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 OVF Tool 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:

This procedure requires a vCenter Server. For how to deploy an OVF package directly on an ESXi host, see the following technical article.

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100038949

To deploy a media server appliance using the VMware OVF Tool

  1. 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. Use the VMware OVF Tool to run the following command, substituting the environment information that you gathered for the parameters that are marked with angular brackets (<>) and in italics:
    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 more information about the OVF Tool, refer to the VMware OVF Tool documentation.

  3. A newly deployed virtual appliance with the media role does not contain virtual disks for appliance storage. Once the deployment is complete, create new virtual disks to the virtual machine configuration. You can create a new virtual disk from the VMware vSphere Client.

    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.

  4. After you have added disks to the appliance from the VMware vSphere (Web) Client, proceed to perform the initial configuration steps in the following topic.

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