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 servers silently on Windows systems

A silent installation avoids the need for interactive input in the same manner as performing a remote installation.

To perform a silent installation, you must first modify the appropriate NetBackup script. After script modification, you can run the script to initiate the silent installation.

To install NetBackup server software silently

  1. Log on as administrator to the system where you want to install NetBackup.
  2. Navigate to the location where the ESD images (downloaded files) reside.
  3. Open Windows Explorer and copy the contents of the X86 or the X64 directory to a temporary directory on your hard drive. Choose the directory that is associated with the platform type that you want to install.
  4. Since the source files are read-only, you must change the permissions for the copied files to allow the installation or the update.
  5. In the temporary directory where the copied files reside, select the appropriate script to modify:

    • To install a master server, edit silentmaster.cmd

    • To install a media server, edit silentmedia.cmd

  6. Edit the following lines as needed for your installation:

    • SET ADDITIONALSERVERS=media1,media2,media3

      Enter the names of any additional NetBackup master servers and media servers that you want to communicate with this host. Include the names of servers where you plan to install NetBackup later.

      If no other servers are to communicate with this host, remove this line from the script.

    • SET ABORT_REBOOT_INSTALL=num

      This line lets you determine how you want the installation to continue if a restart is required. Select from the following settings:

      0 (zero, default)

      By default, a silent installation does not abort if it is determined that a restart is required. If you leave this setting at 0, select one of the following tasks:

      • After the installation is complete, check the installation log to see if a restart is required.

        If the string in use appears anywhere in the log, you must restart the system manually.

      • Force an automatic restart after the installation is complete.

        To force an automatic restart, before you run the script, remove the following option from the silent installation command script (silent*.cmd):

        REBOOT="ReallySuppress"

      Warning:

      A forced restart occurs with no warning to the user. It does not cancel the installation or roll back the system to its original state.

      1 (one)

      Select this setting to abort the installation if it is determined that a restart is required.

      If a restart is needed, this setting cancels the installation and the system is rolled back to its original state.

    • SET CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT=fingerprint

      If you use a NetBackup Certificate Authority, you must know the CA Certificate fingerprint of the master server at time of installation. More information is available about the details on the CA Certificate fingerprint and its role in generation of security certificates.

      https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000127129

    • SET AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN=token

      In some cases, if you use a NetBackup Certificate Authority, the installer requires an authorization token to successfully deploy security certificates. More information is available about the details on authorization tokens and their role in generation of security certificates.

      https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000127129

      Caution:

      Because providing the authorization token in plain text presents a security risk, restrict access to the silentmedia.cmd file to read access. Grant read access to NetBackup administrators and system administrators only. Delete the silentmedia.cmd file after successful installation.

    • SET SET USAGE_INSIGHTS_FILE_PATH=path

      You must specify the path to the Veritas Usage Insights customer registration key. More information is available. See About Veritas Usage Insights.

    • SET ECA_CERT_STORE=cert_store_string

      Use this field to specify the external certificate location in a Windows certificate store. This field is specified in the form store_name\issuer_DN\subject. This field is required to use an external certificate from the Windows certificate store.

    • SET ECA_CERT_PATH=path

      Use this field to specify the path and the file name of the external certificate file. This field is required to set up an external certificate from a file.

    • SET ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH=path

      Use this field to specify the path and the file name of the file representing the trust store location. This field is required to set up an external certificate from a file.

    • SET ECA_PRIVATE_KEY_PATH=path

      Use this field to specify the path and the file name of the file representing the private key. This field is required to set up an external certificate from a file.

    • SET ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL=value

      Use this field to specify the CRL mode. This field is required. Supported values are:

      • USE_CDP: Use the CRL defined in the certificate.

      • USE_PATH: Use the CRL at the path that is specified in ECA_CRL_PATH.

      • DISABLED: Do not use a CRL.

    • SET ECA_CRL_PATH=path

      Use this field to specify the path and the file name of the CRL associated with the external CA certificate. This field is required only when ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL is set to USE_PATH. If not applicable, leave this field empty.

    • SET ECA_KEY_PASSPHRASEFILE=path

      Use this field to specify the path and the file name of the file that contains the passphrase to access the keystore. This field is optional and applies only when setting up an external certificate from a file.

    • SET INCLUDE_JAVA_GUI_AND_JRE=value

      Installation of the NetBackup Java GUI and JRE packages is optional for NetBackup Windows media server installation. This option specifies if the Java GUI and the JRE packages should be installed, upgraded, or removed. Supported values for this option are:

      • INCLUDE: Include the Java GUI and JRE when installing NetBackup.

      • EXCLUDE: Exclude the Java GUI and JRE when installing NetBackup.

      • MATCH: Match the existing configuration on the host. If you specify this option on an initial installation, the packages are not installed.

  7. Save the script and run it.
  8. Examine the installation log at the following location:

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Veritas\NetBackup\InstallLogs\

    This log includes information about the optional installation of the Java GUI and the JRE.

    Search the installation log for the following error indications:

    • Strings that include Return Value 3.

    • Important log messages are color coded as follows:

      Yellow = warning.

      Red = error.

  9. (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.

After all server software is installed, you are ready to install client software.

See About NetBackup client installation.