Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide

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  • Product(s): Appliances (1.0 (Flex))
  • Platform: 5340
  1. Product overview
    1.  
      Introduction to Veritas Flex Appliance
    2.  
      About the Flex Appliance documentation
    3.  
      Operational notes
  2. Getting started
    1.  
      Initial configuration guidelines and checklist
    2.  
      Performing the initial configuration
    3.  
      Adding a node
    4.  
      Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell
    5.  
      Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Console
    6.  
      Common tasks in Flex Appliance
  3. Modifying settings
    1.  
      Creating a network bond
    2.  
      Deleting a network bond
    3.  
      Configuring a network interface
    4.  
      Setting the date and time for appliance nodes
  4. Configuring Call Home
    1.  
      About AutoSupport and Call Home
    2.  
      Viewing Call Home information
    3.  
      Configuring Call Home settings
    4.  
      Deleting and disabling Call Home settings
  5. Managing users
    1.  
      Adding a tenant
    2.  
      Editing a tenant
    3.  
      Removing a tenant
    4.  
      Adding a user
    5.  
      Removing a local user
    6.  
      Changing the password for the admin user on the Flex Appliance Console
    7.  
      Changing a hostadmin user password
  6. Using Flex Appliance
    1. Managing applications and upgrade packages in the repository
      1.  
        Adding files to the repository
    2. Creating application instances
      1.  
        Creating a NetBackup master server instance
      2.  
        Creating a NetBackup media server instance
    3. Managing application instances
      1.  
        Viewing instance performance metrics
      2.  
        Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
      3.  
        Establishing trust with a NetBackup 7.7.3 master server instance
  7. Monitoring the appliance
    1.  
      Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
    2.  
      Viewing node information
    3.  
      Viewing Primary Storage Shelf information
    4.  
      Viewing Expansion Storage Shelf information
    5.  
      Viewing hardware faults
    6.  
      Viewing system data
  8. Reconfiguring the appliance
    1.  
      Performing a factory reset
    2.  
      Performing a storage reset
    3.  
      Removing a node
  9. Troubleshooting guidelines
    1.  
      General troubleshooting steps
    2.  
      Gathering device logs on a Flex 5340 appliance

Introduction to Veritas Flex Appliance

Veritas Flex Appliance is a customizable data management solution that lets you consolidate multiple applications on a single hardware platform. With Flex Appliance, you can run concurrent instances of the following applications:

  • NetBackup master server

  • NetBackup media server with the following storage options:

    • Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)

    • AdvancedDisk

    • CloudCatalyst

    Note:

    You cannot use both MSDP and CloudCatalyst storage in the same application instance.

For a full list of supported applications and versions, see the following article on the Veritas Support website:

Flex Appliance supported applications and usage information

Flex Appliance software is compatible with the following hardware:

Table: Veritas 5340 Appliance I/O configuration details

I/O configuration option

Slot 1 *

Slot 2

Slot 3

Slot 4 *

Slot 5

Slot 6

Slot 7

Slot 8

A

QLogic QLE2692

16Gb FC HBA 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

QLogic QLE2692

16Gb FC HBA 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

Reserved

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

* The 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA ports in slots 1 and 4 are used to connect the Veritas 5340 Appliance compute node to the Veritas 5U84 Primary Storage Shelf. As a result, slots 1 and 4 do not support standard network I/O operations.

PCIe card cable connection types:

  • 1 Direct-Attach copper cable (also called a Twinaxial cable or Twinax)

  • 2 Fiber optic cable

For more information, see the Veritas 5340 Appliance Product Description.

Table of Contents

  1. Product overview
    1.  
      Introduction to Veritas Flex Appliance
    2.  
      About the Flex Appliance documentation
    3.  
      Operational notes
  2. Getting started
    1.  
      Initial configuration guidelines and checklist
    2.  
      Performing the initial configuration
    3.  
      Adding a node
    4.  
      Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell
    5.  
      Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Console
    6.  
      Common tasks in Flex Appliance
  3. Modifying settings
    1.  
      Creating a network bond
    2.  
      Deleting a network bond
    3.  
      Configuring a network interface
    4.  
      Setting the date and time for appliance nodes
  4. Configuring Call Home
    1.  
      About AutoSupport and Call Home
    2.  
      Viewing Call Home information
    3.  
      Configuring Call Home settings
    4.  
      Deleting and disabling Call Home settings
  5. Managing users
    1.  
      Adding a tenant
    2.  
      Editing a tenant
    3.  
      Removing a tenant
    4.  
      Adding a user
    5.  
      Removing a local user
    6.  
      Changing the password for the admin user on the Flex Appliance Console
    7.  
      Changing a hostadmin user password
  6. Using Flex Appliance
    1. Managing applications and upgrade packages in the repository
      1.  
        Adding files to the repository
    2. Creating application instances
      1.  
        Creating a NetBackup master server instance
      2.  
        Creating a NetBackup media server instance
    3. Managing application instances
      1.  
        Viewing instance performance metrics
      2.  
        Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
      3.  
        Establishing trust with a NetBackup 7.7.3 master server instance
  7. Monitoring the appliance
    1.  
      Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
    2.  
      Viewing node information
    3.  
      Viewing Primary Storage Shelf information
    4.  
      Viewing Expansion Storage Shelf information
    5.  
      Viewing hardware faults
    6.  
      Viewing system data
  8. Reconfiguring the appliance
    1.  
      Performing a factory reset
    2.  
      Performing a storage reset
    3.  
      Removing a node
  9. Troubleshooting guidelines
    1.  
      General troubleshooting steps
    2.  
      Gathering device logs on a Flex 5340 appliance

Introduction to Veritas Flex Appliance

Veritas Flex Appliance is a customizable data management solution that lets you consolidate multiple applications on a single hardware platform. With Flex Appliance, you can run concurrent instances of the following applications:

  • NetBackup master server

  • NetBackup media server with the following storage options:

    • Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)

    • AdvancedDisk

    • CloudCatalyst

    Note:

    You cannot use both MSDP and CloudCatalyst storage in the same application instance.

For a full list of supported applications and versions, see the following article on the Veritas Support website:

Flex Appliance supported applications and usage information

Flex Appliance software is compatible with the following hardware:

Table: Veritas 5340 Appliance I/O configuration details

I/O configuration option

Slot 1 *

Slot 2

Slot 3

Slot 4 *

Slot 5

Slot 6

Slot 7

Slot 8

A

QLogic QLE2692

16Gb FC HBA 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

QLogic QLE2692

16Gb FC HBA 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

Reserved

QLogic QLE8442

10GbE NIC 1, 2

* The 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA ports in slots 1 and 4 are used to connect the Veritas 5340 Appliance compute node to the Veritas 5U84 Primary Storage Shelf. As a result, slots 1 and 4 do not support standard network I/O operations.

PCIe card cable connection types:

  • 1 Direct-Attach copper cable (also called a Twinaxial cable or Twinax)

  • 2 Fiber optic cable

For more information, see the Veritas 5340 Appliance Product Description.

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