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

Error during policy creation and validation

When you create or save a BigData policy, you may encounter certain errors if you do not provide correct and valid inputs.

Table: NetBackup policy creation and validation scenarios discusses these scenarios briefly.

Table: NetBackup policy creation and validation scenarios

Problem

Recommended action

The policy validation or the backup job fails when you have provided invalid or empty value in the backup selection.

Enter the following parameters in backup selections:

  • Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

  • Application_Server=Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix cluster

  • Backup_Host=Fully Qualified Domain Name

The backup job fails when the backup selection does not contain the Backup_Host parameter.

Add the Backup_Host parameter to the backup selections as follows:

Backup_Host=Fully Qualified Domain Name

See Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server.

The backup job fails when you provide invalid or empty value when you specify clients or virtual machines to be backed up.

Enter the name of the virtual machines that you want to backup. In addition, verify if the virtual machine name is correct and meets the character restrictions.

See NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names .

The backup host is not reachable.

Verify the backup host name. The backup host name is the FQDN of the backup host.

Backup fails when the NetBackup client version on the backup host is older than 8.1.

The NetBackup client version on the backup host must be 8.1 or later.

The BigData policy is unable to determine version of backup host.

Verify whether the NetBackup client version on the backup host is older than 8.1. The NetBackup client version on the backup host must be 8.1 or later.

The backup job may fail when the operating system of the backup host is not Linux.

The operating system of the backup host must be Linux.

The backup job fails when credentials are invalid or not configured for the Application_Server parameter.

Verify that you have provided correct credentials.

Ensure that the value that you have provided for the Application_Server parameters matched the one that you provided while specifying Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials.

See Add the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup.

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

Error during policy creation and validation

When you create or save a BigData policy, you may encounter certain errors if you do not provide correct and valid inputs.

Table: NetBackup policy creation and validation scenarios discusses these scenarios briefly.

Table: NetBackup policy creation and validation scenarios

Problem

Recommended action

The policy validation or the backup job fails when you have provided invalid or empty value in the backup selection.

Enter the following parameters in backup selections:

  • Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

  • Application_Server=Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix cluster

  • Backup_Host=Fully Qualified Domain Name

The backup job fails when the backup selection does not contain the Backup_Host parameter.

Add the Backup_Host parameter to the backup selections as follows:

Backup_Host=Fully Qualified Domain Name

See Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server.

The backup job fails when you provide invalid or empty value when you specify clients or virtual machines to be backed up.

Enter the name of the virtual machines that you want to backup. In addition, verify if the virtual machine name is correct and meets the character restrictions.

See NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names .

The backup host is not reachable.

Verify the backup host name. The backup host name is the FQDN of the backup host.

Backup fails when the NetBackup client version on the backup host is older than 8.1.

The NetBackup client version on the backup host must be 8.1 or later.

The BigData policy is unable to determine version of backup host.

Verify whether the NetBackup client version on the backup host is older than 8.1. The NetBackup client version on the backup host must be 8.1 or later.

The backup job may fail when the operating system of the backup host is not Linux.

The operating system of the backup host must be Linux.

The backup job fails when credentials are invalid or not configured for the Application_Server parameter.

Verify that you have provided correct credentials.

Ensure that the value that you have provided for the Application_Server parameters matched the one that you provided while specifying Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials.

See Add the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup.

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