Veritas™ Smart Meter Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)

Data types collected and data collection events

In connection with Customer's use of the Licensed Software, Veritas may collect, retain, disclose and use certain information ("Collected Data"), including, without limitation, through the use of various mechanisms and tools, such as Veritas Smart Meter. For the purposes of this Section, Veritas Smart Meter is a tool that is designed to collect the information below. Smart Meter is designed to allow automatic data uploading to Veritas. A customer's environment may be configured to not allow automatic data uploading.

Deployment information follows:

  • Hardware and software configuration specifics of each server:

    • IP address, IP type

    • Fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

    • Alias, host name, host ID, platform, and architecture

  • CPU name, type, clock speed, etc.

  • Time zone

  • Environmental language

  • Operating system version level

  • Memory size

  • Licensed NetBackup software version, features, and installed packages

  • Additional Veritas packages that are installed

Usage information follows:

  • NetBackup configuration settings

  • Client counts by policy type and platform

  • Storage unit configurations

  • Media server counts by NetBackup version and platform

  • Policy count by policy type

  • Policy configurations

  • Job records

  • Media counts by media on hold and retention level

  • Storage Lifecycle Policy (SLP) counts by operation type

  • SLP configurations

To view the most updated data collection and usage information, please visit:

https://www.veritas.com/about/privacy/

Four different events prompt NetBackup to collect and transmit telemetry information to Veritas via Smart Meter. Some events occur because of user actions and others because of time passage. The events are:

  • Installation, upgrade, and uninstall events

  • Run-time events

  • Domain information

  • Usage reporting