Veritas NetBackup™ 52xx Appliance Initial Configuration Guide
- Preparing for initial configuration
- About NetBackup 52xx appliance roles
- About the NetBackup appliance initial configuration checklist
- Initial configuration procedures
- Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup 5240 CloudCatalyst Appliance
- Post configuration procedures
About appliance configuration guidelines
Use the following configuration guidelines when you deploy new appliances:
Table: Appliance configuration guidelines
Connectivity during initial configuration
When you perform the appliance initial configuration, Veritas recommends that you take precautions to avoid loss of connectivity. Any loss of connectivity during initial configuration results in failure.
The computer that you use to configure the appliance should be set up to avoid the following events:
NetBackup Appliance Web Console access
Starting with NetBackup appliance software version 188.8.131.52, the NetBackup Appliance Web Console is accessible only over HTTPS on the default port 443. Port 80 over HTTP has been disabled.
The exception to this change is in NetBackup appliance software version 2.6.1. With that version, the NetBackup Appliance Web Console is accessible only over HTTPS on the default port 80.
Required names and addresses
Before the configuration, gather the following information:
The short host name of the appliance appears as the default storage unit name and the disk pool name.
Default user name and password
New NetBackup appliances are shipped with the following default log-in credentials:
When you perform the initial configuration, you are not required to change the default password. However, to increase the security of your environment you should change the password periodically. Make sure to keep a record of the current password in a secure location.
Default Maintenance user password
The appliance comes configured with a known default password for the Maintenance user account. You should change this password either before or immediately after the initial configuration to prevent unauthorized access to the appliance maintenance mode. Note that you must provide the Maintenance user password to Veritas Technical Support in the event that the appliance requires troubleshooting services.
Each initial configuration procedure includes a step that describes how to change the default Maintenance user password.
Firewall port usage
Make sure that the following ports are open on any firewall that exists between a master server and a media server:
For more information about firewall ports for NetBackup and the NetBackup appliance, see the following tech note on the Veritas Support website:
Media server role
Before you configure a NetBackup appliance as a media server, the master server that you plan to use with it must be updated with the new appliance media server name. Whether the master server is a NetBackup appliance or a traditional NetBackup master server, the name of the new appliance media server must be added to thelist on the master server.
Adding the new appliance media server name to the master server before the new appliance is configured provides the following benefits when performing the initial configuration on the new appliance:
Security certificate requirements
NetBackup Appliance release 3.2 introduces support for external certificate authority certificates. This feature provides an alternative to using the NetBackup Certificate Authority for host verification and security. To configure this appliance as a media server, you have to deploy security certificates on the appliance to trust the master server.
If the master server is operating with an external CA issued certificate only, this appliance media server requires configuration with an issued certificate from the same external CA. For CA certificate provisioning, the Host certificate, Trusted certificate, Private Key certificate file, and the use of a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) are all required to proceed with the media server role configuration.
If the master server uses both an external CA issued certificate and a NetBackup CA-signed certificate, you can choose to configure this media server appliance with a certificate issued by the same external CA or with a NetBackup CA-signed certificate. If the master server is using a NetBackup CA-signed certificate only, a CA certificate and a host ID-based certificate must be deployed from the master server that you plan to use with this appliance. The CA certificate is automatically downloaded and deployed if you select to trust the master server.
To deploy the host ID-based certificate:
Regardless of the master security level, if the appliance is ever factory reset or re-imaged, a reissue token is required when the appliance is reconfigured.
If the security certificates have been deployed on the appliance media server, you are not requested to deploy them again during the role configuration.
For more information about security certificates, refer to the chapter Security certificates in NetBackup in the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.
Disk storage option licenses
The appliance comes with a not for resale (NFR) license key that expires after a specific period of time. The appliance does not provide a warning message that this license key is about to expire. Therefore, Veritas recommends that you change this key to a permanent key after you install and configure the appliance. See the NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide for information and instructions on how to view and change a license key.
Replace the NFR keys with permanent keys before they expire.