Veritas NetBackup™ 5230 Appliance and Storage Shelf Product Description

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Platform: Veritas 5230

About the appliance rear panel

The rear panel of the appliance has several access ports and other features, which are displayed in Figure: Rear panel access ports and features.

Figure: Rear panel access ports and features

Rear panel access ports and features

Table: Rear panel connectors and features



1, 2

Power Supply Modules #1, #2 (120VAC)


NIC1/eth0, a 1Gb connector that is reserved for private management usage

By default, NIC1 (eth0) is factory set to IP address This private network address is reserved to provide a direct connection from a laptop to perform the initial configuration of the appliance. NIC1 (eth0) is typically not connected to your network environment.

After you complete the initial configuration, you can connect NIC1 (eth0) to an administrative network that does not provide any backup data transfer.

4, 5, 6

NIC2/eth1, NIC3/eth2, and NIC4/eth3, reserved for public networks. All three are 1Gb connectors.


DB-15 VGA connector


RJ45 Serial-A port (reserved)


USB connectors


IPMI remote management port


NIC5/eth4 and NIC6/eth5, left to right: 10Gb network connectors for public networks


Add-in PCIe adapter slots (SAS, Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet)


Serial-B port (reserved)

Starting in January 2014 NetBackup appliances may include grounding studs in case your lab environment has such a requirement. The studs are located on the rear panel of the appliance. You can use standard grounding practices to connect grounding wires to the studs.

Figure: Appliance grounding studs

Appliance grounding studs

The serial number is located on a vertical bar in the rear panel of the appliance.

The ports on the rear panel are color-coded for easy identification.

Figure: Rear panel port colors

Rear panel port colors

The rear panel has two sets of low profile, full height, 3.5" form factor PCIe slots. The following diagram shows the slot numbers 1 through 6. Riser assembly 2 includes slots 1, 2, and 3. Riser assembly 1 includes slots 4, 5, and 6. Fibre channel cards are shown in slots 5 and 6. This configuration is one of several options.

Figure: Rear panel slot numbers

Rear panel slot numbers

The NetBackup 5230 appliance add-in cards are available in five configurations. Several configurations include at least one FC HBA card for VMware, Optimized Deduplication over FC, or tape library connectivity.

In some configurations the FC HBA cards are installed into some of the PCIe slots. If the cards are installed in slots 5 and 6, the configuration supports Fibre Transport media server (FTMS) mode. Port 1 of each card is configured in Target mode (1) as shown. Port 2 is configured in Initiator mode (2). Only configurations D and E support FTMS.

Figure: FC HBA ports in slots 5 and 6

FC HBA ports in slots 5 and 6

See About the NetBackup 5230 rear panel configurations.