Veritas CloudPoint Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): CloudPoint (2.2)
Platform: Linux
  1. Getting started with CloudPoint
    1.  
      About CloudPoint
    2.  
      What kinds of assets can you protect?
    3.  
      Understanding your CloudPoint license
  2. Section I. Installing and configuring CloudPoint
    1. Preparing for installation
      1.  
        About the deployment approach
      2.  
        Deciding where to run CloudPoint
      3.  
        Meeting system requirements
      4.  
        CloudPoint host sizing recommendations
      5.  
        Creating an instance or preparing the physical host to install CloudPoint
      6.  
        Installing Docker
      7.  
        Creating and mounting a volume to store CloudPoint data
      8.  
        Verifying that specific ports are open on the instance or physical host
    2. Deploying CloudPoint
      1.  
        About deploying CloudPoint in a non-interactive mode
      2.  
        Installing CloudPoint
      3.  
        Configuring CloudPoint from your browser and signing in
      4.  
        Verifying that CloudPoint installed successfully
      5.  
        Configuring AWS KMS in CloudPoint
    3. Deploying CloudPoint in the AWS cloud
      1.  
        About CloudPoint deployment in the AWS cloud
      2.  
        About CloudPoint integration with AWS KMS
      3. About CloudPoint support for AWS IAM roles
        1.  
          About source account and cross-account configurations
        2.  
          How to configure CloudPoint to use IAM roles
        3.  
          CloudPoint IAM role configuration limitations
      4. About the CloudPoint AWS CloudFormation template
        1.  
          Resources created by the CloudPoint template
        2.  
          CloudPoint EC2 instance configuration details
        3.  
          Instance failures and Auto Scaling Group behavior
      5.  
        Prerequisites for using the CloudPoint template
      6.  
        Launching a CloudPoint CloudFormation stack
    4. Using plug-ins to discover assets
      1.  
        About plug-ins
      2.  
        Determining the types of plug-ins and agents to install
    5. Configuring off-host plug-ins
      1. AWS plug-in configuration notes
        1.  
          Prerequisites for configuring the AWS plug-in
        2.  
          Configuring AWS permissions for CloudPoint
        3.  
          AWS permissions required by CloudPoint
        4.  
          Before you create a cross account configuration
      2.  
        Dell EMC Unity array plug-in configuration notes
      3. Google Cloud Platform plug-in configuration notes
        1.  
          Google Cloud Platform permissions required by CloudPoint
        2.  
          Configuring a GCP service account for CloudPoint
        3.  
          Preparing the GCP service account for plug-in configuration
      4. Microsoft Azure plug-in configuration notes
        1.  
          Configuring permissions on Microsoft Azure
      5.  
        Pure Storage FlashArray plug-in configuration notes
      6.  
        Huawei OceanStor array plug-in configuration notes
      7. HPE RMC plug-in configuration notes
        1.  
          RMC plug-in configuration parameters
        2.  
          Supported HPE storage systems
        3.  
          Supported CloudPoint operations
      8. NetApp plug-in configuration notes
        1.  
          NetApp plug-in configuration parameters
        2.  
          Supported NetApp arrays
        3.  
          Supported CloudPoint operations on NetApp storage
      9.  
        Configuring an off-host plug-in
      10. About CloudPoint plug-ins and assets discovery
        1.  
          Plug-in discovery interval requirements and limitations
        2.  
          Viewing the assets discovery interval setting
    6. Configuring the on-host agents and plug-ins
      1.  
        About agents
      2. Oracle plug-in configuration notes
        1.  
          Optimizing your Oracle database data and metadata files
      3.  
        MongoDB plug-in configuration notes
      4.  
        Microsoft SQL plug-in configuration notes
      5.  
        About the installation and configuration process
      6.  
        Preparing to install the Linux-based on-host agent
      7.  
        Preparing to install the Windows-based on-host agent
      8.  
        Downloading and installing the on-host agent
      9.  
        Configuring the Linux-based on-host agent
      10.  
        Configuring the Windows-based on-host agent
      11.  
        Configuring the on-host plug-in
      12.  
        Configuring VSS to store shadow copies on the originating drive
    7. Protecting assets with CloudPoint's agentless feature
      1.  
        About the agentless feature
      2. Prerequisites for the agentless configuration
        1.  
          Granting password-less sudo access to host user account
      3.  
        Configuring the agentless feature
  3. Section II. Configuring users
    1. Setting up email and adding users
      1.  
        Configuring the CloudPoint sender email address
      2.  
        Adding AD users to CloudPoint using LDAP
      3.  
        Adding a CloudPoint user manually
      4.  
        Deleting a user from CloudPoint
    2. Assigning roles to users for greater efficiency
      1.  
        About role-based access control
      2.  
        Displaying role information
      3.  
        Creating a role
      4.  
        Editing a role
      5.  
        Deleting a role
  4. Section III. Protecting and managing data
    1. User interface basics
      1.  
        Signing in to CloudPoint
      2.  
        Focusing on an asset type
      3.  
        Navigating to your assets
      4.  
        Using the action icons
    2. Indexing and classifying your assets
      1.  
        About indexing and classifying snapshots
      2.  
        Configuring classification settings using Veritas Information Classifier
      3.  
        Indexing and classifying snapshots
      4.  
        Statuses for indexing and classification
    3. Protecting your assets with policies
      1.  
        About policies
      2.  
        How a CloudPoint protection policy works
      3.  
        Creating a policy
      4.  
        Assigning a policy to an asset
      5.  
        Listing policies and displaying policy details
      6.  
        Editing a policy
      7.  
        Deleting a policy
    4. Tag-based asset protection
      1.  
        About tag-based asset protection
      2.  
        How to use tag-based asset protection feature
      3.  
        Tag-based asset protection support
      4.  
        Tag-based asset protection considerations and limitations
    5. Replicating snapshots for added protection
      1.  
        About snapshot replication
      2.  
        About cross-account snapshot replication in the AWS cloud
      3.  
        Requirements for replicating snapshots
      4.  
        Cross-account snapshot replication support matrix
      5.  
        Cross-account snapshot replication limitations
      6.  
        Configuring replication rules
      7.  
        Editing a replication rule
      8.  
        Deleting a replication rule
    6. Managing your assets
      1.  
        Creating a snapshot manually
      2.  
        Displaying asset snapshots
      3.  
        Replicating a snapshot manually
      4.  
        About snapshot restore
      5.  
        About single file restore (granular restore)
      6. Single file restore requirements and limitations
        1.  
          Single file restore support on Linux
        2.  
          Single file restore limitations on Linux
        3.  
          Single file restore support on Windows
        4.  
          Single file restore limitations on Windows
      7.  
        Restoring a snapshot
      8. Additional steps required after a SQL Server snapshot restore
        1.  
          Steps required after a SQL Server host-level restore
        2.  
          Steps required after a SQL Server disk-level snapshot restore to new location
      9.  
        Additional steps required after an Oracle snapshot restore
      10.  
        Additional steps required after restoring an AWS RDS database instance
      11.  
        Restoring individual files within a snapshot
      12.  
        Deleting a snapshot
    7. Monitoring activities with notifications and the job log
      1.  
        About CloudPoint notifications
      2.  
        Viewing notifications in the CloudPoint UI
      3.  
        CloudPoint notification methods
      4.  
        CloudPoint notification limitations
      5.  
        Configuring email-based CloudPoint notifications
      6.  
        Configuring AWS SNS-based CloudPoint notifications
      7.  
        Using the Job Log
    8. Protection and disaster recovery
      1.  
        About protection and disaster recovery
      2.  
        Backing up CloudPoint
      3.  
        Restoring CloudPoint
  5. Section IV. Maintaining CloudPoint
    1. CloudPoint logging
      1.  
        About CloudPoint logging mechanism
      2. How fluentd-based CloudPoint logging works
        1.  
          About the CloudPoint fluentd configuration file
        2.  
          Modifying the fluentd configuration file
        3.  
          Fluentd-based logging requirements and considerations
      3.  
        Viewing CloudPoint logs
    2. Troubleshooting CloudPoint
      1.  
        Restarting CloudPoint
      2.  
        Docker may fail to start due to a lack of space
      3.  
        CloudPoint installation fails if rootfs is not mounted in a shared mode
      4.  
        Some CloudPoint features do not appear in the user interface
      5.  
        Off-host plug-in deletion does not automatically remove file system and application assets
      6.  
        Disk-level snapshot restore fails if the original disk is detached from the instance
      7.  
        Snapshot restore for encrypted AWS assets may fail
      8.  
        Error while adding users to CloudPoint
      9.  
        CloudPoint fails to revert restored snapshots if indexing, classification, or restore operations fail
      10.  
        SQL snapshot or restore and SFR operations fail if the Windows instance loses connectivity with the CloudPoint host
      11.  
        Troubleshooting CloudPoint logging
    3. Working with your CloudPoint license
      1.  
        Displaying CloudPoint license and protection information
      2.  
        Upgrading your CloudPoint license
    4. Upgrading CloudPoint
      1. About CloudPoint upgrades
        1.  
          Supported upgrade path
      2. Preparing to upgrade CloudPoint
        1.  
          Removing CloudPoint plug-in configuration
      3.  
        Upgrading CloudPoint
    5. Uninstalling CloudPoint
      1.  
        Preparing to uninstall CloudPoint
      2.  
        Removing the CloudPoint on-host agents
      3.  
        Removing CloudPoint from a standalone Docker host environment
  6. Section V. Reference
    1. Storage array support
      1. Dell EMC Unity arrays
        1.  
          Dell EMC Unity array plug-in configuration parameters
        2.  
          Supported Dell EMC Unity arrays
        3.  
          Supported CloudPoint operations on Dell EMC Unity arrays
      2. Pure Storage FlashArray
        1.  
          Pure Storage FlashArray plug-in configuration parameters
        2.  
          Supported Pure Storage FlashArray models
        3.  
          Supported CloudPoint operations on Pure Storage FlashArray models
      3. Huawei OceanStor arrays
        1.  
          Huawei OceanStor array plug-in configuration parameters
        2.  
          Supported Huawei OceanStor arrays
        3.  
          Supported CloudPoint operations on Huawei OceanStor array
    2. Working with CloudPoint using APIs
      1.  
        Accessing the Swagger-based API documentation

About CloudPoint

Before you work with CloudPoint, it's helpful to have an overview. The following figure traces your path through CloudPoint, from installation and configuration through to data protection. Knowing this process makes getting started much easier.

Figure: Your path through CloudPoint

Your path through CloudPoint

As you review the figure, keep in mind the following.

  • Some of these tasks may only take a few minutes. You can be up and running with CloudPoint quickly.

  • If you are managing a small environment and intend to only have one administrator, you can skip the steps on configuring users.

  • The CloudPoint features you can use vary depending on the type of license you have. Also, some features may be in a technical preview stage. You should not use those features in a production environment. Any technical preview features are identified as such.