Veritas™ Usage Insights for NetBackup Getting Started Guide
- Veritas™ Usage Insights for NetBackup
- Proxy support in Usage Insights
Enable Veritas Usage Insights
You must take additional actions to take advantage of the features and functionality of Veritas Usage Insights.
Table: Veritas Usage Insights process flow
Log on to Usage Insights using your Veritas Account Manager credentials. Download the customer registration key before installation or upgrade. Installations and upgrades cannot proceed without this file.
To download the required customer registration key:
Do not modify the file name of the registration key.
Contact Veritas Support if you cannot log into Usage Insights or download your customer registration key or keys. Support can assist you with the login and download of the customer registration key. If Support is unable to assist you with the download of the customer registration key, they can provide you with a temporary customer registration key file.
Register and upgrade
Usage Insights requires NetBackup 8.1.2 or later. You must install or upgrade your NetBackup master server to NetBackup 8.1.2 or later. As a part of the install or upgrade process, you must provide the customer registration key.
The NetBackup Upgrade Guide provides comprehensive and detailed information on how to successfully upgrade your master server. You can find the NetBackup Upgrade Guide and other related NetBackup documentation at:
In the Veritas NetBackup Upgrade Guide, refer to the Available NetBackup upgrade methods section for details on upgrade methods.
After upgrade or installation, if you want to associate the appropriate or new customer registration key in NetBackup 8.1.2 or later, perform the following steps.
Configure the license type using the bpsetconfig command (8.2 or later, if you do not have the latest 8.1.2 nbdeployutil EEB installed).
If you have downloaded and installed the latest NetBackup 8.1.2 nbdeployutil EEB, configure the license type using the bpsetconfig command.
If you do not set the licensing type using the bpsetconfig command, the usage information sent to Usage Insights, by default, is for the NetBackup Platform Base Complete Edition.
More information about license types is available. See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume II.
Telemetry is transmitted to Veritas Usage Insights in two ways.
This section is only applicable to capacity licensing. In an environment with multiple master servers, you can configure nbdeployutil on a specific master to collect usage from some or all of your master servers. In this case, only that specific master server needs to be upgraded to 8.1.2 or later. Additionally, you only need to place the customer registration key on that one master server. This server acts as a proxy for all your included master servers and transmits the telemetry information to Veritas. All these master servers must use the same customer identifier.
More information about nbdeployutil is available. See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume II and the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.