Veritas™ Smart Meter Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)

About Veritas Smart Meter

Veritas Smart Meter helps you manage your NetBackup deployment more efficiently, spot trends, and plan for the future. With accurate, near real-time reporting, it reveals the total amount of data that is backed up. Smart Meter alerts you if you are close to exceeding your licensed capacity limits. You must be at NetBackup 8.1.2 or later to use Smart Meter.

Figure: Veritas Smart Meter overview

Veritas Smart Meter overview

Smart Meter provides:

  • Accurate, near real-time reporting of terabytes protected

  • A graphical display of usage trends

  • Tracking of consumption and alerts before licensed capacity is exceeded

  • Easy capacity planning and budgeting, for each of your accounts

  • Identification of growth spikes or potential gaps in coverage

Figure: Veritas Smart Meter dashboard

Veritas Smart Meter dashboard

For customers who use capacity licensing (NDMP, Limited Edition, or Complete), Smart Meter helps accurately measure capacity usage to give total visibility into how each of the protected workloads consumes storage, enabling efficient capacity planning. Smart Meter also eliminates the need for these customers to manually upload telemetry data to Veritas.

The following licensing types are not supported: NetBackup Enterprise Virtual Client License (NEVC), Traditional, and Big Data

You can access Veritas Smart Meter portal with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge at the following URL:

Figure: Veritas Smart Meter conceptual architecture

Veritas Smart Meter conceptual architecture