Veritas Appliance Management Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (3.3.0.1)
Platform: NetBackup Appliance OS
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      About the Appliance Management Console
    3.  
      About the Appliance Management Server
    4.  
      About the Appliance Management Agent
    5.  
      About the AMS and the agent topology
  2. Appliance as an AMS
    1.  
      About configuring an appliance as AMS
    2.  
      Configuring an appliance as AMS
    3.  
      Unconfiguring AMS
    4.  
      About the AMS user role
    5.  
      Granting the AMS role to a user or a user group
    6.  
      About collecting AMS logs
  3. Using the Appliance Management Console
    1.  
      Logging on to the Appliance Management Console
    2.  
      Using the Home page
    3.  
      Changing passwords from the AMS
    4.  
      Limiting the bandwidth used for downloads
    5.  
      Logging out of the Appliance Management Console
  4. Managing appliances from the Home page
    1.  
      Viewing the appliance details
    2.  
      Rebooting an appliance
    3.  
      Viewing performance charts for appliance
    4.  
      Exporting the appliance performance data
    5.  
      Viewing the capacity utilization of an appliance
    6.  
      Adding an appliance to the Appliance Management Console
    7.  
      Removing one or more agents from the Appliance Management Console
    8. About managing appliance software upgrades
      1.  
        Guidelines for multiple appliance upgrades
      2.  
        Upgrading appliance software
    9. Managing EEBs or add-ons
      1.  
        Installing EEBs or add-ons
      2.  
        Uninstalling EEBs or add-ons
    10. About staging packages
      1.  
        Considerations for staging packages
      2.  
        Staging packages for installation or upgrade
    11. About managing services
      1.  
        Requirements for managing services
      2.  
        Starting, stopping, or restarting services
  5. Monitoring activities and events
    1.  
      About the Activity Monitor
    2.  
      Accessing the Activity Monitor
    3.  
      Monitoring events
    4.  
      Accessing the MyAppliance portal
  6. Managing the repository
    1.  
      About managing the repository
    2.  
      Guidelines for adding upgrade packages or files to the repository
    3.  
      Accessing the repository
    4.  
      Adding upgrade packages or EEB files to the repository
    5.  
      Removing upgrade packages or EEB files from the Repository
  7. Applying management updates on earlier appliance versions
    1.  
      Downloading the AMS and agent updates for earlier versions
    2.  
      Managing AMS updates
    3.  
      Performing automatic or manual agent updates
  8. Running AMS on NetBackup Virtual Appliance
    1.  
      AMS on NetBackup Virtual Appliance
    2.  
      Configuring standalone AMS on a virtual appliance without any NetBackup configuration
    3.  
      Configuring master server or media server and AMS on a virtual appliance
    4.  
      Appliance Management Console login and user password change
  9.  
    Index

About the Appliance Management Console

The Appliance Management Console is a web-based graphical user interface that lets you centrally manage multiple NetBackup appliances from a single pane. It provides enterprise-wide monitoring and management of NetBackup appliances. The console enables you to upgrade and install emergency engineering binary files (EEB) on multiple appliances at the same time.

Note:

Appliances that use software versions 2.7.3 and 3.0 are also supported for upgrades through the Appliance Management Console. To upgrade appliances with versions 2.7.3 or 3.0 from the Appliance Management Console, you must first apply specific EEBs on those appliances. Check this link for more information.

A management interface saves time and money especially when you have multiple appliances in your environment. Logging on to each individual appliance for upgrades or installing EEBs is not required. The managed appliances can exist on one network or on segregated networks, which are visible to one management network.

With 3.1 and later, two web-based graphical user interfaces are available with the NetBackup appliances. You can choose to use either of the following based on your requirements:

  • NetBackup Appliance Web Console

    The NetBackup Appliance Web Console relates to management and configuration of an individual appliance.

  • Appliance Management Console

    If you configure an appliance as an AMS, you can access the Appliance Management Console for the specific appliance. The Appliance Management Console is a management interface that can be used for upgrading or installing EEBs on multiple NetBackup appliances.

The following are the capabilities of the Appliance Management Console:

  • Display managed servers on the Home page.

  • Upgrade multiple appliances with the same version.

  • If you want to upgrade appliances with versions 2.7.3 or 3.0 from the Appliance Management Console, you must first apply specific EEBs on those appliances. Check this link for more information.

  • Apply an EEB to multiple appliances with the same version. Only a single EEB is applied at one time on multiple appliances.

  • View all installations or upgrades that are currently in progress from the Activity Monitor. You can also view events on the Appliance Management Server from Monitor > Events.

    Note:

    The installations or upgrades must be started from the Appliance Management Console for them to be visible in the Activity Monitor.

You can click ? from the top-right corner of any page and access the Appliance Management Guide.