NetBackup™ Web UI Cloud Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.1)
  1. Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
    1.  
      About the NetBackup web UI
    2.  
      Terminology
    3.  
      Sign in to the NetBackup web UI
    4.  
      Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
  2. Monitoring NetBackup
    1.  
      The NetBackup dashboard
    2.  
      Monitoring jobs
    3.  
      Filter jobs in the job list
  3. Managing and protecting cloud assets
    1.  
      About protecting cloud assets
    2.  
      Limitations and considerations
    3. Configure CloudPoint servers in NetBackup
      1.  
        Configure a third-party CA certificate
      2.  
        Add a CloudPoint server
      3. Add a cloud provider for a CloudPoint server
        1.  
          IAM Role for AWS Configuration
      4.  
        Associate media servers with a CloudPoint server
      5.  
        Discover assets on CloudPoint server
      6.  
        Edit a CloudPoint server
      7.  
        Enable or disable a CloudPoint server
      8.  
        (Optional) Add the CloudPoint extension
    4. Managing intelligent cloud groups
      1.  
        Create an intelligent cloud group
      2.  
        Delete an intelligent cloud group
    5. Protecting cloud assets or intelligent cloud groups
      1.  
        Customize or edit protection for cloud assets or intelligent groups
      2.  
        Remove protection from cloud assets or intelligent groups
    6.  
      AWS and Azure government cloud support
    7. About protecting Microsoft Azure resources using resource groups
      1.  
        Before you begin
      2.  
        Limitations and considerations
      3. About resource group configurations and outcome
        1.  
          Examples of resource group configurations
      4.  
        Troubleshoot resource group permissions
    8.  
      Configuring backup schedule for cloud workloads
    9.  
      Backup options for cloud workloads
    10.  
      Configure snapshot replication
    11.  
      Protect applications in-cloud with application consistent snapshots
  4. Recovering cloud assets
    1.  
      Recovering cloud assets
    2.  
      Perform rollback recovery of cloud assets
  5. Performing granular restore
    1.  
      About granular restore
    2.  
      Supported environment list
    3.  
      List of supported file systems
    4.  
      Before you begin
    5.  
      Limitations and considerations
    6.  
      Restoring files and folders from cloud virtual machines
    7.  
      Restoring volumes on cloud virtual machines
    8.  
      Troubleshooting
  6. Troubleshooting protection and recovery of cloud assets
    1.  
      Troubleshoot cloud workload protection issues

Create an intelligent cloud group

To create an intelligent cloud group

  1. On the left, click Cloud.
  2. Click the Intelligent groups tab and then click + Add.
  3. Enter a name and description for the group.
  4. Select the cloud provider, account ID, and region.
  5. Select the Asset type.
  6. Then do one of the following:

    • Select Include all assets of the selected type.

      This option uses a default query to select all assets for backup when the protection plan runs.

    • To select only the assets that meet specific conditions, create your own query: Click Add condition.

  7. To add a condition, use the drop-downs to select a keyword and operator and then enter a value.

    See Query options for creating intelligent cloud groups.

    To change the effect of the query, click + Condition and click AND or OR, then select the keyword, operator, and value for the condition. For example:

    This example uses AND to narrow the scope of the query: It selects only the VMs that have cp in their display name and that also have a tag name as eng, and are in running state.

    Note:

    Special character '<' is not supported in a tag name. If present, asset group creation will fail.

    Note:

    Known limitation in NetBackup version 9.1 - if you create a query that has the asset tag names (referenced from your cloud provider) containing spaces or special characters such as (,), &, \, /, ", [, ], {, }, you cannot later edit the query for editing any parameters. This does not prevent you from successfully creating the intelligent group and applying the protection plan to it. Only the Edit query functionality is affected with this limitation.

    To avoid this issue, ensure that the tag names do not contain the specified special characters and create a new query with the new tag names.

    You can also add sub-queries to a condition. Click + Sub-query and click AND or OR, then select the keyword, operator, and value for the sub-query condition.

  8. To test the query, click Preview.

    The query-based selection process is dynamic. Changes in the virtual environment can affect which assets the query selects when the protection plan runs. As a result, the assets that the query selects later when the protection plan runs may not be identical to those currently listed in the preview.

    Note:

    When using queries in Intelligent groups, the NetBackup web UI might not display an accurate list of assets that match the query if the query condition has non-English characters.

    Using the not equals filter condition on any attribute returns assets including those that have no value (null) present for the attribute. For multi-value attributes such as tag, the assets that do not match at least one of the values of the attribute are not returned

    Note:

    When you click Preview or you save the group, the query options are treated as case-sensitive when the assets are selected for the group. Under Virtual machines, if you click on a VM that was not selected for the group, the Intelligent groups field reads none.

  9. To save the group without adding it to a protection plan, click Add.

    To save the group and apply a protection plan to it, click Add and protect. Select the plan, and click Protect.

Query options for creating intelligent cloud groups

Note:

The attribute values may not match exactly with values shown on the loud provider's portal. You can refer to the asset details page or the cloud provider's API response of an individual asset.

Table: Query keywords

Keyword

Description

(all values are case-sensitive)

displayName

Asset's display name.

state

For example, running, stopped etc.

tag

A label assigned to the asset for categorization.

instanceType / machineType / vmSize

Asset's instance/machine type or VM size, depending on the cloud provider selection.

For example, t2.large, t3.large, or b2ms, d2sv3

Table: Query operators

Operator

Description

Starts with

Matches the value when it occurs at the start of a string.

Ends with

Matches the value when it occurs at the end of a string.

Contains

Matches the value you enter wherever that value occurs in the string.

=

Matches only the value that you enter.

!=

Matches any value that is not equal to the value that you enter.

Note:

Once you create an intelligent group, you cannot edit the cloud provider selection for it, but you can edit the name and description, and modify the query as required.