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

NetBackup logs

NetBackup maintains process-specific logs for the various processes that are involved in the backup and restore operations. Examining these logs can help you to find the root cause of an issue.

These log folders must already exist in order for logging to occur. If these folders do not exist, you must create them.

The log folders reside on the following directories:

Table: NetBackup logs related to the AHV

Log folder

Messages related to

Logs reside on

install_path\NetBackup\logs\nbaapidiscv

BigData framework and policy validation

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bpbrm

Back up and restore

Media server

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bpbkar

Backup

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bprd

Restore

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bpcd

Back up and restore

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\tar

Restore

NetBackup client on the backup host

Note:

Certain process logs from the preceding table reside on the NetBackup client on the backup host, which is a Linux computer.

For more details, refer to the NetBackup Logging 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

NetBackup logs

NetBackup maintains process-specific logs for the various processes that are involved in the backup and restore operations. Examining these logs can help you to find the root cause of an issue.

These log folders must already exist in order for logging to occur. If these folders do not exist, you must create them.

The log folders reside on the following directories:

Table: NetBackup logs related to the AHV

Log folder

Messages related to

Logs reside on

install_path\NetBackup\logs\nbaapidiscv

BigData framework and policy validation

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bpbrm

Back up and restore

Media server

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bpbkar

Backup

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bprd

Restore

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\bpcd

Back up and restore

NetBackup client on the backup host

install_path\NetBackup\logs\tar

Restore

NetBackup client on the backup host

Note:

Certain process logs from the preceding table reside on the NetBackup client on the backup host, which is a Linux computer.

For more details, refer to the NetBackup Logging Reference Guide.

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