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

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
    1.  
      Protect AHV using NetBackup
    2. About the Hypervisor policy type to protect Nutanix AHV VMs
      1.  
        Migrating BigData policy to Hypervisor policy
    3.  
      NetBackup terminology related to the AHV backup
    4.  
      NetBackup for AHV environment
  2. Prerequisites and things to consider before using the plug-in
    1.  
      Prerequisites
    2. Things to consider before using the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV
      1.  
        NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names
  3. Downloading and installing the Nutanix plug-in
    1.  
      Plan the installation for Nutanix AHV
    2.  
      NetBackup server and client requirements
    3.  
      License requirements for the Nutanix AHV
    4.  
      Download the Nutanix AHV plug-in binaries
    5.  
      Install the Nutanix AHV plug-in
  4. Configuring NetBackup communication with AHV
    1.  
      Establishing communication between NetBackup and NutanixAHV
    2.  
      Adding a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list
    3. Configuring secure communication between the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor server and NetBackup host
      1.  
        About the nb_nutanix-ahv configuration file
      2. Managing SSL certificates through ECA framework
        1.  
          ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
        2.  
          ECA_CRL_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
        3.  
          VIRTUALIZATION_HOSTS_SECURE_CONNECT_ENABLED for servers and clients
        4.  
          VIRTUALIZATION_CRL_CHECK for NetBackup servers and clients
    4.  
      Adding the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup
    5. Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
      1.  
        Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master access list
  5. Configuring NetBackup policies for AHV
    1.  
      Creating a backup policy using the NetBackup Policies utility
    2.  
      Creating a backup policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface
  6. Backup and recovery
    1. Back up the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
      1.  
        Basic phases in a NetBackup backup of an AHV
    2. Overview of the Nutanix AHV virtual machines recovery process
      1.  
        About recovering the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
      2.  
        Planning the recovery of a Nutanix AHV VM
      3.  
        Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the Backup, Archive, and Restore console
      4.  
        About recovering AHV VMs from the images that are backed up using NetBackup versions 8.1, 8.1.1, or 8.1.2
      5. Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the command line for Hypervisor policy
        1.  
          Creating or modifying the rename file
        2.  
          Using the command line to recover Nutanix AHV virtual machines for Hypervisor policy
  7. Troubleshooting issues
    1.  
      Troubleshooting issues related to AHV backup
    2.  
      NetBackup logs
    3.  
      About errors during policy creation, restore, 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
  9. Appendix B. Protect Nutanix AHV virtual machines with BigData policy
    1.  
      Using the BigData policy to backup and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
    2. Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the command line for BigData policy
      1.  
        Creating or modifying the rename file
      2.  
        Using the command line to recover Nutanix AHV virtual machines for BigData policy

Adding the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup

You must add the credentials for accessing the Acropolis cluster to the NetBackup master server. There are two options to accomplish this.

The backup host needs to access the Acropolis cluster. To access the Acropolis cluster, the backup host needs to obtain the cluster credentials. Therefore, the backup host communicates with the NetBackup master server to obtain these credentials.

To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Administration Console

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click the Media and Device Management node.
  2. Click the Credentials node to see the Virtual Machine Server option.
  3. Right-click Virtual Machine Server and select New Virtual Machine Server....
  4. In the New Virtual Machine Server dialog box, enter a name for the server. Click OK.
  5. In the Credentials pane of the New Virtual Machine Server - <server_name> dialog box, do the following:
    • From the Virtual Machine Server Type drop-down list, select Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • In the User name field, enter the user name to access the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • In the Password field, enter the password to access the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

    • The Validate using backup host and the Connect using Port number options are unavailable for the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster.

      Note:

      The default port number for a Nutanix Acropolis Cluster is 9440.

    See To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Command Line Interface for information about using the tpconfig for Nutanix Acropolis cluster.

  6. To save your changes, click OK.

You may also add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the command line interface.

To add credentials for the Acropolis cluster using the NetBackup Command Line Interface

  1. Go to the following directory:

    /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/

  2. From the command line, run:

    tpconfig -add | -update -virtual_machine virtual_machine_name -vm_user_id user_id -vm_type virtual_machine_type -requiredport IP_port_number [-password password [-key encryption_key]]

    For example: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -add -virtual_machine cluster1.nutanix.abc.com -vm_user_id admin -vm_type 9 -password abc@123

For detailed information about the tpconfig command, see the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.

See Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server.

See Adding a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list.