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

Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell

Use the Flex Appliance Shell to obtain information about hardware components. This interface provides tab-completed items to monitor your Flex appliance.

Note:

For information about accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell, see the following topic:

See Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell.

Before you configure the appliance and your network the system command is available to provide hardware monitoring information.

The following section describes the additional commands that are available after configuration is complete.

See Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell.

To access the shell

  1. Log in to one compute node using the following default credentials or use the unique credentials that you set during the initial configuration.

    User name: hostadmin

    Password: P@ssw0rd

    The system commands include the following options.

    Command

    Description

    security-override

    Re-enable or override the Intrusion Prevention policy

    hardware-health

    Show hardware health

    self-test

    Run the system diagnostics test

    restart

    Restart the system

    factory-reset

    Reset system to factory defaults

    storage-reset

    Delete existing storage data and configurations

    upgrade

    Perform an upgrade

    hardware-errors

    Show appliance hardware errors

  2. Enter system and press tab to obtain further options.
  3. Use one of the following strings. Enter all or a specific component where indicated.
    • system hardware-health node node_component=<component>

    • system hardware-health primaryshelf primaryshelf_component=<component>

      The parameter primaryshelf_component is required.

    • system hardware-health expansionshelf expansionshelf_component=<component> shelf_id=<shelf number, starting from 1>

      The parameter shelf_id is required.

    • system hardware-errors

Refer to the following sections for monitoring information about compute node and storage shelf components.

See Viewing node information.

See Viewing Primary Storage Shelf information.

See Viewing Expansion Storage Shelf information.