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

Create a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface

This topic provides information about using the command line interface to create a BigData policy.

The NetBackup commands for policy creation are in the following directory:

Windows: install_path\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd

UNIX or Linux: usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd

To define a BigData policy using the command line interface, run these commands on the NetBackup master server.

  1. Create a policy.

    bppolicynew policy_name

    For example: bppolicynew nutanix

  2. Set the policy attributes.

    bpplinfo policy_name -set

    To modify the policy type attributes, run the following command:

    bpplinfo policy_name -modify [-v] [-M master_server,...] -pt policy_type

    To add a storage unit, run the following command:

    bpplinfo policy_name -residence label - modify

    For example: bpplinfo nutanix -modify -v -M my.master.server -pt BigData -residence stu

    To limit the number of simultaneous jobs per policy, run the following command:

    bpplinfo policy_name [-policyjobs max_jobs]

    For example: bpplinfo nutanix -policyjobs 50

  3. Create a policy schedule.

    bpplsched policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -add sched_label [-st sched_type] [-freq frequency]

    For example: bpplsched nutanix -add Full -st FULL

  4. Select the clients or virtual machines to back up.

    bpplclients policy_name [-M master_server,...] [-v] [-generation generation] [-reason "string"] -add host_name [-os os

    Specify the virtual machine name. You can specify only one virtual machine at a time.

    For example: bpplclients nutanix -add nutanixVM Linux or SUSE or Windows.

    Note:

    Currently, we do not validate operating system values.

  5. Add backup selections.

    To add the parameters that are required for the backup selections, use the bpplinclude policy_name -add pathname or directive... command as shown:

    • bpplinclude policy_name -add Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

    • bpplinclude policy_name -add Backup_Host=FQDN of the backup host

    • bpplinclude policy_name -add Application_Server=Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix Acropolis cluster

  6. Validate the policy.

    bpclient -policy policy_name -validate

    bpclient -policy nutanix -validate

    If the policy successfully validates, no output appears. Otherwise, the following error occurs: Error code 48: client hostname could not be found.

  7. Use the bpbackup command to start the backup.
  8. Use the bprestore command to start the restore.

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

For detailed information about the commands and additional options, refer to the NetBackup Command Reference Guide.

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 Command Line Interface

This topic provides information about using the command line interface to create a BigData policy.

The NetBackup commands for policy creation are in the following directory:

Windows: install_path\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd

UNIX or Linux: usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd

To define a BigData policy using the command line interface, run these commands on the NetBackup master server.

  1. Create a policy.

    bppolicynew policy_name

    For example: bppolicynew nutanix

  2. Set the policy attributes.

    bpplinfo policy_name -set

    To modify the policy type attributes, run the following command:

    bpplinfo policy_name -modify [-v] [-M master_server,...] -pt policy_type

    To add a storage unit, run the following command:

    bpplinfo policy_name -residence label - modify

    For example: bpplinfo nutanix -modify -v -M my.master.server -pt BigData -residence stu

    To limit the number of simultaneous jobs per policy, run the following command:

    bpplinfo policy_name [-policyjobs max_jobs]

    For example: bpplinfo nutanix -policyjobs 50

  3. Create a policy schedule.

    bpplsched policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -add sched_label [-st sched_type] [-freq frequency]

    For example: bpplsched nutanix -add Full -st FULL

  4. Select the clients or virtual machines to back up.

    bpplclients policy_name [-M master_server,...] [-v] [-generation generation] [-reason "string"] -add host_name [-os os

    Specify the virtual machine name. You can specify only one virtual machine at a time.

    For example: bpplclients nutanix -add nutanixVM Linux or SUSE or Windows.

    Note:

    Currently, we do not validate operating system values.

  5. Add backup selections.

    To add the parameters that are required for the backup selections, use the bpplinclude policy_name -add pathname or directive... command as shown:

    • bpplinclude policy_name -add Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

    • bpplinclude policy_name -add Backup_Host=FQDN of the backup host

    • bpplinclude policy_name -add Application_Server=Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix Acropolis cluster

  6. Validate the policy.

    bpclient -policy policy_name -validate

    bpclient -policy nutanix -validate

    If the policy successfully validates, no output appears. Otherwise, the following error occurs: Error code 48: client hostname could not be found.

  7. Use the bpbackup command to start the backup.
  8. Use the bprestore command to start the restore.

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

For detailed information about the commands and additional options, refer to the NetBackup Command Reference Guide.

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