Veritas NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Administrator's Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-12-04
  1. Introduction to NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
    1.  
      Protect AHV using NetBackup
    2.  
      NetBackup terminology related to the AHV backup
    3.  
      NetBackup for AHV environment
    4.  
      Tasks to protect the AHV
  2. Prerequisites, notes, and restrictions
    1.  
      Prerequisites
    2. Notes and restrictions
      1.  
        NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names
  3. Download and install the Nutanix plug-in
    1.  
      Plan the installation for Nutanix AHV
    2.  
      Verify the operating system and platform compatibility
    3.  
      NetBackup server and client requirements
    4.  
      License requirements for the Nutanix AHV
    5.  
      Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries
    6.  
      Install the Nutanix AHV plug-in
  4. Configure NetBackup communication with AHV
    1.  
      Establish communication between components
    2. Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server
      1.  
        Add a backup host to the NetBackup master access list
      2.  
        Configure a NetBackup Appliance as a backup host
    3.  
      Add a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list
    4.  
      Add the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup
    5. Manage SSL certificates
      1.  
        Manage SSL certificates on NetBackup Appliance
    6.  
      About the nb_nutanix-ahv configuration file
  5. Configure NetBackup policies for AHV
    1.  
      About the BigData policy type
    2.  
      Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility
    3.  
      Create a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard
    4.  
      Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface
  6. Backup and restore
    1. Back up the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
      1.  
        Basic phases in a NetBackup backup of an AHV
    2.  
      Restore the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
  7. Troubleshoot issues
    1.  
      Troubleshoot issues related to AHV backup
    2.  
      NetBackup logs
    3.  
      Error during policy creation and validation
    4.  
      NetBackup status codes
  8. Appendix A. NetBackup commands to backup and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
    1.  
      NetBackup commands for protecting the AHV

NetBackup for AHV environment

Table: Components required for NetBackup for AHV describes the components that are required for NetBackup to back up and restore a Nutanix AHV virtual machine.

Figure: Component overview for NetBackup for AHV

Component overview for NetBackup for AHV

Table: Components required for NetBackup for AHV

Component

Description and requirements

NetBackup master server

Runs the backup policies and starts backups and restores.

NetBackup media server or a backup host

Reads and writes backup data and manages NetBackup storage media.

If your backup host is not a NetBackup master, media, or appliance, install a NetBackup client on the backup host to process backup and restore requests.

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor or Acropolis Hypervisor or AHV

Provides a virtualization platform within Nutanix's hyper converged infrastructure.

Nutanix Acropolis cluster

Provides a multi-node cluster configuration that manages storage, computing, and virtualization.

Nutanix Prism or Prism web console

According to Nutanix, Prism is an end-to-end management solution for the virtualized data center environments that streamlines and automates common workflows, eliminating the need for multiple management solutions across data center operations.

https://www.nutanix.com/products/prism/

For further details and explanation of the Nutanix terminology, refer to the Nutanix documentation.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
    1.  
      Protect AHV using NetBackup
    2.  
      NetBackup terminology related to the AHV backup
    3.  
      NetBackup for AHV environment
    4.  
      Tasks to protect the AHV
  2. Prerequisites, notes, and restrictions
    1.  
      Prerequisites
    2. Notes and restrictions
      1.  
        NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names
  3. Download and install the Nutanix plug-in
    1.  
      Plan the installation for Nutanix AHV
    2.  
      Verify the operating system and platform compatibility
    3.  
      NetBackup server and client requirements
    4.  
      License requirements for the Nutanix AHV
    5.  
      Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries
    6.  
      Install the Nutanix AHV plug-in
  4. Configure NetBackup communication with AHV
    1.  
      Establish communication between components
    2. Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server
      1.  
        Add a backup host to the NetBackup master access list
      2.  
        Configure a NetBackup Appliance as a backup host
    3.  
      Add a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list
    4.  
      Add the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup
    5. Manage SSL certificates
      1.  
        Manage SSL certificates on NetBackup Appliance
    6.  
      About the nb_nutanix-ahv configuration file
  5. Configure NetBackup policies for AHV
    1.  
      About the BigData policy type
    2.  
      Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility
    3.  
      Create a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard
    4.  
      Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface
  6. Backup and restore
    1. Back up the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
      1.  
        Basic phases in a NetBackup backup of an AHV
    2.  
      Restore the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
  7. Troubleshoot issues
    1.  
      Troubleshoot issues related to AHV backup
    2.  
      NetBackup logs
    3.  
      Error during policy creation and validation
    4.  
      NetBackup status codes
  8. Appendix A. NetBackup commands to backup and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
    1.  
      NetBackup commands for protecting the AHV

NetBackup for AHV environment

Table: Components required for NetBackup for AHV describes the components that are required for NetBackup to back up and restore a Nutanix AHV virtual machine.

Figure: Component overview for NetBackup for AHV

Component overview for NetBackup for AHV

Table: Components required for NetBackup for AHV

Component

Description and requirements

NetBackup master server

Runs the backup policies and starts backups and restores.

NetBackup media server or a backup host

Reads and writes backup data and manages NetBackup storage media.

If your backup host is not a NetBackup master, media, or appliance, install a NetBackup client on the backup host to process backup and restore requests.

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor or Acropolis Hypervisor or AHV

Provides a virtualization platform within Nutanix's hyper converged infrastructure.

Nutanix Acropolis cluster

Provides a multi-node cluster configuration that manages storage, computing, and virtualization.

Nutanix Prism or Prism web console

According to Nutanix, Prism is an end-to-end management solution for the virtualized data center environments that streamlines and automates common workflows, eliminating the need for multiple management solutions across data center operations.

https://www.nutanix.com/products/prism/

For further details and explanation of the Nutanix terminology, refer to the Nutanix documentation.

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