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

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.

Note:

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.

Figure: Home page

Home page

Table: Home page describes each column that appears on the Home page.

Table: Home page

Column

Description

Hostname

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.

See Viewing the appliance details.

See Viewing performance charts for appliance.

Product

Displays the Veritas product category to which the appliance belongs.

Model

Displays the hardware model of the agent

Role

Role of the agent like master or media

Master

Associated master server of the agent. This field is blank if the agent itself is a master server.

Appliance version

Version of the appliance software.

AMS/Agent version

Version of the AMS or Agent software on the appliance depending on whether the appliance is configured as an AMS or an agent.

Note:

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:

  • EEB is installed

  • Upgrade is performed

  • Inventory data is received from the specific agent

You can add the appliances that you want to manage by clicking Add.

Use Manage to install or uninstall EEBs or add-ons, stage upgrade packages, upgrade agents, manage services, and remove appliances.

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 click X in the right corner, or address the task that the notification mentions.

Note:

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.

See Adding an appliance to the Appliance Management Console.

See Removing one or more agents from the Appliance Management Console.