Veritas NetBackup™ Plug-in for VMware vSphere Client (HTML5) Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Client (HTML5)
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    3.  
      How to access the features of the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    4.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.2
  2. Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    2.  
      Using consistent vCenter naming with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    3.  
      vCenter privileges for managing NetBackup plug-in installation
    4.  
      Notes on using the vSphere Client (HTML5) plug-in in a VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) environment
    5.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    6.  
      Upgrading the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    7.  
      Uninstalling the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    8. Configuration overview for the NetBackup Recovery and Instant Recovery Wizards
      1.  
        Configuring ports for the NetBackup Web Services
      2.  
        Port usage for the NetBackup vSphere Client (HTML5) plug-in
      3.  
        Creating an authentication token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
      4.  
        Authorizing the NetBackup vSphere Client (HTML5) plug-in to restore virtual machines
      5.  
        Configuring the plug-in for an external certificate
      6.  
        Reconfiguring the plug-in for a NetBackup CA-signed certificate
      7.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for recovering virtual machines
      8.  
        Adding or deleting an additional host name or IP address for an authentication token
      9.  
        Revoking an authorization token
      10.  
        Renewing an authorization token
      11.  
        Listing all current authentication tokens
      12.  
        Permissions on the NetBackup plug-in authentication token file may need to be changed
  3. Excluding virtual disks from the backup
    1.  
      About excluding virtual disks from the backup
    2.  
      Setting the exclude disks Custom Attribute
  4. Monitoring backup status
    1.  
      vCenter privileges for backup monitoring
    2.  
      Backup monitoring displays in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    3.  
      Summary display
    4.  
      Virtual Machines display
    5.  
      Events display
    6.  
      Using the Veritas NetBackup plug-in for backup reporting
    7.  
      How to respond to backup status
  5. Restoring virtual machines
    1.  
      Configuring settings for virtual machine recovery
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup recovery wizards
    3.  
      How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizards
    4. NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Virtual Machine Selection screen
      2.  
        Image Selection screen
      3.  
        Destination Selection screen
      4.  
        Transport Selection screen
      5.  
        Disk Provision screen
      6.  
        Virtual Machine Options screen
      7.  
        Network Selection screen
      8.  
        Pre-Recovery Check screen
    5. NetBackup Instant Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Instant Recovery: Virtual Machine Selection screen
      2.  
        Instant Recovery: Image Selection screen
      3.  
        Instant Recovery: Destination Selection
      4.  
        Instant Recovery: Virtual Machine Options screen
      5.  
        Instant Recovery: Review Selection
    6.  
      Instant Recovery: Cleaning the recovery environment and releasing the NetBackup resources
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      The message NoPermission appears during plug-in installation
    2.  
      Reducing the load time for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
    3.  
      A NetBackup master server is not available in the master server list of the Instant Recovery Wizard
    4.  
      The NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5) does not find any backup images in the listed events
    5.  
      The NetBackup Recovery wizard for vSphere Client (HTML5) does not find a particular backup image
    6.  
      Mismatch in vCenter server name (uppercase vs. lowercase letters) causes the VMware connectivity test to fail
    7.  
      Instant recovery operation is not complete due to NFS mount limit exceed
    8.  
      Instant recovery-ready backup images are not available for selection
    9.  
      The vCenter server and NetBackup master server names are not available for search
    10.  
      Preferred Instant recovery destination options are not saved
    11.  
      Virtual machine display name conflicts are not shown before the pre-recovery check
    12.  
      Reasons for failure of pre-recovery checks
    13.  
      Too much time taken to populate the list of NetBackup master servers
    14.  
      The NetBackup plug-in is not shown in the vSphere Client (HTML5) interface even after registration
    15.  
      The correct NetBackup master server does not show up for selection for a given vCenter server on the Instant recovery wizard
    16.  
      Troubleshooting master server communication failures in the plug-in's Recovery Portal
  7. Appendix A. Instant recovery events and best practices
    1.  
      Instant recovery events for non-available virtual machines
    2.  
      Best practices for instant recovery operations
  8. Appendix B. Installing the vSphere Client (HTML5) plug-in from a NetBackup media server and plug-in package host
    1.  
      Installing the vSphere Client (HTML5) plug-in from a NetBackup media server and plug-in package host (web server)

vCenter privileges for backup monitoring

Before you can use the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5) to monitor virtual machine backups, you must set vCenter privileges. Use vSphere Client to make sure that the following Global privileges are set in vCenter:

Manage custom attributes

Set custom attribute

If the user account to access the plug-in cannot be assigned administrator privileges, you must set these permissions at the vCenter level. For assistance setting privileges, refer to the appropriate VMware vSphere Documentation Center.

In vSphere Client, the Global privileges may look similar to the following: