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

Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell

You can use the Flex Appliance Shell to perform the initial configuration, monitor the appliance hardware, and manage some of the settings.

Accessing the Flex Appliance Shell

To access the Flex Appliance Shell, open an SSH session to the appliance node and log in with the user name hostadmin and the password that you set during initial configuration. If you have not completed the initial configuration yet, use the default password P@ssw0rd.

Note:

If you have a multi-node appliance, you must log in to each node individually.

When you log in for the first time, the available commands are limited to those that you can run on an unconfigured appliance. Complete the initial configuration to gain access to the rest of the command options. See Performing the initial configuration.

Navigating the Flex Appliance Shell

The Flex Appliance Shell includes the following command views:

  • setup

    Includes all of the commands for initial configuration

  • system

    Includes the commands you can use to monitor the appliance hardware or access privileged operations, including security settings, upgrades, and factory reset

  • show

    Includes the commands you can use to show the current appliance settings

  • set

    Includes the commands you can use to modify the appliance settings

  • delete

    Includes the commands you can use to remove appliance settings

The following is a list of tips on how to use the Flex Appliance Shell:

  • You can press the ? key at any time to display more information about the commands or sub-views. If you press ? after you enter a command, the format and usage of the parameters for that command is displayed.

  • To type a ? without displaying the help, first press Ctrl + v.

  • You can press Alt + s at any time to view a list of shell shortcuts and additional features.

  • The Flex Appliance Shell works similarly to the Bourne-Again Shell (BASH) and supports all of the same keyboard shortcuts.

  • Additional Linux commands are available by typing the full path to the command. For example: /usr/bin/top.

    The available commands are dependent on the security permission settings of the user.

  • In the documentation, command variables are italicized or in angular brackets (<>). Replace these variables with the appropriate information for each command.