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

Configuration overview for NetBackup Virtual Appliance MSDP cloud applications

Starting with release 3.3.0.1, you can configure the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server or the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server for MSDP cloud applications.

MSDP cloud is a cloud solution with deduplication technology. Data is stored directly to cloud targets with deduplication. One MSDP storage server can support both local storage and multiple cloud storage targets. After you have configured the appliance MSDP storage server (during the initial configuration), you can add a cloud storage target to that storage server. Then, the appliance MSDP storage server can store data to the cloud target.

MSDP cloud storage requires 60 GB of storage for the local cache, which comes out of your MSDP storage allocation. 50 GB is used for the storage data, and 10 GB is used for the metadata.

If you need to expand the cache, first verify that there is enough unused space in the MSDP storage and add additional disks if needed. Then, adjust the CloudDataCacheSize and the CloudMetaCacheSize parameters in the contentrouter.cfg file. See the NetBackup Deduplication Guide for more information.

The following describes a summary of the required steps to configure an appliance for MSDP cloud applications:

  • Step 1: Perform the initial configuration on the appliance using the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu (shell menu).

  • Step 2: Log in to the NetBackup web UI as the nbasecadmin user and configure the MSDP cloud storage as follows:

    • Create a disk pool.

    • Create a storage unit.

      For details, see the NetBackup Web UI Administrator's Guide.

Note:

Once the appliance initial configuration has been completed, you can configure MSDP cloud storage anytime later.