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

NetBackup Virtual Appliance deployment methods

You can choose to deploy a NetBackup Virtual Appliance using GUI or CLI.

  • GUI deployment

    Use the VMware vSphere Client or the browser-based VMware vSphere Web Client. A wizard guides you through the deployment steps.

  • CLI deployment

    Use the VMware OVF Tool. You need to specify the required deployment properties.

    For example:

    ovftool
    --name=<nbva_name>
    --acceptAllEulas
    --net:"VM Network=<vm_network>"
    --allowAllExtraConfig
    --datastore=<vm_datastore>
    --powerOn
    <nbva_ova>
    vi://<vCenter_username>:<vCenter_password>/?ip=<hostIPaddress>

For the combined master and media server, Veritas provides the automatic initial configuration option. By using a product file that supports this option, the deployment wizard passes in the appliance network and storage configuration as OVF properties during the deployment process. When the deployment is complete, the appliance network and storage are configured based on these values. If you use the OVF tool to deploy this product file, you need to specify the desired properties for appliance initial configuration.

For example, the following is a list of the OVF properties for appliance network configuration:

--prop:va.hostname=<nbva_hostname>
--prop:va.ip=<nbva_ip>
--prop:va.netmask=<nbva_netmask>
--prop:va.gateway=<nbva_gateway>
--prop:va.dns1=<nbva_dns1>
--prop:va.dns2=<nbva_dns2>
--prop:va.ipv6Address=<nbva_ipv6addr>
--prop:va.ipv6PrefixLengh=<nbva_ipv6Prefix>
--prop:va.ipv6Gateway=<nbva_ipv6Gatway>
--prop:va.dnsDomain=<nbva_domain>