Two client same hostname

Last post 07-25-2019, 2:07 PM by ZCameron. 9 replies.
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  • Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-17-2019, 2:22 PM

    I need to have two clients with the same hostname so I can restore from the one site to the other.  Everytime I install the agent it overwrites the other server even though I picked a different client name.  How do I get around this?

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-17-2019, 2:28 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 08-22-2019, 5:53 PM Liam
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    Use the FQDN or SN on one and the IP on the other as the hostnames. If the client names are also different, the FS iDA should see them as seperate machines. 

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-17-2019, 2:50 PM

    Thanks Liam!  Never clicked that dropdown before.  Seems obvious now...

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-17-2019, 10:14 PM

    Nevemind!  It made the new client however both agents seem to be reporting into the same client.  Both pass check readiness even after I uninstalled from the prod server.  Going to just have to reinstall each time to run the restore.  

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-19-2019, 10:40 AM

    Remember Commvault uses DNS with hostnames, etc... you may want to verify that the hostname in each site can be resolved separately in DNS from the Commserve.

    Not sure how you have the same hostnames at different sites? Do they have different IP addresses? that would be your key to differentiating the servers apart from each other.

    Look to the Commvault Disaster recovery documents for help with having a standby server at another site. Maybe that will help?

    Good luck!

     

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-19-2019, 10:44 AM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 08-22-2019, 5:53 PM Liam
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    Are the IPs the same? Just set the hostname to the IPs of the machines. 

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-19-2019, 11:50 AM

    Different IPs same hostname.  One is a one touch restore from a VM to a physical server.  They are not on the same network as the CS all communication is via proxies.  

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-19-2019, 12:04 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 08-22-2019, 5:53 PM Liam
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    The hostname in CV can be FQDN, SN or IP. Since both IPs are unique just set the IPs as the hostname. 

    You could do SN as 1 IP an FQDN as the other with host files or DIPs or DNS but that's just complicating everything. 

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-21-2019, 1:11 AM

    Are doing a one time virtual to physical chemistry 1-touch conversion? If so there is no need to register the physical in cv as you can just prepare the XML  in the commcell console, then insert the 1-touch DVD and then restore the system state and data. You will need to reconfigure the operating system for the new network config after the restore.

    If it isn't a one time conversion, then I must ask; why?

  • Re: Two client same hostname
    Posted: 07-25-2019, 2:07 PM

    It is a SQL server.  The databases needs to be refreshed from the production server with minimal data loss and downtime.  They also need to be able to test while production server is still running.  I had to remove the server from the sandbox domain in order to install an agent without both reporting back to the same client.  

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