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

Configuring a master server to communicate with an appliance media server

Before you configure a new appliance for the Media server role, you must first update the configuration on the master server that you plan to use with it. To ensure communication between the master server and the new media server, the new media server host name must be added to the Additional Servers List on the master server.

The following procedure describes how to configure a master server to communicate with a new appliance media server.

To configure a master server to communicate with a new media server

  1. Before the appliance is configured for the media server role, verify that the software version is compatible with the master server as follows:
    • If the master server is a NetBackup appliance:

      The master server must use appliance software version 3.3.0.1 or later.

    • If the master server is a traditional (non-appliance) NetBackup master server:

      The master server must use NetBackup version 8.3.0.1 or later, and the new media server must use appliance software version 3.3.0.1 or later.

  2. For an appliance master server:

    From the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Shell Menu:

    • From the Main_Menu > Settings view, run the following command:

      Settings > NetBackup AdditionalServers Add media-server

      Where media-server is the fully qualified host name (FQHN) of the appliance media server that is not yet configured.

      If the appliance has more than one host name, you must add all of the names.

    For a traditional NetBackup master server:

    • Log on to the NetBackup Administration Console as the administrator.

    • On the main console window, in the left pane, click NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Servers.

    • In the right pane, click on the master server host name.

    • On the Host Properties window, in the left pane, click Servers.

    • In the right pane, in the Additional Servers section, click Add and enter your appliance host name. The appliance host name should appear in the top Additional Servers section.

      If the appliance has more than one host name, you must add all of the names.

    • Click OK and close the Master Server Properties window.

  3. If a firewall exists between the master server and the media server, open the following ports on the master server to allow communication with the media server:

    Note:

    You must be logged in as the administrator to change port settings.

    • vnetd: 13724

    • bprd: 13720

    • PBX: 1556

    • If the master server is a NetBackup appliance that uses TCP, open the following ports:

      443, 5900, and 7578.

  4. Make sure that the date and time of the media server matches the date and time on the master server. You can use an NTP server or set the time manually.
  5. If you plan to use the new media server in a NAT network, perform the following tasks before you configure the media server:
    • Enable the DNAT feature on the master server.

      On an appliance master server, log in to the shell menu and run the following command:

      Main > Settings > NetBackup DNAT Enable

      On a traditional (non-appliance) NetBackup master server, see the Veritas NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume 1. Refer to Chapter 5 and the topic title "Workflow to enable NAT hosts in NetBackup domain".

    • Add the name of the new NAT media server to the NetBackup Servers list on the master server.

      On an appliance master server, log in to the shell menu and run the following command:

      Main > Settings > NetBackup NATServers Add

      On a traditional (non-appliance) NetBackup master server, add the NAT server names manually to the bp.conf registry file, or use the bpsetconfig command. The server names must be entered on one line with each server name separated by a space, as follows:

      NAT_SERVER_LIST = media1 media2 media3

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