NetBackup™ Web UI RHV Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 8.3)
  1. Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
      About the NetBackup web UI
      Sign in to the NetBackup web UI
      Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
  2. Managing RHV servers
      Upgrading to NetBackup 8.3
      Quick configuration checklist to protect Red Hat Virtualization virtual machines
    3. Configuring secure communication between the Red Hat Virtualization server and NetBackup host
        ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
        ECA_CRL_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
        VIRTUALIZATION_CRL_CHECK for NetBackup servers and clients
      About the ports that NetBackup uses to communicate with RHV
    5. Add or browse an RHV manager
        Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
        Remove an RHV manager
      Configure autodiscovery of the RHV virtual machines
      Create an intelligent VM group
      Remove an intelligent VM group
      Setting global limits on the use of RHV resources
  3. Protecting RHV virtual machines
      Things to know before you protect RHV virtual machines
      Protect RHV VMs or intelligent VM groups
      Remove protection from VMs or intelligent VM groups
      View the protection status of VMs or intelligent VM groups
  4. Recovering RHV virtual machines
      Things to consider before you recover the RHV virtual machines
      About the pre-recovery check
      Recover an RHV virtual machine
      About the supported virtual disk formats and disk provisioning during VM recovery
  5. Troubleshooting RHV VM protection and recovery
      Troubleshooting tips for NetBackup for RHV
      Error during the RHV virtual machines discovery phase
      Error run into while backing up RHV virtual machines
      Error while restoring RHV virtual machines
  6. API and command line options for RHV
    1. Using APIs and command line options to manage, protect, or recover RHV virtual machines
        Additional information about the rename file
    2. Additional NetBackup options for RHV configuration
        OVIRT_IMAGEIO_INACTIVITY_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers
        RHV_CREATEDISK_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers
        RHV_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL option for NetBackup servers

About the NetBackup web UI

The NetBackup 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 NetBackup 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 NetBackup and to delegate the tasks such as security, backup management, or workload protection.

  • Management of NetBackup 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:

    • Cloud

    • Microsoft SQL Server

    • Oracle

    • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    • VMware

  • Usage reporting tracks the size of backup data on your master servers. You can also easily connect to Veritas Smart Meter to view and manage NetBackup licensing.


The NetBackup web UI is best viewed at a 1280x1024 or higher screen resolution.

Access control in the NetBackup web UI

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 NetBackup 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 NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) enabled.

Monitor NetBackup jobs and events

The NetBackup web UI lets administrators more easily monitor NetBackup operations and events and identify any issues that need attention.

  • The dashboard displays an overview of NetBackup 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. NetBackup supports any ticketing system that can receive inbound email.

Protection plans: One place to configure schedules, storage, and storage options

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 NetBackup 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.

Self-service recovery

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.