Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide
- Product overview
- Getting started
- Modifying settings
- Managing users
- Managing Flex Appliance Console users and tenants
- Managing NetBackup application instance users
- Using Flex Appliance
- Managing the repository
- Creating application instances
- Managing application instances
- Managing application add-ons on instances
- Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
- Upgrading application instances
- About Flex Appliance upgrades and updates
- Monitoring the appliance
- About AutoSupport and Call Home
- Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
- Reconfiguring the appliance
- Troubleshooting guidelines
Initial configuration guidelines and checklist
Review the following information before you perform the initial configuration on a new Veritas Flex appliance:
Table: Flex Appliance configuration guidelines and checklist
Network cabling for the Veritas 5340 Appliance
The following Veritas 5340 Appliance ports must be connected to the network for initial configuration:
See the Veritas 5340 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide or the Veritas 5340 Appliance Product Description for more details.
Network cabling for the Veritas 5150 Appliance
The following Veritas 5150 Appliance ports must be connected to the network for initial configuration:
See the Veritas 5150 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide or the Veritas 5150 Appliance Product Description for more details.
Connectivity during initial configuration
When you perform the appliance initial configuration, you must take precautions to avoid loss of connectivity. Any loss of connectivity during initial configuration results in failure.
The computer that you use to configure the appliance should be set up to avoid the following events:
Required names and addresses
Before the configuration, gather the following information:
If you plan to use DNS, make sure that forward and reverse DNS lookups are configured properly in your environment. If a forward or a reverse DNS lookup returns multiple records, the initial configuration may fail. You can check the DNS configuration with the following commands for each node. Each command should return only one entry.
dig +short @<DNS server IP address> a <node FQDN>
dig +short @<DNS server IP address> -x <node IP address>
nslookup <node IP address>
nslookup <node hostname>
Default username and password
New appliances are shipped with the following default login credentials:
Firewall port usage
Make sure that the following ports are open if a firewall exists between the appliance and the network:
(5340 appliance only) Memory requirements for expanded MSDP storage configurations
For all storage configurations with an aggregate total of all MSDP pools equaling 960TB or larger, Veritas strongly recommends upgrading the memory capacity to 1536GB.
For complete details on the supported expanded storage configurations, see the NetBackup 5340 Appliance Product Description Guide and refer to the topic "Available appliance storage options".