Deploying the NetBackup Virtual Appliance directly to an ESXi host using OVF Tool

Deploying the NetBackup Virtual Appliance directly to an ESXi host using OVF Tool

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Last Published: 2018-05-24
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Product(s): Appliances

Description

Note: You need to have VMware OVF Tool installed on your remote system to complete this procedure. It can be downloaded here: https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/

The following product files (OVF templates) support direct deployment to an ESXi host.

Product file

Description

NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media server 3.1, 3.1.1

  • How to perform initial configuration

Automatic initial configuration

  • CPU and memory

4 vCPUs, 8 GB memory

  • Storage capacity

Fixed 2 TB storage.

Note:

An additional 102 GB of disk space is created and used for storage metadata.

  • Disks

One System disk at 512 GB.

One Base disk. The size is about 2.1 TB.

NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server 3.1, 3.1.1

    • How to perform initial configuration

    Initial configuration from the shell menu

    • CPU and memory

    8 vCPUs, 16 GB memory

    • Storage capacity

    No initial disk storage. After the deployment, you need to create new virtual disks in the virtualization software (VMware vSphere) to provision the virtual appliance with storage disks.

    • Disks

    One System disk at 512 GB.

    No Base disk.

    Note: You need to create at least one virtual disk to add to the appliance after the deployment is complete. Otherwise you cannot perform the initial configuration.


    You also need to gather the following information required by the product file:

    Combined master and media server:

    1. Destination details
      • Appliance name
      • ESXi host name
      • Destination datastore
    2. Network configuration
      • Appliance host name
      • DNS domain name
      • Appliance IPv4 address
      • Netmask
      • Gateway IPv4 address
      • Primary DNS server IPv4 address
      • (Optional) Secondary DNS server IPv4 address
      • (Optional) Appliance IPv6 address
      • (Optional) Prefix length
      • (Optional) Gateway IPv6 address
      • Network name
    3. Storage configuration
      • AdvancedDisk disk pool name
      • AdvancedDisk storage unit name
      • MSDP disk pool name
      • MSDP storage unit name

    Media server:

    1. Destination details

      • Appliance name
      • ESXi host name
      • Destination datastore
    2. Network configuration
      • Network name


     
    To deploy the NetBackup Virtual Appliance combined master and media directly to an ESXi host:

    1. Download the NetBackup Virtual Appliance product file from the Licensing Portal on the MyVeritas website and save it to your local computer.
    2. Use the VMware OVF Tool to run the following command, substituting the environment information that you gathered for the parameters that are marked with angular brackets (<>) and in italics:
      Note: Speicfy the '--prop:va.addhosts' option to true if DNS is not available during deployment. This allows the appliance to write the host name and IP address to the HOSTS file, and makes sure that the host name is resolvable during the applaince initial configuration.

     

    ovftool
    --name= <nbva_name>
    --X:injectOvfEnv
    --acceptAllEulas
    --net:"VM Network= <vm_network>"
    --allowAllExtraConfig
    --datastore =<vm_datastore>
    --prop:va.hostname= <nbva_hostname>
    --prop:va.ip= <nbva_ip>
    --prop:va.netmask= <nbva_netmask>
    --prop:va.gateway= <nbva_gateway>
    --prop:va.dns1= <nbva_dns1>
    --prop:va.dns2= <nbva_dns2>
    --prop:va.ipv6Address= <nbva_ipv6addr>
    --prop:va.ipv6PrefixLengh= <nbva_ipv6Prefix>
    --prop:va.ipv6Gateway= <nbva_ipv6Gatway>
    --prop:va.dnsDomain= <nbva_domain>
    --prop:va.addhosts= true|false
    --prop:va.adPoolName= <ad_name>
    --prop:va.adStuName= <ad_stu_name>
    --prop:va.msdpPoolName= <msdp_name>
    --prop:va.msdpStuName= <msdp_stu_name>
    --powerOn
    <nbva_ova>
     vi:// <esxi_username>: <esxi_password>@ <esxi_host>        
                     
     

    To deploy the NetBackup Virtual Appliance media server directly to an ESXi host:

    1. Download the NetBackup Virtual Appliance product file from the Licensing Portal on the MyVeritas website and save it to your local computer.
    2. Use the VMware OVF Tool to run the following command, substituting the environment information that you gathered for the parameters that are marked with angular brackets (<>) and in italics:

    ovftool
    --name=<nbva_name>
    --X:injectOvfEnv
    --acceptAllEulas
    --net:"VM Network=<vm_network>"
    --allowAllExtraConfig
    --datastore=<vm_datastore>
    --powerOn
    <nbva_ova>
    vi://<esxi_username>:<esxi_password>@<esxi_host>

     

    Refer to the NetBackup Virtual Appliance Getting Started Guide for further deployment information and post-deployment steps.

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