Veritas NetBackup™ for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
- Prerequisites and things to consider before using the plug-in
- Downloading and installing the Nutanix plug-in
- Configuring NetBackup communication with AHV
- Configuring secure communication between the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor server and NetBackup host
- Managing SSL certificates through ECA framework
- Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
- Configuring NetBackup policies for AHV
- Backup and recovery
- Back up the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
- Overview of the Nutanix AHV virtual machines recovery process
- Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the command line for Hypervisor policy
- Troubleshooting issues
- Appendix A. NetBackup commands to backup and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
- Appendix B. Protect Nutanix AHV virtual machines with BigData policy
Things to consider before using the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV
The Hypervisor policy for the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV requires NetBackup version 8.2 or later on NetBackup master server, media server, and the backup host.
You must download and install the NetBackup plug-in for Nutanix AHV on the backup host.
Veritas recommends that you configure a NetBackup media server as a backup host.
Linux is the required operating system of the backup host.
For a list of supported versions, see:
For accelerator-enabled backups, If you change the backup host, then the next backup is a full, non-optimized backup.
The Hypervisor policy does not retain the AHV VM's operating system details. Even if you select the right OS, the OS type is set to default (HP-UX-IA64).
If a NetBackup client that is shared across several NetBackup master servers is used as a backup host, you must update the NetBackup host properties to ensure that policy is validated and the backup and restore operations run successfully.
To backup other hypervisors that run on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a backup policy specific to that hypervisor. For example, to backup VMware ESX on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a VMware policy. Similarly, to backup Hyper-V on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a Hyper-V policy.
You cannot backup two or more virtual machines with the same display name. Each virtual machine must have a unique display name.
The restore operation for a partially successful backup is currently not supported.
NetBackup AHV VMs that are configured with volume groups are not supported.
Point-in-time (PIT) rollback option is not supported for the restore of the Nutanix AHV VMs.
Using Policy Configuration Wizard from the NetBackup Administration Console is not supported to create a Hypervisor policy to protect the Nutanix AHV VMs.
See Creating a backup policy using the NetBackup Command Line Interface.
Creating a backup policy using the NetBackup Policies utility