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Important Notes  
The End of Life (EOL) for NetBackup Master and Media Servers running on HPUX and AIX after NetBackup 8.1.1

Disclaimer: The End of Life (EOL) for NetBackup Master and Media Servers running on HPUX and AIX. This EOL does not apply to client support for either platform. These operating systems will no longer be supported commencing with the planned NetBackup release in mid CY2018.
Customers will need to migrate to a supported version of either a Linux or Solaris prior to attempting to upgrade to the planned End of Life release. To enable this NetBackup Engineering plans to release either a process or tool to assist customers in migrating from these platforms to a supported platform. Customers can also request a cost quote from Veritas Consulting services to perform the migration or if the customer has Business Critical Services (BCS) they can contract the BCS team for migration assistance.
Both platforms will remain supported on older versions of NetBackup and will follow the published Product End of Life Policy guidelines (https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116439).

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.

All NetBackup Servers, Clients, OpsCenter Server, NetBackup Appliance and Access

VTS17-003: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Veritas NetBackup, NetBackup Appliances and Access - VTS17-003.

All NetBackup Servers, Clients, OpsCenter Server and NetBackup Appliance Versions

Tech Alert: VTS16-001: A hotfix, 000108183, is now available for NetBackup, NetBackup OpsCenter, and NetBackup Appliances.

All NetBackup OpsCenter Servers

Impact of security vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 on OpsCenter Server - 000125967.

  
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NEW! = New content since the last release of SORT
  
Install Information
NetBackup (Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 - x86-64) was last updated in the 7.7.1 release.
Get ready for a newer version of NetBackup (7.7.1)
Procedure Overview:
  
Compatibility between NetBackup versions  for Master Server,Media Server and Client
  • 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.000094423 .
    NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Client
    7.77.07.0
    7.77.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.77.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.77.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.77.6, 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
    7.77.6.1, 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
    7.77.77.0, 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
    7.7.17.07.0
    7.7.17.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.7.17.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.7.17.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.7.17.6, 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
    7.7.17.6.1, 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
    7.7.17.77.0, 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
    7.7.17.7.17.0, 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
    7.7.27.07.0
    7.7.27.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.7.27.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.7.27.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.7.27.6, 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
    7.7.27.6.1, 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
    7.7.27.77.0, 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
    7.7.27.7.17.0, 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
    7.7.27.7.27.0, 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
    7.7.37.07.0
    7.7.37.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.7.37.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.7.37.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.7.37.6, 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
    7.7.37.6.1, 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
    7.7.37.77.0, 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
    7.7.37.7.17.0, 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
    7.7.37.7.27.0, 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
    7.7.37.7.37.0, 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
  • Other general rules for major, minor, and release update compatibility:
    • OpsCenter/OpsCenter Analytics must always be running the same or higher major, minor, release update or maintenance patch 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 Master Server,Media Server and Client
There are no hot fixes available for NetBackup 7.7 on this platform.
For known issues on other platforms and issues for which there is not a hot fix, consult the Late Breaking News documentation:
  
Patches for NetBackup for Master Server,Media Server and Client
For download and installation instructions, please go to Veritas Download Center.

  
Patches for Operating System for Master Server,Media Server and Client
Required PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
  
NetBackup Appliances
  • 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) and 5300 Series (Media Server) Appliances
  • The following tables list NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series release versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, the associated NetBackup Appliance software version, and the NetBackup Release version on which it is based. Documentation for NetBackup Appliances is available here. Late breaking news related to NetBackup Appliances is available here.
NetBackup 5300 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5300 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5300 Series Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    2.7.353302.7.37.7.3
    2.7.253302.7.27.7.2
    2.7.153302.7.17.7.1
NetBackup 5200 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    2.7.35240, 5230, 52202.7.37.7.3
    2.7.25230, 52202.7.27.7.2
    2.7.15230, 52202.7.17.7.1
NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series - Supported Functionality
    Functionality Minimum Appliance Release Supported Appliance Models Notes
    NetBackup Master/Media Server2.7.15200 SeriesThe Master Server role is only supported on 5200 Series 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 SeriesThe 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.
    Accelerator (for files and folders)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Accelerator with NDMP2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported with NetApp FAS and V series filers.
    For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide" .
    Accelerator with VMware-type policies2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Auto Image Replication to MSDP/5200 Series or 5300 Series over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    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 
    Client Deduplication / Client Direct over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesVeritas 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 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    Copilot for Oracle2.7.15230, 5240, 5330For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup Copilot for Oracle Configuration Guide" .
    Fibre Transport Media Server2.7.15220, 5230, 5240, 5330Supported with 8 Gb HBAs in NetBackup 5220, 5230, 5240, 5330, and 5340 Appliances.
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) with VMware-type policies2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupport for VMware-type backup policies with Application Protection options enabled for Exchange or SharePoint.
    Instant Recovery for VMware2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupport 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" .
    Key Management Service (KMS)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesWith 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.
    Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO)  There are no plans to support this feature.
    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 
    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 the NetBackup Appliances, refer to the "Installing OpenStorage plugin" section in the "Veritas NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide" .
    OpsCenter2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    OpsCenter Managed Server2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported from 5200/5300 Series to 5000 Series (MSDP to PDDO) and from 5200/5300 Series to 5200/5300 Series (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 SeriesNetBackup Appliance version 2.0 or later/NetBackup 7.1 or later is recommended for Optimized Synthetics support.
    Tape Drive Support2.7.15200 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 Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape libraries are listed with the notes "This library is also supported with NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series Appliances" 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.
    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. The latest 5000 Series documentation can be found at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002833. Late breaking news related to NetBackup Appliances can be found at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000010279.
NetBackup 5000 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Software Version
    1.4.55030, 5020 6.6.5
  • 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, 5020 
    Auto Image Replication1.4.55030, 5020 
    Call Home1.4.55030, 5020 
    Client Deduplication / Client Direct over Ethernet1.4.55030, 5020Veritas 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 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    Fibre Channel support for PDDO1.4.55030, 5020 
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)1.4.55030, 5020 
    Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support1.4.55030, 5020 
    NetBackup OST Storage Server1.4.55030, 5020Supported 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, 5020 
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) from PDDO to MSDP1.4.55030, 5020Supported from 5000 Series to 5200/5300 Series.
    Optimized Synthetics (Opt_Synth)1.4.55030, 5020 
    PureDisk Remote Office Appliance1.4.55030, 5020Supported 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, 5020 
  
NetBackup Self Service
  • 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 7.7 Self ServiceNetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7.2[1]
    NetBackup 7.7.3 Self ServiceNetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7.2
    NetBackup 7.7.3[2]
  
Software Compatibility List (SCL) for Master Server and Media Server
  • 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.
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) - NetBackup Server
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Bits NBAC OpsCenter Server OpsCenter Managed Server NDMP Minimum NetBackup Level
    Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 11x86-64[1]64YY64Y   7.1
Footnotes
  • 1. NetBackup 7.7.2 and later does not support NetBackup on this operating system and CPU architecture.
  
System Requirements for Master Server
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup server software (includes client software) for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit server 64-bit server Notes
    Novell Open Enterprise Serverx86-64 4946MB 
Master Server Minimum Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Novell Open Enterprise Server 11x86-648 GB
File Descriptor and File Size Requirements
    The number of file descriptors for the Master Server must be set to at least 8000. See 'ulimit -n' output value.
    The file size limit for the Master Server must be set to unlimited. See 'ulimit -f' output value.
Operating System Tuning Requirements
    The following semaphore values can impact performance of the Server.
    The recommended semaphore values are as follows:
    SEMMSLSEMMNSSEMOPMSEMMNI
    300307200321024
Catalog Maintenance Disk Space Requirement
    This system requirement only applies to upgrades from one major, minor or release update (single or double dot) version to another, not an initial install.

    Database rebuilds are likely to occur in each major, minor (single-dot), and release update (double-dot) version of NetBackup. Therefore, before upgrading to NetBackup major, minor, or release update, you must ensure that you have an amount of free disk space available that is equal to or greater than the size of the NetBackup database. That means for default installations, you are required to have that amount of free space on the file system containing the /usr/openv/db/data directory. If you have changed the location of some of the files in this directory, free space is required in those locations equal to or greater than the size of the files in those locations. For specific information for your environment, use the SORT data collector to generate a custom report. Refer to the NetBackup 7.7 Administrator's Guide for UNIX, Windows, and Linux, Volume I for more information about storing NBDB database files in alternate locations.

    NOTE: This free disk space requirement assumes that you have already performed the best practice of completing a successful catalog backup before you begin the upgrade.
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Install or Upgrade
    After downloading the software, temporary disk space is required for the installation process. You may designate where this temporary space is located via use of environment variables, NB_TMPDIR or TMPDIR. NB_TMPDIR is used if set, TMPDIR next if set, otherwise /tmp. You will need approximately 264 MBs of temporary disk space during 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.
  
System Requirements for Media Server
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup server software (includes client software) for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit server 64-bit server Notes
    Novell Open Enterprise Serverx86-64 4946MB 
Media Server Minimum Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Novell Open Enterprise Server 11x86-644 GB
File Descriptor and File Size Requirements
    The number of file descriptors for the Media Server must be set to at least 8000. See 'ulimit -n' output value.
    The file size limit for the Media Server must be set to unlimited. See 'ulimit -f' output value.
Operating System Tuning Requirements
    The following semaphore values can impact performance of the Server.
    The recommended semaphore values are as follows:
    SEMMSLSEMMNSSEMOPMSEMMNI
    300307200321024
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Install or Upgrade
    After downloading the software, temporary disk space is required for the installation process. You may designate where this temporary space is located via use of environment variables, NB_TMPDIR or TMPDIR. NB_TMPDIR is used if set, TMPDIR next if set, otherwise /tmp. You will need approximately 264 MBs of temporary disk space during 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 Master Server,Media Server and Client
  • 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
    • NetBackup supports all vendor patches like (U3a, U3b, etc.) unless otherwise noted.
    NetBackup Versions VDDK Versions vSphere Versions vCloud Director Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    7.7
    7.7.1
    7.7.2
    6.0vSphere 6.0, 6.0 U1, 6.0 U2, 6.0 U3
    vSphere 5.5, 5.5 U1, 5.5 U2, 5.5 U3
    vSphere 5.1, 5.1 U1, 5.1 U2, 5.1 U3

    For supported vCenter and ESXi versions and additional information, see the VMware VDDK 6.0 release notes URL below.
    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
    5.6.5, 5.6.4, 5.6.3
    All 64 bit only:
    Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0, 6.6
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, 11.3
  • 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 7.7 and later supports VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)
    • NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later supports vSphere 5.5 Update 3b 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
    7.7Hyper-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 for
    • SCVMM 2012 R2
    • SCVMM 2012 R2 Rollup 1 through 11[1][1][2]
    • Hyper-V Intelligent Policy supported only for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (and associated updates)
    • VHD and VHDX support
Footnotes
  • NetBackup support for Hyper-V Limitations:
    1.VMs must reside on the NTFS file system (ReFS or NTFS Deduplication is not supported).
    2.Block-level incremental backup is not supported.
    3.VMs residing on SMB 3.0 are not supported
    4.VMs residing on 4K Native (4Kn) drives are not supported.
    5.File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported in any of the following cases:
    • The files inside a VM reside in a Resilient File System (ReFS) volume.
    • The files inside a VM reside in an NTFS deduplicated volume.
    6.Backup of Hyper-V Guest using shared VHDX are not supported.
  
Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Support for Master Server
  • General Information
  • Bare Metal Restore Server (BMR server) is a feature of the Master Server.

    •BMR Boot Server
    BMR Boot Server is supported on the same Operating Systems as the BMR client. In case of Windows, BMR Boot Server bitness is not relevant. I.E., a Windows x86 boot server can boot x86 and x64 servers and visa-versa.

    •BMR Boot Server Requirements
    Please Reference the Requirements for Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Boot Servers document for comprehensive information, http://www.veritas.com/docs/000041982.

    Please refer to the following link for BMR supported configurations : https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000127612
  
Descriptions of Disk Storage Unit Types for Media Server
  • NetBackup permits the creation of an unlimited number of disk storage units. The types of storage units are described in the table below.
Disk Storage Unit Types
BasicDisk
  • A BasicDisk type storage unit consists of a directory on a locally-attached disk or a network-attached disk that is exposed as a file system to a NetBackup media server. NetBackup stores backup data in the specified directory.
BasicDisk - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Configuration considerations1. Do not include the same volume or file system in multiple BasicDisk storage units.

    2. BasicDisk storage units cannot be used in a storage lifecycle policy.
AdvancedDisk
  • An AdvancedDisk type storage unit is used for a dedicated disk that is directly attached to a NetBackup media server. AdvancedDisk is available only when the Data Protection Optimization Option is licensed. NetBackup assumes exclusive ownership of the disk resources that comprise an AdvancedDisk disk pool. If the resources are shared with other users, NetBackup cannot manage disk pool capacity or storage lifecycle policies correctly. For AdvancedDisk, the NetBackup media servers function as both data movers and storage servers. For more information on configuring AdvancedDisk, see the "NetBackup AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide".
AdvancedDisk - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptions1. Veritas NetBackup has an open support policy for AdvancedDisk storage units. The storage must be seen as local disk by the NetBackup Media Server, regardless of connection method (SCSI, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, etc), to be supported as an AdvancedDisk storage unit.

    Please note: Due to the open support policy, and the range of 3rd party storage solutions, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the chosen storage solution meets the specific performance needs in the specific production environment. Veritas NetBackup features that are performance-dependent, such as Granular Restore Technology (GRT) are not supported with AdvancedDisk storage units.

    Hybrid storage solutions, with a mix of both local (LAN or FC) and WAN (remote or cloud) based storage tiers, have become available. Thorough testing of these storage solutions, when used as AdvancedDisk storage units, needs to be completed by the customer, to the customer's satisfaction, particularly in the area of restore operations, to ensure that timeouts do not occur. Some specific hybrid storage solutions have been tested as NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage units, in Veritas labs, with joint effort and in cooperation with Veritas storage partners. Resulting white papers and reference materials will appear here:

    - Microsoft Azure StorSimple: "Configure StorSimple with Veritas NetBackup"

    All-flash storage solutions are included in the AdvancedDisk open support policy. Some specific all-flash storage solutions have been tested as NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage units, in Veritas labs, with joint effort and in cooperation with Veritas storage partners. Examples are:

    - Pure Storage FlashBlade

    - Violin Systems Flash Storage Platform

    2. Veritas InfoScale Foundation and Storage Foundation are supported with NetBackup AdvancedDisk. For information on disk arrays that are supported with the InfoScale Foundation or Storage Foundation version you're running, please see "Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)" .

    3. AdvancedDisk functionality is subject to all functional limitations as imposed either by the operating system or by the underlying file system.

    Configuration considerations1. For UNIX NetBackup Media Servers, AdvancedDisk requires that all LSUs (Logical Storage Units) are active mount points within the UNIX host. Using the NFS automount feature is not recommended with AdvancedDisk.

    2. Access to NFS storage requires NetBackup daemons to run as root. The NFS server exporting the file system must be configured to allow root access to the file system.

    3. To ensure support, the disk array must be combined with interconnect hardware that is supported by the disk array manufacturer and the operating system vendor. Refer to the respective vendor's support lists for this information.

    4. When installing and configuring HBA drivers it is recommended that the array vendor-qualified HBA drivers be used as opposed to the general HBA drivers that are released for each operating system. These array vendor-qualified HBA drivers are typically found in a separate section of the HBA vendor or array vendor's website, often separated by array model.

    5. Performance may vary depending on the array hardware used.
OpenStorage
  • An OpenStorage type storage unit is used for disk storage, usually provided by a third party vendor. The actual name of the disk type depends on the vendor. OpenStorage is available only when the OpenStorage Disk Option is licensed. The storage is integrated into NetBackup through an API. The storage vendor partners with Veritas to integrate the storage into NetBackup. The storage host is the storage server. The NetBackup media servers function as the data movers. The storage vendor's plug-in must be installed on each media server that functions as a data mover. The logon credentials to the storage server must be configured on each media server. For more information on configuring OpenStorage, see the "NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk".
PureDisk
  • A PureDisk disk type storage unit is used for deduplicated data for the following storage destinations:

    Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP):
    NetBackup deduplicates the data and hosts the storage. MSDP is available only when the NetBackup Data Protection Optimization Option is licensed. For more information on configuring MSDP, see the "NetBackup Deduplication Guide".

    PureDisk storage pool:
    A NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance hosts the storage. For more information on configuring a PureDisk storage pool, see the "NetBackup Deduplication Appliance Software Getting Started Guide".
  
Virtual Tape Libraries Compatibility List for Media Server
  • Virtual tape device support information is listed below, organized by vendor. Under each vendor there are separate tables showing compatibility with NetBackup Appliances, with Linux/Windows operating systems, and with UNIX operating systems. The tables provide information on supported versions of software, inquiry string (vendor ID + product ID), and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Virtual tape device software versions are no longer listed in this section. Veritas recommends using the most recent version of software available when you configure the VTL with NetBackup. When a minimum VTL software version is required, it will be listed in a footnote. If a VTL software version is causing a problem, Veritas will work with the hardware vendor to resolve the problem. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSAnet.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    3. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    4. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    7. Where support is shown for "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" it also means that Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) is supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. Check the device manufacturer's compatibility list to verify OS platform support for the version of software running on your VTL.
    2. Check the device manufacturer's compatibility list to verify the minimum version of VTL software required for your VTL family member.
    3. The list of attributes for each drive emulation is based on the most recent version of Virtual tape device software tested. Check with the device manufacturer to determine when support for a specific attribute was added.
    Configuration considerations1. The virtual library must be configured with the unique VTL inquiry string as listed. Using the inquiry string to emulate a real library model is not supported even if the real device is supported with NetBackup. (If an AIX media server is being used for robotic control, an alternate emulated string listed below may be used.)
    2. Only the virtual tape drive emulations listed with each virtual library are supported. Other virtual tape drive emulations are not supported even if the real device being emulated is supported with NetBackup. Conversely, a virtual tape drive emulation listed as supported in this section does not mean the physical model is also supported.
    3. Veritas recommends the use of SCSI Persistent Reserve (SPR) whenever all the hardware in your device path supports it. Refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on SPR and the types of configurations where SPR may be more effective than the default SPC-2 SCSI reserve and release method.
    4. NetBackup NDMP Direct Copy with VTL enables NDMP tape duplication to physical tape libraries. For more information on this feature, see "NDMP Direct Copy with VTL" in the "NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide" .
    OS library and tape driver considerations1. Refer to the Tape Drives section of this document for information on supported tape drivers.
    2. On IBM AIX, use of the IBM Atape driver is required with IBM tape libraries. The Atape driver's multi-path feature must be disabled.
    3. NetBackup has been supporting non-IBM tape libraries (robotics) with an IBM AIX robotic control host using the "ovpass" driver for many years. Changes and new functionality in AIX 6.1 and 7.1 have resulted in some issues with ovpass and an inability to support new functionality such as dynamic tracking and controlling SAS robots. Therefore, Veritas is no longer supporting the ovpass driver. Existing customers may continue to use ovpass as they are today, but if issues are encountered Veritas will not be able to resolve them. Some VTLs have been tested with an emulated physical library inquiry string that is listed along with the device's unique VTL inquiry string. Veritas recommends configuring your VTL using this alternate library inquiry string, or using another OS platform as the robotic control host.
    Operational considerations1. Filling up the available disk space on a virtual device may cause unpredictable behavior of the device. Working with the device vendor may be required to recover from errors that result from a full disk.
    2. NetBackup NDMP Direct Copy with VTL or an embedded NetBackup media server (e.g., EMC DL4000) may be used to copy backup images (not media) from the VTL directly to physical tape or a 2nd VTL. Copying virtual media to physical media or a 2nd virtual media is not supported by Veritas; any support for this must come from the VTL vendor providing the capability. If the VTL copies virtual media to physical media (or a 2nd VTL), NetBackup is not aware of the physical media or 2nd virtual media and may not be able to recover that data directly from it.
    3. When NetBackup expires a virtual volume, the virtual device is not aware that the data is no longer needed. Because of this, the virtual device may appear to be much closer to capacity than it really is. When NetBackup subsequently begins writing to that virtual volume at the beginning of the volume, the virtual library will then be aware that the rest of the data is no longer needed and can free up the disk space.
    Operating system support added1. AIX 7.2 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.1 and later.
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Tape Drive Emulation Attributes
  • The following table lists attributes supported with Virtual Tape Libraries and indicates the NetBackup 7.7.x version at which that attribute was first supported.
    Attribute Abbreviation NetBackup Release Supported
    NDMP Direct Copy with VTL, physical tape drives used with this feature must be dedicated to the VTL.DirCpy_Ded7.7 GA
    NDMP Direct Copy with VTL, physical tape drives used with this feature can be shared using NetBackup Shared Storage Option (SSO).DirCpy_Shr7.7 GA
    SCSI ReservationSResv7.7 GA
    SCSI Persistent ReservationSPR7.7 GA
    Write Once, Read ManyWORM7.7 GA
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS7.7 GA
    Append-only modeApp7.7 GA
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Dell EMCDell EMC Data DomainFalconStor
    FujitsuH3CHewlett Packard Enterprise
    HitachiIBMInfinidat
    NECQuantumSEPATON
    Spectra LogicSunTandberg
  
Tape Libraries Compatibility List for Media Server
  • Tape library support information is listed below. This information is organized by vendor and provides information on the inquiry string (vendor ID + product ID), the method(s) of controlling the robot, and any other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
Tape Libraries - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. The tables in this section show robotic support only, not tape drive support. Refer to the Tape Drives section of this document to ensure that the specific drive used in the library is supported on the desired OS platform(s). The library vendor must also support the library and drive combination.
    2. Firmware versions are not listed in this section. Veritas recommends using the most recent version of firmware available when you configure the library with NetBackup. When a minimum firmware version is required, it will be listed in the Notes column. If a firmware version is causing a problem, Veritas will work with the hardware vendor to resolve the problem. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSANet.
    3. API robot types (ACS and TLH) are supported on NetBackup Enterprise Server, and not supported on NetBackup Server.
    4. For API robot types, the "Inquiry String" column is intentionally left blank.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" it also means that CentOS and Oracle Linux are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" it also means that Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) is supported.
    Configuration considerations1. Library partitioning is supported unless noted otherwise.
    2. Library expansion modules are supported unless noted otherwise.
    3. On IBM AIX, use of the IBM Atape driver is required with IBM tape libraries. The Atape driver's multi-path feature must be disabled.
    4. NetBackup has been supporting non-IBM tape libraries (robotics) with an IBM AIX robotic control host using the "ovpass" driver for many years. Changes and new functionality in AIX 6.1 and 7.1 have resulted in some issues with ovpass and an inability to support new functionality such as dynamic tracking and controlling SAS robots. Therefore, Veritas is no longer supporting the ovpass driver. Existing customers may continue to use ovpass as they are today, but if issues are encountered Veritas will not be able to resolve them. Veritas recommends using another OS platform as the robotic control host.
    Operating system support added1. AIX 7.2 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.1 and later.
Tape Libraries - NetBackup Robot Types
  • For more information on configuring each robot type, see the NetBackup Device Configuration Guide.
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    ACS - Oracle Automated Cartridge SystemTLD - Tape Library DLTTLH - IBM Automated Tape Library (ATL)
Tape Libraries - Legend
  • The following table describes terms and symbols used in the Tape Libraries - Vendor Compatibility tables.
Tape Libraries - Legend
    Value Meaning
    Multi LUNThe device is a Multi-LUN based library.
    SCSI IDThe device is a SCSI ID based library.
    ^Character used to denote a space in the INQUIRY STRING.
Tape Libraries - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    ADICDell EMCFujitsu
    H3CHewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachi
    IBMNECOracle
    Overland StorageQualstarQuantum
    Spectra LogicSunTandberg
  
Tape Drives Compatibility List for Media Server
  • Tape drive support information is listed below, organized by vendor. Under each vendor there are separate tables showing compatibility with NetBackup Appliances, with Linux/Windows operating systems and with UNIX operating systems. These tables provide information on the operating system versions supported by the drive, inquiry string (vendor ID + product ID), and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
Tape Drives - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. To ensure support, a device (both drive and library where applicable) must be supported by Veritas, the device manufacturer, and the operating system vendor.
    2. Firmware versions are not listed in this section. Veritas recommends using the most recent version of firmware available when you configure the drive with NetBackup. When a minimum firmware version is required, it will be listed in the footnotes. If a firmware version is causing a problem, Veritas will work with the hardware vendor to resolve the problem. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSANet.
    3. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    4. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    7. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    8. Where support is shown for "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" it also means that Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) is supported.
    9. The "ULTRIUM-TD" and the "ULT3580-TD" inquiry strings are interchangeable (both are supported), unless noted otherwise. The "ULTRIUM-HH" and the "ULT3580-HH" inquiry strings are interchangeable (both are supported), unless noted otherwise.
    10. Backup Exec Tape Reader is not supported in NetBackup 7.7 and later releases.
    Vendor support considerations1. The list of attributes for each tape drive is based on the most recent drive testing. Check with the device manufacturer to determine the firmware version at which support for a specific attribute was added.
    Configuration considerations1. Veritas recommends the use of SCSI Persistent Reserve (SPR) whenever all the hardware in your device path supports it. Refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on SPR and the types of configurations where SPR may be more effective than the default SPC-2 SCSI reserve and release method.
    2. Only tape drives listed in the tables below are supported. Other tape drive models are not supported even if the Virtual Tape Library section shows an emulated version of the drive is supported with NetBackup.
    3. For Solaris 10, Veritas recommends running Update 6 (137137-09 for SPARC, 137138-09 for x64) or later.
    OS tape driver considerations1. Except where noted, Veritas recommends the use of the operating system's native tape drivers.
    Operational considerations1. Tape Alert functionality is supported by all drives, unless noted otherwise.
    2. NetBackup supports LTO-7 Type M media, also known as M8 cartridges (LTO-7 cartridges formatted to a new LTO-8 standard, increasing their native capacity), in the following manner:
    - M8 cartridges are supported with LTO-8 tape drives.
    - M8 cartridges pre-formatted by the media vendor are supported.
    - LTO-7 cartridges with an M8 barcode formatted as M8 using hardware vendors' software tools or tape library firmware features (automatic or manual) are supported.
    - NetBackup does not have the ability to convert LTO-7 cartridges with an M8 barcode to M8 format.
    - For more information on M8 media (for example, formatting methods, supported barcodes, other technical information), please consult the vendor's documentation.
    Operating system support added1. AIX 7.2 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.1 and later.
Tape Drives - Attributes
  • The following table lists attributes supported with Tape Drives and indicates the NetBackup 7.7.x version at which that attribute was first supported.
    Attribute Abbreviation NetBackup Release Supported
    SCSI ReservationSResv7.7 GA
    SCSI Persistent ReservationSPR7.7 GA
    Write Once, Read ManyWORM7.7 GA
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS7.7 GA
    Append-only modeAppend7.7 GA
Tape Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Dell EMCHewlett Packard EnterpriseIBM
    OracleQuantumSun
    Tandberg
  
Encryption and Security Solutions for Media Server
  • Encryption and security solution support information is listed below, organized by solution type.
NetBackup Key Management Service (KMS)
  • The NetBackup Key Management Service (KMS) feature is intended to support any tape drive with built-in hardware encryption capability that conforms to the SCSI T10 encryption standard. Each drive model listed in the following table has been tested in Veritas labs to verify that it works with NetBackup correctly, so Veritas recommends using only listed drives with the KMS feature. Refer to the Tape Drives section in this document for the list of platforms and interfaces on which each of the following drives is supported.
  • Note: KMS is supported on any tape library supported by NetBackup, provided the library vendor supports that library with any of the encryption-capable drives listed in the table below.
NetBackup KMS - Supported Devices
    Manufacturer Model Notes
    Dell EMCPowerVault LTO4-120 
    Dell EMCPowerVault LTO5-140 
    Dell EMCPowerVault LTO-6 
    Dell EMCPowerVault LTO-6 HH 
    Dell EMCPowerVault LTO-7 
    Dell EMCPowerVault LTO-7 HH 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 1760 LTO4 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 1840 LTO4 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 3000 LTO5 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 3280 LTO5 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 6250 LTO6 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 6650 LTO6 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 15000 LTO7 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 15750 LTO7 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 30750 LTO8 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1040 Ultrium 4Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1050 Ultrium 5 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1060 Ultrium 6 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1070 Ultrium 7 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1120 (3592 Model E05)Requires firmware version 1C15 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1130 (3592 Model E06)Requires firmware version 2480 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1140 (3592 Model E07) 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1150 (3592 Model E08) 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1155 (3592 Model 55F) 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2240 Ultrium 4 Half Height 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2250 Ultrium 5 Half Height 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2260 Ultrium 6 Half Height 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2270 Ultrium 7 Half Height 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2280 Ultrium 8 Half Height 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2340 Ultrium 4Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2350 Ultrium 5 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2360 Ultrium 6 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2370 Ultrium 7 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2380 Ultrium 8 
    IBMUltrium 4 (OEM)Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMUltrium 4 Half Height (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 5 (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 5 Half Height (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 6 (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 6 Half Height (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 7 (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 7 Half Height (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 8 (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 8 Half Height (OEM) 
    Oracle StorageTekT10000BRequires firmware version 1.41.211 or later.
    Oracle StorageTekT10000CRequires firmware version 1.53.311 or later. The drive needs manual setup including obtaining the data path key management (DPKM) encryption license from Oracle.
    Oracle StorageTekT10000D 
    QuantumLTO-4 HHRequires firmware version 2190 or later.
    QuantumLTO-5 FH 
    QuantumLTO-5 HH 
    QuantumLTO-6 HH 
    QuantumLTO-7 HH 
    QuantumLTO-8 HH 
    TandbergHH LTO 5 
  
Third Party Encryption Solutions for Media Server
  • Support information for vendor-supplied encryption solutions is listed below, organized by vendor. Under each vendor there is a table showing tested solutions, firmware versions tested with that solution, and other important notes about the solution and its compatibility.
  • The firmware listed in these tables is the firmware that has been tested. Firmware versions newer than those listed are also supported.
  • Support for specific storage devices such as tape drives, libraries, and virtual devices is not listed in this section. NetBackup will support any hardware that is supported both by the encryption provider and Veritas. Please refer to the other sections of this document for Veritas' support of these storage devices.
  • Please Note:
  • The firmware listed on this page is the firmware that has been tested. All firmware versions newer than what is listed are also supported.
Third-Party Encryption Solutions - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    BrocadeCisco SystemsDecru
    FujitsuHewlett Packard EnterpriseIBM
    NECQuantumSafeNet
    Sun StorageTekThales (NeoScale)
  
SAN Media Server/SAN Client/FT Media Server for Media Server and Client
  • • 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.
  
Infrastructure Used for Testing for Media Server
  • The NetBackup Shared Storage Option (SSO) hardware support model for Storage Area Network (SAN) components is an open model. In other words, all Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters (CNA), Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBA), switches, bridges, and routers are supported in a SAN environment. This means that if a FCoE or FC component is causing a problem, Veritas will work with the component vendor in an attempt to resolve the problem, but resolution is not guaranteed. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSANet.
Infrastructure - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Vendor support considerations1. To ensure compatibility, the device manufacturers and the operating system vendor must support the combination of SAN components.
CNAs
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
CNAs - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    3. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    4. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" it also means that Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) is supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware and driver updates (where applicable).
    Configuration considerations1. All like CNAs within a SAN should use the same firmware, BIOS and driver revision as recommended by CNA vendors.
    Operating system support added1. AIX 7.2 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.1 and later.
Infrastructure - CNAs Used In Testing
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HBAs
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
HBAs - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    3. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    4. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" it also means that Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) is supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. All like HBAs within a SAN should use the same firmware, BIOS and driver revision as recommended by HBA vendors.
    2. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware and driver updates (where applicable).
    Operating system support added1. AIX 7.2 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.7.1 and later.
Infrastructure - HBAs Used In Testing
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    BrocadeEmulexHewlett Packard Enterprise
    QLogic
Bridges/Routers
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
Infrastructure - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Vendor support considerations1. To ensure compatibility, the device manufacturers and the operating system vendor must support the combination of SAN components.
    2. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware.
Infrastructure - Routers/Bridges Used In Testing
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Bridges/Routers
Switches
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
Infrastructure - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Vendor support considerations1. To ensure compatibility, the device manufacturers and the operating system vendor must support the combination of SAN components.
    2. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware.
Infrastructure - Switches Used In Testing
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Switches
  
Devices Retiring Soon for Media Server
  • The devices in this section will not be listed in the Hardware Compatibility List for the next major NetBackup release after NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x. Many of these devices are end-of-life products that are no longer supported by the manufacturer.
Virtual Tape Libraries
    Manufacturer Device
    Dell EMCDisk Library Series
    FujitsuCentricStor
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseVLS 300 EVA Gateway, VLS 6000 Series, VLS 9000 Series
    SunStorageTek VTL Plus 1.0, StorageTek VTL Plus 2.0, StorageTek VTL Prime 1.0, VTL1200
Tape Libraries
    Manufacturer Device
    ADICScalar i2000, Scalar i500
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseESL E-Series 286e, ESL E-Series 630e, MSL5026DLX, MSL5026S2, MSL5026SL, MSL5030L1, MSL5052S2, MSL5052SL, MSL5060L1, MSL6000 Series, MSL6030L2, MSL6060L2, SSL1016, SSL1016L2, SSL1016S2
    IBMTotalStorage 3494
    QuantumPX500 Series
    SunStorageTek L1400, StorageTek L180, StorageTek L700, StorageTek L700e, StorageTek SL24, StorageTek SL3000, StorageTek SL48, StorageTek SL500, StorageTek SL8500, StorEdge C10, StorEdge C2, StorEdge C4, StorEdge L180, StorEdge L500, StorEdge L5500, StorEdge L6000, StorEdge L700, StorEdge L8500
Tape Drives
    Manufacturer Device
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseDLT VS160, SDLT600, Ultrium 215 LTO1, Ultrium 230 LTO1, Ultrium 448 LTO2, Ultrium 460 LTO2, Ultrium 960 LTO3
    IBMTotalStorage 3580 Ultrium 1, TotalStorage 3580 Ultrium 2, TotalStorage 3590B Series, TotalStorage 3590E Series, TotalStorage 3590H Series, TotalStorage 3592 Model J1A, Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2
    QuantumDLT VS160, DLT-V4, LTO-2, LTO-2 HH
    SunStorageTek T10000A, StorageTek T10000A 4GB, StorageTek T10000B, StorageTek T9840C, StorageTek T9840D, StorEdge LTO1, StorEdge LTO2, StorEdge LTO3, StorEdge SDLT 320
  
Software Compatibility List (SCL) for Client
  • 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.
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) - NetBackup Client
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Client NetBackup Bits NBAC SAN Client Minimum NetBackup Level
    Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 11x86-64[1]64Y64Y 7.1
Footnotes
  • 1. NetBackup 7.7.2 and later does not support NetBackup on this operating system and CPU architecture.
  
System Requirements for Client
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
    Novell Open Enterprise Serverx86-64 1540MB 
Client Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Novell Open Enterprise Server 11x86-64512 MB
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 264 MBs of temporary disk space during the install.

    For remote installs, you will need approximately 503 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.
  
Client Selections for Backup Policies for Client
  • The information in the Client Selection column of the table below is the client type that should be selected when installing NetBackup as a client on the Operating System/Version and Architecture listed in this table.
  • 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","Windows Server 2012 R2" or "Windows Server 2016" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
    OS CPU Architecture NetBackup 7.7 Client Selection
    Novell Open Enterprise Server 11x86-64Linux,SuSE2.6.16
  
Snapshot Client - General Information for Client
  • This section contains Snapshot Client compatibility information for Veritas NetBackup 7.7.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 7.7 - 7.7.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.
  
Encryption and Security Solutions for Client
  • 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 NetWare and 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
  • 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, ReiserFS, XFS, NSS, VxFSYesYes- Support for file system compression on VxFS requires Storage Foundation 6.0.1 or later. Please check Storage Foundation Release Notes for Operating System levels. - NSS file system attributes, rich ACLs, trustees, and multiple data streams are not supported.
    - Flashbackup does not support Disk Layout Versions 8 or greater. Disk Layout Version 8 was introduced in VxFS 5.1
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Web Browser Requirements
    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
    - 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
  • 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.
    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
NetBackup OpsCenter Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Novell Open Enterprise Server 11x86-648 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
  • 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 7.7 - 7.7.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 OST Cloud 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 recommends using the template rather than doing a manual NetBackup installation.
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
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2Link to the AWS CloudFormation NetBackup 7.7.3 AMI template fileYesYesAsia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), South America (Sao Paulo), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon)
  
NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans
  • 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 https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/terms/support-fundamentals.html.

    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 2018-01-08.
    Date Added/Modified Feature/Functionality/OS/Platform NetBackup Area OS/Platform OS/Platform Version CPU Architecture Last Supported Release Notes
    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 
    2016-01-11BMR - XenServer supportClientAllAllAll7.7.3 
    2015-10-16Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux)Master Server, Media Server, ClientNovell Open Enterprise ServerAllAll7.7.1 
  
End of Life (EOL) announcement and platforms no longer supported by NetBackup
  • Support has been dropped for the following OS Versions/Architectures in the 7.7.x versions of NetBackup.

    OS/Version CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Last NetBackup Release Supported
    SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 10x86-6464Client, Master and Media Server7.7
    Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux)x86-6464Client, Master and Media Server7.7.1
    Apple Mac OS Xx86-6464Client7.7.1
    FreeBSDx86-6464Client7.7.1
    Oracle Linuxx86-6464Master7.7.1
  
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