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

Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries

You can download the following plug-in package Nutanix AHV plug-in for NetBackup from the Veritas Support site.

NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz

To download the Nutanix AHV plug-in:

  1. Go to https://www.veritas.com/support site.
  2. Click Licensing. You are directed to the Veritas Account Manager page to access your Veritas account.
  3. Enter your user credentials to access your Veritas account. You are directed to the Veritas Entitlement Management System site.
  4. On the Entitlements menu, use your Entitlement ID to locate and download the following file for Nutanix AHV plug-in for NetBackup.

    NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz

    Alternatively, on the Downloads menu, locate the NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz file

    The list of software that is available to download may vary across user accounts based on the entitlements within each account.

  5. In the Actions column against the software or plug-in you want to download, click the Download icon.
  6. Save the downloaded file in a local directory on the backup host.

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

Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries

You can download the following plug-in package Nutanix AHV plug-in for NetBackup from the Veritas Support site.

NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz

To download the Nutanix AHV plug-in:

  1. Go to https://www.veritas.com/support site.
  2. Click Licensing. You are directed to the Veritas Account Manager page to access your Veritas account.
  3. Enter your user credentials to access your Veritas account. You are directed to the Veritas Entitlement Management System site.
  4. On the Entitlements menu, use your Entitlement ID to locate and download the following file for Nutanix AHV plug-in for NetBackup.

    NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz

    Alternatively, on the Downloads menu, locate the NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz file

    The list of software that is available to download may vary across user accounts based on the entitlements within each account.

  5. In the Actions column against the software or plug-in you want to download, click the Download icon.
  6. Save the downloaded file in a local directory on the backup host.

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