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 Single Sign-On (SSO) 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 8.1.2 or later. You must install or upgrade your primary server to 8.1.2 or later. As a part of the install or upgrade process, you must provide the customer registration key.
The Upgrade Guide provides comprehensive and detailed information on how to successfully upgrade your primary server. You can find the Upgrade Guide and other related documentation at:
In the Veritas Upgrade Guide, refer to the Available 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 8.1.2 or later, perform the following steps.
With 10.0 and later, you can no longer use the bpsetconfig command to set the licensing type. You must use the Web UI to set the license type. In the Web UI, you can select the license types based on the licenses that you want to set for a primary server. The usage reports are generated depending on your selection. For more information, refer to the Web UI Administrator's Guide.
Configure the license type using the bpsetconfig command:
More information about license types is available. See the Administrator's Guide Volume II.
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.
Telemetry is transmitted to Veritas Usage Insights in two ways.
This section is only applicable to capacity licensing. In an environment with multiple primary servers, you can configure nbdeployutil on a specific primary to collect usage from some or all of your primary servers. In this case, only that specific primary server needs to be upgraded to 8.1.2 or later. Additionally, you only need to place the customer registration key on that one primary server. This server acts as a proxy for all your included primary servers and transmits the telemetry information to Veritas. All these primary servers must use the same customer identifier.
More information about nbdeployutil is available. See the Administrator's Guide Volume II and the Commands Reference Guide.
Note the following prerequisites for Flex Scale before you generate and upload the telemetry files:
Ensure that appropriate license keys are added to Flex Scale.
Ensure that the customer registration key is downloaded from Usage Insights and added to the primary server via the web UI on the Flex Scale appliance.