Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide
- Product overview
- Getting started
- Modifying settings
- Managing users
- Managing Flex Appliance Console users and tenants
- Managing NetBackup application instance users
- Using Flex Appliance
- Managing the repository
- Creating application instances
- Managing application instances
- Managing application add-ons on instances
- Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
- Upgrading application instances
- About Flex Appliance upgrades and updates
- Monitoring the appliance
- About AutoSupport and Call Home
- Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
- Reconfiguring the appliance
- Troubleshooting guidelines
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.
To access the Flex Appliance Console
- 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
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.
Navigate to https://console.domain, where console.domain is one of the following:
If you have a Veritas 5150 Appliance, console.domain is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the IP address that you entered during initial configuration.
If you have a Veritas 5340 Appliance, console.domain is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the IP address that you entered for the Flex Appliance Console during initial configuration.
When you sign in for the first time, use the following default credentials:
After you have signed in, you can create other users from the User management page. See Managing Flex Appliance Console users and tenants.
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 a user password in the Flex Appliance Console.
All users are signed out after one hour for security reasons, even if they are active. Sign back in if you need to continue using the console.
Use the left-side navigation bar to navigate the Flex Appliance Console. The navigation bar uses icons to indicate the various pages. To see the page names, hover over the icons or use theicon at the top to expand the entire bar.
The Flex Appliance Console includes the following pages:
The home page shows a small overview of the system topology and a getting-started flow for first-time users. To return to the home page at any time, click theicon in the left-side navigation bar.
The System topology page shows a complete overview of the appliance nodes, storage, and instances. To access this page, click the box on the home page or click the icon in the left-side navigation bar.
The System topology page shows the full capacity of the appliance storage. However, not all of the storage is available for use. You can see the usable storage capacity when you create or resize an instance.
The Activity Monitor page shows the tasks that have been performed on the Flex Appliance Console and their current status. To access this page, click the icon in the left-side navigation bar.
The Repository page lets you manage the applications and upgrade packages for Flex Appliance. To access this page, click the icon in the left-side navigation bar.
The Tenants page lets you manage tenants. To access this page, click the icon in the left-side navigation bar.
The User management page lets you manage users for the Flex Appliance Console. To access this page, click the icon in the left-side navigation bar.
The Network interfaces page lets you view and configure the appliance's network interfaces. To access this page, click the icon in the left-side navigation bar.