Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-06-29
  1. Hardware overview
    1.  
      About the appliance and the storage shelves
    2.  
      Appliance disk drives
    3.  
      Appliance control panel
    4.  
      Appliance rear panel
    5.  
      Storage shelf disk drives
    6.  
      Storage shelf control panel
    7.  
      Storage shelf rear panel
    8.  
      Cables
    9.  
      About IPMI configuration
    10.  
      Product documentation
  2. Preinstallation requirements
    1.  
      Customer-provided environment and supplies
    2.  
      Storage shelf shipping container contents
    3.  
      Appliance shipping container contents
    4.  
      Enabling SAS tape-out functionality
    5.  
      Determining rack locations
    6.  
      Best practices for rack installation
    7.  
      Heat dissipation
    8.  
      Verifying SAS-3 cable length
    9.  
      Prerequisites for IPMI configuration
  3. Installation procedures
    1.  
      Installing the storage shelf rack rails
    2.  
      Installing the storage shelf into a rack
    3.  
      Installing the appliance rack rails
    4.  
      Installing the appliance into a rack
    5.  
      Attaching the storage shelf bezel
    6.  
      Understanding appliance and storage shelf connections
    7.  
      Connecting an appliance to one storage shelf
    8.  
      Connecting an appliance to more than one storage shelf
    9.  
      Connecting the network cables
    10.  
      Connecting the power cords
    11.  
      Turning on the hardware and verifying operation
    12.  
      Configuring the IPMI from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    13.  
      Accessing and using the Veritas Remote Management interface
  4. Appendix A. Adding one or more storage shelves to an operating appliance that does not have any storage shelves
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Preparing the appliance
    3.  
      Removing the appliance cover
    4.  
      Installing the Expansion Storage Kit components
    5.  
      Reinstalling the appliance into the rack
    6.  
      Storage shelf rack requirements
    7.  
      Determining rack locations
    8.  
      Installing the storage shelf rails
    9.  
      Installing the storage shelf or shelves into a rack
    10.  
      Understanding appliance and storage shelf connections
    11.  
      Connecting one storage shelf to an appliance
    12.  
      Connecting two storage shelves to an appliance
    13.  
      Connecting three storage shelves to an appliance
    14.  
      Connecting four storage shelves to an appliance
    15.  
      Connecting the network cables
    16.  
      Connecting the power cords
    17.  
      Turning on the hardware and verifying operation
  5. Appendix B. Adding storage shelves to an operating appliance that has at least one storage shelf attached
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
    3.  
      Additional storage shelf scenarios
    4.  
      Installing storage shelves
    5.  
      Recabling
  6. Appendix C. Adding the disk space of additional storage shelves
    1.  
      Adding the disk space of additional storage shelves from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    2.  
      Adding the disk space of additional storage shelves from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console

About the appliance and the storage shelves

The NetBackup 5240 appliance and storage shelves provide storage capacity in several configurations. You can use the appliance by itself to achieve 4TB, 14TB, or 27TB of usable capacity. You can add storage shelves to any appliance to further increase the storage capacity.

You can add up to six Veritas 2U12 49TB Storage Shelves to an existing NetBackup 5240 Appliance with internal storage capacities of 14 terabytes and 27 terabytes. Before you place the system into a production environment, you must migrate all MSDP data from the appliance to the first external storage shelf. After you migrate the MSDP data, the amount of usable storage space may fluctuate, depending on how much storage space the MSDP data pool presently uses.

Refer to the NetBackup 5240 Product Description at the following site for details about usable storage options.

NetBackup Appliance Documentation

Table of Contents

  1. Hardware overview
    1.  
      About the appliance and the storage shelves
    2.  
      Appliance disk drives
    3.  
      Appliance control panel
    4.  
      Appliance rear panel
    5.  
      Storage shelf disk drives
    6.  
      Storage shelf control panel
    7.  
      Storage shelf rear panel
    8.  
      Cables
    9.  
      About IPMI configuration
    10.  
      Product documentation
  2. Preinstallation requirements
    1.  
      Customer-provided environment and supplies
    2.  
      Storage shelf shipping container contents
    3.  
      Appliance shipping container contents
    4.  
      Enabling SAS tape-out functionality
    5.  
      Determining rack locations
    6.  
      Best practices for rack installation
    7.  
      Heat dissipation
    8.  
      Verifying SAS-3 cable length
    9.  
      Prerequisites for IPMI configuration
  3. Installation procedures
    1.  
      Installing the storage shelf rack rails
    2.  
      Installing the storage shelf into a rack
    3.  
      Installing the appliance rack rails
    4.  
      Installing the appliance into a rack
    5.  
      Attaching the storage shelf bezel
    6.  
      Understanding appliance and storage shelf connections
    7.  
      Connecting an appliance to one storage shelf
    8.  
      Connecting an appliance to more than one storage shelf
    9.  
      Connecting the network cables
    10.  
      Connecting the power cords
    11.  
      Turning on the hardware and verifying operation
    12.  
      Configuring the IPMI from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    13.  
      Accessing and using the Veritas Remote Management interface
  4. Appendix A. Adding one or more storage shelves to an operating appliance that does not have any storage shelves
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Preparing the appliance
    3.  
      Removing the appliance cover
    4.  
      Installing the Expansion Storage Kit components
    5.  
      Reinstalling the appliance into the rack
    6.  
      Storage shelf rack requirements
    7.  
      Determining rack locations
    8.  
      Installing the storage shelf rails
    9.  
      Installing the storage shelf or shelves into a rack
    10.  
      Understanding appliance and storage shelf connections
    11.  
      Connecting one storage shelf to an appliance
    12.  
      Connecting two storage shelves to an appliance
    13.  
      Connecting three storage shelves to an appliance
    14.  
      Connecting four storage shelves to an appliance
    15.  
      Connecting the network cables
    16.  
      Connecting the power cords
    17.  
      Turning on the hardware and verifying operation
  5. Appendix B. Adding storage shelves to an operating appliance that has at least one storage shelf attached
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
    3.  
      Additional storage shelf scenarios
    4.  
      Installing storage shelves
    5.  
      Recabling
  6. Appendix C. Adding the disk space of additional storage shelves
    1.  
      Adding the disk space of additional storage shelves from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    2.  
      Adding the disk space of additional storage shelves from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console

About the appliance and the storage shelves

The NetBackup 5240 appliance and storage shelves provide storage capacity in several configurations. You can use the appliance by itself to achieve 4TB, 14TB, or 27TB of usable capacity. You can add storage shelves to any appliance to further increase the storage capacity.

You can add up to six Veritas 2U12 49TB Storage Shelves to an existing NetBackup 5240 Appliance with internal storage capacities of 14 terabytes and 27 terabytes. Before you place the system into a production environment, you must migrate all MSDP data from the appliance to the first external storage shelf. After you migrate the MSDP data, the amount of usable storage space may fluctuate, depending on how much storage space the MSDP data pool presently uses.

Refer to the NetBackup 5240 Product Description at the following site for details about usable storage options.

NetBackup Appliance Documentation

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