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

Add the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup

You must add the credentials for accessing the Acropolis cluster to the NetBackup master server.

The backup host needs to access the Acropolis cluster. To access the Acropolis cluster, the backup host needs to obtain the cluster credentials. Therefore, the backup host communicates with the NetBackup master server to obtain these credentials.

To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Administration Console

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click the Media and Device Management node.
  2. Click the Credentials node to see the Virtual Machine Server option.
  3. Right-click Virtual Machine Server and select New Virtual Machine Server....
  4. In the New Virtual Machine Server dialog box, enter a name for the server. Click OK.
  5. In the Credentials pane of the New Virtual Machine Server - <server_name> dialog box, do the following:
    • From the Virtual Machine Server Type drop-down list, select Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • In the User name field, enter the user name to access the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • In the Password field, enter the password to access the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

      If you provide invalid or incorrect credential, you may see the following status code in the Activity Monitor:

      Status code: 6629: Unable to complete the operation. Failed to authorize the user or the server.

    • The Validate using backup host and the Connect using Port number options are unavailable for the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

      Note:

      The default port number for a Nutanix Acropolis Cluster is 9440. However, the provision to change this port number is available only through the command line interface using the tpconfig command.

    See To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Command Line Interface for information about using the tpconfig for Nutanix Acropolis cluster.

  6. To save your changes, click OK.

You may also add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the command line interface.

To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Command Line Interface

  1. Go to the following directory:

    /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/

  2. From the command line, run:

    tpconfig -add | -update -virtual_machine virtual_machine_name -vm_user_id user_id -vm_type virtual_machine_type -requiredport IP_port_number [-password password [-key encryption_key]]

    For example: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -add -virtual_machine my.virualmachine.com -vm_user_id admin -vm_type 9 -password abc@123

For detailed information about the tpconfig command, see the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.

See Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server.

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 the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup

You must add the credentials for accessing the Acropolis cluster to the NetBackup master server.

The backup host needs to access the Acropolis cluster. To access the Acropolis cluster, the backup host needs to obtain the cluster credentials. Therefore, the backup host communicates with the NetBackup master server to obtain these credentials.

To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Administration Console

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click the Media and Device Management node.
  2. Click the Credentials node to see the Virtual Machine Server option.
  3. Right-click Virtual Machine Server and select New Virtual Machine Server....
  4. In the New Virtual Machine Server dialog box, enter a name for the server. Click OK.
  5. In the Credentials pane of the New Virtual Machine Server - <server_name> dialog box, do the following:
    • From the Virtual Machine Server Type drop-down list, select Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • In the User name field, enter the user name to access the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • In the Password field, enter the password to access the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

      If you provide invalid or incorrect credential, you may see the following status code in the Activity Monitor:

      Status code: 6629: Unable to complete the operation. Failed to authorize the user or the server.

    • The Validate using backup host and the Connect using Port number options are unavailable for the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

      Note:

      The default port number for a Nutanix Acropolis Cluster is 9440. However, the provision to change this port number is available only through the command line interface using the tpconfig command.

    See To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Command Line Interface for information about using the tpconfig for Nutanix Acropolis cluster.

  6. To save your changes, click OK.

You may also add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the command line interface.

To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Command Line Interface

  1. Go to the following directory:

    /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/

  2. From the command line, run:

    tpconfig -add | -update -virtual_machine virtual_machine_name -vm_user_id user_id -vm_type virtual_machine_type -requiredport IP_port_number [-password password [-key encryption_key]]

    For example: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -add -virtual_machine my.virualmachine.com -vm_user_id admin -vm_type 9 -password abc@123

For detailed information about the tpconfig command, see the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.

See Add a backup host to the NetBackup master server.

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

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