Veritas NetBackup™ Virtual Appliance Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (3.1.2 (Virtual))
  1. Product overview
    1. NetBackup Virtual Appliance product description
      1.  
        About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server role
      2.  
        About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server role
      3.  
        About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server role
      4.  
        About NetBackup Virtual Appliance CloudCatalyst
    2.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance supported features
    3.  
      About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance documentation
  2. Preparing the initial deployment
    1.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance product files (OVF templates)
    2.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance deployment methods
    3. NetBackup Virtual Appliance deployment guidelines
      1.  
        NetBackup Virtual Appliance initial deployment checklist
    4.  
      Troubleshooting NetBackup Virtual Appliance initial deployment issues
  3. Deploying and configuring the appliance
    1. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a combined master and media server appliance
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a combined master and media server appliance
      3.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server
      4.  
        Completing the initial configuration of the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server
    2. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a media server appliance
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a media server appliance
      3.  
        Configuring a master server to communicate with an appliance media server
      4.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server
    3. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a master server
      3.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server
    4. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance CloudCatalyst
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a CloudCatalyst appliance
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a CloudCatalyst appliance
      3.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance CloudCatalyst
  4. Post initial configuration procedures
    1.  
      About modifying the NetBackup Virtual Appliance settings
    2.  
      Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    3.  
      Managing license keys on the NetBackup Virtual Appliance
  5. Introduction to the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Using the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu
    2.  
      About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu command views
  6. Appendix A. Limitations and Operational Notes
    1.  
      Known limitations of the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.1.2 release
    2.  
      Operational Notes for the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.1.2 release
  7. Appendix B. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.1.2 new features, enhancements, and changes

NetBackup Virtual Appliance product description

The NetBackup Virtual Appliance product is a scalable data protection solution that is designed to integrate NetBackup solutions into your virtual environment. It provides an alternative to existing NetBackup physical appliance solutions to let you use your own hardware and leverage your existing NetBackup expertise.

The NetBackup Virtual Appliance product provides the following solutions:

  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server

    The NetBackup Virtual Appliance provides a dedicated NetBackup master server solution for deployment in a virtual environment. It provides the capabilities of a regular NetBackup master server, but requires minimal on-site infrastructure management expertise.

    See About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server role.

  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server for remote offices and branch offices (ROBO)

    The NetBackup Virtual Appliance provides a combined master and media server solution for a remote office or branch office. It provides a lower-cost alternative to existing NetBackup Appliance solutions for environments with smaller data protection requirements, and requires minimal on-site infrastructure management expertise. You can configure the NetBackup Virtual Appliance to link back to NetBackup in the data center for replication of remote office or branch office data.

    Note:

    The NetBackup Virtual Appliance with the combined master and media server role does not support adding an additional media server.

    See About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server role.

  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server for data centers (DC)

    The NetBackup Virtual Appliance provides a media server solution for data centers. It can scale up in the number of instances and storage capacity to meet the growing requirement of data protection in data centers. You can use NetBackup to replicate data from the NetBackup Virtual Appliance to other sites for disaster recovery.

    See About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server role.

  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance CloudCatalyst

    The NetBackup Virtual Appliance CloudCatalyst is a customized media server configuration that specifically supports NetBackup CloudCatalyst deduplication in a virtual environment. It provides a lower-cost alternative to the existing NetBackup 5240 CloudCatalyst Appiance.

    See About NetBackup Virtual Appliance CloudCatalyst.

The NetBackup Virtual Appliance provides a simplified solution for NetBackup configuration and the daily management of your backup environment. The goal is to provide a solution that eliminates the need to provide dedicated individuals to manage their backup environment.