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 product files (OVF templates)

This section describes the NetBackup Virtual Appliance product files (OVF templates) for deployment. The product files are different in appliance roles, CPU, memory, and initial storage capacity.

You can download the NetBackup Virtual Appliance product file from the Veritas Entitlement Management System (VEMS). To access VEMS, click Licensing on the Veritas Support website.

Master server

Table: NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server product file

Product file

Description

Only one product file

  • CPU and memory

    8 vCPUs, 16 GB memory

  • Storage capacity

    The master server appliance does not have its own virtual storage.

  • Disks

    One System disk at 512 GB for the OS (does not come out of your NetBackup license).

    One Base disk at 900 GB for the NetBackup catalog.

  • Network interfaces

    Up to 8 virtual NICs

See About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server role.

Combined master and media server for remote offices and branch offices (ROBO)

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. Then, you need to perform the remaining steps from the appliance shell menu to complete the initial configuration.

Table: NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server product files

Product file

Description

Product file 1:

NetBackup_VA_ROBO_

Vmware_GUI_

<version>_EN.ova

Note:

This product file requires a VMware vCenter Server.

  • How to perform initial configuration

    Automatic initial configuration

  • CPU and memory

    8 vCPUs, 16 GB memory

  • Storage capacity

    Flexible. When you deploy the appliance, the initial capacity is 0.5 TB. After deployment, you can resize the storage up to 16 TB.

  • Disks

    One System disk at 512 GB for the OS (does not come out of your NetBackup license).

    One Base disk at 614 GB for the storage. 102 GB of the disk space is used for storage metadata.

  • Network interfaces

    Up to 8 virtual NICs

Product file 2:

NetBackup_VA_ROBO_

Vmware_Static_

<version>_EN.ova

  • How to perform initial configuration

    Automatic initial configuration

  • CPU and memory

    4 vCPUs, 8 GB memory

  • Storage capacity

    Fixed 2 TB storage.

  • Disks

    One System disk at 512 GB for the OS (does not come out of your NetBackup license).

    One Base disk for the storage. The size is about 2.1 TB.

    Note:

    An additional 102 GB of disk space is created and used for storage metadata.

  • Network interfaces

    Up to 8 virtual NICs

Product file 3:

NetBackup_VA_ROBO_

Vmware_<version>_

EN.ova

Note:

This product file requires a VMware vCenter Server.

  • How to perform initial configuration

    Initial configuration from the shell menu

  • CPU and memory

    8 vCPUs, 16 GB memory

  • Storage capacity

    Flexible. When you deploy the appliance, the initial capacity is 0.5 TB. After deployment, you can resize the storage up to 16 TB.

  • Disks

    One System disk at 512 GB for the OS (does not come out of your NetBackup license).

    One Base disk at 614 GB for the storage. 102 GB of the disk space is used for storage metadata.

  • Network interfaces

    Up to 8 virtual NICs

See About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server role.

Media server for data centers (DC)

Table: NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server product file

Product file

Description

Only one product file

  • CPU and memory

    8 vCPUs, 16 GB memory

  • Storage capacity

    No initial disk storage. After the deployment, you can create virtual disks to add to the virtual appliance from the virtualization software (VMware vSphere).

  • Disks

    One System disk at 512 GB for the OS (does not come out of your NetBackup license).

    No Base disk for the storage.

    Note:

    Create at least one virtual disk to add to the appliance after the deployment is complete. Otherwise you cannot perform the initial configuration.

  • Network interfaces

    Up to 8 virtual NICs

See About the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server role.

See also

See How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server.

See How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server.

See How to deploy and configure a NetBackup Virtual Appliance master server.