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

Using the vSphere Client to deploy a media server appliance

The section describes how to deploy a NetBackup Virtual Appliance with the media server role. This server role is for deployment in data centers.

To ensure a successful deployment, make sure that you meet all of the deployment guidelines before you begin these procedures.

See NetBackup Virtual Appliance deployment guidelines.

Note:

The following procedure is based on the VMware vSphere Client. It also applies to the browser-based VMware vSphere Web Client. Note that the order of the steps are slightly different with the web client.

To deploy a media server appliance from the VMware vSphere Client

  1. Using the VMware vSphere Client, log on to the vCenter Server where you want to deploy your appliance.

    Note:

    Your vCenter Server user account must have at least the minimum privileges required to deploy an OVF template. Refer to the VMware documentation for more information.

  2. Select File > Deploy OVF Template to start the deployment wizard.
  3. On the Source page of the deployment wizard, click Browse to navigate to the NetBackup Virtual Appliance product file. If you split the file when you downloaded it, make sure that all of the pieces are saved in the same folder and navigate to that folder.

    Verify the path and click Next.

  4. Review the OVF Template Details page and click Next.
  5. On the End User License Agreement page, read through the EULA and click Accept and then Next.
  6. Read through and verify the deployment options that you entered. If everything is correct, click Finish to deploy the appliance.

    The amount of time that it takes for the deployment process to complete varies depending on your network connection. This configuration process can take up to 30 minutes to complete.

  7. A newly deployed virtual appliance with the media role does not contain virtual disks for appliance storage. Once the deployment is complete, use the VMware vSphere Client to add virtual disks to the virtual machine configuration.

    When you add the disks, select Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed as the provisioning format, and make sure that the Disk Mode is set to Independent - Persistent for all disks other than the OS disk. For more information on provisioning or the disk mode, refer to the VMware documentation.

    Note:

    Veritas recommends that you create virtual disks with sizes that are multiples of 512 GB, or 0.5 TB for the appliance to use as storage disks.

  8. After you have added one or more virtual disks for use as appliance storage disks, proceed to perform the initial configuration steps in the following topic.

    See Performing the initial configuration on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server.