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 a NetBackup master server instance

Use the following procedure to create a NetBackup master server instance in Flex Appliance.

To create a NetBackup master server instance

  1. Make sure that the NetBackup master server application you want to use is located in the repository. See Managing applications and upgrade packages in the repository.
  2. Perform the following tasks if you have not already:
  3. Gather the following information for the new instance:
    • Tenant that you want to assign it to

    • Hostname (maximum of 63 characters including the domain name)

    • IP address

    • Network interface

    • Domain name

    • Name servers

    • Search domains

    • Smart Meter customer registration key (NetBackup 8.1.2 and later)

      Veritas Smart Meter helps you manage your NetBackup deployment more efficiently, spot trends, and plan for the future. To obtain a key, log in to the Veritas Smart Meter site with your VEMS credentials and go to the Registration Keys page to download the key.

    • (Optional) NetBackup license key

      NetBackup applications come with an evaluation license key. You must add a permanent NetBackup license key before the evaluation key expires. You can add your permanent key when you create the instance to avoid future issues.

      Note:

      If the evaluation key expires before you create the instance, the instance creation fails. Make sure that you have a valid license key before you create an instance.

  4. From the home page of the Flex Appliance Console, click Create Instance.
  5. Select the appropriate master server application from the repository list, making sure to verify the version number. Click Next.
  6. Follow the prompts to create the instance. When you are done, you can view the progress in the Activity Monitor, which is accessible from the left pane of the Flex Appliance Console.
  7. Once the instance has been created successfully, you must change the password from the known default password.

    Warning:

    You cannot access the NetBackup Web UI to manage the instance until you have changed the password.

    To change the password, open an SSH session to the instance and log in with the following credentials:

    • User name: appadmin

    • Password: P@ssw0rd

    Follow the prompt to enter a new password.

Note:

Do not configure AdvancedDisk storage on a NetBackup master server instance. The NetBackup Administration Console lets you create an AdvancedDisk storage server on a master server instance, but Flex Appliance does not support storage configuration on master server instances. Create a separate NetBackup media server instance if you want to use AdvancedDisk storage.