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

Managing application instances

You can manage your application instances from the System Topology page of the Flex Appliance Console. To access your existing instances, click on the System topology box on the home page and navigate to the Application instances section.

Under Application instances, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Create a new instance.

    See Creating application instances.

  • Select an existing instance to:

    • Relocate it to another node.

    • Stop or start it.

      Note:

      When you start an instance, Flex Appliance automatically determines which node to start it on for optimal load balancing. Therefore, it may not start on the same node that it was located on when it was stopped. If you want the instance to run on a specific node, you can relocate it after it starts.

    • Delete it.

    • Resize the storage.

You can also perform the following tasks outside of the Flex Appliance Console:

  • View live performance metrics of all of the instances on your appliance from the Flex Appliance Shell. See Viewing instance performance metrics.

  • Run NetBackup commands on a NetBackup master or media server instance from an SSH session.

Note:

Flex Appliance does not support local directories on application instances. If you create a local directory on an instance and the instance is relocated or stopped for any reason, the directory is not preserved when the instance restarts.