Veritas™ Appliance AutoSupport Reference Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (Version Not Specified)
Platform: Veritas 3340,Veritas 5340,Veritas 5150,Veritas 5350,Veritas 5330,Veritas 5250,Veritas 5240
  1. Product overview
    1.  
      Overview of AutoSupport
    2.  
      About Call Home
  2. Architecture
    1.  
      Introduction to AutoSupport architecture
    2. AutoSupport components
      1.  
        About the client agent
      2.  
        About the Veritas Appliance monitoring infrastructure
      3.  
        About the MyAppliance portal
      4.  
        About the NetInsights Console
      5.  
        Call Home data transmission
  3. Call Home security
    1.  
      Data security standards
    2.  
      How the Call Home data is transmitted
    3.  
      How the Call Home data is received and stored
    4.  
      How long the Call Home data is maintained
    5.  
      Data privacy
  4. Configuring client settings on NetBackup and Access appliances
    1.  
      Enabling and disabling Call Home from the appliance shell menu
    2.  
      Enabling and disabling Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    3.  
      Settings > Notifications > Alert Configuration
    4.  
      Configuring alert settings
  5. Configuring client settings on a Flex appliance
    1.  
      Viewing Call Home information
    2.  
      Configuring Call Home settings
    3.  
      Deleting and disabling Call Home settings
  6. Using the MyAppliance portal
    1.  
      Configuring the MyAppliance portal
    2.  
      Registering an appliance
    3.  
      Obtaining a copy of your Heartbeat packages
    4.  
      Unregistering an appliance
  7. NetBackup Product Improvement Program
    1.  
      About the NetBackup Product Improvement Program
    2.  
      How Veritas uses NetBackup Product Improvement Program data
    3.  
      How NetBackup Product Improvement Program data is transmitted
    4.  
      Data privacy
    5.  
      Enabling or disabling the NetBackup Product Improvement Program
    6.  
      NetBackup Product Improvement Program proxy configurations
  8. Appendix A. Frequently Asked Questions
    1.  
      Frequently asked questions

Overview of AutoSupport

Veritas AutoSupport is a set of infrastructures, processes, and systems that enhance the support experience through proactive monitoring of Veritas Appliance hardware and software. AutoSupport also provides automated error reporting and support case creation.

Through automation, Internet access, and case management integration, Veritas can improve the support process and give our support engineers the tools to solve problems faster. The AutoSupport infrastructure within Veritas analyzes the Call Home data from each appliance to provide proactive customer support and incident response for hardware failures. This feature reduces the need for an administrator to initiate support cases. It also enables Veritas to better understand how customers configure and use appliances, and where improvements would be most beneficial. AutoSupport correlates the Call Home data with other site configuration data held by Veritas, for technical support and error analysis. With AutoSupport, Veritas greatly improves the customer support experience.

This document discusses many aspects of AutoSupport, including architecture (how it works), operation (how to configure it), security and data privacy, and technical detail (the data).

AutoSupport supported platforms

AutoSupport supports the following appliance platforms:

  • NetBackup 5230 Appliance (software version 2.7.1 and above)

  • NetBackup 5330 Appliance (software version 2.7.1 and above)

  • NetBackup 5240 Appliance

  • NetBackup 5340 Appliance

  • Veritas 5150 Appliance

  • Veritas 5250 Appliance

  • Veritas 5340 Appliance

  • Veritas 5350 Appliance

  • Access 3340 Appliance

Additional information

For more information and additional documentation on Veritas appliances, please visit the following Information Stores available on the Veritas website: