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 managing appliance software upgrades

The Upgrade software page lets you manage and deploy software upgrades for multiple appliances, simultaneously.

Note:

The Appliance Management Console does not support upgrades for the appliances (nodes) in a high availability (HA) setup. To upgrade these appliances, use the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.

Note:

After you upgrade an appliance from NetBackup Appliance 2.7.3 to a later version, AMS requires you to re-register the appliance.

The top of the page provides a description of each required task. As you complete a task and continue to the next one, the page refreshes with details and new column headings for the next step.

The following describes the details column headings for each task:

  1. Confirm appliance selection

    • Selected appliances (n) The host name of each appliance and the total number of selected appliances.

    • Role The configured role for the selected appliance.

    • Master The name of the associated master server for the selected appliance.

    • Version The current software version on the selected appliance.

  2. Select upgrade package

    • Applicable packages The full name of each compatible upgrade package that resides in the repository.

    • Type The package type; Upgrade.

    • Version The software version of each listed upgrade package.

    Note:

    To upgrade appliances to NetBackup 3.2 or later, the Appliance Upgrade Readiness Analyzer package must be added to the AMS repository along with the update package. AMS displays an error message if it does not file the analyzer package when you begin to upgrade an appliance.

  3. Check readiness

    • Selected appliances (n) The host name of each appliance and the total number of selected appliances.

    • Version The current software version on the selected appliance.

    • Selected package The name of the selected upgrade package for the appliance.

    • Status The progress of the readiness check and the result after completion.

    • Additional requirements Any requirements that are needed for a specific appliance, before the upgrade. Click Next to see the details.

  4. Additional requirements

    • Appliances with additional requirements (n) The host name of the affected appliance and the total number of affected appliances.

    • Master The name of the associated master server for the selected appliance.

    • Requirements (confirmation) A description of any required tasks to perform before the upgrade.

    • Requirements (input) A data entry field to provide any required information.

  5. Start upgrades

    • Selected appliances (n) The host name of each appliance and the total number of listed appliances.

    • Version The current software version of the appliance.

    • Selected package The name of the selected upgrade package for the appliance.