Veritas NetBackup™ Installation Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)
  1. Preparing for installation
    1.  
      About Veritas Smart Meter
    2.  
      Best practices for Veritas Smart Meter
    3.  
      Restrictions on the NetBackup installation directory
    4.  
      Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
    5.  
      Available NetBackup installation methods
    6.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    7.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    8.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    9.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
    10.  
      About NetBackup software availability
    11. About storage device configuration
      1.  
        Locating supported robot types
    12. How to install NetBackup
      1.  
        About the NetBackup preinstall checker
      2.  
        About the NetBackup Product Improvement Program
    13.  
      About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
    14.  
      SCCM and Chef deployment tools and documentation now available
    15.  
      Support is discontinued for push installation of a master server
    16.  
      Host ID-based certificate is not deployed during installation on 8.1 media server or client host with dual stack configuration
  2. NetBackup licenses
    1.  
      About NetBackup license requirements
    2.  
      About license key entry
    3.  
      Frequently asked questions about license keys
  3. Installing server software on UNIX systems
    1. Installation and upgrade requirements for UNIX and Linux
      1.  
        Do not mix non-English versions of Windows and UNIX platforms unless master and media servers are NetBackup appliances
      2.  
        NetBackup installations on environments that run different versions of UNIX-based operating systems
      3.  
        Special installation guidelines for Solaris systems
      4.  
        Special installation guidelines for UNIX clustered environments
    2.  
      How the installation script works
    3. Installing NetBackup master server software on UNIX
      1.  
        Continuing with NetBackup software installation
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup media server software on UNIX
    5. About pushing client software from a master server to clients
      1.  
        Installing client type software on a master server
  4. Installing server software on Windows systems
    1.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    2.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster installations and upgrades
    3.  
      Performing local, remote, or clustered server installation on Windows systems
    4.  
      Post-installation tasks for NetBackup cluster environments
    5.  
      Verifying Windows cluster installations or upgrades
    6.  
      Installing NetBackup servers silently on Windows systems
  5. About the administrative interfaces
    1. About the NetBackup web user interface
      1.  
        First-time sign in to a NetBackup master server from the NetBackup web UI
      2.  
        Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
    2.  
      About the NetBackup Administration Console
    3.  
      Installing the NetBackup Administration Console
    4.  
      Installing multiple versions of the NetBackup Administration Console on Windows
    5.  
      Removing earlier versions of the NetBackup Administration Console on Windows
    6.  
      About the NetBackup Remote Administration Console
    7.  
      Installing the NetBackup Remote Administration Console
  6. Installing NetBackup client software
    1.  
      About NetBackup client installation
    2. About NetBackup client installation on Windows
      1.  
        About Windows client installation methods and requirements
      2.  
        Installing NetBackup Windows clients locally or remotely
      3.  
        Installing NetBackup Windows clients silently
      4.  
        How to configure NetBackup clients
    3. About NetBackup client installation on UNIX/Linux
      1.  
        About UNIX/Linux client installation methods
      2.  
        Installing UNIX clients locally
      3.  
        Install and upgrade of the UNIX and Linux client binaries with native installers
      4. About remote installation methods for UNIX/Linux clients
        1.  
          Installing client software with the ssh method
        2.  
          Installing client software with the sftp method
        3.  
          Installing client software on UNIX clients using password-less ssh method
      5.  
        Adding a UNIX/Linux client after initial server installation
      6.  
        Upgrading clients after servers are upgraded
  7. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      About NetBackup startup and shutdown scripts
    2. About NetBackup server configuration
      1.  
        Starting the NetBackup Administration Console
      2.  
        About the Device Configuration Wizard
      3.  
        About the Volume Configuration Wizard
      4.  
        About the Catalog Backup Wizard
      5.  
        About the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard
    3.  
      Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
  8. Upgrading NetBackup software
    1.  
      About upgrading NetBackup
    2.  
      About the NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal
  9. Removing NetBackup server and client software
    1.  
      About NetBackup server software removal on UNIX systems
    2.  
      About NetBackup client software removal on UNIX and Linux systems
    3.  
      Removing NetBackup from UNIX and Linux servers and clients
    4.  
      About NetBackup server software removal on Windows systems
    5.  
      Removing NetBackup server and client software from Windows servers, clusters, and clients
    6.  
      Removing NetBackup LiveUpdate from Windows systems
    7.  
      About removal of the Java Console state data from Windows servers and Windows clients
    8.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
  10. Reference
    1.  
      Generate a certificate on the inactive nodes of a clustered master server
    2.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    3.  
      NetBackup master server web server user and group creation
    4.  
      About the NetBackup Java Runtime Environment
    5.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    6.  
      Security updates to the NetBackup database
    7.  
      Size guidance for Veritas NetBackup master server and domain

Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades

Veritas recommends current NetBackup users perform the three procedures that are listed for an initial introduction to SORT. The tool has many other features and functions, but these serve as a good introduction to SORT for users who already use NetBackup. In addition, the procedures provide a helpful base of knowledge for other SORT functionality.

Table:

Procedure

Details

Create a Veritas Account on the SORT webpage

See “To create a Veritas Account on the SORT page”.

Create a system-specific upgrade report

See “To create a system-specific installation report for Windows”.

See “To create a system-specific installation report for UNIX or Linux”.

Review the future platform and feature plans.

Review the hot fix and emergency engineering binary release auditor information.

See “To review future platform changes and feature plans”.

To review future platform changes and feature plans

  1. In your web browser, navigate to:

    https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup

  2. Find and select the NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans widget.
  3. Select Display Information.
  4. Review the information provided
  5. Optional - sign in to create notification - Click Sign in and create notification.

To review hot fix and emergency engineering binary information

  1. In your web browser, navigate to:

    https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup

  2. Find and select the NetBackup Hot Fix and EEB Release Auditor widget.
  3. Enter the hot fix or emergency engineering binary (EEB) information.
  4. Click Search.
  5. The new page shows a table with the following columns:

    Hot fix of EEB Identifier

    Shows the hot fix or EEB number that was entered on the previous screen.

    Description

    Displays a description of the problem that is associated with the hot fix or EEB.

    Resolved in Versions

    Provides the version of NetBackup where this issue is resolved.