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

Create a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard

This topic provides information about using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard to create a BigData policy.

To create a BigData policy for the Acropolis Cluster using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard:

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click NetBackup Management.
    • In the right pane, click Create a Policy to open the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard.

    • Alternatively, under the NetBackup Management node, click Policies.

    • Go to the Actions menu, click New > Policy

    • Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box. Select the Use Policy Configuration Wizard check box.

  2. In the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard, under Create a backup policy for: select File systems, databases, applications option. Click Next.
  3. In the Policy Name and Type pane, enter a policy name and select BigData as the policy type. Click Next.
  4. In the Client List pane, click Add to open the Add Client - Policy <policy_name> dialog box.

    In the Client name field, enter the Nutanix virtual machine name. Click Add.

    To obtain the virtual machine name, use the VM name column on the Prism web console.

    You may add multiple clients. After adding the clients, click Next.

  5. In the Backup Selections pane under the Backup Selection List, click Add.

    Enter the following parameters and their values as shown:

    • Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

      The value for this parameter is fixed and cannot be changed.

    • Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

      The operating system of the backup host must be a Linux. The backup host can be a NetBackup client or a media server, or a NetBackup Appliance.

    • Application_Server=<Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix Acropolis cluster>

  6. In the Backup Type pane, select Full Backup. Click Next.

    Currently, NetBackup supports only full backups for an Acropolis cluster.

  7. In the Frequency and Retention pane, specify the frequency of the backup and retention levels for the backup. Click Next.
  8. To save the changes for the BigData policy, click Finish.

Click Help on any wizard panel for assistance while running the wizard.

See Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility.

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

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

Create a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard

This topic provides information about using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard to create a BigData policy.

To create a BigData policy for the Acropolis Cluster using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard:

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click NetBackup Management.
    • In the right pane, click Create a Policy to open the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard.

    • Alternatively, under the NetBackup Management node, click Policies.

    • Go to the Actions menu, click New > Policy

    • Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box. Select the Use Policy Configuration Wizard check box.

  2. In the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard, under Create a backup policy for: select File systems, databases, applications option. Click Next.
  3. In the Policy Name and Type pane, enter a policy name and select BigData as the policy type. Click Next.
  4. In the Client List pane, click Add to open the Add Client - Policy <policy_name> dialog box.

    In the Client name field, enter the Nutanix virtual machine name. Click Add.

    To obtain the virtual machine name, use the VM name column on the Prism web console.

    You may add multiple clients. After adding the clients, click Next.

  5. In the Backup Selections pane under the Backup Selection List, click Add.

    Enter the following parameters and their values as shown:

    • Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

      The value for this parameter is fixed and cannot be changed.

    • Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

      The operating system of the backup host must be a Linux. The backup host can be a NetBackup client or a media server, or a NetBackup Appliance.

    • Application_Server=<Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix Acropolis cluster>

  6. In the Backup Type pane, select Full Backup. Click Next.

    Currently, NetBackup supports only full backups for an Acropolis cluster.

  7. In the Frequency and Retention pane, specify the frequency of the backup and retention levels for the backup. Click Next.
  8. To save the changes for the BigData policy, click Finish.

Click Help on any wizard panel for assistance while running the wizard.

See Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility.

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

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