Veritas Appliance Management Guide
- Appliance as an AMS
- Using the Appliance Management Console
- Managing appliances from the Home page
- About managing appliance software upgrades
- Managing EEBs or add-ons
- About staging packages
- About managing services
- Monitoring activities and events
- Managing the repository
- Applying management updates on earlier appliance versions
- Running AMS on NetBackup Virtual Appliance
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.
An appliance can be configured either as an agent or as an AMS. The following alternations to a configuration are not supported:
Elevating an agent to become an AMS
Changing the management role of an AMS to agent
After you upgrade an appliance from NetBackup Appliance 2.7.3 to a later version, AMS requires you to re-register the appliance.