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NetBackup Virtual Appliance (VMware vSphere 5.5 - x86-64) was last updated in the release.
Procedure Overview:
    Install the NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.1.1 release.
    For details of new features and changes, please refer to: .
    For download and installation instructions, please go to: .
Late Breaking News - Available Hot Fixes  Back to top
Available hot fixes - for details and download information, consult the Update link in the table.

For more information about installation instructions, please review NetBackup Virtual Appliance 3.1.1 on Support site.
    Hot Fix Description Install Location
    UPD456080NetBackup 8.1.1 / 3.1.1 Hotfix - SQL/Oracle Intellignt policy errors after Daylight Savings Time (Etrack 3957730)Cross-Platform
    UPD427269NetBackup Appliance 3.1.2+ HotFix - Passwords appear in console (article 100045024)Appliance
    UPD471508NetBackup job failures with Status 25 or 40 on NetBackup Appliances (article 100042263)Cross-Platform
    UPD568721IPMI console launch failures on NetBackup appliances (article 100044095)Appliance
    UPD124704Security Vulnerabilities on NetBackup Appliances NBA 3.1.1 (article 100043821)Appliance
    UPD615838PCI Plugin load issue on NetBackup Appliances (article 100044974)Appliance
    UPD715197Missing agent data on the Appliance Management Console (article 100042808)None
    UPD289095NetBackup Appliance Veritas VxVM and SystemD integrationAppliance
    UPD813520Cloud Catalyst sync_to_cloud toolLinux
    UPD499936Apache Log4j Vulnerabilities Mitigation Hot Fixes for NetBackup Appliance versions 3.x/4.xAppliance
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NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans Back to top
  • Veritas is committed to providing the best possible data protection experience for NetBackup customers on the widest variety of platforms, operating systems, databases, applications, and hardware. Veritas is continuously reviewing NetBackup's support of these items to ensure the proper balance of supporting their General Availability release, the very latest versions of new software, hardware and introducing new features and functionality and maintaining support for existing and older versions of these products and NetBackup functionality. While Veritas is continually adding support for new features, platforms, operating systems, and applications, it may be also necessary to improve, replace, or remove support in NetBackup for lesser used, older features, functionality, software, OS, databases, applications, integration with other products, and hardware that are no longer supported or nearing their end of support life from the manufacturer from NetBackup Compatibility Lists.

    To better help its customers to plan for these upcoming changes to the support status of these items in NetBackup, Veritas will provide advanced notification as soon as possible as listed below. Veritas intends to list the older product functionality, features, hardware, OS, and 3rd party software products that will no longer be supported in the next release of NetBackup. If possible, these items are listed at least six months before that release.

    The information below lists certain features, functionality, 3rd-party and Veritas products, applications, databases, and OS/Platforms for which Veritas intends to replace with newer and improved functionality, or in some cases, discontinue without replacement. The last release of NetBackup to proliferate support of the item is provided. Technotes in the Notes column contain additional details about available replacement options. Where a major, minor or release update version is specified, the feature or platform is supported through the last Maintenance Update (patch) of that release. Where 'All' is specified, it is supported for all versions or variations of the family of the relevant or supported platforms.

    Check this site frequently for updated information for NetBackup. If an item listed below will cause significant business impacts, contact your Veritas Sales Account Team. Please note that the official NetBackup Support Lifecycle for your existing NetBackup product version won't be affected or altered in any way. For the official Veritas Support Lifecycle Policy of all NetBackup versions, see

    Information in the following table contains plans starting with NetBackup 7.5. For information concerning no longer supported platforms, consult the following section of the report.

    Information in the following table was last updated on 2023-10-23.
    Date Added/Modified Feature/Functionality/OS/Platform NetBackup Area OS/Platform OS/Platform Version CPU Architecture Last Supported Release Notes
    2021-06-03VMware Cloud Director 9.0, 9.1, 9.5AllAllAllAll9.0.0.1VMware Cloud Director 9.0, 9.1, 9.5 to be not supported from NetBackup 9.1 onwards.
    2017-05-25Pre-7.7 backlevel administration with the Java GUIMaster Server, Media Server, ClientAllAllAll8.0Pre-7.7 versions were EOSL Febuary 1, 2017. The 8.0 Windows remote administration console can be installed if needing to administer pre-7.7 NetBackup servers or perform backups/restores of pre-7.7 clients.
    2017-05-19Remote (push) installations of UNIX/Linux clients using ftpMaster Server, ClientAll UNIX and LinuxAllAll8.0Use the sftp method as the alternative. Push install from the administration console is being changed to use ssh.
    2017-05-19Remote (push) installations of UNIX/Linux clients using rshMaster Server, ClientAll UNIX and LinuxAllAll8.0Use the ssh method as the alternative. Push install from the administration console is being changed to use ssh as well.
    2017-04-19NetBackup High Availability (HA) Media ServerMedia ServerAllAllAll8.0HA Media Server was End of Life for new installs with NetBackup 7.7 and only upgrades from 6.5 were supported.  This will now continue the EOL for HA Media Server with regards to upgraded HA Media Server moving forward with the Jasper release. NetBackup Media Server App_Clusters will not be impacted. NetBackup HA Appliances are not impacted.
    2017-04-19DB2 versions 9.1, 9.5, 9.7 & 10.1NetBackup for DB2AllAllAll8.0 
    2017-03-14Replication Director for EMC VNXReplication DirectorAllAllAll8.0 
    2016-04-13Backup Exec Tape ReaderMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1Statement of direction for Backup Exec Tape Reader -
    2016-01-11BMR - XenServer supportClientAllAllAll7.7.3 
    2014-12-12Backup Exec ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.6.1Backup Exec reporting will be handled by the Backup Exec Enterprise Server Option that includes the Central Admin Server Option.
    2014-12-12OpsCenter NetBackup 6.x SupportOpsCenter AgentAllAllAll7.6 
    2014-12-12OS/2 Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and OS/2 clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12NetWare Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and NetWare clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12AFS Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and UNIX/Linux clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12NetBackup SearchNetBackup SearchAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Support for Nirvanix as a cloud storage platform.Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g supportNetBackup for OracleAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Sybase 12NetBackup for SybaseAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Sybase 12.5NetBackup for SybaseAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Menu interfaces (bpadm and vmadm)Master Server, Media ServerAll master and media serverAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-02-11NetBackup for VMware support of ESX 3.x, vCenter2.xNetBackup for VMwareVMwareAllAll7.5.0.6Vmware no longer supports these pre-vSphere 4.0 platforms
    2013-06-20IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20VMware Agent VCB Backup and RestoreNetBackup for VMwareAllAllAll7.5Replaced with VMware API's for Data Protection (VADP) integrated support as a direct replacement.
    2013-06-20OpsCenter ThreatCon Security IntegrationOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Feature discontinued with no replacement planned.
    2013-06-20Remote-EMM and Shared-EMM server configurationsMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.5Stop supporting the use of shared EMM/NBDB across multiple NetBackup domains/master servers
    2013-06-20Enterprise Vault ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Enterprise Vault reporting will now be handled directly by Enterprise Vault in future versions of that product.
    2013-06-20EMC Legato NetWorker ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
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