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

Monitoring events

Use the Monitor > Events page in the Appliance Management Console to monitor the events that occur on the AMS and the agents that are managed.

Events that occurred in the last 6 months are displayed. You can also export events from the last 90 days in a CSV file.

Click Export to export events from the last 90 days in a CSV file.

Figure: Events page shows a sample Events page.

Figure: Events page

Events page

Examples of some events that can occur are:

  • Appliance was set as an AMS

  • Appliance was added to the AMS

  • Packages were added to the repository

  • Packages were deleted from the repository

  • Upgrade has started

  • Upgrade is complete

  • Upgrade has failed

  • Preflight check has started

  • Preflight check is complete

  • Preflight check has failed

  • EEB installation has started

  • EEB installation is complete

  • EEB installation has failed

  • User password was changed

  • Access key was regenerated

  • Access key could not be regenerated

  • AMS update has started (<package name>)

  • AMS update is complete (<package name>)

  • AMA update has started (<package name>)

  • AMA update is complete (<package name>)

Note:

When you update the 3.1.1 AMS to version 1.2 by using the management update package, you may see the event AMS upgrade has started on the Monitor > Events page. This is incorrect and it should say AMS update instead of AMS upgrade.

On completion of the update, another event is logged: AMS update is complete. This event correctly describes the event as AMS update.

Each event is attached to a specific host (AMS or agent) and has a severity. The event severity can be one of the following:

Event Severity

Description

Information

Information about normal system operation

Error

Indicates problems where immediate intervention is required. It may indicate that one or more operations have failed.

Warning

Alerts you about a condition that may cause an error.

You can search for the UMI code column (Unique Message Identifier) on the Support site to learn more about the event. Visit the Support site at:

https://www.veritas.com/support