Veritas Appliance Management Guide
- Configuring an appliance as an AMS
- Applying management updates on earlier appliance versions
- Managing appliances from the Home page
- Using Activity Monitor and Events
About the Appliance Management Agent
Once an AMS is configured, an AMS user must add the appliances to the Appliance Management Console. A NetBackup appliance must register with the Appliance Management Console as an agent. The agent registration process involves generating an access key from the Appliance Management Console and pasting this key into the agent shell menu.
Once the agents are added, the AMS user can then manage the agents from the Appliance Management Console. All the agents connect and communicate with the AMS on port 443 (https) via REST API calls.
Note that an appliance can either be an agent or an AMS.
The following scenarios are not supported:
Elevating an agent to become an AMS is not supported.
Changing the management role of an AMS to agent is not supported.