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

Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires

If your evaluation license key expires, you may encounter problems with your appliance. You can avoid future issues if you add a permanent license key before the evaluation key expires.

The following list identifies some symptoms that you may encounter if the evaluation key has expired and if you have not added a permanent key:

  • A fully configured NetBackup Virtual Appliance stops working.

  • You may even observe the following issues with an appliance that does not have permanent keys installed:

    • System self-test fails.

    • Backup and restore jobs fail.

    • The user interface does not load.

You can locate your permanent license key from the Veritas Entitlement Management System (VEMS). To access VEMS, click Licensing on the Veritas Support website.

To install a permanent license key on a NetBackup Virtual Appliance with an expired evaluation key

  1. Log on to the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu as an administrator.

    Note:

    If the appliance has not already been configured or if you have not changed the default password, use admin as the user name and P@ssw0rd as the password.

  2. Enter Main_Menu > Manage > License > Add.
  3. Enter a valid evaluation or production license key when prompted for a NetBackup license key.

    Caution:

    The appliance services do not function if the correct key is not installed. Make sure that the license key you add includes support for NetBackup Virtual Appliance.

  4. Enter n when prompted to add an additional license key.
  5. Stop the NetBackup processes.

    Main_Menu > Support > Processes > NetBackup Stop

  6. Start NetBackup processes.

    Main_Menu > Support > Processes > NetBackup Start