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

Things to consider before using the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV

  • The Hypervisor policy for the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV requires NetBackup version 8.2 or later on NetBackup master server, media server, and the backup host.

    You must download and install the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV on the backup host.

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

    Linux is the required operating system of the backup host.

    For a list of supported versions, see:

    NetBackup Master Compatibility List

  • For accelerator-enabled backups, If you change the backup host, then the next backup is a full, non-optimized backup.

  • The Hypervisor policy does not retain the AHV VM's operating system details. Even if you select the right OS, the OS type is set to default (HP-UX-IA64).

  • If a NetBackup client that is shared across several NetBackup master servers is used as a backup host, you must update the NetBackup host properties to ensure that policy is validated and the backup and restore operations run successfully.

  • 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.

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

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

  • NetBackup AHV VMs that are configured with volume groups are not supported.

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