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 NetBackup Policies utility

This topic provides information about using the policies utility to create a BigData policy.

To create a BigData policy for the Acropolis Cluster using the policies utility:

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click NetBackup Management > Policies.
  2. On the Actions menu, click New > Policy.
  3. Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box. Click OK.
  4. On the Attributes tab, select BigData as the policy type.

    In the Destination pane of the Attributes tab, select a storage unit type from the Policy storage drop-down.

    To limit the number of simultaneous jobs per policy, use the Limit jobs per policy option.

  5. On the Schedules tab, click New to create a new schedule.

    Currently, NetBackup supports only full backups for AHV.

  6. On the Clients tab, enter the name of the virtual machine. You may add multiple clients.

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

  7. On the Backup Selections tab, click Add and 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>

  8. Click OK to save the changes.

Note:

The entries that you provide in the Clients tab and the Backup Selections tab differ based on the application that you choose to back up.

For more information on using NetBackup for big data applications, refer to the Veritas NetBackup documentation page.

See Create a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard.

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 NetBackup Policies utility

This topic provides information about using the policies utility to create a BigData policy.

To create a BigData policy for the Acropolis Cluster using the policies utility:

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click NetBackup Management > Policies.
  2. On the Actions menu, click New > Policy.
  3. Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box. Click OK.
  4. On the Attributes tab, select BigData as the policy type.

    In the Destination pane of the Attributes tab, select a storage unit type from the Policy storage drop-down.

    To limit the number of simultaneous jobs per policy, use the Limit jobs per policy option.

  5. On the Schedules tab, click New to create a new schedule.

    Currently, NetBackup supports only full backups for AHV.

  6. On the Clients tab, enter the name of the virtual machine. You may add multiple clients.

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

  7. On the Backup Selections tab, click Add and 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>

  8. Click OK to save the changes.

Note:

The entries that you provide in the Clients tab and the Backup Selections tab differ based on the application that you choose to back up.

For more information on using NetBackup for big data applications, refer to the Veritas NetBackup documentation page.

See Create a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard.

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

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