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

Installing NetBackup master server software on UNIX

The master server manages backups, archives, and restores. The master server is where the NetBackup catalog resides which includes the internal databases that contain information about NetBackup configuration and backups.

Customers who use the NetBackup installation script for their UNIX and Linux master servers only see a single change to the installation behavior. The NetBackup installation script no longer copies the installation package into the /usr/openv/pack/ directory on the client. A successful installation or upgrade is recorded in the /usr/openv/pack/install.history file.

Use the following guidelines for a new master server installation:

Designate master server

Designate the computer that you want to be the master server and install the master server software on that computer first.

Licenses

During master server installation, you must enter a NetBackup base product license. You must also enter licenses for any additional NetBackup product options or agents that are used on the server or its clients. These additional licenses must be entered on the master server.

If you add or make and save any license updates in the NetBackup-Java Administration Console, you must restart the console.

For more information on how to administer NetBackup licenses, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.

Customer Registration Key for Veritas Usage Insights

Beginning with NetBackup 8.1.2, you must specify a Customer Registration Key for Veritas Usage Insights. More information about Veritas Usage Insights is available:

See About Veritas Usage Insights.

During install and upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2, please allow the installer to copy the veritas_customer_registration_key.json file to its final destination. NetBackup can set the file permission and ownership correctly through this process. If you place the file onto your systems outside of the install or the upgrade process, the process may not work correctly.

Installation method

NetBackup installation script:

See “To install NetBackup master server software”.

To install NetBackup master server software

  1. Log in to the server as root.
  2. Navigate to where the ESD images (downloaded files) reside and enter the command shown:

    ./install

  3. When the following message appears press Enter to continue:
    Veritas Installation Script
    Copyright 1993 - 2016 Veritas Corporation, All Rights Reserved.
    
    
            Installing NetBackup Server Software
    
    
    Please review the VERITAS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT located on
    the installation media before proceeding.  The agreement includes
    details on the NetBackup Product Improvement Program.
    
    For NetBackup installation and upgrade information specific to your
    platform and to find out if your installed EEBs or hot fixes are
    contained in this release, check out the Veritas Services and 
    Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) Installation and Upgrade Checklist 
    and Hot fix and EEB Release Auditor, respectively, at 
    https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup.
    
    ATTENTION!  To help ensure a successful upgrade to NetBackup 9.0,
    please visit the NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal:
    http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115678.
    
    Do you wish to continue? [y,n] (y)
  4. When the following message appears press Enter to continue:

    Is this host a master server? [y/n] (y)

  5. If you need to perform a disaster recovery of your master server, select Y when prompted. Press Enter for the default N.

    Do you want to do a disaster recovery on this master server? [y/n] (n)

    The disaster recovery process requires additional steps and information that is not covered in this manual. More information is available.

    NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide

  6. When the following question appears, enter the fully qualified path that contains your customer registration key.

    Please enter the fully qualified path containing your customer registration key file, or enter q to quit the install script.

    During install and upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2, please allow the installer to copy the veritas_customer_registration_key.json file to its final destination. NetBackup can set the file permission and ownership correctly through this process. If you place the file onto your systems outside of the install or the upgrade process, the process may not work correctly.

  7. For the NetBackup installation location, enter the appropriate platform information as follows:
    • When the following question appears, press Enter to accept the default (y).

      The NetBackup and Media Manager software is built
      for use on <platform> hardware. Do you want to install
      NetBackup and Media Manager files? [y,n] (y)
      
    • When the following question appears, select where to install NetBackup and Media Manager software:

      NetBackup and Media Manager are normally
      installed in /usr/openv.
      Is it OK to install in /usr/openv? [y,n] (y)
      

      The path displayed for Solaris is /opt/openv.

      To accept the default (y), press Enter.

      To change the installation location, type n and press Enter. Then enter the appropriate destination.

      Additional information about installation folder restrictions is available.

      See Restrictions on the NetBackup installation directory.

  8. Enter the Netbackup server or Enterprise server License.
  9. Type y, then follow the prompts to add license keys for other NetBackup options and agents.

    Although you can add licenses later, you should enter them now. If you add any licenses later through the NetBackup Administration Console, you must restart the console.

  10. After all licenses are entered, type q to quit the License Key Utility and complete the server software installation.
  11. Verify or enter the correct computer name when prompted by the following message:
    Installing NetBackup Enterprise Server version: 9.0
    If this machine will be using a different network interface than 
    the default (name), the name of the preferred interface 
    should be used as the configured server name. If this machine 
    will be part of a cluster, the virtual name should be used as the 
    configured server name.
    The domainname of your server appears to be "domain". You 
    may choose to use this domainname in your configured NetBackup 
    server name, or simply use "name" as the configured 
    NetBackup server name.
    Would you like to use "name.domain" as the configured NetBackup server
    name of this machine? [y, n] (y)

    Note:

    Incorrect information for the domain name results in failures during the configuration of Authentication Broker and NetBackup Access Controls. To correct this problem, use the bpnbaz -configureauth command to configure Authentication Broker. More information about the bpnbaz -configureauth command is available.

    NetBackup Commands Reference Guide

    • To accept the displayed (default) name, press Enter.

    • To change the displayed (default) name, type n and enter the name that you want.

    • For a clustered NetBackup server, enter the virtual name for the NetBackup server and not the actual local host name.

  12. Identify or verify the master server by answering the following question when it appears:
    Is <name> the master server? [y, n] (y)
    • To accept the displayed name (which is the name that you identified in the previous step), press Enter.

    • If you entered a virtual name for the server in the previous step, the installation script presents the following question:

      Is this server part of a cluster installation?

      If the answer is yes, press y and answer the series of cluster configuration questions that appear.

      If the answer is no, press n.

  13. Identify whether there are any media servers for this master server by answering the following question when it appears:
    Do you want to add any media servers now? [y, n] (n)
    • If there are no media servers for this master server, press Enter and proceed to the next step.

    • If there are media servers for this master server, type y and enter the name of each media server.

      When you enter the media server names, you must enter the computer name and the domain name. For example:

      alpha.domain.com
      	

      Where alpha is the computer name and domain.com is the domain name.

      The media server names that you enter here are added to the bp.conf file on the master server, automatically. After you install the media server software later, the master server can then communicate with the media servers immediately.

    • To add a media server to an existing and an operational NetBackup environment, you cannot use the procedures in this guide. For complete details on how to add a media server to an existing and an operational NetBackup environment, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume II.

  14. When the following message appears, press Enter and accept the default name of the EMM server. You must configure EMM on the master server. All master servers must have their own EMM configuration. Remote EMM or shared EMM is no longer supported.
    NetBackup maintains a centralized catalog (separate from the 
    image catalog) for data related to media and device 
    configuration, device management, storage units, hosts and host 
    aliases, media server status, NDMP credentials, and other 
    information. This is managed by the Enterprise Media Manager 
    server.
    Enter the name of the Enterprise Media Manager (default: <name>)
  15. Answer the following question when it appears:
    Do you want to start the NetBackup job-related processes so backups and 
    restores can be initiated? [y, n] (y)
    • If you have (or want to have) a clustered NetBackup server, type n.

    • For non-clustered installations, press Enter to accept the default answer (y) and start the NetBackup processes and the EMM server.

      You must start these processes now because the EMM server must be running when you install any media servers later.

  16. For a clustered NetBackup master server, repeat these steps on every node on which you want to run NetBackup.
  17. (Conditional) On a clustered NetBackup master server, you must obtain the Certificate Authority certificate and the host certificate for each inactive node. More information is available:

    See Generate a certificate on the inactive nodes of a clustered master server.

  18. After your initial installation is complete, you can install any other NetBackup add-on products (such as language packages).
  19. (Conditional) If you use an external certificate authority (ECA) in your environment, configure the ECA now. More information is available:

    https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100044300

  20. (Conditional) If you plan to configure customized settings for your Tomcat web server, determine if those settings can persist across upgrades. More information is available:

    See Persistent Java Virtual Machine options.

  21. Complete the NetBackup installation as indicated.

    See Continuing with NetBackup software installation.