Veritas NetBackup™ Virtual Appliance Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (3.3.0.1)
Platform: NetBackup Virtual Appliance
  1. Product overview
    1. NetBackup Virtual Appliance product description
      1.  
        About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server role
      2.  
        About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server role
      3.  
        About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server role
    2.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance supported features
    3.  
      About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance documentation
    4.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.3.0.1 new features, enhancements, and changes
    5.  
      Known limitations of the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.3.0.1 release
    6.  
      Operational Notes for the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.3.0.1 release
  2. Preparing the initial deployment
    1.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance product files (OVF templates)
    2.  
      NetBackup Virtual Appliance deployment methods
    3. NetBackup Virtual Appliance deployment guidelines
      1.  
        Configuration overview for NetBackup Virtual Appliance MSDP cloud applications
      2.  
        NetBackup Virtual Appliance initial deployment checklist
    4.  
      Troubleshooting NetBackup Virtual Appliance initial deployment issues
  3. Deploying and configuring the appliance
    1. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a combined master and media server appliance
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a combined master and media server appliance
      3.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server
      4.  
        Completing the initial configuration of the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server
    2. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a media server appliance
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a media server appliance
      3.  
        Configuring a master server to communicate with an appliance media server
      4.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server
    3. How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server
      1.  
        Using the vSphere Client to deploy a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server
      2.  
        Using the OVF Tool to deploy a master server
      3.  
        Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server
  4. Post initial configuration procedures
    1.  
      About modifying the NetBackup Virtual Appliance settings
    2.  
      Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    3.  
      Managing license keys on the NetBackup Virtual Appliance
  5. Introduction to the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Using the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu
    2.  
      About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu command views

Known limitations of the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.3.0.1 release

The NetBackup Virtual Appliance contains similar software as the NetBackup 52xx Appliances. However, some of the features that are supported on the physical appliances are not currently supported on the virtual appliance.

The following list describes the known limitations for the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.3.0.1 release:

  • The appliance software is currently available in English only.

  • The NetBackup Virtual Appliance Web Console and the Veritas Remote Management interface (IPMI) are not supported. Use the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu or the NetBackup Administration Console to log on and manage the appliance.

  • Factory reset is not available on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server. You cannot return your appliance to the factory state. If you encounter any severe issues, contact Veritas Support for assistance. You may need to redeploy the appliance if the issue cannot be resolved.

  • The following storage features are not supported:

    • Tape devices and libraries

    • NetBackup Cloud Storage

  • Instant Access is not supported on the NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server or the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Cloud Catalyst. It is supported on the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server and the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server.

  • The following network features are not available:

    • Fibre Channel

    • Fibre Transport

    • SAN Client

    • VLAN

    • IPsec

    • iSCSI

  • The Copilot feature is only available on the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server for data centers (DC). Standard shares are supported. Optimized shares and universal shares are not supported.

  • The self-test feature is limited to the NetBackup Virtual Appliance software.

  • Appliance monitoring for the Call Home and AutoSupport features is limited to the following:

    • Partition information

    • MSDP statistics

    • NetBackup Virtual Appliance software version

    • NetBackup version

    • Appliance model

    • Appliance configuration

    Note:

    The Settings > Alerts > CallHome Registration Show command is available in the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu. However, it directs users to the MyAppliance portal, which does not allow registration for the virtual appliance.

  • The Symantec Data Center Security (SDCS) managed mode is not currently available. SDCS operates in unmanaged mode on the appliance.