Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide
- About changes in NetBackup 8.1.2
- Planning for an upgrade
- Master server upgrade
- Media server upgrade
- MSDP upgrade for NetBackup
- NetBackup Deployment Management with VxUpdate
- Appendix A. Reference
- About the NetBackup web user interface
Deployment policy management
Use the procedures that are shown to create, modify, and delete your deployment policies.
Creating a deployment policy
You must add packages to the VxUpdate repository before you can create a working deployment policy. You can create deployment policies without packages in the repository, but those policies fail to run successfully. More information about the management of the VxUpdate repository is available.
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, select Deployment Management > Deployment Policies.
- From the Actions menu, select New Deployment Policy.
- Enter a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Deployment Policy dialog box.
- Click OK.
- Specify the information that is shown on the Attributes tab in the Change Deployment Policy window:
Package: Select the package that you want deployed from the drop-down menu.
Media server: Specify the media server from drop-down. The media server that is specified is used to connect and transfer files to the NetBackup hosts that are included in the policy. The media server also caches the files from the NetBackup repository. The media server must be version NetBackup 8.1.2 or later. Since the repository resides on the master server, the master server is the default value for the media server field.
(Conditional): Select the Limit simultaneous jobs option and specify a value for jobs to limit the total number of concurrent jobs that can run at a time. The minimum value is 1 and the maximum value is 999.
If the check box is selected, the default value is 3. If you do not select the check box, no limit is enforced for the simultaneous upgrade jobs.
You can set unlimited simultaneous upgrade jobs through command line interface by setting the value as 0.
Select hosts: Select hosts from the Available hosts list and select Add to add hosts to the deployment policy. The list is generated from hosts in the host database and backup policies. Once you select Add, the hosts are shown under Selected hosts.
- Select the Schedules tab in the Change Deployment Policy window.
You can see a summary of all schedules within that policy.
- Select New.
- Specify the information that is shown in the Add Deployment Schedule window.
Name: Enter a name for the new schedule.
Type: Specify the type of schedule you want created.
Performs the various precheck operations, including confirming there is sufficient space on the client for the update. The precheck schedule type does not exist for EEB packages.
Moves the update package to the client, but does not install it. Also performs the precheck operation.
Installs the specified package. Also performs the precheck and the stage package operations. If you already performed the stage package operation, the install schedule does not move the package again.
Please be aware that adding multiple different schedule types to the same deployment schedule window has unpredictable results. VxUpdate has no defined behavior to determine which schedule type runs first. If a single deployment schedule window has precheck, stage, and install jobs, there is no way to specify the order in which they run. The precheck or the stage schedules can fail, but the install completes successfully. If you plan to use precheck, stage, and install schedules, Veritas recommends that you create separate schedules and separate windows for each.
Starts: Specify the date and time you want the policy to start in the text field or with the date and the time spinner. You can also click the calendar icon and specify a date and time in the resulting window. You can select a schedule by clicking and dragging over the three-month calendar that is provided at the bottom of the window.
Ends: Specify the date and time you want the policy to end as you specified the start time.
Duration: Optionally, you can specify a duration in days, hours, minutes, and seconds instead of an end time for the policy. The minimum value is 5 minutes and the maximum is 99 days.
Select Add/OK and the schedule is created. Select OK to save and create your policy.
To change a deployment policy
- Right click on the deployment policy and select Change.
- Navigate through the deployment policy tabs and make any necessary changes to the policy.
- Select OK and the policy is updated.
Deleting a deployment policy
- Right click on the deployment policy and select Delete.
- Select OK.
- Confirm the deletion of the policy.