Veritas NetBackup™ for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
      Protect AHV using NetBackup
      NetBackup terminology related to the AHV backup
      NetBackup for AHV environment
      Tasks to protect the AHV
  2. Prerequisites, notes, and restrictions
    2. Notes and restrictions
        NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names
  3. Configuring NetBackup communication with AHV
      Establishing communication between components
    2. Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
        Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master access list
        Configuring a NetBackup Appliance as a backup host
      Adding a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list
      Adding the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup
    5. Managing SSL certificates
        Managing SSL certificates on NetBackup Appliance
      About the nb_nutanix-ahv configuration file
  4. Configuring NetBackup policies for AHV
      About the BigData policy type
      Creating a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility
      Creating a BigData policy using the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard
      Creating a BigData policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface
  5. Backup and restore
    1. Back up the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
        Basic phases in a NetBackup backup of an AHV
      Restoring the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
  6. Troubleshooting issues
      Troubleshooting issues related to AHV backup
      NetBackup logs
      About errors during policy creation and validation
      NetBackup status codes
  7. Appendix A. NetBackup commands to backup and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
      NetBackup commands for protecting the AHV

Notes and restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to NetBackup for AHV.

  • Version of the NetBackup master server or media server and the NetBackup client on the backup host require 8.1 or later.

    Veritas recommends that you configure a NetBackup media server as a backup host.

  • Linux is the required operating system of the backup host.

  • NetBackup for Nutanix AHV supports only one backup host for each backup policy.

  • To backup other hypervisors that run on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a backup policy specific to that hypervisor. For example, to backup VMware ESX on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a VMware policy. Similarly, to backup Hyper-V on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a Hyper-V policy.

  • When you specify the backup selections for a BigData policy for the Acropolis cluster, provide the following parameters:

    • Application_Type=Nutanix-AHV

      The value for this parameter is fixed and cannot be changed.

    • Application_Server=Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Nutanix Acropolis cluster

    • Backup_Host=<Fully Qualified Domain Name>

  • The parameters - Application_Type, Application_Server, and Backup_Host are not case sensitive. However, their values are case-sensitive.

  • When you provide multiple entries for the Application_Type, or Application_Server, only the first valid entry is considered and the rest are ignored. However, providing multiple entries for the Backup_Host parameter is not supported.

  • Policy validation is not conducted for the policies that are created using the Policy Configuration Wizard.

  • You cannot backup two or more virtual machines with the same name. Each virtual machine must have a unique name.

  • The restore operation for a partially successful backup is currently not supported.

  • NetBackup for AHV cannot backup the virtual machines that have volume groups attached.

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