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

Viewing performance charts for appliance

You can view the performance of each appliance (AMS or agent). In addition you can compare the performance metrics of each appliance with up to four other appliances that use the same AMS. You can also export these metrics as a CSV file.

You can refresh this page by clicking refresh and view the updated data. The default timeframe is last 24 hours.

To view the performance metrics, you can select the following parameters:

Table: Performance parameters

Timeframe

You can select from several options like Last 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours etc. You can view data for the last 30 days at a maximum.

Performance metrics

You can check the metrics that you want to see or compare.

Compare with appliances

You can compare with up to four other appliances that use the same AMS. You can search for an appliance or select an appliance from the list.

Color legend for multiple appliances

The colors and legend for different appliances appear on the right so that you can identify the appliance easily on the chart.

The performance metrics are a combination of system metrics like CPU, memory etc. and application variables like NetBackup jobs, Overall NetBackup deduplication ratio. The following metrics are displayed:

Table: Performance metrics

Performance metric

Description

CPU (%)

Displays the CPU utilization by the specific appliance for the selected timeframe. You can compare the CPU utilization with four other appliances to assess the performance.

Memory (%)

Displays the memory utilization by the appliance for the selected timeframe. You can compare the CPU utilization with four other appliances to assess the performance.

Disk read (MBps)

Displays how much data is read per second by the appliance for the selected timeframe.

Disk write (MBps)

Displays how much data is written per second by the appliance for the selected timeframe.

Network (Mbps)

Displays the network utilization by the specific appliance for the selected timeframe.

Storage utilization (%)

Displays the storage utilization by the specific appliance for the selected timeframe.

NetBackup jobs (#)

Displays active NetBackup jobs for the selected timeframe. This includes all NetBackup jobs like backup, restore, duplication, replication, and so on.

Overall NetBackup deduplication ratio (%)

Displays the ratio at which the deduplication is happening on the selected appliance. This metric applies to completed backup jobs.

The following figure shows a sample view of the performance charts. This depicts the Disk write and Network metrics at different time periods.

You can point your cursor at different points on the chart and view the performance statistics on the tooltip for a specific time.

After the AMS or the agent is updated to version 1.2, the performance data is collected after every 10 minutes. Usually, you can see a data point on the performance chart after every 10 minutes. However, when the AMS or the agent is updated to version 1.2, the performance data that was collected before the update is shown in hourly intervals.