This platform is supported only as a client.
  
Important Notes  Back to top
Notes about Smart Meter in NetBackup 8.1.2

Smart Meter is a cloud-based application enabled by NetBackup 8.1.2 that provides real-time and accurate capacity usage categorized by workload. This new capability allows customers to proactively manage capacity and stay in compliance, and gives Veritas and its partners visibility into customer usage, which enables true-up conversations on an ongoing basis. NetBackup 8.1.2+ requires a Smart Meter registration key on each master server. You must obtain these keys and have them available during the installation or upgrade of your master server. To download these keys and learn more about Smart Meter, visit Veritas Smart Meter.

The End of Life (EOL) for NetBackup running on RedHat, Oracle and CentOS 6.7 and older after NetBackup 8.1.1

Disclaimer: The End of Life (EOL) for NetBackup running on RedHat, Oracle and CentOS 6.7 and older after NetBackup 8.1.1. These operating systems will no longer be supported commencing with the planned NetBackup release in mid CY2018. No changes in support to 6.8 and newer versions.

  
Install Information Back to top
Get ready for a newer version of NetBackup (8.2)
Procedure Overview:
  
Compatibility between NetBackup versions  for Client Back to top
  • For compatibility between major versions, the latest available release of NetBackup is compatible with media servers and clients that run a release of NetBackup that is up to one major version behind. However, this compatibility ceases to be supported in any configuration once the previous major version has reached its End of Support Life.
    For information on Veritas End of Life Policy, refer to https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116439
  • NetBackup does not support any scenario where a media server or client runs a software release update version that is higher than that of their Master server.
    For more information, refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and the NetBackup Upgrade Guide: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116412
    NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Client
    8.07.07.0
    8.07.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    8.07.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    8.07.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    8.07.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    8.07.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x
    8.07.77.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.07.7.17.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.07.7.27.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.07.7.37.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.08.07.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.17.77.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.17.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.17.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.17.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.18.07.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.18.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.1.17.77.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.1.17.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.1.17.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.1.17.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.1.18.07.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.1.18.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.1.18.1.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1
    8.1.27.77.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.1.27.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.1.27.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.1.27.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.1.28.07.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.1.28.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.1.28.1.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1
    8.1.28.1.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
    8.28.07.7.3, 8.0
    8.28.17.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.28.1.17.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1
    8.28.1.27.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
    8.28.27.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.2
  • Other general rules for compatibility:
    • OpsCenter/OpsCenter Analytics must always be running the same or higher Dot-Zero or Single-Dot or Double-Dot release as the master servers in the environment.
    • All components (master, media, client, console, and agent) on an individual system must be at the same version.
    • Backup images created under an older version of NetBackup will always be recoverable with a newer version of NetBackup
    • A new feature may not be functional until the master, media and client are updated.
    • Administration Consoles cannot be at an earlier version than the NetBackup server version they connect to via the "change server" functionality in the console
  
Late Breaking News - Available Hot Fixes for Client Back to top
Available hot fixes - for details and download information, consult the TECH note link in the table.

Hot fixes will no longer be publicly available sometime after the fix is contained in a formal maintenance release. When this occurs, the TECH note will provide the maintenance release version containing the fix.
    Hot Fix Description Install Location
    100044088NetBackup 8.1.2 MSDP EEB HotFixMaster Server, Media Server, Client
For known issues on other platforms and issues for which there is not a hot fix, consult the Late Breaking News documentation:
  
Patches for Operating System for Client Back to top
Required Patches

Any patch(es) listed here should be considered the minimum patch level that is required to install and run NetBackup.
Check the vendor's web site as these patches may have been replaced or superseded.
  
NetBackup Appliances Back to top
  • NetBackup Appliances are Veritas-branded devices offering backup and deduplication solutions for enterprise environments in an appliance form factor. For more information, see the "NetBackup Appliances" page.
NetBackup 5200 Series (Master/Media Server/CloudCatalyst), 5300 Series (Media Server), Virtual, and Flex Appliances
  • The following tables list NetBackup 5200 Series, 5300 Series, and Virtual release versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, and the NetBackup Release version on which it is based.
  • There is also a table listing NetBackup Flex Appliance versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, and the Master Server and Media Server versions supported with each version.
  • NOTE: References to NetBackup 5200 and 5220 Appliances have been removed from this document since these models are no longer supported.
NetBackup 5300 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5300 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models Based on NetBackup Release
    3.1.25340, 53308.1.2
    3.1.15340, 53308.1.1
    3.15340, 53308.1
    3.053308.0
    2.7.353307.7.3
    2.7.253307.7.2
    2.7.153307.7.1
NetBackup 5200 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models Based on NetBackup Release
    3.1.2CloudCatalyst 5240, 5240, 52308.1.2
    3.1.1CloudCatalyst 5240, 5240, 52308.1.1
    3.1CloudCatalyst 5240, 5240, 52308.1
    3.05240, 52308.0
    2.7.35240, 52307.7.3
    2.7.252307.7.2
    2.7.152307.7.1
NetBackup Virtual Appliance - Supported Versions
    NetBackup Virtual Appliance Release Based on NetBackup Release
    3.1.28.1.2
    3.1.18.1.1
    3.18.1
    3.08.0
NetBackup Flex Appliance - Supported Versions
    NetBackup Flex Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models Supported NetBackup Master Server Versions Supported NetBackup Media Server Versions
    1.35340 (Configuration A), 51508.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1[1]8.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1[1]
Footnotes
  • 1. Veritas strongly recommends running NetBackup 8.2 or later with Flex Appliance.
Configuring Cloud Solutions with NetBackup CloudCatalyst Appliances
  • The table below shows when a NetBackup cloud configuration and device mappings RPM package is required for configuring cloud providers with NetBackup CloudCatalyst Appliances. "Included in release" means that version of the NetBackup Appliance software contains the information needed for configuring that cloud provider, so installing an RPM is not required.
When to install a Cloud Configuration/Device Mappings RPM for NetBackup CloudCatalyst Appliance
    Cloud solution NetBackup Appliances running 3.1 NetBackup Appliances running 3.1.1 NetBackup Appliances running 3.1.2
    ACP CS3 (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3)Not supportedInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    Amazon GovCloud Simple Storage Service (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Amazon GovCloud Simple Storage Service - Infrequent Access (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Amazon Simple Storage Service - Infrequent Access (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Amazon Simple Storage Service - OneZone-Infrequent Access (S3)Not supportedInstall RPM 1.0.5 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.5 or later
    AT&T Cloud Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    China Mobile CMCC Cloud Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    China Telecom OOS (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Chunghwa Telecom Hicloud S3 (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Cloudian HyperStore Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Deutsche Telekom Open Telekom Cloud (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Fujitsu ETERNUS CD10000 (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Google Cloud Storage - Multi-Regional (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Google Cloud Storage - Regional (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Google Cloud Storage Coldline (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Google Cloud Storage Nearline (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    HGST Active Archive and ActiveScale Systems (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    IBM Cloud Object Storage - Cold Vault (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    IBM Cloud Object Storage - Flex (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    IBM Cloud Object Storage - Private (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    IBM Cloud Object Storage - Standard (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    IBM Cloud Object Storage - Vault (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Infoniqa SWISS3CLOUD (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    Iron Mountain Iron Cloud (S3)Install RPM 1.0.5 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.5 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.5 or later
    Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard (S3)Install RPM 1.0.3 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.3 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.5 or later
    Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard IA (S3)Install RPM 1.0.4 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.4 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.5 or later
    Microsoft Azure (Azure)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Microsoft Azure Germany (Azure)Install RPM 1.0.6 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.6 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.6 or later
    Microsoft Azure Government (Azure)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    NEC Cloud IaaS (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    NEC HYDRAstor HS3 and HS8 (4th Gen), iStorage HS3 and HS8 (4th Gen) and NEC Storage HS3 and HS8 (4th Gen) (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    NEC HYDRAstor HS3 and HS8 (5th Gen), iStorage HS3 and HS8 (5th Gen) and NEC Storage HS3 and HS8 (5th Gen) (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    NetApp StorageGRID Webscale Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    NooBaa (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Oracle Cloud Service (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (S3)Not supportedInstall RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in release
    Quantum Lattus Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Red Hat Ceph Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Scality RING Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    SUSE Enterprise Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    SwiftStack Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Telefonica Open Cloud (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    Veritas Access (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Veritas Access 3340 Appliance (S3)Not supportedIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Veritas Cognitive Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.3 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.3 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.3 or later
NetBackup 5200 Series, 5300 Series, and Virtual Appliance Supported Functionality
NetBackup 5200 Series, 5300 Series, and Virtual Appliances - Supported Functionality
    Functionality Minimum Appliance Release Supported Appliance Models Notes
    NetBackup Master/Media Server2.7.1 (5200 Series)
    3.1.2 (Virtual)
    5200 Series, VirtualThe Master Server role is only supported on 5200 Series and Virtual Appliances. Key Management Service (KMS) and NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) are not supported when the Appliance is configured as a Master Server.
    NetBackup Media Server2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualThe Master Server in the NetBackup domain must be running a version of NetBackup equal to or newer than the NetBackup version on which the appliance is based. Support begins with NetBackup 7.0.1.
    NetBackup CloudCatalyst Appliance3.1 (5240G)
    3.1.2 (Virtual)
    5240 (Configuration G with 192 GB of memory), Virtual 
    Accelerator (for files and folders)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Accelerator with NDMP2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualSupported with Dell EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS filers (requires NetBackup Appliance version 3.1 or later) and NetApp FAS and V series filers.

    When using this feature with a NetBackup Virtual Appliance, monitor the /dev/mapper/system-log partition to ensure it does not exceed 50% of capacity, and manage log files to increase remaining partition capacity. For information on managing accelerator track log files, see "About the track log for Accelerator for NDMP" .

    For more information on this feature, see the "About NetBackup Accelerator for NDMP" .
    Accelerator with VMware-type policies2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Auto Image Replication to MSDP/5200 Series or 5300 Series over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Auto Image Replication to MSDP/5200 Series or 5300 Series over Fibre Channel (FC)2.7.35200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Auto Image Replication to PDDO/5000 Series2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Client Deduplication / Client Direct over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualVeritas allows NetBackup Clients to write data directly to NetBackup Storage Server Appliances. The client hosts the deduplication plug-in that deduplicates the backup data. The plug-in sends only unique segments to the Storage Server, reducing network traffic and distributing CPU load. For the list of supported clients, see the "Deduplication Supported Operating Systems" section of the "NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    Copilot for Oracle2.7.15230, 5240, 5330, 5340For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup Copilot for Oracle Configuration Guide" .
    Fibre Transport Media Server2.7.15230, 5240, 5330, 5340Supported with 8 Gb HBAs in NetBackup 5230, 5240, 5330, and 5340 Appliances.

    Supported with 16 Gb HBAs in NetBackup 5240 and 5340 Appliances running 3.1.2 or later.
    FIPS-compliant encryption3.1.25200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualFIPS-compliant encryption, as defined by the Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2, can be enabled from the NetBackup Shell Menu. For more information, see the "NetBackup Appliance Security Guide" .
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) with VMware-type policies2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualSupport for VMware-type backup policies with Application Protection options enabled for Exchange or SharePoint.
    Instant Data Access3.1.25240, 5330, 5340This feature allows you to create an Instant Access VM from a NetBackup backup image. The VM is available almost instantaneously, achieving a near-zero recovery time objective. NetBackup mounts the VM snapshot directly on the backup storage device to allow your ESXi host or cluster to treat the snapshot as a normal VM. For more information, see the "NetBackup Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide" .
    Instant Recovery for VMware2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualSupport for restoring virtual machines with Instant Recovery is described in the "NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide" .

    For details on supported platforms for instant recovery restore hosts, see "Support for NetBackup 7.x and 8.x in virtual environments" .
    iSCSI Initator - Hardware-assisted with TCP Offload Engine (TOE) card3.05240 (Configuration H), 5340 (Configurations A, B, C, D, and E)Supports backup of VMware virtual machines using VADP with SAN transport.

    For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup Appliance iSCSI Guide" and the "NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide" .
    Key Management Service (KMS)2.7.1
    3.1.2 (MSDP)
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesWith version 3.1.2 and later, KMS supports encryption for MSDP.

    With version 2.6 and later, KMS is supported with Appliances configured as either a Master or a Media Server. With a NetBackupCLI administrator account in the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu, an Appliance Master Server can administrate KMS with tape devices connected to itself or another NetBackup Appliance. Regenerating the data encryption key is the only supported method of recovering KMS on an Appliance Master Server.

    With versions earlier than 2.6, KMS is only supported when the Appliance is configured as a Media Server, and a non-Appliance Master Server is required to administrate KMS with devices connected to a NetBackup Appliance.
    NetBackup Access Control (NBAC)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported when the Appliance is configured as a Media Server only.

    Not supported when the Appliance is configured as a Master Server.
    NDMP2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualSupported NDMP solutions are listed in the NDMP devices Vendor Compatibility section.
    NetBackup Cluster  There are no plans to support this feature.
    NetBackup OpenStorage Cloud and Third-Party Plug-in Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported plug-ins are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the OST Cloud and OST Storage Servers Vendor Compatibility sections.


    For instructions on installing vendor plug-in packages on NetBackup Appliances, see "About OpenStorage plugin installation" .
    OpsCenter2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    OpsCenter Managed Server2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualSupported from 5200/5300 Series/Virtual to 5000 Series (MSDP to PDDO) and from 5200/5300 Series/Virtual to 5200/5300 Series/Virtual (MSDP to MSDP).
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) over Fibre Channel (FC)2.7.1
    2.7.3
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported from 5200/5300 Series to 5000 Series (MSDP to PDDO).

    Supported from 5200/5300 Series to 5200/5300 Series (MSDP to MSDP) with versions 2.7.3 or later.
    Optimized Synthetics (Opt_Synth)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualNetBackup Appliance version 2.0 or later/NetBackup 7.1 or later is recommended for Optimized Synthetics support.
    Tape Drive Support2.7.1 (FC)
    3.1 (SAS)
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape drives are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the Tape Drives Vendor Compatibility section. Shared Storage Option (SSO) is supported.
    Tape Library Support2.7.1 (TLD & ACS)
    3.1 (SAS tape-out)
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape libraries are listed with the notes "This library is also supported with NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series Appliances" and "This library is also supported with the NetBackup 5240 Series Appliance with a SAS tape-out adapter" in the Tape Libraries Vendor Compatibility section. Use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard within the NetBackup Adminstration Console to configure robots and tape drives on the NetBackup Appliance.
    Universal Shares3.15240, 5330, 5340For more information on configuring Universal Shares, see Manage > Storage > Universal Shares
    Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported VTLs are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the Virtual Tape Libraries Vendor Compatibility section. Use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard within the NetBackup Adminstration Console to configure VTLs and emulated tape drives on the NetBackup Appliance.
NetBackup 5000 Series Appliances (Deduplication)
  • The following table lists NetBackup 5000 Series release versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, and the equivalent Deduplication Appliance software versions. Documentation for NetBackup Appliances is available here. Late breaking news related to NetBackup Appliances is available here.
  • NOTE: References to NetBackup 5000 and 5020 Appliances have been removed from this document since these models are no longer supported.
NetBackup 5000 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Software Version
    1.4.550306.6.5
NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Supported Functionality
  • The following table lists NetBackup 5000 Series supported functionality and indicates the Appliance software version at which that functionality was first supported.
NetBackup 5000 Series - Supported Functionality
    Functionality Minimum Appliance Release Supported Appliance Models Notes
    Accelerator (for files and folders)1.4.55030 
    Auto Image Replication1.4.55030 
    Call Home1.4.55030 
    Client Deduplication / Client Direct over Ethernet1.4.55030Veritas allows NetBackup Clients to write data directly to NetBackup Storage Server Appliances. The client hosts the deduplication plug-in that deduplicates the backup data. The plug-in sends only unique segments to the Storage Server, reducing network traffic and distributing CPU load. For the list of supported clients, see the "Deduplication Supported Operating Systems" section of the "NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    Fibre Channel support for PDDO1.4.55030 
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)1.4.55030 
    Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support1.4.55030 
    NetBackup OST Storage Server1.4.55030Supported OpenStorage functionality and Media Server platforms are listed in the OST Storage Servers section of OST Secondary Storage Solutions.
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup)1.4.55030 
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) from PDDO to MSDP1.4.55030Supported from 5000 Series to 5200/5300 Series.
    Optimized Synthetics (Opt_Synth)1.4.55030 
    PureDisk Remote Office Appliance1.4.55030Supported clients: Apple Mac OS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP-UX, IBM AIX, Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Solaris. Supported application agents: Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Oracle. For specific versions see the "NetBackup PureDisk 6.6.1 Compatibility List" .
    Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)1.4.55030 
  
NetBackup Self Service Back to top
  • Veritas NetBackup Self Service offers large enterprises and service providers a single store front for all backup and recovery service offerings. Customers and business users can perform self-service backup and restore operations using intuitive, custom-designed interface themes. A single instance supports the registration of multiple tenants or business units to allow secure separation between clients. Codeless, visually-designed forms and process workflows cater to most self-service needs. Service Level Agreement (SLA) measurement, notification, chargeback, and reporting make it easy to manage the service.
    Self Service Versions NetBackup Versions
    NetBackup 8.0 Self ServiceNetBackup 8.0
    NetBackup 7.7.3
    NetBackup 7.7.2
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
    NetBackup 8.1 Self ServiceNetBackup 8.1
    NetBackup 8.0
    NetBackup 7.7.3
    NetBackup 7.7.2
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
    NetBackup 8.1.2 Self ServiceNetBackup 8.1.2
    NetBackup 8.1.1
    NetBackup 8.1
    NetBackup 8.0
    NetBackup 7.7.3
    NetBackup 7.7.2
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 8.2 Self ServiceNetBackup 8.2
    NetBackup 8.1.2
    NetBackup 8.1.1
    NetBackup 8.1
    NetBackup 8.0
  
Software Compatibility List (SCL) for Client Back to top
  • NetBackup is supported on all editions (Advanced, Base, DC, etc.) and on all vendor GA updates (n.1, n.2, etc.) or service packs (SP1, SP2, etc.) unless stated otherwise in the tables below.
    IBM POWER platform is supported only with Little Endian hardware architecture.

    For Red Hat Security Enhanced Linux considerations refer to https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH76714 .
Red Hat Enterprise Linux - NetBackup Client
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Client NetBackup Bits NBAC SAN Client Minimum NetBackup Level
    Enterprise Linux 7POWER[1]64Y64  8.1.2
Footnotes
  • 1. Supported from Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7.2 and above.
  
SAN Media Server/SAN Client/FT Media Server for Client Back to top
  • • Unless otherwise noted the minimum NetBackup level for SAN Client support is NetBackup 6.5 GA.
  • SAN style backups via SAN Media Server
  • SAN media servers are NetBackup media servers that back up their own data. SAN media servers cannot back up data that resides on other clients. SAN media servers are useful for certain situations. For example, a SAN media server is useful if the data volume consumes so much network bandwidth that it affects your network negatively.
    • Enables LAN-free data protection with high performance access to shared resources.
    • Can share tape resources with NetBackup Master and Media Servers.
    • Can only back itself up, not other clients.
    • Software is installed stand-alone on each cluster node and linked to the virtual host via an application cluster.
    • When you define a backup policy for a SAN media server, add only the SAN media server as the client.
    • The NetBackup Shared Storage Option is able to use NetBackup SAN media servers.
    • There is no platform restriction regarding SAN Media Servers - any Media Server can be a SAN Media Server. The only difference is in the license authentication mechanism. Application and DB Agents are supported with the SAN Media Server.
  • SAN style backups via SAN Client
  • A NetBackup SAN client is a NetBackup client on which the Fibre Transport service is activated. The SAN client is similar to the SAN media server that is used for the Shared Storage Option; it backs up its own data. However, the SAN client is based on the smaller NetBackup client installation package, so it has fewer administration requirements and uses fewer system resources.
    • It connects to a NetBackup media server over Fibre Channel.
    • The NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service manages the connectivity and the data transfers for the FT pipe on the SAN clients. The SAN client FT service also discovers FT target mode devices on the NetBackup media servers and notifies the FT Service Manager about them.
    • Requires SAN connectivity with a Media Server running Fibre Transport Services (reference additional information below in regards to the FT Media Server).

    SAN client does not support the following types of backup:
    • SharePoint
    • Enterprise Vault
    • Exchange DAG or CCR backups through a passive node of an Exchange cluster
    • All other application and database agents are supported with the SAN Client.

    Note: SAN client does support the use of FlashBackup but all restores from FlashBackup backups will use the LAN connection, not the SAN connection.
  • SAN client and NetBackup Deduplication
  • • SAN Client is a NetBackup optional feature that provides high speed backups and restores of NetBackup clients. Fibre Transport is the name of the NetBackup high-speed data transport method that is part of the SAN Client feature. The backup and restore traffic occurs over a SAN.
    • SAN clients can be used with the deduplication option; however, the deduplication must occur on the media server, not the client. Configure the media server to be both a deduplication storage server (or load balancing server) and an FT media server. The SAN client backups are then sent over the SAN to the deduplication server/FT media server host. At that media server, the backup stream is deduplicated.
    • Do not enable client deduplication on SAN Clients. The data processing for deduplication is incompatible with the high-speed transport method of Fibre Transport. Client-side deduplication relies on two-way communication over the LAN with the media server. A SAN client streams the data to the FT media server at a high rate over the SAN.
  • FT Media Server
  • A NetBackup FT media server is a NetBackup media server on which the Fibre Transport services are activated. NetBackup FT media servers accept connections from SAN clients and send data to the storage units. The host bus adapters (HBAs) that accept connections from the SAN clients use a special NetBackup target mode driver to process FT traffic. The media server FT service controls data flow, processes SCSI commands, and manages data buffers for the server side of the FT pipe. It also manages the target mode driver for the host bus adaptors.
  
System Requirements for Client Back to top
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup client software for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit client 64-bit client Notes
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ServerPOWER 298MB 
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Install or Upgrade
    After downloading the software, temporary disk space is required for the installation process on almost all platforms. For local installs or remote (push) installs using the rsh or ssh method, you may designate where this temporary space is located via use of environment variables, NB_TMPDIR or TMPDIR on the client. NB_TMPDIR is used if set, TMPDIR next if set, otherwise /tmp. For ftp or sftp remote installs, the client software is moved to /tmp on the client and during the install environment variables NB_TMPDIR or TMPDIR are used as mentioned previously. For details, consult the Installation Guide.

    For local installs, you will need approximately 67 MBs of temporary disk space during the install.

    For remote installs, you will need approximately 201 MBs for placement of the client software and, then, for the install.

    If using Live Update, you will need 4.5 GBs of temporary disk space. The location of the temporary disk space is designated in the 'workdir' setting in the /usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf file with /tmp being the default.
Valid Characters in Host Names Requirement
    NetBackup requires host names to comply with RFC-1123, meaning only ASCII characters "a" thru "z", case insensitive, and digits "0" thru "9" and the hyphen character.
  
Virtual Systems Compatibility for Client Back to top
  • This Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment document describes the extent of support for NetBackup within a virtual environment. Ideally, every NetBackup configuration supported in a traditional physical environment would also be supported in any virtual environment without qualification. While that is our mission, it is not always possible.

    Therefore, the purpose of this document is to:
    • Clarify differences between NetBackup support in physical vs. virtual environments
    • Describe general guidelines for support in virtual environments.
    • Describe impact upon specific NetBackup components: clients, servers, options, etc.
    • Provide references to related information.
VMware Compatibility
  • Virtual Systems Compatibility - Reference Article: TECH127089 Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177
    • For supported vSAN configurations, refer article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55071
    • NetBackup supports all minor patch releases (like: EP, U1x) unless otherwise noted.
    • VMware Cloud on AWS(VMC) support starts from NetBackup 8.1.2
    NetBackup Versions VDDK Versions vSphere Versions vCloud Director Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.1.26.5.3vSphere 6.7, 6.7 U1, 6.7 U2, 6.7 U3
    vSphere 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U2, 6.5 U3
    vSphere 6.0, 6.0 U1, 6.0 U2, 6.0 U3
    vSphere 5.5, 5.5 U1, 5.5 U2, 5.5 U3

    VMware vSAN 6.5, 6.6, 6.6.1, 6.7, 6.7 U1, 6.7 U2

    Refer VMware VDDK release notes URL below for additional information on supported vCenter and ESXi versions.
    5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4, 5.5.5, 5.5.6
    5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
    Service Provider Versions: 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.10, 8.20, 9.0
    5.6.5, 5.6.4, 5.6.3
    All 64 bit only:
    Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
    Windows 10
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4, 12 SP1
  • Note the following:
    • VMware version information can also be obtained from the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix, and is subject to change by VMware. For the latest information, see the following:
    http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php
    • NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine (VMware "hotadd"). The guest operating systems that NetBackup supports for hotadd are the same as the above.
    • For the Linux VMware backup host or restore host, locales other than UTF-8 are not supported.
    • NetBackup 8.0 and later supports VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)
    • NetBackup 8.1.2 introduces Instant Access for VMware for vCenter and ESXi versions 5.5 and later.
    • NetBackup supports all triple-dot versions of VMware vCloud Director, unless otherwise noted.
    • Install "VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201511001 (2137545)" for consistent backups. This ESX patch is mandatory, according to VMware, to fix the data loss situation reported in VMware KB article 2136854.
    For more information about the cause and the resolution of this issue, see: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854
Hyper-V Servers Compatibility
  • Hyper-V is supported on Microsoft Windows Server Editions which are compatible with NetBackup Client. Refer to Operating System Compatibility table for details.
    Hyper-V Servers Compatibility - Reference Article: TECH127089 Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177
    Note:
    • NetBackup Client must be installed on the Hyper-V server
    • Master and Media Server platform support as supported by the appropriate NBU release
    NetBackup Versions Hyper-V Server Versions System Center Virtual Machine Manager Versions Comments
    8.0
    8.1
    8.1.1
    8.1.2
    8.2
    Hyper-V Server 2019
    Hyper-V Server 2016
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U1
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U2
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U3
    Hyper-V Server 2012
    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
    Hyper-V Server 2008SP2
    NetBackup Add-In and Hyper-V Intelligent Policy for
    • SCVMM 2012 R2
    • SCVMM 2012 R2 Rollup 1 through 8
    • SCVMM 2016
    • SCVMM 2019[1][2]
    • Hyper-V Intelligent Policy supported only for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (and associated updates), Hyper-V Server 2016, Hyper-V Server 2019.
    • VHD and VHDX support
Footnotes
  • File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported in case of following scenarios.
     • Any guest OS volume that resides on a 4Kn virtual disk (VHDX file).
     • Files in guest OS that reside on REFS or NTFS deduplicated volume.

    WMI backup features and limitations:
     • WMI method is supported for Windows Server 2016 and above.
     • Requires a VM configuration version later than 5.
     • VMs can be hosted on either the NTFS, ReFS, Windows Storage Spaces, Storage Spaces Direct or SMB 3.0 file shares.
     • WMI backup method does not support backup or restore of user-created checkpoints of the VM.
     • Faster Hyper-V backup and recovery feature requires block-level incremental to be enabled and can only be saved to deduplication storage unit.

    VSS backup limitations:
     • VMs must reside on the NTFS file system (ReFS or NTFS Deduplication is not supported).
     • Block-level incremental backup is not supported.
     • Backing up VM's residing on SMB 3.0 file shares is not supported.

    Hyper-V Limitations
     • Backup of a Hyper-V guest OS that use VHD Sets or shared VHDX file is not supported.
     • Hyper-V Server 2019 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019 is supported from NetBackup version 8.1.2
     • Hyper-V Server on windows Server Semi-Annual Channel builds are supported with partial functionality.
       Refer technote for additional details https://www.veritas.com/docs/100041472
Azure Stack versions and backup host
  • Supported Azure Stack versions and backup host operating systems
    NetBackup protects Azure Stack virtual machines by integrating with Azure Stack APIs for Data Protection.
    Azure Stack Plugin can be installed on NetBackup Master, Media or Client to be used as Azure Stack Backup Host.
    All minor versions of Azure Stack are supported unless specifically noted in the table below.
    Customers that have a license for NetBackup Azure Stack agent can download the install package at:
    https://my.veritas.com
    NetBackup Versions Azure Stack Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.1.21908
    All 64 bit only:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 7.4, 7.5
    Veritas NetBackup Appliance: 3.1.2
  • Note the following:
    • NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine.
    • Backups are Crash Consistent.
    • Only full VM backup are supported. Backup and recovery of the entire virtual machine for all guest operating systems is supported.
    • File-level recovery and protection of Managed Disks are not supported.
    • For any issues, please refer the troubleshooting section in the "Veritas NetBackup for Azure Stack Administrator Guide"
Red Hat Virtualization Compatibility
  • Supported RedHat Virtualization (RHV) Versions
    • NetBackup currently supports only x86-64 editions of RHV servers.
    NetBackup Versions RHV Versions
    8.24.2
    4.3
  • Note:
    • Support of Red Hat Virtulization Manager and Hypervisor starts from version 4.2.7
    • NetBackup 8.2 supported x86-64 platforms of Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will work as backup hosts.
    • Application consistent backup needs RHV Guest Agent.
    • Pass through disk cannot be backed up by RHV agent. Please install NetBackup client inside the VM to protect data on such disks.
    • RHV 4.3.3 has issue in restoring thick provision disk. Till fix is available from RedHat, please restore disk as thin provision.
    • VMs in suspended state cannot be protected.
    • Cinder storage is currently not supported.
    • Backup of VMs based on a template (thin clone) may fail to delete snapshots created by the backup job. If such a condition is encountered, then subsequent backups would fail.
      This issue is related to a race condition in RHV Manager versions 4.2.x, 4.3.0 to 4.3.3. Red Hat recommends upgrading RHV Manager to 4.3.4 before protecting such VMs.
      Refer: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/rhev
OpenStack Virtualization Compatibility
  • Supported OpenStack Versions
    Distributions which include the following OpenStack versions are supported.
    Supported Hypervisor: KVM
    NetBackup Versions OpenStack Revisions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.2Mitaka, Newton, Ocata, Pike, QueensNetBackup 8.2 supported x86-64 platforms of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will work as backup hosts.
  
Deduplication Supported Operating Systems for Client Back to top
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
    Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012", or "Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Foundation Edition, Essentials Edition, Standard Edition, and Datacenter Edition are supported.
  • Media Server Deduplication (MSDP) is supported in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment on any cloud platform that meets minimum requirements. For additional details on minimum and recommended configurations see NetBackup Media Server Deduplication (MSDP) in the Cloud https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000004584.
    OS CPU Architecture Client Deduplication Minimum NetBackup Level
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7POWERNo8.1.2
  
Database and Application Agent Compatibility for Client Back to top
  • This Software Compatibility List (SCL) document describes the supported database and application agents for Veritas NetBackup 8.0 through 8.x
  • Database and application patch support: Major versions of database software have been qualified in Veritas Labs and are listed in the tables below. NetBackup supports minor versions, service packs, and patches of database software unless otherwise noted, with the exception of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Linux support: For Linux distributions shown in the tables below, NetBackup is supported on all "editions" and on all vendor GA updates (n.1, n.2, etc.) or service packs (SP1, SP2, etc.) unless otherwise noted in this document or in the NetBackup OS Compatibility List, http://www.veritas.com/docs/100032808
  • Database Appliances: 3rd party database hardware appliances are supported if the appliance OS/architecture and database software are listed in the Veritas NetBackup OS compatibility list http://www.veritas.com/docs/100032808 and in the Database and Application Agent compatibility list (this document). For example, some Oracle Exadata and Exalogic models are supported based upon this support statement. Please consult the vendor documentation to identify the embedded software versions.
  • End of life information: More information is available about certain NetBackup features, functionality, 3rd-party product integration, Veritas product integration, applications, databases, and OS platforms that Veritas intends to replace with newer and improved functionality, or in some cases, discontinue without replacement. Please see the SORT widget titled "NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans" at https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup.
Database Agents
  • The sections below contain information that is related to specific database agents and OS platforms.
  • SAP
    The NetBackup SAP Agent protects SAP Oracle environments by integrating with SAP BR*Tools. SAP BR*Tools may have a separate version from the SAP Kernel. Reference Technical Solution 51094 for details http://www.veritas.com/docs/000033132.
    SAP environments based on Microsoft SQL or DB2 databases are supported via the NetBackup Microsoft SQL and DB2 agents respectively.
    SAP supports Oracle and MAX-DB base environments.
  • Windows Server 2008
    When using a 32-bit OS on a x64 CPU the DB Agent is supported if the x86 CPU is listed in this compatibility list.
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    IBM DB2SAP HANA
  
Snapshot Client - General Information for Client Back to top
  • This section contains Snapshot Client compatibility information for Veritas NetBackup 8.x.x. It covers NetBackup Server (which includes Enterprise Server and Server), Client, and Snapshot Client.
  • Veritas supports standard unaltered kernel/Operating System levels. Should an issue arise on a revised kernel, Operating System, or virtual system environment, Veritas support may request the recreation of the problem with the standard operating environment distribution.
  • Veritas InfoScale / Storage Foundation Compatibility
  • Veritas InfoScale/Storage Foundation file system and volume manager are supported as the Snapshot Client stack based on Operating System requirements of the InfoScale/Storage Foundation product. For specific OS compatibility information regarding InfoScale/Storage Foundation, please see "Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)".
  • FlashBackup policy limitation: The NetBackup FlashBackup policy is not supported on Veritas File System (VxFS) layout versions 8 and beyond, versions 7 and earlier are supported.
  • Third-Party Products
  • When a problem may be related to product(s) from a third-party vendor with whom Veritas has a cooperative or collaborative relationship on such product(s), then Veritas will work with that vendor in an attempt to resolve the problem, but resolution is not guaranteed. When Veritas does not have such a support relationship in place with the third-party vendor, or when the vendor ceases to support such product(s), then our ability to support Veritas Licensed Software operating with such vendor's product(s) may be limited, affected, or prevented (and such third party product(s) may cease to be part of Veritas-supported configuration(s)). Veritas support may be limited by the hardware or software vendor due to their support lifecycle. Should a vendor announce End of Support for a product, Veritas support may be limited.
  • Oracle Agent Support
  • Oracle ASM Environment is not supported.
Snapshot Client - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .

    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server and Windows Storage Server are supported, unless noted otherwise. Windows Server 2008 Core Installation is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Windows 2012 Core and 2012 R2 Core are supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    Operating system support dropped 1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1 and later.
    2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
    3. CentOS 5 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1 and later.
    4. CentOS 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
    5. Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP-UX (all versions) is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later. For information on migrating HP-UX master and media servers to other platforms, see the "NetBackup Master Server Migration Guide" and the "NetBackup Media Server Migration Guide" .
    6. IBM AIX (all versions) is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later. For information on migrating AIX master and media servers to other platforms, see the "NetBackup Master Server Migration Guide" and the "NetBackup Media Server Migration Guide" .
    7. Oracle Linux 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
  
Encryption and Security Solutions for Client Back to top
  • NetBackup Client Encryption is compatible with all disk storage units (DSU), tape drives, tape libraries, and virtual tape libraries supported by NetBackup.
  • Note: Any DSU type supported by NetBackup can be used with client encryption, although encryption prevents deduplication by Media Server Dedupe, OpenStorage devices, or VTLs.
  • NetBackup Client Encryption is supported on all NetBackup client platforms except OpenVMS, and is not supported with BMR or SAN client.
Symantec Security Information Manager
  • NetBackup Client is supported with Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM) v4.8 and later.
  
File System Compatibility for Client Back to top
  • NetBackup supports backing up file data on all POSIX compliant file systems. The table below represents the platform configurations that have been tested for compatibility with ACLs and other extended attributes. Unless otherwise noted in the table below, ACLs and other extended attributes are not supported.

    NetBackup has improved its integration with the Veritas File System (VxFS) product to ensure interoperability on all compatible VxFS versions. If you run a VxFS version that is older than VxFS 4.0 then you need to install new VxFS libraries on the client to back up the systems that run VxFS. You can search and download the appropriate VxFS libraries to your system from Patch Central on the Veritas Support Web site. See, https://sort.veritas.com/patch/finder

    Note :
    • For Linux Operating Systems, the backup and restore of extended attributes set by the chattr command on XFS, ZFS, BTRFS etc. is not supported
    • Cross platform restore of extended attributes is not supported.
    File System ACL Other Extended Attributes or Named Data Streams Notes / Exceptions
    Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFSYesYesSupported from Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7.2 and above.
    XFS Copy-On-Write feature is not supported.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Web Browser Requirements Back to top
    Web Browser Versions Notes
    Microsoft Internet Explorer- 7.x, 8.x, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - IE 7.0 and later versions may display a security certificate warning page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling security certificate warnings permanently from browsers" instructions in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - It may not be possible to view reports, jobs, or audit data when exporting from IE 9.0. Alternatively, IE 9.0 may show a "Internet Explorer Cannot Download" error when exporting reports, jobs, or auditing data from OpsCenter.
    - Reference "Exporting OpsCenter reports or data with IE 9.0" instructions in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - Extra steps are required to access the OpsCenter console using Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 on a 32-bit Windows computer. For more information, see "About web browser considerations" in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - NetBackup 7.7.2 and later support OpsCenter with IE 11
    - The NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide and other Guides are available by selecting the appropriate NetBackup version link at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214
    Mozilla Firefox- 3.0, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 9.0.1 and above for OpsCenter 7.0 to 7.5.
    - 15.0 and later versions for OpsCenter 7.6 and later.
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - 27.0 and later versions for OpsCenter 8.0 and later
    - Mozilla Firefox may display an Untrusted Connection page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox" instructions in the Veritas OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Backup Product Support Back to top
  • There are two OpsCenter products: Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter and Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter Analytics.

    OpsCenter does not require any license and is included with the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server products. OpsCenter provides single deployment configuration and user interface for monitoring, alerting, and reporting functionality. It provides monitoring, management and administration capabilities for NetBackup as well as operational reporting for other products as designated in the following table.

    OpsCenter Analytics is the licensed version of OpsCenter. In addition to the features available in the unlicensed OpsCenter version, Analytics offers report customization, chargeback reporting and support for third-party data protection products as designated in the following table. The primary objectives of this product are to help organizations assess their compliance with business standards, e.g., service level agreements, and assist in effective business planning, e.g., future backup requirements via backup trend analysis.

    Listed in the table below are the backup and archiving products and versions supported by OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics.
    Backup Product Version Support Level Analytics License Required
    Veritas NetBackup7.7 and higher versionsAll supported NetBackup platforms by Remote Agent.
    Native OpsCenter agent for Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2) and Solaris 10 and 11.
    BCS customer are entitled to receive support for the legacy products until 2019. Refer to https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/business-critical-services/support-extensions-program.html
    No
    Veritas NetBackup ApplianceSee NetBackup Hardware Compatibility List for Appliance support information.
    http://www.veritas.com/docs/000025228
    Data collection happens automatically by NBSLNo
    Veritas NetBackup PureDisk6.2, 6.2.2, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.5.1.2, 6.6, 6.6.0.1, 6.6.0.2, 6.6.0.3, 6.6.1, 6.6.1.2, 6.6.3a, 6.6.5PureDisk supported platform (PDOS) by the OpsCenter integrated Agent. You do not need a separate Agent to collect data from PureDisk. You can use the inbuilt Agent of the OpsCenter Server for data collection.
    To create or configure the data collector, select the Agent that is installed as Integrated Agent.
    No
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Operating System Requirements Back to top
NetBackup OpsCenter Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7POWER8 GB
Valid Characters in Host Names Requirement
    NetBackup OpsCenter requires host names to comply with RFC-1123, meaning only ASCII characters "a" thru "z", case insensitive, and digits "0" thru "9" and the hyphen character.
  
NetBackup in the Cloud Back to top
  • NetBackup now supports cloud-based Master Servers and Media Servers as part of extending data protection into workloads in the cloud. For more information, see the "360 Data Management" page.
NetBackup in the Cloud - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptions1. NetBackup is supported on any cloud infrastructure environment that meets NetBackup's minimum resource requirements. For details on operating systems supported by NetBackup, please refer to the "NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" . For details on NetBackup minimum resource requirements, please refer to the "NetBackup Installation Guide" .
    2. Veritas does not certify the cloud compute layer or the cloud block storage layer. They are assumed to work as similar physical resources do.
    3. NetBackup-certified cloud object storage support is listed in the vendor tables in the Cloud Storage Solutions section of this HCL.
    4. NetBackup deployment templates are available for some operating systems and cloud infrastructure solutions. Supported templates are listed in the vendor tables below. For a quicker and easier NetBackup deployment, Veritas strongly recommends using these templates for deploying NetBackup instead of doing a manual NetBackup installation. For an example, see Setting up NetBackup CloudCatalyst in AWS .
NetBackup in the Cloud - Links to Solution Information
  • NetBackup is supported on any cloud infrastructure environment that meets NetBackup's minimum resource requirements. Solution briefs have been created for the cloud infrastructures listed in the table below.
NetBackup in the Cloud - Deployment Templates
Amazon
  • This solution deploys a NetBackup Master or Media Server in an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance, using the AWS CloudFormation feature.
Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for NetBackup
    Operating System NetBackup template file NetBackup Master Server support NetBackup Media Server support Supported Locales / Regions
    Red Hat Enterprise LinuxVeritas NetBackup for AWS (BYOL)YesYesAsia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon)
Microsoft
  • This solution deploys a NetBackup Master or Media Server in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine, using an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template.
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for NetBackup
    Operating System NetBackup template file NetBackup Master Server support NetBackup Media Server support Supported Locales / Regions
    Microsoft Windows ServerVeritas NetBackup on Azure MarketplaceYesYesAll Locales
  
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  • The following Operating System and Application Versions/Architectures in the 8.x.x versions of NetBackup will be End of Life.
    Platform and Application Versions CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Last NetBackup Release Supported
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverz/Architecture64Media Server8.2
    VMware vSphere 5.5x86-6464VMware Agent8.1.2
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP-UX (All Versions)IA6464Master and Media Server8.1.1
    IBM AIX (All Versions)POWER64Master and Media Server8.1.1
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 or olderx86-6464Master, Media and Client8.1.1
    CentOS 6.7 or olderx86-6464Media and Client8.1.1
    Oracle Linux 6.7 or olderx86-6464Media and Client8.1.1
  
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