Veritas™ Usage Insights for NetBackup Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.1)

Proxy support in Usage Insights

Usage Insights supports both authenticated and unauthenticated proxy servers when connecting to NetBackup. Usage Insights supports both http and https protocols. These protocols are used by NetBackup to relay Usage Insights data to Veritas.

Unauthenticated proxy support with http was first introduced in NetBackup 8.3. With NetBackup 9.1, authenticated proxy support and unauthenticated proxy support with https is also added.

The following proxy configurations are supported:

Table: NetBackup version and proxy server configurations

NetBackup version

Proxy server configuration

NetBackup 8.3 to NetBackup 9.0

Unauthenticated proxy servers (no proxy user name or password) using HTTP.

Use the CALLHOME_PROXY_SERVER option that is set using the bpsetconfig command.

Upgrade to NetBackup 9.1

  • Unauthenticated proxy servers (no proxy user name or password) using HTTPS.

  • Unauthenticated proxy servers (no proxy user name or password) using HTTP.

  • Authenticated proxy server that requires a proxy user name and a password using HTTP.

  • Authenticated proxy server that requires a proxy user name and a password using HTTPS.

Use the nbcallhomeproxyconfig command and the CALLHOME_PROXY_NAME option or manually configure the proxy using the NetBackup Web UI after you upgrade to NetBackup 9.1.

Fresh install of NetBackup 9.1

  • Unauthenticated proxy servers (no proxy user name or password) using HTTPS.

  • Unauthenticated proxy servers (no proxy user name or password) using HTTP.

  • Authenticated proxy server that requires a proxy user name and a password using HTTP.

  • Authenticated proxy server that requires a proxy user name and a password using HTTPS.

Use the nbcallhomeproxyconfig command and the CALLHOME_PROXY_NAME option or manually configure the proxy using the NetBackup Web UI after you install NetBackup 9.1.

If you have set both CALLHOME_PROXY_SERVER and CALLHOME_PROXY_NAME, nbtelemetry uses CALLHOME_PROXY_NAME. CALLHOME_PROXY_SERVER is used only if CALLHOME_PROXY_NAME does not exist.