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

Install the Nutanix AHV plug-in

  • Log on to the Veritas Support site to download the Nutanix AHV plug-in and store it in a local directory.

    Use your Entitlement ID to locate the PSF plug-ins and download the NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz file.

  • When you extract the NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz file, it contains the following files:

    • libaapipgnntx.so

      The Nutanix AHV plug-in binary that is required to backup and restore the Nutanix AHV virtual machine. The file is installed at usr/openv/lib/libaapipgnntx.so.

    • nb_nutanix-ahv.conf

      The Nutanix AHV plug-in configuration file for NetBackup. The file is installed at /usr/openv/netbackup/nb_nutanix-ahv.conf.

    • nbaapi_ahv_vm_restore

      This script is a part of the restore VM utility. The restore VM utility creates virtual machines from the restore images that are available at a staging location. This file is installed at usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/nbaapi_ahv_vm_restore.

  • Follow either of the following procedures for installation:

  1. For interactive installation:

    • Navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the plug-in binary and run the ./install command.

    • Go through the license agreement that is available at the suggested location and enter y if you agree with the terms to continue the installation.

  2. For silent installation:

    • Navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the plug-in binary and run the following command:

      ./install -EULAAccepted

      This command ensures that you have gone through the license agreements and agree with the terms.

A message is displayed when the installation is successful. If the installation fails, you can examine the trace file that has the details of the error. The location of the trace file is displayed after the installation status message.

See Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries.

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

Install the Nutanix AHV plug-in

  • Log on to the Veritas Support site to download the Nutanix AHV plug-in and store it in a local directory.

    Use your Entitlement ID to locate the PSF plug-ins and download the NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz file.

  • When you extract the NetBackup_PSF_Nutanix-AHV_Plugin_8.1-BuildID.tar.gz file, it contains the following files:

    • libaapipgnntx.so

      The Nutanix AHV plug-in binary that is required to backup and restore the Nutanix AHV virtual machine. The file is installed at usr/openv/lib/libaapipgnntx.so.

    • nb_nutanix-ahv.conf

      The Nutanix AHV plug-in configuration file for NetBackup. The file is installed at /usr/openv/netbackup/nb_nutanix-ahv.conf.

    • nbaapi_ahv_vm_restore

      This script is a part of the restore VM utility. The restore VM utility creates virtual machines from the restore images that are available at a staging location. This file is installed at usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/nbaapi_ahv_vm_restore.

  • Follow either of the following procedures for installation:

  1. For interactive installation:

    • Navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the plug-in binary and run the ./install command.

    • Go through the license agreement that is available at the suggested location and enter y if you agree with the terms to continue the installation.

  2. For silent installation:

    • Navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the plug-in binary and run the following command:

      ./install -EULAAccepted

      This command ensures that you have gone through the license agreements and agree with the terms.

A message is displayed when the installation is successful. If the installation fails, you can examine the trace file that has the details of the error. The location of the trace file is displayed after the installation status message.

See Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries.

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