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Compatibility between NetBackup versions  
  • For compatibility between major versions, the latest available release of NetBackup is compatible with media servers and clients that run a release of NetBackup that is up to one major version behind. However, this compatibility ceases to be supported in any configuration once the previous major version has reached its End of Support Life.
    For information on Veritas End of Life Policy, refer to https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116439
  • NetBackup does not support any scenario where a media server or client runs a software release update version that is higher than that of their Master server.
    For more information, refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and the NetBackup Upgrade Guide: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116412
    NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Client
    8.07.07.0
    8.07.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    8.07.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    8.07.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    8.07.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    8.07.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x
    8.07.77.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.07.7.17.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.07.7.27.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.07.7.37.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.08.07.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.17.77.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.17.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.17.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.17.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.18.07.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.18.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.1.17.77.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.1.17.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.1.17.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.1.17.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.1.18.07.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.1.18.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.1.18.1.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1
    8.1.27.77.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    8.1.27.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    8.1.27.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    8.1.27.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
    8.1.28.07.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0
    8.1.28.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.1.28.1.17.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1
    8.1.28.1.27.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
    8.28.07.7.3, 8.0
    8.28.17.7.3, 8.0, 8.1
    8.28.1.17.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1
    8.28.1.27.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
    8.28.27.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.2
  • Other general rules for compatibility:
    • OpsCenter/OpsCenter Analytics must always be running the same or higher Dot-Zero or Single-Dot or Double-Dot release as the master servers in the environment.
    • All components (master, media, client, console, and agent) on an individual system must be at the same version.
    • Backup images created under an older version of NetBackup will always be recoverable with a newer version of NetBackup
    • A new feature may not be functional until the master, media and client are updated.
    • Administration Consoles cannot be at an earlier version than the NetBackup server version they connect to via the "change server" functionality in the console
  
Late Breaking News - Available Hot Fixes 
There are no hot fixes available for NetBackup 3.1.2 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 Appliance 
For download and installation instructions, please go to Veritas Download Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Supported from 5200/5300 Series to 5200/5300 Series (MSDP to MSDP) with versions 2.7.3 or later.
    Optimized Synthetics (Opt_Synth)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualNetBackup Appliance version 2.0 or later/NetBackup 7.1 or later is recommended for Optimized Synthetics support.
    Tape Drive Support2.7.1 (FC)
    3.1 (SAS)
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape drives are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the Tape Drives Vendor Compatibility section. Shared Storage Option (SSO) is supported.
    Tape Library Support2.7.1 (TLD & ACS)
    3.1 (SAS tape-out)
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape libraries are listed with the notes "This library is also supported with NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series Appliances" and "This library is also supported with the NetBackup 5240 Series Appliance with a SAS tape-out adapter" in the Tape Libraries Vendor Compatibility section. Use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard within the NetBackup Adminstration Console to configure robots and tape drives on the NetBackup Appliance.
    Universal Shares3.15240, 5330, 5340For more information on configuring Universal Shares, see Manage > Storage > Universal Shares
    Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported VTLs are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the Virtual Tape Libraries Vendor Compatibility section. Use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard within the NetBackup Adminstration Console to configure VTLs and emulated tape drives on the NetBackup Appliance.
  
Browser Requirements for NetBackup Web UI 
  • The NetBackup Web UI is compatible with the latest vendor-supported versions of web browsers.
    For the best experience with the NetBackup Web UI, Veritas recommends that you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, without any plug-ins.
  
Replication Director 
This feature is not supported on this platform.
  
Virtual Systems Compatibility 
  • 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.
Red Hat Virtualization Compatibility
  • Supported RedHat Virtualization (RHV) Versions
    • NetBackup currently supports only x86-64 editions of RHV servers.
    NetBackup Versions RHV Versions
    8.24.2
    4.3
  • Note:
    • Support of Red Hat Virtulization Manager and Hypervisor starts from version 4.2.7
    • NetBackup 8.2 supported x86-64 platforms of Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will work as backup hosts.
    • Application consistent backup needs RHV Guest Agent.
    • Pass through disk cannot be backed up by RHV agent. Please install NetBackup client inside the VM to protect data on such disks.
    • RHV 4.3.3 has issue in restoring thick provision disk. Till fix is available from RedHat, please restore disk as thin provision.
    • VMs in suspended state cannot be protected.
    • Cinder storage is currently not supported.
    • Backup of VMs based on a template (thin clone) may fail to delete snapshots created by the backup job. If such a condition is encountered, then subsequent backups would fail.
      This issue is related to a race condition in RHV Manager versions 4.2.x, 4.3.0 to 4.3.3. Red Hat recommends upgrading RHV Manager to 4.3.4 before protecting such VMs.
      Refer: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/rhev
OpenStack Virtualization Compatibility
  • Supported OpenStack Versions
    Distributions which include the following OpenStack versions are supported.
    Supported Hypervisor: KVM
    NetBackup Versions OpenStack Revisions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.2Mitaka, Newton, Ocata, Pike, QueensNetBackup 8.2 supported x86-64 platforms of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will work as backup hosts.
  
Cloud Configuration Files 
  • The latest version of this file is included in NetBackup release updates and is also available for download independently on the Veritas support site. This file is updated whenever new cloud provider support is needed, independent of NetBackup release updates. This file is cumulative, so the most recent version contains all support added in earlier versions. The column "NetBackup version" indicates the NetBackup Master Server version that the Cloud Configuration package requires for installation.
Cloud Configuration File Packages
    Cloud Configuration Package version NetBackup version URL Providers added
    2.6.3 Media Server: 8.0 or later Media Server: https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/downloads/update.UPD971796.htmlAdded support:
    - Hitachi Vantara CloudScale (S3)
    2.6.2 Media Server: 8.0 or later Media Server: Use the most recent version above.Added support:
    - Amazon (S3) - Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) region
    - Amazon (S3) - Middle East (Bahrain) region
    - Google (S3) - Asia East 2 region
    - Google (S3) - Asia Northeast 2 region
    - Google (S3) - Europe West 6 region
    - Orange Business Systems Flexible Engine OBS (S3)
    - SandStone MOS (S3)
    - SwiftStack Object Storage (S3) buffer size changes
    2.6.1 Media Server: 8.0 or later Media Server: Use the most recent version above.Added support:
    - Google (S3) - Asia-South1 region
    - Google (S3) - EU-North1 region
    - Google (S3) - EU-West4 region
    - Google (S3) - NorthAmerica-Northeast1 region
    - Google (S3) - SouthAmerica-East1 region
    - Google (S3) - US-West2 region
    Adding earlier support not included in NetBackup 8.2 release:
    - Nutanix Buckets (S3)
    2.5.5 Media Server: 8.0 or later Media Server: Use the most recent version above.Added support:
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Corrected service host endpoint
    - Nutanix Buckets (S3)
    2.5.4 Media Server: 8.0 or later Media Server: Use the most recent version above.Added support:
    - Amazon GovCloud - Glacier Deep Archive (S3)
    - Amazon Glacier (S3) - Changed from Amazon zero-day lifecycle configuration to direct upload
    - Amazon Glacier Deep Archive (S3) - Changed from Amazon zero-day lifecycle configuration to direct upload
    - Amazon GovCloud - Glacier (S3) - Changed from Amazon zero-day lifecycle configuration to direct upload
    2.5.3 Media Server: 8.0 or later Media Server: Use the most recent version above.Added support:
    - Amazon Glacier Deep Archive (S3)
    2.5.2 / RPM 1.0.6NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    NetBackup Appliance: https://www.veritas.com/docs/100039718
    Media Server: Use the most recent version above.
    Added support:
    - Microsoft Azure Germany (Azure)
    2.5.1 / RPM 1.0.5NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    Use the most recent version above.Added support:
    - Amazon OneZone IA (S3)
    - Amazon (S3) - Europe (Paris) region
    - IronMountain IronCloud certificate change
    Adding earlier support not included in NetBackup 8.1.2 release:
    - Amazon (S3) - China (Ningxia) region
    - Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard (S3)
    - Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard IA (S3)
    - Veritas Cognitive Object Storage (S3)
    2.4.5 / RPM 1.0.4NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    Use the most recent version above.- Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard IA (S3) - corrected header
    2.4.4 / RPM 1.0.3NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    Use the most recent version above.- Amazon (S3) - China (Ningxia) region
    - Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard (S3)
    - Kingsoft Standard Storage Service (KS3) - Standard IA (S3)
    - Veritas Cognitive Object Storage (S3)
    2.4.3 / RPM 1.0.2NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    Use the most recent version above. - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Object size improvement
    - Telefonica Open Cloud (S3)
    2.4.2NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    Use the most recent version above.- Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - added public default cloud instance
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Asia Pacific NE 1 (Tokyo) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 1 (Singapore) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 3 (Kuala Lumpur) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 5 (Jakarta) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Asia Pacific SOU 1 (Mumbai) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China East 1 (Hangzhou) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China East 2 (Shanghai) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China North 1 (Qingdao) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China North 2 (Beijing) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China North 3 (Xhangjiakou) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China North 5 (Hohhot) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - China South 1 (Shenzhen) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Germany 1 (Frankfurt) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Hong Kong region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - Middle East 1 (Dubai) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - US East 1 (Virginia) region
    - Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) (S3) - US West 1 (Silicon Valley) region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Asia Pacific Cross Region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - EU Great Britain region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Melbourne, Australia single datacenter endpoint
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Toronto, Canada single datacenter endpoint
    - Infoniqa SWISS3CLOUD (S3)
    - NEC HYDRAstor/iStorage/NEC Storage (S3)
    - NEC IaaS (S3)
    2.4.1 / RPM 1.0.1NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    Use the most recent version above.- Updated for NetBackup 8.1.1 and 3.1.1
    - Added CloudCatalyst Appliance support for many cloud providers
    2.3.38.0 or laterUse the most recent version above.- Deutsche Telekom Open Telekom Cloud(S3) - Changed default URL style
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Cold storage class
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Flex storage class
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Standard storage class
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Vault storage class
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Vault storage class
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - EU Cross Region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - US Cross Region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - US East Region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - EU South Region
    - Iron Mountain Iron Cloud (S3)
    - NetApp StorageGRID (S3) - LAN
    - NetApp StorageGRID (S3) - Changed default URL style for WAN
    - NooBaa (S3)
    - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (S3)
    2.3.28.0 or laterUse the most recent version above.- Amazon Glacier (S3) (requires NetBackup 8.1 or later)
    - Amazon GovCloud - Glacier (S3) (requires NetBackup 8.1 or later)
    2.3.18.0 or laterUse the most recent version above.- CMCC Cloud Storage authentication v5.x (requires NetBackup 8.1 or later)
    - Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 (requires NetBackup 8.1 or later)
    - Microsoft Azure Government Cloud (requires NetBackup 8.1 or later)
    - Amazon (S3) - Object size improvement
    - NetApp StorageGRID WAN (S3)
    - IBM COS WAN (S3) - enables custom cloud instances for VPC URL support
    - IBM COS WAN (S3) - US South region
    - IBM COS WAN (S3) - US East region
    - IBM COS WAN (S3) - EU Cross-region
    2.2.98.0Use the most recent version above.- ACP IT Solutions CS3 Cloud (S3)
    - Amazon (S3) - Changed "Standard" region to "US East (N. Virginia)"
    - China Telecom OOS Cloud (S3)
    - Google (S3) - Australia-Southeast1 region
    - Google (S3) - Europe-West2 region
    - Google (S3) - Europe-West3 region
    - Google (S3) - US-East4 region
    - Google Coldline & Nearline (S3) - added regions
    2.2.88.0Use the most recent version above.- Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS CD10000 (S3)
    - SUSE Enterprise Storage (S3)
    2.2.78.0Use the most recent version above.- Deutsche Telekom Open Telekom Cloud (S3)
    - Google Cloud Storage - Regional (S3)
    - Google Cloud Storage - Multi-Regional (S3)
    - Hitachi Cloud Services (S3) - Changed to "Hitachi Content Platform - WAN"
    - Red Hat Ceph Storage (S3)
    - Veritas Access (S3)
    - Verizon Cloud (S3) - Removed support
    2.2.68.0Use the most recent version above.- Amazon (S3) - Canada Central region
    - Amazon (S3) - London region
    - Amazon (S3) - Ohio region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3) - Local and WAN performance improvement
    2.2.58.0Use the most recent version above.- Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon custom cloud instance (S3)
    - Amazon (S3) - Mumbai region
    - AT&T Cloud Storage (S3)
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage - Local and WAN (S3)
    2.2.48.0Use the most recent version above.- Amazon GovCloud (S3) - Infrequent Access
    - China Mobile CMCC Cloud Storage (S3)
    - Chunghwa Telecom Hicloud (S3) - default Cloud Instance
    - EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (S3)
    - Google Cloud Storage (S3) - Coldline Storage Class
    - Oracle Cloud Service (Swift)
    - IBM Softlayer (Swift)
    - Microsoft Azure (Azure)
    - Oracle Cloud Service (S3)
    - Quantum Lattus Object Storage (S3)
    - Scality RING Storage for LAN (S3)
    - Scality RING Storage for WAN (S3)
    - SwiftStack (Swift)
Cloud Configuration File Versions released with NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances
    NetBackup / NetBackup Appliance version Cloud Configuration File version
    8.1.2 / 3.1.22.5.0
    8.1.1 / 3.1.12.4.0
    8.1 GA / 3.12.3.0
    8.0 GA / 3.02.2.0
Cloud Configuration File Versions included in NetBackup Appliance cloud configuration and device mappings RPMs
    NetBackup Appliance RPM version Cloud Configuration File version
    1.0.62.5.2
    1.0.52.5.1
    1.0.42.4.5
    1.0.32.4.4
    1.0.22.4.3
    1.0.12.4.1
  
OST Secondary Storage Solutions - General Information 
This feature is not supported on this platform.
  
Cloud Storage Solutions 
  • NetBackup Cloud Storage plug-ins enable Veritas NetBackup to access Cloud Storage Solutions. Either the storage vendor or Veritas provides a software plug-in, which is installed on each NetBackup Media Server that is connected to the cloud solution.
  • NetBackup Cloud support information is listed in the tables below, organized by vendor. These tables provide information on supported versions of plug-ins and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
Cloud Storage - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. In the vendor compatibility tables below, the column "NetBackup Version Containing Plug-in" indicates the NetBackup 8.x version at which that cloud storage solution was first supported.
    2. Cloud support on Windows platforms requires Windows 2008 R2 or later.
    3. Where support for Ceph storage is shown, it means that vendor's Ceph solution is supported. Other Ceph-based solutions are not supported.
    Configuration considerations1. NetBackup is configured to trust a number of well-known public Certificate Authorities (CA) related to Cloud storage. However, there are instances where, for internal purposes, you may need to add your own self-signed CA certificate. For information on adding a self-signed CA certificate, please refer to "Cloud Storage Configuration: How To Add a Self-Signed CA Certificate" .
    2. NetBackup-provided Cloud connectors are not supported with IPv6, unless noted otherwise. Configuring these plug-ins with IPv6 may result in unpredictable behavior.
    Operating system support dropped 1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1 and later.
    2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
    3. CentOS 5 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1 and later.
    4. CentOS 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
    5. Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP-UX (all versions) is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later. For information on migrating HP-UX master and media servers to other platforms, see the "NetBackup Master Server Migration Guide" and the "NetBackup Media Server Migration Guide" .
    6. IBM AIX (all versions) is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later. For information on migrating AIX master and media servers to other platforms, see the "NetBackup Master Server Migration Guide" and the "NetBackup Media Server Migration Guide" .
    7. Oracle Linux 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
Cloud Storage - Supported Cloud Technology Methods
  • NetBackup supports Cloud-based storage providers using a variety of technology methods, described below.
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    S3 StorageSwift StorageMicrosoft Azure Storage
    Atmos Cloud StorageRackspace Cloud StorageOST
    Advanced Disk TargetsVTL
Cloud Storage - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    ACPAlibabaAmazon
    AT&TChina MobileChina Telecom
    Chunghwa TelecomCloudianDatish Systems (OpenDedup)
    Dell EMCDeutsche TelekomFujitsu
    GoogleHGSTHitachi
    Hitachi VantaraIBMInfoniqa
    Iron MountainKingsoftMicrosoft
    NECNetAppNooBaa
    NutanixOracleOrange Business Services
    QuantumRackspaceRed Hat
    SandStoneScalityStorReduce
    SUSESwiftStackTelefonica
    Veritas
  
OST Storage Servers 
This feature is not supported on this platform.
  
Virtual Tape Libraries Compatibility List 
This feature is not supported on this platform.
  
NDMP Devices Compatibility List 
  • NDMP device support information is listed below, organized by vendor. The tables provide information on the versions of software tested, supported connection methods and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
  • Minor ("double-dot") versions of the software listed in the tables below are also supported. (Example: "v5.0" means versions v5.0.1, v5.0.2, etc. are also supported.)
  • Direct Access Restore (DAR) and Directory Direct Access Restore (DDAR) are supported, unless noted otherwise.
  • NetBackup Appliances and NetBackup Virtual Appliances are supported with the NDMP solutions listed in the tables below. For more information on supported appliance versions, see the "Supported Functionality" subsection under "NetBackup Appliances".
  • IPv6 support is shown in the tables below. IPv6 support requires NetBackup 8.1.1 or later.
  • 64-bit inode numbers are supported.
NDMP Devices - Connection Methods
  • The following table describes the supported NDMP connection methods.
    Connection Method Description
    Direct-attachData travels from disk to a tape device on the same NDMP host, or from disk to tape device on a SAN. Backup data is NOT sent over local network. NOTE: The tape drives must be in NDMP-type storage units.
    RemoteData travels from the NDMP host, across the local network to a NetBackup media server, to a storage unit connected to the NetBackup media server.
    3-wayData travels from disk on an NDMP host to a tape device on another NDMP host. Backup data is sent over the local network. NOTE: The tape drives must be in NDMP-type storage units.
NDMP Devices - Vendor Compatibility
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    Dell EMCDell EMC Data DomainDell EMC Isilon
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachiIBM
    ImationMirapointNEC
    NetAppNexentaOracle
    Stratus Technologies
  
Tape Libraries Compatibility List 
  • 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 8.0 - 8.x.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. ACS robots are supported with NetBackup Enterprise Server only. ACS robots are not supported with NetBackup Server.
    4. For ACS robots 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.
    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.
    Operating system support dropped 1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1 and later.
    2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
    3. CentOS 5 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1 and later.
    4. CentOS 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
    5. Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP-UX (all versions) is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later. For information on migrating HP-UX master and media servers to other platforms, see the "NetBackup Master Server Migration Guide" and the "NetBackup Media Server Migration Guide" .
    6. IBM AIX (all versions) is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later. For information on migrating AIX master and media servers to other platforms, see the "NetBackup Master Server Migration Guide" and the "NetBackup Media Server Migration Guide" .
    7. Oracle Linux 6 GA through Update 7 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.
Tape Libraries - NetBackup Robot Types
  • These tables list operating system platform support for each NetBackup robotic daemon type. For more information about configuring robot types, see the "NetBackup Device Configuration Guide".
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    ACS - Oracle Automated Cartridge System - Supported Operating SystemsACS - Oracle Automated Cartridge System - Supported Drive TypesACS - Oracle Automated Cartridge System - Supported Media Types
    TLD - Tape Library DLT - Supported Operating Systems
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
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    Dell EMCFujitsuH3C
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachiIBM
    NECOracleOverland Storage
    QualstarQuantumSpectra Logic
    Tandberg
  
Tape Drives Compatibility List 
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Encryption and Security Solutions 
  • Encryption and security solution support information is listed below, organized by solution type.
  • NOTE: The Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO) section has been removed from this document since this feature is no longer supported.
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 
  • 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
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    BrocadeCisco SystemsDecru
    FujitsuHewlett Packard EnterpriseIBM
    NECQuantumSafeNet
    Sun StorageTekThales (NeoScale)
  
SAN Media Server/SAN Client/FT Media Server 
  • • 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 
  • 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.
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
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    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 
  • The devices in this section will not be listed in the Hardware Compatibility List for the next major NetBackup release after NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x. Many of these devices are end-of-life products that are no longer supported by the manufacturer.
Virtual Tape Libraries
    Manufacturer Device
    Dell EMCCDL300 Series
    FujitsuETERNUS CS800 S2, ETERNUS CS800 S3
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseD2D4000 Series Backup System, D2D4100 G2 Series Backup System, D2D4100 Series Backup System, D2D4112fc Backup System, D2D4300 G2 Series Backup System, D2D4312 G2 Backup System, VLS 12000 EVA Gateway, VLS 12200 EVA Gateway, VLS 9200 Series
Tape Libraries
    Manufacturer Device
    Dell EMCPowerVault 160T
    FujitsuETERNUS LT120, ETERNUS LT130, ETERNUS LT160, ETERNUS LT20, ETERNUS LT210 (T16A), ETERNUS LT210 (T16A2), ETERNUS LT220 (T16A), ETERNUS LT220 (T16A2), ETERNUS LT230 (T40A), ETERNUS LT230 (T40A2), ETERNUS LT250, ETERNUS LT270, ETERNUS LT40, ETERNUS LT60, FibreCAT TX08, FibreCAT TX24, FibreCAT TX48, FibreCAT TX48 S2
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseEML E-Series, EML E-Series 103e, EML E-Series 245e, EML E-Series 348e, EML E-Series 375e, EML E-Series 442e, EML E-Series 469e, EML E-Series 505e, EML E-Series 71e, ESL E-Series, ESL E-Series 322e, ESL E-Series 712e
    HitachiL18/500
    IBM33614LX, 33622LX, 3607 1x16, StorageSmart SL7, StorageSmart SL72, StorageSmart SL7500
    NECiStorage T180, iStorage T40, iStorage T700, iStorage T80, LL0101H, SL0101H, T100A, T100A2, T16A, T16A2, T40A, T40A2, T700A, T700A2
    OracleSun STK SL3000
    Overland StorageARCvault series, NEO 100s 2nd Generation, NEO 2000e, NEO 200s, NEO 200s 2nd Generation, NEO 4000e, NEO 400s, NEO 400s 2nd Generation, NEO 8000, NEO series
    QualstarRLS-6000 (S)DLT series, RLS-8000 LTO series, RLS-8000D LTO series, RLS-85120, TLS-6000 DLT series, TLS-6220, TLS-8000 LTO series, XLS-8000
    QuantumPX720, Scalar 50 (SCALAR50), Scalar i2000
    TandbergStorageLibrary T40, StorageLibrary T48, StorageLoader 2U LTO, SuperLoader DLT 1280L, SuperLoader SDLT 3520L, SuperLoader SDLT 5120L
Tape Drives
    Manufacturer Device
    Dell EMCPowerVault 110T LTO2 (Gen2 IBM), PowerVault 110T SDLT320, PowerVault 110T VS160, PowerVault 160T LTO2
    QuantumDLT-S4, SDLT 320, SDLT 600
    TandbergSDLT 320
  
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 
    2016-04-13Backup Exec Tape ReaderMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1Statement of direction for Backup Exec Tape Reader - http://www.veritas.com/docs/000005737
    2016-01-11BMR - XenServer supportClientAllAllAll7.7.3 
    2014-12-12NetBackup SearchNetBackup SearchAllAllAll7.6.1 
    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 
    2014-12-12Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g supportNetBackup for OracleAllAllAll7.6.1 
    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.
    2014-12-12Support for Nirvanix as a cloud storage platform.Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1 
    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
    2013-06-20Remote-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.
    2013-06-20OpsCenter ThreatCon Security IntegrationOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Feature discontinued with no replacement planned.
    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.
    2013-06-20EMC Legato NetWorker ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5