Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
  1. About NetBackup 8.2
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.2 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.2 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        External certificate authority certificates supported by NetBackup 8.2
      2.  
        Configure external security certificates from the NetBackup Administration Console
      3.  
        NetBackup supports file-based certificates and Windows certificate store as external certificate sources
      4.  
        Support for NetBackup web UI sign-in with a smart card or software certificate
      5.  
        More backup jobs can start per second
      6.  
        Compression rates and deduplication rates are now reported separately for MSDP storage
      7.  
        RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.2
      8.  
        New API keys feature provides user authentication to APIs and commands
      9.  
        NetBackup 8.2 support additions and changes
      10.  
        NetBackup licensing enhancements
      11.  
        About NAT support in NetBackup
      12.  
        BMR client restores from NetBackup 8.2 servers require NetBackup CA-signed certificates
      13.  
        The update_clients script is no longer available for client pushes
      14.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      15.  
        OpenStack workloads protected with BigData policies
      16.  
        New pre-installation checks added
      17.  
        Assign RBAC roles during UNIX installations
      18.  
        Media server install and upgrade improvements
      19.  
        VxUpdate support for upgrading media servers
      20.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.2
      21.  
        Certificate validation for cloud providers against Certificate Revocation List (CRL)
      22.  
        Configure custom object chunk size for new cloud storage
      23.  
        Change in NetBackup Cloud configuration service
      24.  
        New parameter (CSSC_ALLOW_LEGACY_AUTH) added to support older cloud storage media servers
      25.  
        Backup data to cloud using NetBackup with Amazon Snowball and Amazon Snowball Edge
      26.  
        Auto Image Replication (AIR) and target AIR now support CloudCatalyst storage server
      27.  
        Integrated snapshot management enhancements
      28.  
        New option (reinitialize) added to the csconfig command utility
      29.  
        NetBackup enhancements for VMware
      30.  
        NetBackup protection for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
      31.  
        New Instant Access features
      32.  
        Changes to global resource limits for VMware, RHV, and Hyper-V resources
      33.  
        Enhanced recovery process for Nutanix AHV virtual machines
      34.  
        NetBackup introduces Accelerator support for Nutanix AHV through the upcoming Nutanix AHV plug-in
      35.  
        Enhancements for the Microsoft SQL Server agent
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.2 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Linux daemon shutdown issues
      2.  
        Native installation requirements
      3.  
        NetBackup 8.2 and SUSE 15 installation issue
      4.  
        NetBackup 8.2 and RHEL 8 installation issue
      5.  
        NetBackup servers must use a host name that is compliant with RFC 1123 and RFC 952
      6.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      7.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        NetBackup master server is not supported on a btrfs file system
      2.  
        Non-administrator users in environments with NBAC cannot read or update resource limits
      3.  
        Media servers and backup host must use the same NetBackup version for BigData policies
      4.  
        Backups for workloads that use the BigData policy may fail
      5.  
        OpenStack restore jobs successful even when instance recreation fails
      6.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Terminating a NetBackup Administration Console session from the web UI does not log the user out
      2.  
        Terminating a NetBackup web UI session does not log the user out immediately
      3.  
        Access control methods supported in NetBackup 8.2
      4.  
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
      5.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      6.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      7.  
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
      8.  
        NetBackup Administration Console fails in Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale on Solaris SPARC 64-bit systems with Solaris 10 Update 2 or later
    5. NetBackup API operational notes
      1.  
        NetBackup APIs must be called with percent-encoded URLs
      2.  
        If a restarted backup or snapshot job fails, the job initiator ID no longer appears in the NetBackup Jobs API response
    6. NetBackup Cloud operational notes
      1.  
        OpenStack backup job fails with error 6619
      2.  
        Automated Disaster Recovery recovers VMs with AWS VM import prerequisites
      3.  
        Import and recoverec2 jobs may fail on automated DR servers
      4.  
        Unable to obtain the administrator password to use an AWS EC2 instance that has a Windows OS
      5.  
        Certificate Revocation check using CRL not supported with Veritas Access cloud storage
      6.  
        Storage server may display incorrect value of CRL if SSL is off
    7. NetBackup with Veritas CloudPoint operational notes
      1.  
        CloudPoint 2.x messages are in English for ISM
      2.  
        Image clean-up may fail for Microsoft Azure workloads
    8. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for Hadoop operational notes
        1.  
          Hadoop with Kerberos restore job fails with error 2850
    9. NetBackup deduplication operational notes
      1.  
        Dialog box might become unresponsive when you configure MSDP KMS encryption
    10. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
      2.  
        Certain NetBackup user-defined strings must not contain non-US ASCII characters
    11. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    12. NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport operational notes
      1.  
        Unable to stop the nbftclnt process on the NetBackup client
    13. NetBackup Snapshot Client operational notes
      1.  
        HPE 3PAR array snapshot import fails with status code 4213
      2.  
        Snapshots are deleted after point-in-time rollbacks
      3.  
        Index from Snapshot operation does not populate contents of the snapshot accurately in the catalog
    14. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          Some Pre-Recovery check validations may fail while restoring a VMware VM to an ESXi cluster through the web UI and API
        2.  
          Media servers cannot access the virtualization server, fails with status code 200
        3.  
          NetBackup and vCloud Director support
      2. NetBackup for Hyper-V operational notes
        1.  
          Recovery wizard fails to browse for the selected Hyper-V server
  4. Appendix A. About SORT for NetBackup Users
    1.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    2.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    3.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
  5. Appendix B. NetBackup installation requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup installation requirements
    2.  
      Required operating system patches and updates for NetBackup
    3.  
      NetBackup 8.2 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2.  
      About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
    1.  
      About related NetBackup documents

About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced a new type of container for HP-UX Virtual Partitions (vPars)-enabled servers called Secure Resource Partitions (SRPs). As part of the security changes introduced by SRPs, native HP-UX install tools such as swinstall and swremove are disabled from being executed within the SRP environment. The swinstall and swremove tools can only be called from the global host running vPars, which then pushes the native packages to the SRP containers.

NetBackup installation aborts if you try to install into an HPE Itanium SRP container (private file system, shared file system, or workload). If you install into the global container, a parameter is added to all swremove and swinstall commands to install only to the global view.