Veritas always seems to work better if the client has the server's name and IP in /etc/hosts, and the server has the client's name and IP in /etc/hosts.
A reminder that the RedHat linux client depends on having a compat-libstdc++
RPM installed. When you do a basic install, this RPM does not get added, you have to do it yourself.
A symptom of this is when you add a client, but backup connections fail with error 52 and attempts to poke the client through the VNB gui fail with network connection timed out (error 41)
This returned a network connection, plus a notification that the bpcd process could not find the required libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3