Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Upgrade Guide
- Upgrade planning
- Performing the upgrade
- Methods for downloading appliance software release updates
- Post upgrade tasks
- NetBackup client upgrades with VxUpdate
About the Appliance Install Manager
Starting with the 3.1 release, you can switch to the Appliance Install Manager (AIM) window for viewing the upgrade progress. This window shows the estimated completion time, the upgrade progress bar, the main upgrade steps, the upgrade logs, and other useful information.
If you log on to the shell menu from the IPMI console during an upgrade, press Alt + F2 from the soft keyboard to open the AIM window.
The following upgrade scenarios describe when the AIM window becomes available:
For upgrades from 3.0, after the third reboot has completed.
For upgrades from 3.1 and later, as soon as you start the upgrade.
The AIM window has the following view modes:
This default view shows the main upgrade steps and task results.
This view shows the detailed upgrade logs.
To change from the Main view to the Verbose view, press the V key.
To change from the Verbose view to the Main view, press the M key.
To pause the upgrade, press the P key.
To close the AIM window and return to the shell menu, press the S key.
To show the AIM window again, enter the following command:
Main_Menu > Manage > Software >UpgradeStatus