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

Manage SSL certificates on NetBackup Appliance

To manage SSL certificates on appliance, you must have read-write access to the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file. The nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file is present in the usr/openv/netbackup directory.

To gain read-write access to the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf, complete the following:

  • Become a NetBackup CLI user to be able to edit the file nb_nutanix-ahv.conf. Later, copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf back to the /usr/openv/netbackup/ directory on the appliance.

  • Copy SSL certificate to an appropriate location on the appliance

To access and copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file on the appliance

  1. Locate the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file from the add-on package that you have downloaded for the Nutanix AHV plug-in.
  2. Log on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.
  3. Run the relevant Manage > NetBackupCLI commands to become a NetBackup CLI user. Copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf configuration file to the /home/nbusers directory. Ensure that the read-write permissions for the file are at chmod 644.
  4. Edit the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file to make the required changes.

    Since the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file is in a JSON file format, ensure that you preserve the JSON integrity.

  5. To copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file from /home/nbusers back to /usr/openv/netbackup/, run the following command:

    cp-nbu-config

    For example: cp-nbu-config nb_nutanix-ahv.conf /usr/openv/netbackup/

    If the file is present at the destination, it is overwritten without a warning.

  6. Verify that the file exits in the destination folder.

Use the NetBackup nbcldutil command to copy SSL certificate to an appropriate location on the appliance. Ensure that the SSL certificate is valid.

To copy the SSL certificate to an appropriate location on the appliance

  1. To copy the certificate from a source to a destination, run the following command:

    nbcldutil -copycert -sourcecert source_certificate_path_and_name[-destcert destination_certificate_path]

    For example: nbcldutil -copycert -sourcecert /home/maintenance/ nutanixCert.pem -destcert /etc/ssl/certs

  2. Update the cert_authority_file parameter in the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file with the new path for the SSL certificate on the appliance.

See About the nb_nutanix-ahv configuration file.

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

Manage SSL certificates on NetBackup Appliance

To manage SSL certificates on appliance, you must have read-write access to the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file. The nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file is present in the usr/openv/netbackup directory.

To gain read-write access to the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf, complete the following:

  • Become a NetBackup CLI user to be able to edit the file nb_nutanix-ahv.conf. Later, copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf back to the /usr/openv/netbackup/ directory on the appliance.

  • Copy SSL certificate to an appropriate location on the appliance

To access and copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file on the appliance

  1. Locate the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file from the add-on package that you have downloaded for the Nutanix AHV plug-in.
  2. Log on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.
  3. Run the relevant Manage > NetBackupCLI commands to become a NetBackup CLI user. Copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf configuration file to the /home/nbusers directory. Ensure that the read-write permissions for the file are at chmod 644.
  4. Edit the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file to make the required changes.

    Since the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file is in a JSON file format, ensure that you preserve the JSON integrity.

  5. To copy the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file from /home/nbusers back to /usr/openv/netbackup/, run the following command:

    cp-nbu-config

    For example: cp-nbu-config nb_nutanix-ahv.conf /usr/openv/netbackup/

    If the file is present at the destination, it is overwritten without a warning.

  6. Verify that the file exits in the destination folder.

Use the NetBackup nbcldutil command to copy SSL certificate to an appropriate location on the appliance. Ensure that the SSL certificate is valid.

To copy the SSL certificate to an appropriate location on the appliance

  1. To copy the certificate from a source to a destination, run the following command:

    nbcldutil -copycert -sourcecert source_certificate_path_and_name[-destcert destination_certificate_path]

    For example: nbcldutil -copycert -sourcecert /home/maintenance/ nutanixCert.pem -destcert /etc/ssl/certs

  2. Update the cert_authority_file parameter in the nb_nutanix-ahv.conf file with the new path for the SSL certificate on the appliance.

See About the nb_nutanix-ahv configuration file.

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