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 NIC1 (eth0) port usage on NetBackup appliances
By default, NIC1 (eth0) is factory set to IP address 192.168.229.233. This private network address is reserved to provide a direct connection from a laptop to perform the initial configuration. NIC1 (eth0) is typically not connected to your network environment.
Once the initial configuration has been completed, you can connect NIC1 (eth0) to an administrative network that does not provide any backup data transfer. However, you may need to change the default IP address if your primary network uses the same IP address range. NetBackup appliances do not support the use of any network configuration in the same range as the default IP address for the administrator interface on NIC1 (eth0).
For example, if NIC2 (eth1) is set to the 192.168.x.x IP address range, you must change the default IP address of NIC1 (eth0) to a different IP address range.
To change the IP address for NIC1 (eth0) after the initial configuration has been completed, do one of the following:
From the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
After logging into the appliance, click Network Configuration section, edit the IPv4 address setting for NIC1 (eth0).. In the
For more information, see the NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide.
From the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
After logging into the appliance, use the Network > IPv4 command to change the IP address for NIC1 (eth0).
For more information, see the NetBackup Appliance Command Reference Guide.
If NIC1 (eth0) is not configured on your appliance, checkpoint operations do not work from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console. This issue occurs only if you have removed the IP address configuration for the port. If you encounter this issue, configure the port or use the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu to create a checkpoint or to roll back to one. As a best practice, even if NIC1 (eth0) is not used, make sure that it is configured with an IP address.