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 Console

After you have configured Flex Appliance, you can sign in to the Flex Appliance Console to use and manage the appliance software.

Accessing the Flex Appliance Console

To access the Flex Appliance Console

  1. Open a web browser on a system that has a network connection to the appliance. Flex Appliance supports the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome version 57 or higher

    • Mozilla Firefox version 52 or higher

    Note:

    These browsers may display a Privacy error or Insecure Connection page when you access the Flex Appliance Console. Use the Advanced option on the page to proceed.

  2. Navigate to https://console.domain, where console.domain is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that you entered for the Flex Appliance Console during initial configuration. It can also be an IP address.

When you sign in for the first time, use the following default credentials:

  • User name: admin

  • Password: P@ssw0rd

Warning:

The default password is well documented and available online. For security purposes, Veritas recommends that you change the admin user password the first time you sign in. See Changing the password for the admin user on the Flex Appliance Console.

Navigating the Flex Appliance Console

The Flex Appliance Console includes the following pages:

  • Home

    The home page shows a small overview of the system topology and a getting-started flow for first-time users.

  • System Topology

    This page shows a complete overview of the appliance nodes, storage shelves, and instances. To access this page, click System topology on the home page.

  • Activity Monitor

    This page shows the tasks that have been performed on the Flex Appliance Console and their current status. To access this page, click the monitor icon on the left pane of the console.

  • Settings

    This page lets you manage the settings for the appliance, the appliance users, and the repository. To access this page, click the gear icon on the left pane of the console.