Veritas NetBackup™ Installation Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.0)
  1. Preparing for installation
    1. General installation information
      1.  
        Available NetBackup installation methods
      2.  
        About compatibility between NetBackup versions
      3.  
        About NetBackup software availability
      4. How to install NetBackup
        1.  
          About the NetBackup preinstall checker
        2.  
          About the NetBackup Product Improvement Program
      5.  
        Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
      6. About storage device configuration
        1.  
          Locating supported robot types
      7.  
        About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
      8.  
        Environment variable for certificate key size
      9.  
        Restrictions on the NetBackup installation directory
      10.  
        NetBackup database is not supported on the btrfs file system
    2. Installation operational notes and limitations
      1.  
        Java GUI and JRE installation optional for some computers
      2.  
        Enable 8dot3 name file setting for NetBackup master servers that support NAT
      3.  
        NetBackup servers must use a host name that is compliant with RFC 1123 and RFC 952
      4.  
        Host ID-based certificate is not deployed during installation on 8.1 media server or client host with dual stack configuration
      5.  
        NetBackup 8.2 and later RHEL 8 installation issue
      6.  
        NetBackup 8.2 and later SUSE 15 installation issue
      7.  
        External certificate authority certificates supported in NetBackup 8.2 and later
      8.  
        SCCM and Chef deployment tools and documentation now available
    3. SORT information
      1.  
        About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
      2.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
      3.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
    4. Veritas NetInsights Console information
      1.  
        About Veritas Usage Insights
      2.  
        Best practices for Veritas Usage Insights
  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 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
      1.  
        Silently installing NetBackup media server software on UNIX and Linux
    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
    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 and Linux
      1.  
        About UNIX and Linux client installation methods
      2.  
        Installing UNIX clients locally
      3.  
        Install 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
      5.  
        Adding a UNIX/Linux client after initial server installation
  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
  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.  
      About removal of the Java Console state data from Windows servers and Windows clients
    7.  
      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.  
      Persistent Java Virtual Machine options
    4.  
      About RBAC bootstrapping
    5.  
      NetBackup master server web server user and group creation
    6.  
      About the NetBackup Java Runtime Environment
    7.  
      Add or Remove Java GUI and JRE after install
    8.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    9.  
      Security updates to the NetBackup database
    10.  
      Size guidance for Veritas NetBackup master server and domain
  11.  
    Index

About RBAC bootstrapping

RBAC Bootstrapping lets you assign role-based access control (RBAC) permissions to a user or a user group during NetBackup installation or upgrade on UNIX platforms. The UNIX installer uses the bpnbaz -AddRBACPrincipal command to grant both security administrator and backup administrator permissions to the user or the user group that you specify in the /tmp/NBInstallAnswer.conf file.

Note:

RBAC bootstrapping provides access to all objects for the specified user or user group, even if previously the user or the user group had restricted access to certain objects. For example, the existing user Tester1 was assigned the backup administrator role with access to only some object groups. If Tester 1 is specified for RBAC bootstrapping, Tester1 is assigned both the backup administrator and the security administrator roles with access to all objects.

After installation or upgrade, you can run the bpnbaz -AddRBACPrincipal command standalone on both Windows and UNIX platforms to assign RBAC permissions. The command is available only on the master server. For more information about this command, see the NetBackup Command Reference Guide.

RBAC Bootstrapping during installation and upgrades on UNIX platforms:

Use the answer file template NBInstallAnswer-master.template available in the install package to create the /tmp/NBInstallAnswer.conf file. In that file, add the following entries before you run the installation or upgrade:

RBAC_DOMAIN_TYPE = domain_type

RBAC_DOMAIN_NAME = domain_name

RBAC_PRINCIPAL_TYPE = USER | USERGROUP

RBAC_PRINCIPAL_NAME = principal_name

Be aware that RBAC_DOMAIN_TYPE supports the values shown: NT, VX, UNIXPWD, LDAP.

Note:

Additional information about the RBAC_* options is available.

See About the NetBackup answer file.

RBAC bootstrapping is not performed if all the entries are empty or missing. In this case, the message Answer file did not contain any RBAC entries is posted in the install trace file. The install process always continues whether the RBAC bootstrapping is successful or not. The audit records are created under the SEC_CONFIG category.

If RBAC bootstrapping is successful, the installer displays the following message:

Successfully configured the RBAC permissions for principal_name.

The installer also displays this message if the user or the user group already exists with the security administrator and the backup administrator RBAC roles.

If one or more RBAC entries exist in the answer file, but a required answer file entry is missing, the installer displays the following message:

Warning: Unable to configure the RBAC permissions. One or more required fields are missing in /tmp/NBInstallAnswer.conf.

If there are other issues with the RBAC Bootstrapping, the installer displays the following message:

Warning: Failed to configure the RBAC permissions for principal_name. Refer to logs in /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/admin for more information.

If RBAC bootstrapping is successful but auditing fails, the install displays the following message:

Successfully configured the RBAC permissions for 
user_or_usergroup_name.
WARNING: Auditing of this operation failed.
Refer to logs in /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/admin for more information.

After the installation or upgrade completes, the specified user or user group is assigned both the security administrator and the backup administrator roles with their corresponding RBAC access permissions. The user can then access APIs and the Web UI.