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 components
    2. Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
      1.  
        Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master access list
      2.  
        Configuring a NetBackup Appliance as a backup host
    3.  
      Adding a backup host to the Acropolis Cluster access list
    4. 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
    5.  
      Adding the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster credentials for NetBackup
  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

Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the Backup, Archive, and Restore console

Use these steps in the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore console to recover a Nutanix AHV VM.

Before you proceed, See Planning the recovery of a Nutanix AHV VM.

Note:

For the BigData policy, if the backup host is on NetBackup version earlier than 8.2, then use the following steps to recover the AHV VM:

www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/127664414-132725336-0/v127698730-132725336

Recovering images backed up using pre-8.2 NetBackup:

See About recovering AHV VMs from the images that are backed up using NetBackup versions 8.1, 8.1.1, or 8.1.2.

To recover a VM using the NetBackup Admin console's Backup, Archive, and Restore console

  1. Open the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.
  2. From the File menu (Windows) or Actions menu (UNIX), open the Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type wizard and select the following options:
    • From the Source client for restores list, select the required VM.

    • Specify the backup host as the destination client.

      From the Destination client for restores list, select the required backup host.

      • From the Policy type for restores list, select Hypervisor as the policy type.

      • From the Workload type for restores list, select Nutanix-AHV as the workload type.

    Click Ok.

  3. From the Restore Type drop-down list, select Virtual Machine Backups.
  4. Select the appropriate date range to restore the complete data set.

    Go to the Backup History and select the backup images that you want to restore.

    In the Browse Directory field, enter / (forward slash) to view the backed-up Nutanix VM data that you can recover.

  5. In the Directory Structure pane, Nutanix AHV VM is displayed. Select the VM to view the containers and the disks that are associated with that VM in the Contents of Selected Directory pane.

    All the VM disks and associated containers are displayed in the Contents of Selected Directory pane.

  6. In the Directory Structure pane, select the check box for the Nutanix AHV VMs that you want to recover.
  7. Click Restore.
  8. In the Virtual Machine Recovery wizard, select the options to recover the VM.

    For more information on the recovery location and options:

    Note:

    VM ID is the VM UUID.

  9. After setting the recovery options, start Run Pre-Recovery Check to proceed with the VM recovery. If the check fails, then you can fix the issues and rerun the pre-recovery check.
  10. Click Start Recovery.
  11. Verify that the VM gets recovered and instantiated.