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

About the client agent

The client agent constantly monitors the appliance hardware and software components. It responds to critical events by collecting problem diagnostics data, system health data, and inventory data and transmitting it securely to Veritas via the Call Home infrastructure. Veritas Support uses the data to aid in diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Appliance hardware monitoring

Call Home monitors the following hardware components as they apply to your specific appliance model:

  • CPU

  • Disk

  • Fan

  • Power supplies

  • Environmental telemetry data

    • System temperatures

    • System voltages

    • Fan speeds

    • BBU charge status

  • RAID controllers

  • RAID volume groups

  • System temperature

  • System board components by the Integrated Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) chip

  • Storage subsystems (shelves and interconnects)

Appliance software monitoring

Software monitoring is based on the appliance model of the monitoring agent.

The client agent monitors the following types of data specific to application configuration and performance.

  • Capacity utilization

  • Firmware

  • MSDP performance

  • Application versions

  • Operating system packages

  • Patches, updates, and Emergency Engineering Binaries (EEBs)