Hi Richard - yes - QA is done and everything is fine with SP1 and the 1.1 binary. Once I see some announcement language from M Jones, I'll add it up into the previous 2010 announcement. Have you deployed the 2010 solution w/ customers already? If so how has it gone?
Thanks for the quick response. Michael updated me last evening with this information as well.
This is great news, EMC have beaten most of the competitive products with support for SP1, this includes Symantec.....
We have a number of large customers utilising this module now. Goverment Departments, Financial institutes, Agricultural Research and New Zealand's largest University is about to deploy this.
It would be nice to have confirmation on the licensing requirement for Exchange 2010 with DAG's configured.
i.e. If a customer had four Exchange servers with the databases clustered/replicated and the customer chose to backup all of the databases on one nominated host only. Would they only require 1 NMM license?
Thanks for your assistance
Richard - on the licensing question, the answer is that a license is needed for each server where backup will occur. For the NetWorker client + binary 1.1 solution for E2010 that would mean in your example, one client license is needed for the nominated host. When NMM support is released, for the same scenario, you would need one NMM license (but also still need a client license as usual).
We are currently planning our Exchnage 2010 migration, and it may happen sooner, rather than later. Right now, we are working on pricing, and making sure that we have thought of everything.
We currently have 4 Exchange servers, plus gateways, etc. Due to consolidations, we have 8 Exchange Module licenses. What are the licensing issues associated with Exchange 2010? I've downloaded the latest Procedure generator, and it doesn't even cover Exchnage 2010, it stops at 2007. From what I've read on the technical notes, you simply download a 60k file, you no longer install Networker Exchange Modules. Is that correct? If so, will our current Exchange Module licenses convert to NMM licenses? Will the old licenses work in the interim, until new licenses are issued?
The single binary is a temporary solution until NMM 2.3 is released at the end of Jan 2011.
We have a number of customers utilising this with Exchange 2010, with and without DAG's configured.
The older NME licenses will be converted (Grandfathered) to NMM in the future, this is what I was told by an EMC contact.
Microsoft are dropping support for the older API based backups and insisting on VSS methods. This will affect MSSQL also.
At present the single binary works without any licenses, however you should have a corresponding NME or NMM license for each node configured to be backed up.
I have attached the module technical note PDF which has a reference link to the binary. Make sure you get the 1.1 version of the binary, this supports Exchange 2010 SP1, it also includes some corrections to the code.
I just noticed you mentioned that the NetWorker PRocedure Generator did not include any details around Exchange 2010. If you're not seeing the option "Exchange 2010 backups" above "Exchange Client Configuration" contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know. There are full Exchange 2010 backup and restore procedures in NetWorker Procedure Generator and it sounds like you may be having an issue with downloading the latest repository through autoupdate...
Thanks Richard and Debbie!
The binary/plug-in doesn't need a license - but you of course to need a "client connection" license as you would for any backup client.
As Richard mentions, the next NMM release comes out it will support E2010. NetWorker 7.6+ has been tooled to accept NME licenses for use with NMM 2.2 SP1 and higher. So no conversion of license codes is necessary. Sounds like you have NME licenses so you're set on that.