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 NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu

This section details the use, options, and organization of the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu.

The initial view outlines the various categories of tasks you can perform from the command-line interface.

All the commands are auto-completed. You can press Tab or Enter to complete a command.

The following is a list of helpful tips on how to use the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu:

  • When you press the ? key, more information about the commands or sub-views is displayed. If you press ? after you enter a command, the format and usage of the parameters for that command is displayed.

  • When you press the space bar key, the next parameter that needs to be entered is displayed.

  • When you press the Enter key, the next "mandatory" parameter that needs to be entered is displayed. A "mandatory" parameter is one that does not have default values.

    Note:

    In the documentation, command variables that are italicised or in angular barackets (<>) are mandatory variables; whereas command parameters that are in square brackets ([]) are optional. For example, in the Main > Manage > MountPoints > Unmount MountPoint [Force] command, where MountPoint is a mandatory variable and [Force] is an optional parameter.

  • The Secure Shell(SSH) sessions have a limited idle time due to security limits on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Operating System. You may experience the following issues:

    • You are logged out automatically if the SSH session remains idle up to the current session time limit.

    • Commands fail to complete if they require more time than the current session time limit. One example where you may experience this issue is when you add a large number of LDAP or AD users and user groups.

    To help avoid these issues, keep the session alive for a longer duration by increasing the session time limit in the SSH client. For detailed configuration instructions, refer to your SSH client documentation.