Veritas™ Smart Meter Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 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, total number of protected clients or the total storage capacity, and the total number of sockets of a hypervisor whose virtual machines are protected.

  • A graphical display of usage trends

  • Tracking of consumption & alerts before entitlements are exceeded

  • Easy planning and budgeting, for each of your accounts

  • Identify growth spikes

  • View the breakup of usage information based on license type and NetBackup product version

  • Master server level information now available. You can add the master server name within Smart Meter

Figure: Veritas Smart Meter dashboard

Veritas Smart Meter dashboard

You must have NetBackup 8.2 or later to view Traditional and NetBackup Enterprise Virtual Client (NEVC) usage information on Smart Meter.

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

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