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
Using the Home page
When you sign in as an AMS user from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console page, you can access the home page on the Appliance Management Console. This page is displayed after you have configured the appliance role like a master server.
From the Home page, you can add the appliances that you want to manage (agents). Only NetBackup 3.1 or later appliances that are configured as a master or a media server can be added.
Appliances that use software versions 2.7.3 and 3.0 can be added and are also supported for upgrades through the Appliance Management Console. To add or upgrade appliances with versions 2.7.3 or 3.0 from the Appliance Management Console, you must first apply specific EEBs on those appliances. Refer to this link for more information.
Table: Home page describes each column that appears on the Home page.
Table: Home page
Displays the hostname (FQDN) of the agents that are managed from the Appliance Management Console.
Click the hostname to view the appliance details and performance metrics.
Displays the Veritas product category to which the appliance belongs.
Displays the hardware model of the agent
Role of the agent like master or media
Associated master server of the agent. This field is blank if the agent itself is a master server.
Version of the appliance software.
Version of the AMS or Agent software on the appliance depending on whether the appliance is configured as an AMS or an agent.
After the AMS/Agent versions is updated, it can take up to an hour for some of the updated information to be displayed on the Home page.
Total capacity used
Used capacity on the agent, which includes all partitions like MSDP, AdvancedDisk, Shares, Configuration, and so on.
The used capacity is shown graphically in percentage.
Last contact time
Displays the time when either of the following occur:
You can add the appliances that you want to manage by clicking.
Useto install or uninstall EEBs or add-ons, stage upgrade packages, upgrade agents, manage services, apply maintenance release packages, and remove appliances. Note that the submenu is available from AMS 1.4.1 onwards.
You can also search for specific hostnames, versions, or models on this page.
Any relevant warning and information messages are displayed as notifications at the top of the Home page. These notifications remain visible throughout your signed-in session, that is, even after you switch to a different page and return to the Home page. For example, a notification is displayed when one or more of the agents that are registered with the AMS must be upgraded to match the AMS version. To prevent a notification from reappearing during your current signed-in session, either clickin the right corner, or address the task that the notification mentions.
You cannot upgrade the AMS appliance from AMS. To upgrade the NetBackup Appliance version of the appliance that is configured as AMS, perform the upgrade operation from NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.