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

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  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

Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server

The backup host is a key component in the NetBackup and Nutanix communication environment. The backup host acts as a channel to establish an indirect communication between the NetBackup master server and the Acropolis cluster.

To add a backup host, you must start by creating a BigData policy. During policy creation, you are prompted to specify backup selections. In the backup selections, you are required to specify a backup host.

To add a backup host from the NetBackup Administration Console:

  1. Start to create a BigData policy from the NetBackup Administration Console using the Policies utility.

    See Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility.

  2. On the Backup Selections tab, click Add and enter the following parameter to add a backup host:

    Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

To add a backup host from the NetBackup Command Line Interface

  1. Start to create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface.

    See Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface.

  2. Run the following command to add a backup host

    bpplinclude policy_name -add pathname or directive...

    For example: bpplinclude nutanix -add Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

See Add a backup host to the NetBackup master access list.

See Add a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list.

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

Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server

The backup host is a key component in the NetBackup and Nutanix communication environment. The backup host acts as a channel to establish an indirect communication between the NetBackup master server and the Acropolis cluster.

To add a backup host, you must start by creating a BigData policy. During policy creation, you are prompted to specify backup selections. In the backup selections, you are required to specify a backup host.

To add a backup host from the NetBackup Administration Console:

  1. Start to create a BigData policy from the NetBackup Administration Console using the Policies utility.

    See Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility.

  2. On the Backup Selections tab, click Add and enter the following parameter to add a backup host:

    Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

To add a backup host from the NetBackup Command Line Interface

  1. Start to create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface.

    See Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface.

  2. Run the following command to add a backup host

    bpplinclude policy_name -add pathname or directive...

    For example: bpplinclude nutanix -add Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

See Add a backup host to the NetBackup master access list.

See Add a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list.

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