NetBackup™ Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
- Managing VMware servers
- Protecting VMs
- Instant access
- Instant access Build Your Own (BYO)
- VM recovery
- Troubleshooting VMware operations
About the web UI
The web user interface provides the following features:
Ability to access the master server from a web browser, including Chrome and Firefox.
For details on supported browsers for the web UI, see the Software Compatibility List.
A dashboard that displays a quick overview of the information that is important to you.
Role-based access control (RBAC) that lets the administrator configure user access to and to delegate the tasks such as security, backup management, or workload protection.
Management of security settings, certificates, API keys, and user sessions.
Protection of assets is achieved through protection plans, job management, and visibility of the protection status of assets. Alternatively, policy management is also available for a limited number of policy types.
Workload administrators can subscribe assets to the protection plans that meet the SLO, monitor protection status, and perform self-service recovery of virtual machines. The web UI supports the following workloads:
Microsoft SQL Server
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
Usage reporting tracks the size of backup data on your master servers. You can also easily connect to Veritas NetInsights Console to view and manage licensing.
The web UI is best viewed at a 1280x1024 or higher screen resolution.
NetBackup uses role-based access control to grant access to the web UI. Access control is accomplished through roles.
A role defines the operations that a user can perform and the access that the user has to any workload assets, protection plans, or credentials. A user can have multiple roles, allowing for full and flexible customization of user access.
RBAC is only available for the web UI and the APIs.
Other access control methods for are not supported for the web UI and APIs, with the exception of Enhanced Auditing (EA). You cannot use the web UI if you have Access Control (NBAC) enabled.
The web UI lets administrators more easily monitor operations and events and identify any issues that need attention.
The dashboard displays an overview of jobs, certificates, tokens, security events, and usage reporting.
The dashboard widgets that display depend on a user's RBAC role and permissions.
Email notifications can be configured so administrators receive notifications when job failures occur. supports any ticketing system that can receive inbound email.
Protection plans offer the following benefits:
In addition to schedules for backups, a protection plan can also include a schedule for replication and long-term retention.
When you select from your available storage, you can see any additional features available for that storage.
With the necessary RBAC permissions, a workload administrator can create and manage protection plans, including the backup window and retention.
See Web UI Administrator's Guide for details on the roles permissions.
A workload administrator can select the protection plans to use to protect assets or intelligent groups.
The NetBackup web UI makes it easy for a workload administrator to recover VMs or databases. For the workloads that support the instant access feature, users can mount a snapshot for immediate access to a VM's files or to a database.