Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (1.0)
Platform: 5340
  1. Product overview
    1.  
      Introduction to Veritas Flex Appliance
    2.  
      About the Flex Appliance documentation
    3.  
      Operational notes
  2. Getting started
    1.  
      Initial configuration guidelines and checklist
    2.  
      Performing the initial configuration
    3.  
      Adding a node
    4.  
      Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell
    5.  
      Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Console
    6.  
      Common tasks in Flex Appliance
  3. Modifying settings
    1.  
      Creating a network bond
    2.  
      Deleting a network bond
    3.  
      Configuring a network interface
    4.  
      Setting the date and time for appliance nodes
  4. Configuring Call Home
    1.  
      About AutoSupport and Call Home
    2.  
      Viewing Call Home information
    3.  
      Configuring Call Home settings
    4.  
      Deleting and disabling Call Home settings
  5. Managing users
    1.  
      Adding a tenant
    2.  
      Editing a tenant
    3.  
      Removing a tenant
    4.  
      Adding a user
    5.  
      Removing a local user
    6.  
      Changing the password for the admin user on the Flex Appliance Console
    7.  
      Changing a hostadmin user password
  6. Using Flex Appliance
    1. Managing applications and upgrade packages in the repository
      1.  
        Adding files to the repository
    2. Creating application instances
      1.  
        Creating a NetBackup master server instance
      2.  
        Creating a NetBackup media server instance
    3. Managing application instances
      1.  
        Viewing instance performance metrics
      2.  
        Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
      3.  
        Establishing trust with a NetBackup 7.7.3 master server instance
  7. Monitoring the appliance
    1.  
      Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
    2.  
      Viewing node information
    3.  
      Viewing Primary Storage Shelf information
    4.  
      Viewing Expansion Storage Shelf information
    5.  
      Viewing hardware faults
    6.  
      Viewing system data
  8. Reconfiguring the appliance
    1.  
      Performing a factory reset
    2.  
      Performing a storage reset
    3.  
      Removing a node
  9. Troubleshooting guidelines
    1.  
      General troubleshooting steps
    2.  
      Gathering device logs on a Flex 5340 appliance

Creating a network bond

If you have more than one node, you must create a network bond on each appliance node after all of the nodes are added. Use the same slaves and bonding mode on each node on the appliance.

Note:

You create a network bond by using the Flex Appliance Shell. For information about accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell, see the following topic:

To create a network bond

  1. Log in as the hostadmin user to the Flex Appliance Shell, and then type the following:

    set network bond slaves=<slave name,slave name> bond_mode=<name of the bonding mode> bond_name=<name of the bond>

    The slaves parameter is required. The bond mode and the bond name are optional. If you don't enter a bond name, "bondX", where X is the lowest number available, is the default name. If you don't enter a bond mode value, the default value is used.

    The following bond modes are available:

    • 802.3ad - this is the default bond mode value

    • balance-rr

    • active-backup

    • balance-xor

    • broadcast

    • balance-tlb - - This bond mode is not supported due to a known issue in Red Hat. However, Veritas does not block this bond mode. If you want to use this bond mode, see the following article from Red hat before you proceed:

      https://access.redhat.com/solutions/67546

    • balance-alb - This bond mode is not supported due to a known issue in Red Hat. However, Veritas does not block this bond mode. If you want to use this bond mode, see the following article from Red hat before you proceed:

      https://access.redhat.com/solutions/67546

  2. Press Enter.

    Now you can configure a network interface in the Flex Appliance Console.

    See Configuring a network interface.