Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (1.1)
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.  
      Installing the NetBackup Administration Console and client packages
    7.  
      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. Managing users
    1.  
      Adding a tenant
    2.  
      Editing a tenant
    3.  
      Removing a tenant
    4.  
      Adding a local user
    5.  
      Removing a user
    6.  
      Changing the admin user password on the Flex Appliance Console
    7.  
      Changing the hostadmin user password in the Flex Appliance Shell
  5. 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
  6. Monitoring the appliance
    1. About AutoSupport and Call Home
      1.  
        Viewing Call Home information
      2.  
        Configuring Call Home settings
      3.  
        Deleting and disabling Call Home settings
    2. Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
      1.  
        Viewing node information
      2.  
        Viewing Primary Storage Shelf information
      3.  
        Viewing Expansion Storage Shelf information
    3.  
      Viewing hardware faults
    4.  
      Viewing system data
  7. Reconfiguring the appliance
    1.  
      Performing a factory reset
    2.  
      Performing a storage reset
    3.  
      Removing a node
  8. Troubleshooting guidelines
    1.  
      General troubleshooting steps
    2.  
      Gathering device logs on a Flex 5340 appliance

Creating application instances

You can create application instances from the home page of the Flex Appliance Console. Click on Create Instance to open a new page that lets you create instances of the following applications:

  • NetBackup master server

  • NetBackup media server with the following storage options:

    • Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)

    • AdvancedDisk

    • CloudCatalyst

    Note:

    You cannot use both MSDP and CloudCatalyst storage in the same application instance.

For a full list of supported applications and versions, see the following article on the Veritas Support website:

Flex Appliance supported applications and usage information

When you create a NetBackup instance, you need to complete additional configuration steps from within NetBackup. Use the following procedures as a guide and refer to the NetBackup documentation for additional details.

See Creating a NetBackup master server instance.

See Creating a NetBackup media server instance.