Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Administrator's Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-06-27
  1. Overview
    1.  
      About NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      About the Master Server role
    3.  
      About the Media Server role
    4. About accessing the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      1.  
        Web browsers supported by Appliance
      2.  
        Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox
    5. About the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      1.  
        Logging on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      2.  
        Limitations of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      3.  
        Command limitations on appliances that are not configured
    6. About Appliance console components
      1.  
        About using the links on the title bar
      2.  
        Accessing and using help
      3.  
        About using Web browser bookmarks
      4.  
        Avoiding CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)
    7.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance Web Console login page
    8.  
      NetBackup Appliance home page
    9.  
      Common tasks in NetBackup Appliance
    10.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance documentation
  2. Monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    1.  
      About monitoring the NetBackup Appliance
    2. About hardware monitoring and alerts
      1. Monitor > Hardware options
        1.  
          Hardware components that are monitored
      2.  
        About Email notification from a NetBackup appliance
    3. About Symantec Data Center Security on the NetBackup Appliance
      1.  
        Monitor > SDCS Events
      2.  
        Viewing SDCS audit log details
      3.  
        Filtering SDCS audit logs
      4.  
        Setting the SDCS audit log retention specification
      5. About Symantec Data Center Security Downloads
        1.  
          Downloading the SDCS server and console software from the NetBackup appliance
        2.  
          Downloading the IPS and IDS policies from the NetBackup appliance
      6.  
        Connecting to the SDCS server
      7.  
        Revert SDCS to unmanaged mode on a NetBackup appliance
  3. Managing a NetBackup appliance from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1.  
      About the Manage views
    2. About storage configuration
      1.  
        Manage > Storage
      2.  
        Checking partition details
      3.  
        Resizing a partition
      4.  
        Resize dialog
      5.  
        Troubleshooting resize-related issues
      6.  
        Moving a partition
      7.  
        Move <partition> dialog
      8.  
        Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
      9.  
        Scanning storage devices from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      10.  
        Adding the storage space from a newly available disk
      11.  
        Removing an existing storage disk
      12.  
        Monitoring the progress of storage manipulation tasks
      13.  
        Scanning storage devices using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      14. About Copilot functionality and share management
        1.  
          About Optimized Shares and the Optimized Share Reserve
        2.  
          Creating a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        3.  
          Viewing Share information from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        4.  
          Editing a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        5.  
          Resizing a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        6.  
          Moving a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        7.  
          Deleting a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        8.  
          NFS export options
        9.  
          Creating the Optimized Share Reserve from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        10.  
          Deleting the optimized share reserve from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      15. About viewing storage space information using the Show command
        1.  
          Viewing all storage information
        2.  
          Viewing disk information
        3.  
          Viewing partition information
        4.  
          Viewing the partition distribution on disks
      16.  
        About storage email alerts
    3. About appliance supported tape devices
      1.  
        Adding external robots to the NetBackup appliance
    4. About configuring Host parameters for your appliance
      1.  
        Manage > Host > Data Buffer options
      2.  
        Configuring data buffer parameters
      3.  
        Manage > Host > Lifecycle options
      4.  
        Configuring lifecycle parameters
      5. About configuring deduplication solutions
        1.  
          Adding the deduplication solution to a 5230 media appliance
        2.  
          Manage > Host > Deduplication
        3.  
          Configuring deduplication parameters
      6. About BMR integration
        1.  
          Manage > Host > Advanced options
        2.  
          Enabling BMR from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      7. Manage > Host > IPMI options
        1.  
          Resetting the IPMI
    5. Manage > Appliance Restore
      1. About creating an appliance checkpoint
        1.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint
        2.  
          Checkpoint creation status
        3.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      2. About rollback to a checkpoint
        1.  
          About appliance rollback
        2.  
          About appliance rollback validation
        3.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        4.  
          About checkpoint rollback status
        5.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      3. About NetBackup appliance factory reset
        1.  
          Factory reset best practices
        2.  
          Starting a factory reset from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        3.  
          About factory reset status
        4.  
          Starting a factory reset from the appliance shell menu
    6. Manage > License
      1.  
        Managing license keys on the NetBackup Appliance
      2.  
        Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    7. Software release updates for NetBackup Appliances
      1.  
        Manage > Software Updates
      2. Methods for downloading appliance software release updates
        1.  
          Downloading software updates directly to a NetBackup appliance
        2.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using a client share
      3.  
        Installing a NetBackup appliance software update using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      4.  
        Appliance servers to upgrade
      5.  
        Software Updates Installation Status
      6.  
        Installing an EEB
      7. About installing NetBackup Administration Console and client software
        1.  
          Installing NetBackup client software through CIFS and NFS shares
        2.  
          Downloading NetBackup client packages to a client from a NetBackup Appliance
        3.  
          Downloading the NetBackup Administration Console to a Windows computer from a NetBackup Appliance
        4.  
          Troubleshooting the NetBackup-Java Administration Console on a non-English Windows system
    8. Manage > Additional Servers
      1.  
        Managing additional servers to the appliance
    9.  
      Manage > Certificates
  4. Managing NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Expanding the bandwidth on the NetBackup appliance
    2.  
      About configuring the maximum transmission unit size
    3. About OpenStorage plugin installation
      1.  
        Installing OpenStorage plugin
      2.  
        Uninstalling OpenStorage plugin
    4. About mounting a remote NFS
      1.  
        Mounting a remote NFS drive
      2.  
        Unmounting an NFS drive
    5. About running NetBackup commands from the appliance
      1. About NetBackup administrator capabilities
        1.  
          Running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup Appliance
        2. Creating a NetBackup touch file from the NetBackup Appliance
          1.  
            Loading the NetBackup notify scripts
        3.  
          About NetBackup operating system commands
        4.  
          Best practices for running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup Appliance
        5.  
          Known limitations of running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup Appliance
      2. Creating NetBackup administrator user accounts
        1.  
          Logging on as a NetBackup administrator
        2.  
          Managing NetBackup administrator user account passwords
        3.  
          Auditing NetBackup administrator accounts
      3.  
        Deleting NetBackup administrator user accounts
      4.  
        Viewing NetBackup administrator user accounts
    6. About Auto Image Replication between appliances
      1. About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          Adding a trusted master server
        2.  
          Prerequisites for Auto Image Replication
        3. Configuring a replication target
          1.  
            Determining the appliance deduplication password
      2.  
        About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances and deduplication appliances
    7. About forwarding logs to an external server
      1.  
        Uploading certificates for TLS
      2.  
        Enabling log forwarding
      3.  
        Changing the log forwarding interval
      4.  
        Viewing the log forwarding configuration
      5.  
        Disabling log forwarding
  5. Understanding the NetBackup appliance settings
    1.  
      About modifying the appliance settings
    2. Settings > Notifications
      1. Settings > Notifications > Alert Configuration
        1.  
          Configuring Alert Configuration settings
        2. About SNMP
          1.  
            About the Management Information Base (MIB)
        3. About Call Home
          1.  
            Configuring Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          2.  
            Enabling and disabling Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          3.  
            Configuring a Call Home proxy server from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          4.  
            Understanding the Call Home workflow
          5.  
            About the Product Improvement Program
      2. Settings > Notifications > Login Banner
        1.  
          Creating the appliance login banner
        2.  
          Removing the appliance login banner
      3. Settings > Notification > Registration
        1.  
          About AutoSupport
    3. Settings > Network
      1.  
        VLAN configuration for NetBackup Appliances
      2. Settings > Network > Network Settings
        1.  
          NetBackup 5330 compute node Ethernet port configurations
        2. About WAN Optimization
          1.  
            How to enable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network interface port bond
          2.  
            How to disable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network bond
          3.  
            Viewing the WAN optimization status
        3.  
          Network and VLAN configuration guidelines
        4.  
          Creating a bond
        5.  
          Tagging VLAN
        6.  
          Adding static route
      3. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
        1.  
          About the HBA port mode configuration table
        2.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport media sever settings
        3.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        4.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      4. Settings > Network > Host
        1.  
          Changing DNS and Host Name Resolution (non-DNS) configuration settings
      5.  
        About IPv4-IPv6-based network support
    4.  
      Settings > Date and Time
    5. Settings > Authentication
      1. About configuring user authentication
        1.  
          Generic user authentication guidelines
      2. About authorizing NetBackup appliance users
        1.  
          NetBackup Appliance user role privileges
      3.  
        Settings > Authentication
      4. Settings > Authentication > LDAP
        1.  
          Adding an LDAP server configuration
        2.  
          Importing an LDAP server configuration
        3.  
          Setting the SSL certification
        4.  
          Exporting an LDAP configuration
        5.  
          Unconfiguring LDAP user authentication
        6.  
          Enabling the LDAP server configuration
        7.  
          Disabling the LDAP server configuration
        8.  
          Deleting LDAP configuration parameters
        9.  
          Adding LDAP configuration parameters
        10.  
          Adding an LDAP attribute mapping
        11.  
          Deleting an LDAP attribute mapping
      5. Settings > Authentication > Active Directory
        1.  
          Adding an Active Directory server configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Active Directory user authentication
      6. Settings > Authentication > Kerberos-NIS
        1.  
          Adding a Kerberos-NIS authentication configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Kerberos-NIS user authentication
      7. Settings > Authentication > User Management
        1.  
          Adding appliance users
        2.  
          Deleting appliance users
        3.  
          Adding appliance user groups
        4.  
          Deleting appliance user groups
        5.  
          Granting roles to users and user groups
        6.  
          Revoking roles from users and user groups
        7.  
          Synchronizing the user groups
    6.  
      Settings > Password Management
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Troubleshooting and tuning appliance from the Appliance Diagnostics Center
    2.  
      Viewing log files using the Support command
    3.  
      Where to find NetBackup Appliance log files using the Browse command
    4.  
      About disaster recovery
    5.  
      Gathering device logs with the DataCollect command
    6.  
      Setting a NetBackup 5330 storage shelf component to the Service Allowed mode
  7. Deduplication pool catalog backup and recovery
    1.  
      Deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    2.  
      Automatic configuration of the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    3.  
      Manually configuring the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    4.  
      Manually updating the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    5.  
      Recovering the deduplication pool catalog

About NetBackup appliances

NetBackup appliances provide 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.

The appliances are rack-mount servers that run on the Linux operating system. NetBackup Enterprise Server software is already installed and configured to work with the operating system, the disk storage units, and the robotic tape device.

You can determine what role you want to configure the appliance to perform. You can choose to configure a 52xx appliance as follows:

  • As a master server appliance

  • As a media server for use with an existing master server appliance

  • As a media server for use in an existing NetBackup environment

With each of these 52xx configurations, you get the added benefit of internal disk storage.

Note:

52xx refers to 5220 and later models. See the NetBackup Appliance Release Notes for details.

A 5330 appliance is configured as a media server by default. You can choose to configure a 5330 appliance as follows:

  • As a media server for use with an existing master server appliance

  • As a media server for use in an existing NetBackup environment

Note:

The 5330 appliance does not have internal disk space available for backups or storage. The space available from the Primary Storage Shelf and up to two Expansion Storage Shelves can be used for backups.

This appliance version allows for easy expansion of existing NetBackup environments that have NetBackup 8.0 or greater installed. The appliance also includes its own browser-based interface. This interface is used for local administration of the network, internal disk storage, tape libraries and much more.

NetBackup appliances support the following features:

  • Two interfaces for appliance configuration and management:

    • The NetBackup Appliance Web Console is a web-based graphical user interface. It lets you monitor and manage the specific appliance. This interface is compatible with Internet Explorer versions 10.0 and later, and Mozilla Firefox versions 31.0 and later.

    • The NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu is a command line driven interface. For a complete description of all appliance commands, refer to the following document:

      NetBackup Appliance Command Reference Guide

  • Configuration H of the NetBackup 5240 appliance supports iSCSI connections. See the NetBackup Appliance iSCSI Guide for reference.

  • Copilot enables Oracle database administrators to work with NetBackup appliance administrators to perform a streamlined backup and restore process of Oracle databases.

  • The NetBackup 5330 Appliance supports a second Expansion Storage Shelf. You can add a second shelf to a new or an existing system.

    Refer to the NetBackup 5330 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide for instructions on how to install a second shelf.

  • The Primary Storage Shelf and the Expansion Storage Shelf now support 6TB disks, an enhancement over the previous 3TB disks.

    Note:

    Individual storage shelves contain either the 3TB disks or the 6TB disks, but not both.

    For more information on the hardware enhancements, refer to the NetBackup 5330 Appliance Product Description Guide.

  • Starting with NetBackup appliance version 2.7.1, you can use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as the appliance host name.

  • Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) is supported on all 52xx and 5330 appliances. MSDP offers up to the maximum available capacity on a 52xx and 5330 appliance.

  • Starting with NetBackup appliance version 2.7.3, the NetBackup Cloud Storage of data backups and restores are enabled by default on the NetBackup appliances.

    For complete details, refer to the NetBackup Cloud Administrator's Guide

  • Backup of VMware virtual machines. NetBackup appliance supports direct backup of VMware virtual machines. The appliance can back up virtual machines without a separate Windows system as backup host.

  • Symantec Data Center Security (SDCS) integration. The SDCS agent is installed and configured when you initially configure your appliance. By default, SDCS operates in unmanaged mode and helps secure the appliance using host-based intrusion prevention and detection technology. In managed mode, this agent ensures that the appliance audit logs are sent to an external SDCS server to be validated and verified.

  • BMR integration. When the appliance is configured as a master server, you can enable Bare Metal Restore (BMR) from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.

  • IPv4-IPv6 network support. The NetBackup appliances are supported on a dual stack IPv4-IPv6 network. The NetBackup appliance can communicate with, back up, and restore an IPv6 client. You can assign an IPv6 address to an appliance, configure DNS, and routing to include IPv6 based systems. The NetBackup Appliance Web Console can be used to enter information about both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

  • ACSLS Support. This feature facilitates configuration of NetBackup ACS robotics on the NetBackup appliance. The appliance administrator can change the ACSLS entries in the vm.conf file on the local appliance.

  • NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport. SAN Client is a NetBackup optional feature that provides high-speed backups and restores of NetBackup clients. Fibre Transport is the name of the NetBackup high-speed data transport method that is part of the SAN Client feature. The backup and restore traffic occurs over a SAN, and NetBackup server and client administration traffic occurs over the LAN.

  • Starting with software version 2.7.3, you can duplicate data between NetBackup 52xx or 5330 appliances using Fibre Transport. The supported data transfer methods are optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication. To use this feature, both the source host and target host must use the appliance software version 2.7.3 or later.

  • NetBackup preinstalled. Simplifies the deployment and integration into an existing NetBackup environment.

    Note:

    The Enhanced Auditing feature that was released in NetBackup version 7.7 is not currently supported for use on NetBackup appliances. This feature should not be configured or enabled on a NetBackup appliance.

  • Tape out option. The appliance includes a gigabit, dual-port Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA).

    Multiple FC ports can be used for tape out, as long as they are solely dedicated to the tape out function. For more information, refer to the Veritas NetBackup Appliance Network Ports Reference Guide.

  • Hardware component monitoring. The appliance can monitor key hardware components such as the CPU, disks, memory, power supply modules, and fans. In addition, the appliance provides an optional Call Home feature that allows proactive monitoring and messaging of these NetBackup components.

  • The NetBackup appliances support the core NetBackup software agents. The NetBackup agents optimize the performance of critical databases and applications.

    See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume I for more information about the policy types that are supported for each software agent. And for the latest NetBackup appliance compatibility information, refer to the Hardware Compatibility List on the Support website.

    www.netbackup.com/compatibility

  • Flexible hardware configuration. The appliance can be ordered in a variety of configurations to provide the necessary Ethernet ports. Along with the built-in Ethernet ports on the motherboard, expansion cards can be specified to provide additional 1 GB or 10 GB Ethernet ports. Dual-port and quad-port expansion cards are supported.

For more information about hardware configuration, refer to the NetBackup Hardware Installation Guide and NetBackup Appliance and Storage Shelf Product Description for the appropriate platform.

The following describes how you can incorporate this appliance into your current NetBackup environment:

Replace unsupported media servers

Replace an existing media server that runs on a platform that is not supported in NetBackup 8.0.

Add deduplication capability

  • Add the appliance to an existing NetBackup environment or replace an existing media server that does not support deduplication.

  • Configure MSDP partition on the Appliance for deduplication capability.

Use AdvancedDisk for non-deduplicated backups

  • AdvancedDisk can provide faster restore operation but is not space-optimized like MSDP. This is a good solution for backups that include strict tape out schedules. Backups can be expired after duplication to MSDP and space on AdvancedDisk freed up for next day backups.

Add more storage capability

Add storage capability to existing NetBackup 8.0 and greater environments.

  • Built-in appliance disk storage for 52xx appliances

    The internal disks can be used for additional backup storage on a 52xx appliance.

    Note:

    The 5330 appliance does not have internal disk space available for backups or storage. The space available from the Primary Storage Shelf and up to two Expansion Storage Shelves can be used for storage.

  • Additional external storage

    The Storage Shelf is an external unit that provides additional disk storage space. You can add up to four of these units to a NetBackup 5220, 5230, or a 5240 appliance.

    If you need or want to add a Storage Shelf to an existing or an operational NetBackup appliance, your appliance may first require a hardware and/or a memory upgrade. For more information, contact your NetBackup appliance representative about your expansion needs.

Tape backup

The appliance includes a Fibre Channel host bus adapter card for a TLD tape storage device for archive support.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
    1.  
      About NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      About the Master Server role
    3.  
      About the Media Server role
    4. About accessing the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      1.  
        Web browsers supported by Appliance
      2.  
        Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox
    5. About the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      1.  
        Logging on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      2.  
        Limitations of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      3.  
        Command limitations on appliances that are not configured
    6. About Appliance console components
      1.  
        About using the links on the title bar
      2.  
        Accessing and using help
      3.  
        About using Web browser bookmarks
      4.  
        Avoiding CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)
    7.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance Web Console login page
    8.  
      NetBackup Appliance home page
    9.  
      Common tasks in NetBackup Appliance
    10.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance documentation
  2. Monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    1.  
      About monitoring the NetBackup Appliance
    2. About hardware monitoring and alerts
      1. Monitor > Hardware options
        1.  
          Hardware components that are monitored
      2.  
        About Email notification from a NetBackup appliance
    3. About Symantec Data Center Security on the NetBackup Appliance
      1.  
        Monitor > SDCS Events
      2.  
        Viewing SDCS audit log details
      3.  
        Filtering SDCS audit logs
      4.  
        Setting the SDCS audit log retention specification
      5. About Symantec Data Center Security Downloads
        1.  
          Downloading the SDCS server and console software from the NetBackup appliance
        2.  
          Downloading the IPS and IDS policies from the NetBackup appliance
      6.  
        Connecting to the SDCS server
      7.  
        Revert SDCS to unmanaged mode on a NetBackup appliance
  3. Managing a NetBackup appliance from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1.  
      About the Manage views
    2. About storage configuration
      1.  
        Manage > Storage
      2.  
        Checking partition details
      3.  
        Resizing a partition
      4.  
        Resize dialog
      5.  
        Troubleshooting resize-related issues
      6.  
        Moving a partition
      7.  
        Move <partition> dialog
      8.  
        Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
      9.  
        Scanning storage devices from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      10.  
        Adding the storage space from a newly available disk
      11.  
        Removing an existing storage disk
      12.  
        Monitoring the progress of storage manipulation tasks
      13.  
        Scanning storage devices using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      14. About Copilot functionality and share management
        1.  
          About Optimized Shares and the Optimized Share Reserve
        2.  
          Creating a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        3.  
          Viewing Share information from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        4.  
          Editing a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        5.  
          Resizing a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        6.  
          Moving a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        7.  
          Deleting a Share from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        8.  
          NFS export options
        9.  
          Creating the Optimized Share Reserve from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        10.  
          Deleting the optimized share reserve from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      15. About viewing storage space information using the Show command
        1.  
          Viewing all storage information
        2.  
          Viewing disk information
        3.  
          Viewing partition information
        4.  
          Viewing the partition distribution on disks
      16.  
        About storage email alerts
    3. About appliance supported tape devices
      1.  
        Adding external robots to the NetBackup appliance
    4. About configuring Host parameters for your appliance
      1.  
        Manage > Host > Data Buffer options
      2.  
        Configuring data buffer parameters
      3.  
        Manage > Host > Lifecycle options
      4.  
        Configuring lifecycle parameters
      5. About configuring deduplication solutions
        1.  
          Adding the deduplication solution to a 5230 media appliance
        2.  
          Manage > Host > Deduplication
        3.  
          Configuring deduplication parameters
      6. About BMR integration
        1.  
          Manage > Host > Advanced options
        2.  
          Enabling BMR from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      7. Manage > Host > IPMI options
        1.  
          Resetting the IPMI
    5. Manage > Appliance Restore
      1. About creating an appliance checkpoint
        1.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint
        2.  
          Checkpoint creation status
        3.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      2. About rollback to a checkpoint
        1.  
          About appliance rollback
        2.  
          About appliance rollback validation
        3.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        4.  
          About checkpoint rollback status
        5.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      3. About NetBackup appliance factory reset
        1.  
          Factory reset best practices
        2.  
          Starting a factory reset from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        3.  
          About factory reset status
        4.  
          Starting a factory reset from the appliance shell menu
    6. Manage > License
      1.  
        Managing license keys on the NetBackup Appliance
      2.  
        Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    7. Software release updates for NetBackup Appliances
      1.  
        Manage > Software Updates
      2. Methods for downloading appliance software release updates
        1.  
          Downloading software updates directly to a NetBackup appliance
        2.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using a client share
      3.  
        Installing a NetBackup appliance software update using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      4.  
        Appliance servers to upgrade
      5.  
        Software Updates Installation Status
      6.  
        Installing an EEB
      7. About installing NetBackup Administration Console and client software
        1.  
          Installing NetBackup client software through CIFS and NFS shares
        2.  
          Downloading NetBackup client packages to a client from a NetBackup Appliance
        3.  
          Downloading the NetBackup Administration Console to a Windows computer from a NetBackup Appliance
        4.  
          Troubleshooting the NetBackup-Java Administration Console on a non-English Windows system
    8. Manage > Additional Servers
      1.  
        Managing additional servers to the appliance
    9.  
      Manage > Certificates
  4. Managing NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Expanding the bandwidth on the NetBackup appliance
    2.  
      About configuring the maximum transmission unit size
    3. About OpenStorage plugin installation
      1.  
        Installing OpenStorage plugin
      2.  
        Uninstalling OpenStorage plugin
    4. About mounting a remote NFS
      1.  
        Mounting a remote NFS drive
      2.  
        Unmounting an NFS drive
    5. About running NetBackup commands from the appliance
      1. About NetBackup administrator capabilities
        1.  
          Running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup Appliance
        2. Creating a NetBackup touch file from the NetBackup Appliance
          1.  
            Loading the NetBackup notify scripts
        3.  
          About NetBackup operating system commands
        4.  
          Best practices for running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup Appliance
        5.  
          Known limitations of running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup Appliance
      2. Creating NetBackup administrator user accounts
        1.  
          Logging on as a NetBackup administrator
        2.  
          Managing NetBackup administrator user account passwords
        3.  
          Auditing NetBackup administrator accounts
      3.  
        Deleting NetBackup administrator user accounts
      4.  
        Viewing NetBackup administrator user accounts
    6. About Auto Image Replication between appliances
      1. About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          Adding a trusted master server
        2.  
          Prerequisites for Auto Image Replication
        3. Configuring a replication target
          1.  
            Determining the appliance deduplication password
      2.  
        About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances and deduplication appliances
    7. About forwarding logs to an external server
      1.  
        Uploading certificates for TLS
      2.  
        Enabling log forwarding
      3.  
        Changing the log forwarding interval
      4.  
        Viewing the log forwarding configuration
      5.  
        Disabling log forwarding
  5. Understanding the NetBackup appliance settings
    1.  
      About modifying the appliance settings
    2. Settings > Notifications
      1. Settings > Notifications > Alert Configuration
        1.  
          Configuring Alert Configuration settings
        2. About SNMP
          1.  
            About the Management Information Base (MIB)
        3. About Call Home
          1.  
            Configuring Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          2.  
            Enabling and disabling Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          3.  
            Configuring a Call Home proxy server from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          4.  
            Understanding the Call Home workflow
          5.  
            About the Product Improvement Program
      2. Settings > Notifications > Login Banner
        1.  
          Creating the appliance login banner
        2.  
          Removing the appliance login banner
      3. Settings > Notification > Registration
        1.  
          About AutoSupport
    3. Settings > Network
      1.  
        VLAN configuration for NetBackup Appliances
      2. Settings > Network > Network Settings
        1.  
          NetBackup 5330 compute node Ethernet port configurations
        2. About WAN Optimization
          1.  
            How to enable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network interface port bond
          2.  
            How to disable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network bond
          3.  
            Viewing the WAN optimization status
        3.  
          Network and VLAN configuration guidelines
        4.  
          Creating a bond
        5.  
          Tagging VLAN
        6.  
          Adding static route
      3. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
        1.  
          About the HBA port mode configuration table
        2.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport media sever settings
        3.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        4.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      4. Settings > Network > Host
        1.  
          Changing DNS and Host Name Resolution (non-DNS) configuration settings
      5.  
        About IPv4-IPv6-based network support
    4.  
      Settings > Date and Time
    5. Settings > Authentication
      1. About configuring user authentication
        1.  
          Generic user authentication guidelines
      2. About authorizing NetBackup appliance users
        1.  
          NetBackup Appliance user role privileges
      3.  
        Settings > Authentication
      4. Settings > Authentication > LDAP
        1.  
          Adding an LDAP server configuration
        2.  
          Importing an LDAP server configuration
        3.  
          Setting the SSL certification
        4.  
          Exporting an LDAP configuration
        5.  
          Unconfiguring LDAP user authentication
        6.  
          Enabling the LDAP server configuration
        7.  
          Disabling the LDAP server configuration
        8.  
          Deleting LDAP configuration parameters
        9.  
          Adding LDAP configuration parameters
        10.  
          Adding an LDAP attribute mapping
        11.  
          Deleting an LDAP attribute mapping
      5. Settings > Authentication > Active Directory
        1.  
          Adding an Active Directory server configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Active Directory user authentication
      6. Settings > Authentication > Kerberos-NIS
        1.  
          Adding a Kerberos-NIS authentication configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Kerberos-NIS user authentication
      7. Settings > Authentication > User Management
        1.  
          Adding appliance users
        2.  
          Deleting appliance users
        3.  
          Adding appliance user groups
        4.  
          Deleting appliance user groups
        5.  
          Granting roles to users and user groups
        6.  
          Revoking roles from users and user groups
        7.  
          Synchronizing the user groups
    6.  
      Settings > Password Management
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Troubleshooting and tuning appliance from the Appliance Diagnostics Center
    2.  
      Viewing log files using the Support command
    3.  
      Where to find NetBackup Appliance log files using the Browse command
    4.  
      About disaster recovery
    5.  
      Gathering device logs with the DataCollect command
    6.  
      Setting a NetBackup 5330 storage shelf component to the Service Allowed mode
  7. Deduplication pool catalog backup and recovery
    1.  
      Deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    2.  
      Automatic configuration of the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    3.  
      Manually configuring the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    4.  
      Manually updating the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    5.  
      Recovering the deduplication pool catalog

About NetBackup appliances

NetBackup appliances provide 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.

The appliances are rack-mount servers that run on the Linux operating system. NetBackup Enterprise Server software is already installed and configured to work with the operating system, the disk storage units, and the robotic tape device.

You can determine what role you want to configure the appliance to perform. You can choose to configure a 52xx appliance as follows:

  • As a master server appliance

  • As a media server for use with an existing master server appliance

  • As a media server for use in an existing NetBackup environment

With each of these 52xx configurations, you get the added benefit of internal disk storage.

Note:

52xx refers to 5220 and later models. See the NetBackup Appliance Release Notes for details.

A 5330 appliance is configured as a media server by default. You can choose to configure a 5330 appliance as follows:

  • As a media server for use with an existing master server appliance

  • As a media server for use in an existing NetBackup environment

Note:

The 5330 appliance does not have internal disk space available for backups or storage. The space available from the Primary Storage Shelf and up to two Expansion Storage Shelves can be used for backups.

This appliance version allows for easy expansion of existing NetBackup environments that have NetBackup 8.0 or greater installed. The appliance also includes its own browser-based interface. This interface is used for local administration of the network, internal disk storage, tape libraries and much more.

NetBackup appliances support the following features:

  • Two interfaces for appliance configuration and management:

    • The NetBackup Appliance Web Console is a web-based graphical user interface. It lets you monitor and manage the specific appliance. This interface is compatible with Internet Explorer versions 10.0 and later, and Mozilla Firefox versions 31.0 and later.

    • The NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu is a command line driven interface. For a complete description of all appliance commands, refer to the following document:

      NetBackup Appliance Command Reference Guide

  • Configuration H of the NetBackup 5240 appliance supports iSCSI connections. See the NetBackup Appliance iSCSI Guide for reference.

  • Copilot enables Oracle database administrators to work with NetBackup appliance administrators to perform a streamlined backup and restore process of Oracle databases.

  • The NetBackup 5330 Appliance supports a second Expansion Storage Shelf. You can add a second shelf to a new or an existing system.

    Refer to the NetBackup 5330 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide for instructions on how to install a second shelf.

  • The Primary Storage Shelf and the Expansion Storage Shelf now support 6TB disks, an enhancement over the previous 3TB disks.

    Note:

    Individual storage shelves contain either the 3TB disks or the 6TB disks, but not both.

    For more information on the hardware enhancements, refer to the NetBackup 5330 Appliance Product Description Guide.

  • Starting with NetBackup appliance version 2.7.1, you can use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as the appliance host name.

  • Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) is supported on all 52xx and 5330 appliances. MSDP offers up to the maximum available capacity on a 52xx and 5330 appliance.

  • Starting with NetBackup appliance version 2.7.3, the NetBackup Cloud Storage of data backups and restores are enabled by default on the NetBackup appliances.

    For complete details, refer to the NetBackup Cloud Administrator's Guide

  • Backup of VMware virtual machines. NetBackup appliance supports direct backup of VMware virtual machines. The appliance can back up virtual machines without a separate Windows system as backup host.

  • Symantec Data Center Security (SDCS) integration. The SDCS agent is installed and configured when you initially configure your appliance. By default, SDCS operates in unmanaged mode and helps secure the appliance using host-based intrusion prevention and detection technology. In managed mode, this agent ensures that the appliance audit logs are sent to an external SDCS server to be validated and verified.

  • BMR integration. When the appliance is configured as a master server, you can enable Bare Metal Restore (BMR) from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.

  • IPv4-IPv6 network support. The NetBackup appliances are supported on a dual stack IPv4-IPv6 network. The NetBackup appliance can communicate with, back up, and restore an IPv6 client. You can assign an IPv6 address to an appliance, configure DNS, and routing to include IPv6 based systems. The NetBackup Appliance Web Console can be used to enter information about both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

  • ACSLS Support. This feature facilitates configuration of NetBackup ACS robotics on the NetBackup appliance. The appliance administrator can change the ACSLS entries in the vm.conf file on the local appliance.

  • NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport. SAN Client is a NetBackup optional feature that provides high-speed backups and restores of NetBackup clients. Fibre Transport is the name of the NetBackup high-speed data transport method that is part of the SAN Client feature. The backup and restore traffic occurs over a SAN, and NetBackup server and client administration traffic occurs over the LAN.

  • Starting with software version 2.7.3, you can duplicate data between NetBackup 52xx or 5330 appliances using Fibre Transport. The supported data transfer methods are optimized duplication and Auto Image Replication. To use this feature, both the source host and target host must use the appliance software version 2.7.3 or later.

  • NetBackup preinstalled. Simplifies the deployment and integration into an existing NetBackup environment.

    Note:

    The Enhanced Auditing feature that was released in NetBackup version 7.7 is not currently supported for use on NetBackup appliances. This feature should not be configured or enabled on a NetBackup appliance.

  • Tape out option. The appliance includes a gigabit, dual-port Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA).

    Multiple FC ports can be used for tape out, as long as they are solely dedicated to the tape out function. For more information, refer to the Veritas NetBackup Appliance Network Ports Reference Guide.

  • Hardware component monitoring. The appliance can monitor key hardware components such as the CPU, disks, memory, power supply modules, and fans. In addition, the appliance provides an optional Call Home feature that allows proactive monitoring and messaging of these NetBackup components.

  • The NetBackup appliances support the core NetBackup software agents. The NetBackup agents optimize the performance of critical databases and applications.

    See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume I for more information about the policy types that are supported for each software agent. And for the latest NetBackup appliance compatibility information, refer to the Hardware Compatibility List on the Support website.

    www.netbackup.com/compatibility

  • Flexible hardware configuration. The appliance can be ordered in a variety of configurations to provide the necessary Ethernet ports. Along with the built-in Ethernet ports on the motherboard, expansion cards can be specified to provide additional 1 GB or 10 GB Ethernet ports. Dual-port and quad-port expansion cards are supported.

For more information about hardware configuration, refer to the NetBackup Hardware Installation Guide and NetBackup Appliance and Storage Shelf Product Description for the appropriate platform.

The following describes how you can incorporate this appliance into your current NetBackup environment:

Replace unsupported media servers

Replace an existing media server that runs on a platform that is not supported in NetBackup 8.0.

Add deduplication capability

  • Add the appliance to an existing NetBackup environment or replace an existing media server that does not support deduplication.

  • Configure MSDP partition on the Appliance for deduplication capability.

Use AdvancedDisk for non-deduplicated backups

  • AdvancedDisk can provide faster restore operation but is not space-optimized like MSDP. This is a good solution for backups that include strict tape out schedules. Backups can be expired after duplication to MSDP and space on AdvancedDisk freed up for next day backups.

Add more storage capability

Add storage capability to existing NetBackup 8.0 and greater environments.

  • Built-in appliance disk storage for 52xx appliances

    The internal disks can be used for additional backup storage on a 52xx appliance.

    Note:

    The 5330 appliance does not have internal disk space available for backups or storage. The space available from the Primary Storage Shelf and up to two Expansion Storage Shelves can be used for storage.

  • Additional external storage

    The Storage Shelf is an external unit that provides additional disk storage space. You can add up to four of these units to a NetBackup 5220, 5230, or a 5240 appliance.

    If you need or want to add a Storage Shelf to an existing or an operational NetBackup appliance, your appliance may first require a hardware and/or a memory upgrade. For more information, contact your NetBackup appliance representative about your expansion needs.

Tape backup

The appliance includes a Fibre Channel host bus adapter card for a TLD tape storage device for archive support.

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