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

Using the command line to recover Nutanix AHV virtual machines for Hypervisor policy

You can use the bprestore command to recover a backed-up Nutanix AHV VM.

To recover Nutanix AHV VM

  1. On the NetBackup master server, log on as an Administrator or root user based on Windows or UNIX system respectively.
  2. Run the following command on the NetBackup master server by providing appropriate values:

    bprestore -S master_server -C client -R path_rename_file -t 47 -L path_progress_log -f filelist -disk_media_server disk_media_server -vmproxy backup_host -vmid -vmmacid -vmsn -vmpoweron -vmserver NutanixAHV_cluster -K

    Where,

    -S

    Specifies the name or FQDN of the NetBackup master server.

    -C

    Specifies the Nutanix AHV VM name that you have backed up.

    -R

    Specifies the directory path to a rename file, which is used to recover a virtual machine.

    -t 47

    Specifies Hypervisor as the policy type.

    -L progress_log

    Specifies the name of whitelisted file path in which to write progress information.

    -f

    Specifies a file (listfile) that contains a list of files to be restored and can be used instead of the file names option (filenames). In listfile, list each file path must be on a separate line.

    Currently we support a full VM restore. Enter / (forward slash) as the file entry.

    -disk_media_server

    Name or the FQDN of the disk media server.

    -vmproxy

    Specifies the name or the FQDN of the backup host.

    -vmpoweron

    Turn on the VM after recovery.

    -K

    To not overwrite the existing virtual machine in the AHV cluster.

    -vmid

    Retain the VM UUID.

    -vmmacid

    Retain the MAC address of the VM.

    -vmserver

    FQDN or the IP address of the Nutanix AHV cluster where you want to recover the virtual machine. Use the same type that was used to add the Nutanix AHV credentials.

    -vmsn

    Remove the network interface that was set for the VM during the backup.

Example

bprestore -S FQDN.master.server.com -C FQDN.client.com -R <install_directory>\logs\user_ops\rename.txt -t 47 -L <install_directory>\logs\user_ops\a.log -f filelist -disk_media_server FQDN.disk.mediaserver.com -vmproxy FQDN.backup.host.com