Veritas APTARE IT Analytics is the only IT analytics platform that offers unified insights for all major storage, backup, and virtual infrastructures through a single pane of glass both on-premises and in multicloud environments. It provides a clear view into the data center to help organizations identify underutilized IT resources and realize significant cost savings.
For any product you have not used before, the first question usually is how easy or difficult the product would be to deploy, configure and use. APTARE is an exception, however, and this blog will showcase how easy it is to deploy and configure APTARE 10.5 on VMware ESX using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) file. This is one way to deploy APTARE, but you can also use the traditional deployment method.
How to deploy and configure APTARE 10.5 using Open Virtualization Format
Once you’ve downloaded the file, deploy OVA on vCenter using the “Deploy OVF Template” option. Select the “OVF Template” either from a remote URL or a local filesystem. Provide a unique virtual machine (VM) name, the location of the VM, and the compute resource for this operation.
Figure 1. The Deployment of Review details page in APTARE.
After reviewing the details shown in Figure 1, select the storage location for the configuration of disk files. Before doing so, ensure the host has access to the selected data store.
Figure 2. Input the host name, DNS domain name and IP address.
The DNS domain name you provide is used as a suffix when provisioning the APTARE portal. In this example, the APTARE portal URL will be https://aptareportal.company.com (see the URL in Figure 3).
Once you click “OK,” a file like DCName.key will download, where the DCName corresponds to the Data Collector name.
From the Data Collection option, choose the “Add Policy” task and select the policies you want (see Figure 3).
Figure 3. Adding policies for the data collector in APTARE.
APTARE supports two data collection methods for policy creation—one when the DC is installed on the same machine where NetBackup primary server is running and another when the DC and NetBackup primary server are installed on different machines. In the second method, communication occurs through the SSH or WMI protocol for Linux and Windows, respectively.
We hope this brief overview helps you realize how simple and easy it is to deploy and configure APTARE 10.5.
To learn more about the process, view this tutorial.