Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide
- About changes in NetBackup 8.2
- Planning for an upgrade
- General upgrade planning information
- About upgrade tools
- Upgrade operational notes and limitations
- Master server upgrade
- Media server upgrade
- MSDP upgrade for NetBackup
- Client upgrade
- NetBackup Deployment Management with VxUpdate
- Appendix A. Reference
Best practices for Veritas Smart Meter
Veritas suggests certain best practices for use of the Smart Meter tool.
Smart Meter is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Veritas does not recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer, as it does not render all information correctly.
Confirm your site's ability to transmit secure web traffic.
Smart Meter uses HTTPS to send relevant information. Your master server must allow outbound HTTPS traffic to take advantage of the automatic upload feature. Manual uploads require HTTPS traffic from the upload location.
Your customer registration key is not a license key.
The registration key is required for Smart Meter to work, but it is not your NetBackup license key. The customer registration key is downloaded from the Smart Meter website and is specific to Smart Meter.
If you have multiple account IDs, when you download your customer registration key, you may have an aggregate registration key. This aggregate registration key includes all of your account IDs. You can use the aggregate key on all of your master servers. NetBackup does, however, prompt you to assign the specific key with a specific account ID to a specific master server. If you want, you can use this aggregate key for all your master servers.
During install and upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2, please allow the installer to copy the
veritas_customer_registration_key.jsonfile to its final destination. NetBackup can set the file permission and ownership correctly through this process. If you place the file onto your systems outside of the install or the upgrade process, the process may not work correctly.
Be aware that NetBackup does not support the short file name format (8.3 format) for the customer registration key file name.
For answers to frequently asked questions, visit the URL shown:
To download the customer registration key
- Log into Veritas Smart Meter with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
- Navigate to the Customer Registration Keys page.
- Download the appropriate customer registration key for your master server.