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