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

Performing a factory reset

The purpose of a factory reset is to return your appliance to a clean, unconfigured, factory state. By default, a factory reset discards all storage configuration and data. A factory reset can be performed at any time. In this release of Flex, factory reset affects only the configuration. It does not affect the data.

After you perform a factory reset, you must reset storage, and then perform initial configuration again to reconfigure your settings.

Note:

Factory reset is performed by using the Flex Appliance Shell. For information about accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell, see the following topic:

See Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell.

To perform a factory reset

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

    system factory-reset

  2. Press Enter.
  3. Type yes to continue, and then press Enter.

    Note:

    Once you have started the factory-reset operation, do not perform any other tasks on the appliance until the reset is complete.

    When the process is complete, you are prompted to reboot. The factory reset is not complete until after the system is rebooted. The system continues to run with the current configuration until after the reboot is completed.

  4. Do one of the following:
    • To reboot the appliance now, type yes, and then press Enter.

    • To reboot the appliance later, type no, and then press Enter.

      You can type the following command at any time to reboot:

      system reboot

    You should reset storage now.

    See Performing a storage reset.