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 the repository

The Repository page lets you manage the upgrade packages and the Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) files that you can store on the Appliance Management Server (AMS).

The following provides a brief description of each package:

  • Upgrade package (Release Update)

    These packages upgrade all appliance applications including the operating system, the appliance software, and NetBackup software.

  • EEB file (Patch)

    These files fix a specific problem for a specific appliance software version.

  • Appliance Management Update

    This package updates the Appliance Management Server and includes fixes and new features for the management server. This package updates the management function and does not affect the appliance software on the AMS.

  • Upgrade Readiness Analyzer

    This package updates the Appliance Upgrade Readiness Analyzer tool and includes fixes and new features for the tool. This package updates the analyzer tool and does not affect the appliance software on the AMS.

The following describes the functions for managing the repository and the details that appear for packages or files that reside in the repository:

  • Add Opens a dialog box where you can locate and select a package or a file to add to the repository. When adding packages or files to the repository, the most recent addition appears at the top.

  • Remove Lets you remove selected packages or files from the repository.

  • File name The complete package or file name.

    Click on the file name to view details about the package. In case of EEB files, the corresponding Readme content is displayed, so you can review the updates that are provided as part of the EEB.

  • Appliance The type of appliance to which the package is applicable. For example: NBA, AMS.

  • Package type The package or the file type; EEB, Upgrade, Appliance Management Update, or Update Readiness Analyzer.

  • File size The package or the file size.

  • Version The software version of the upgrade package, the appliance software version that pertains to the EEB file, or version of the AMS update package.

The following graphic depicts the repository after a few packages have been added: