically selects the TCP/IP address. Otherwise it must be entered in the etc/hosts file.

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Operating system 
Select the operating system version of the computer you are adding as a client.
Access mode  
Select the access method for the server-client communication.
  • CTRL: Default access mode.
  • SSH: SSH method is based on a key-pair operation of the SSH implementation of the used operation system. You must configure automatic login from SEP sesam Server to client using the public key.
  • SMSSH: SEP sesam's SSH based control communication. For details, see FAQ: access permissions.
  • PROXY: Use this method if there is no direct remote access to the client. The data transfer is executed via vendor specific protocols, the client is accessed via the mandatory data mover. The following protocols are supported: vSphere (vCenter Server), Citrix Xen Server, NetApp and Novell SMS for NetWare 5.1/6.0/6.5.
  • RSH: Remote Shell is a historic old option, which is rarely used.
Last message 
Once configured, the most recent system status message is displayed (e.g. communication error during client creation).
Notes  
Optional comment.
Interfaces 
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Only edit this field if a client is a SEP sesam Server or Remote Device Server (RDS)

If there is an additional network for backups available, the resolvable and changed DNS-name of a second network card of the SEP sesam Server can be entered into a new line. If several network cards are available, they need to be known to the DNS otherwise the connection to SEP sesam Server will fail.

The network protocols for data transfer can be set by using the common prefixes ftp:// (default), http:// or https://. For each protocol one interface has to be added in the interfaces box separated by single spaces. One interface for the HTTP protocol http://<hostname>:11000 and one interface for the HTTPS protocol https://<hostname>:11088.

Locked for backups
If a client needs to be excluded from the backup for technical or other reasons, you can deactivate it by checking this option.
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If this option is set, the client will not be backed up until it is unlocked again even if it is scheduled for backup.

Client is a virtual machine
Select this option if a client is a virtual machine.