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Compatibility between NetBackup versions  
  • Veritas maintains a policy by which NetBackup can deliver various release levels to accommodate customer needs. The NetBackup family of software and appliance products uses the following release types and version number schemes:
  • • A major release is the first in a series of releases. This release type contains new features, enhancements, platform support, and a complete set of the latest product documentation.
    • A minor release is a single-dot release that follows a major release, for example 2.7 or 7.7. This release type contains much of the same requirements as a major release. It contains a smaller set of new features and enhancements, new platform support, and a complete set of the latest product documentation.
    • A software update release is a double-dot release, for example 2.7.1 or 7.7.1. This release type may contain a few new features and enhancements along with many product fixes. Only those documents that are applicable to the new features or enhancements are updated and republished.
    • A maintenance release is a triple-dot release, for example 2.7.0.2 or 7.7.0.2. This release type is primarily comprised of a number of fixes that are developed to address issues in major, minor, and software update releases. It may also contain a small number of new features, enhancements, and platform support. The only documentation that is provided for this release type is a readme text file and a new version of the NetBackup Release Notes. Both files are online-only and are made available on the Veritas Support website.
  • 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.
  • NetBackup does not support any scenario where a media server or client runs a minor release version or 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.DOC8623 .
    NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Client
    7.07.07.0
    7.0.17.0, 7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.1, 7.1.0.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.1, 7.1.0.x7.07.0
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.07.0
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.07.0
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.6, 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
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.07.0
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.6, 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
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.6.1, 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
  • 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 
There are no hot fixes available for NetBackup Appliance 2.5.2.
  
Patches for NetBackup Appliance 
Required PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
  
Appliances Supported Versions and Functionality 
There is no information found for this section.
  
Replication Director 
  • The NetBackup Replication Director feature offers a single NetBackup interface for end-to-end data protection for unified policy management, snapshot copy management, snapshot copy monitoring, and global search and restore.
  • Replication Director support information is listed below, organized by vendor. The tables provide information on the versions of software tested, supported attachment methods and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
  • For more information on NetBackup Replication Director, see About NetBackup Replication Director at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000044607. This document contains links to important information about Replication Director requirements, latest issues, best practices, product documentation, limitations, and eLearning tutorial videos.
Replication Director - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    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.
    2. Asianux, CentOS, Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux), Oracle Linux, and Red Flag are not supported with Replication Director, unless noted otherwise.
    3. In the vendor compatibility tables below, the column "NetBackup Version" indicates the NetBackup version at which that vendor software was first supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. In the vendor compatibility tables below, the column "Vendor Software" lists the vendor-supplied software that communicates with NetBackup OpenStorage. Refer to the storage vendor's NetBackup Replication Director site for details on the components that comprise this package.
Replication Director - Links to Vendor Sites
  • Vendor-specific information on NetBackup Replication Director solutions is available at the storage vendor's website. The following table also contains links to Veritas Articles with information on identifying the version of the NetBackup Replication Director plug-in.
Replication Director - Supported Functionality
  • The following table lists NetBackup Replication Director functionality and indicates the NetBackup 7.0 - 7.6.x version at which that functionality was first supported. For more information on Replication Director functionality, see the Veritas NetBackup Replication Director Solutions Guide at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214.
  • For supported versions of agents, see the Veritas NetBackup 7.0 - 7.6.x Database and Application Agent Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006088. The version information contained in that document also applies to databases and applications residing in VMware Virtual Machines.
    NetBackup-directed Operations Abbreviation NetBackup Version Start of Support
    Array-based RestoreArray-based_Restore7.5 GA
    Snapshot Management for File SystemSnapshot_Mgmt_FS7.5 GA
    Snapshot Replication for File SystemSnapshot_Repl_FS7.5 GA
    Snapshot Management for Oracle on NFS StorageSnapshot_Mgmt_Oracle7.6 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Oracle on NFS StorageSnapshot_Repl_Oracle7.6 GA
    Snapshot Management for VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware7.6 GA
    Snapshot Replication for VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware7.6 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft Exchange on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_Exchange7.6 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft Exchange on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_Exchange7.6 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft SQL Server on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_SQL7.6 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft SQL Server on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_SQL7.6 GA
  
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
  
Cloud Configuration Files 
There is no information found for this section.
  
OST Secondary Storage Solutions - General Information 
  • The Veritas OpenStorage (OST) Technology API allows intelligent storage devices and intelligent cloud storage solutions to interface to NetBackup Media Servers. The storage vendor or Veritas provides a software plug-in, which is installed on each NetBackup Media Server that is connected to the storage device / cloud provider. OST functionality is available on all supported NetBackup Media Server platforms. If you do not see OST support for your desired Storage Server appliance / Cloud Storage Provider / Media Server OS platform, please contact that storage vendor to request OST support for that platform. Please see the Veritas NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on how to use OST.
OpenStorage - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    1. Where support is shown for NetBackup 5200 Series or 5300 Series Appliances it means that the OST solution is supported on appliances running versions 2.5.x.x or 2.6.x.x, unless noted otherwise.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2003 are supported.
    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. Asianux, CentOS, Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux), Oracle Linux, and Red Flag are not supported with OpenStorage, unless noted otherwise.
    Configuration considerations1. The Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Optimized Duplication feature takes advantage of the replication capabilities built into many storage servers and cloud solutions by allowing images replicated by the storage servers or cloud solutions to be registered as duplicated copies in the NetBackup catalog. This feature requires at least one NetBackup Media Server with connectivity to both the source storage server or cloud solution and the destination storage server or cloud solution. Optimized Duplication cannot be performed across NetBackup domains.
    Operating system support added1. Solaris 11 (on SPARC and on x86-64) is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.1 and later.
    2. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    3. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.0.3 and later.
    4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later.
    5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    2. Red Flag 4 and 5 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    3. AIX 5.3 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    4. Windows Server 2003 32-bit OS is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    5. HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1 and later.
OpenStorage - Supported Functionality
  • The following table lists NetBackup OpenStorage functionality and indicates the NetBackup 7.0 - 7.6.x version at which that functionality was first supported. For detailed descriptions of OpenStorage functionality, see the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk (NetBackup 7.5 and 7.6) or Veritas NetBackup Shared Storage Guide (NetBackup 7.0 and 7.1) at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214.
  • To see which OST functionality is supported with your OpenStorage solution, refer to the "Supported OpenStorage Functionality" column in the Vendor Compatibility tables below.
    OpenStorage Functionality Abbreviation Start of Support Notes
    Accelerator (for files and folders)Accelerator7.5 GAIf your storage server shows support for Accelerator in the tables below, Veritas recommends updating your device mappings file to the current version to ensure this functionality is enabled.
    If you are running Accelerator-enabled backups of Windows clients whose file systems contain hard linked files, running NetBackup 7.5.0.7 or later on the client is strongly recommended. For more information, see http://www.veritas.com/docs/000025532
    Accelerator with VMware-type policiesAccel_VMware7.6 GAIf your storage server shows support for Accelerator with VMware in the tables below, Veritas recommends updating your device mappings file to the current version to ensure this functionality is enabled.
    Auto Image ReplicationA.I.R.7.1 GAFor more information on configuring Auto Image Replication, see the Best Practices for Storage Lifecycle Policies and Auto Image Replication:
    NetBackup 7.6 - http://www.veritas.com/docs/000018455
    NetBackup 7.5 - http://www.veritas.com/docs/000068194
    NetBackup 7.1 - http://www.veritas.com/docs/000011873
    Using Auto Image Replication with Optimized Synthetic backups is supported with NetBackup 7.6 or later.
    Targeted Auto Image ReplicationTargeted_A.I.R.7.6 GAIf your storage server shows support for Targeted A.I.R. in the tables below, Veritas recommends updating your device mappings file to the current version to ensure this functionality is enabled.
    Direct Copy to dedicated tape drivesDirect_Copy7.0 GA 
    Direct Copy to shared tape drivesDirect_Copy_Shared7.0 GA 
    Granular Recovery TechnologyGranular_Recovery7.1 GASupport for the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Granular Recovery Technology feature is described in the following Articles: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000009237 and http://www.veritas.com/docs/000085639.
    Granular Recovery Technology with VMware-type policiesGRT_VMware7.6 GASupport for VMware-type backup policies with Application Protection options enabled for Exchange or SharePoint. Support for the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Granular Recovery Technology feature is described in the following Articles: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000009237 and http://www.veritas.com/docs/000085639.
    Instant Recovery for VMwareIR_VMware7.6 GASupport for restoring virtual machines with Instant Recovery is described in the NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214 and in Article http://www.veritas.com/docs/000074081. For details on platforms that are supported as instant recovery restore hosts, see Article http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177.
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS7.0 GAIn the OST Cloud vendor tables, KMS indicates that the cloud provider supports using NetBackup KMS to encrypt backups to cloud targets. In the OST Storage Servers vendor tables, KMS indicates that the plug-in supports NetBackup KMS with Direct Copy to Tape functionality.
    Optimized DuplicationOpt_Dup7.0 GA 
    Optimized SyntheticsOpt_Synth7.0 GANewer versions of NetBackup are recommended or required for Optimized Synthetics. Each device that supports Optimized Synthetics has a footnote with details on recommended or required versions.
    Using Auto Image Replication with Optimized Synthetic backups is supported with NetBackup 7.6 or later.
    Storage Lifecycle Policies are not supported in policies that use the multiple copy synthetic backups method. For details, see Article http://www.veritas.com/docs/000022616.
Cloud - Supported Technology Methods
  • NetBackup supports Cloud-based storage providers using a variety of technology methods, described below.
  • 1. S3 Storage - This method uses the NetBackup S3 Cloud Connector, a plug-in included with NetBackup.
  • 2. OST - This method uses a third-party OpenStorage Technology plug-in.
  • 3. AdvancedDisk Targets - This method uses third-party hardware or software to make the cloud appear as an AdvancedDisk storage unit to NetBackup.
  • 4. VTL - This method uses third-party software to present the Cloud as if it were a VTL (Virtual Tape Library) to NetBackup.
Cloud Providers and Technology Methods
    Cloud Provider Technology method
    Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) StandardNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Amazon AWS Storage GatewayAmazon AWS VTL
    AT&T Synaptic Storage as a ServiceNetBackup-provided plug-in
    Datish Systems OpenDedupDatish Systems-provided OST plug-in
    NetApp AltaVaultNetApp-provided OST plug-in
    Quantum Q-Cloud ProtectQuantum-provided OST plug-in
    Quantum Q-Cloud Protect for AWSQuantum-provided OST plug-in
    Rackspace Cloud FilesNetBackup-provided plug-in
  
Cloud Storage Solutions 
  • OST 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.
  • OST Cloud 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 plug-ins and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility. If you do not see OST Cloud support for your desired Cloud Storage Solution provider / Media Server OS platform, please contact that Cloud Storage vendor to request OST Cloud support for that platform. Please see the Veritas NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on how to use OST.
OST Cloud - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    1. In the vendor compatibility tables below, the column "NetBackup Version Containing Plug-in" indicates the NetBackup version at which that cloud storage solution was first supported.
    2. Cloud support on Windows platforms requires Windows 2008 R2 or later.
    Operating system support dropped1. AIX 5.3 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
OST Cloud - Links to Vendor Sites
  • More information on NetBackup OpenStorage solutions is available at the following OST Cloud vendors' websites.
OST Cloud - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    AmazonAT&TRackspace
  
OST Storage Servers 
  • OpenStorage Servers are intelligent storage devices that interface to NetBackup Media Servers via the Veritas OpenStorage (OST) API. The vendor supplying the Storage Server appliance provides a software plug-in, which is installed on each NetBackup Media Server that is attached to the OpenStorage Server.
  • OST Storage Servers 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 plug-ins and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility. OST functionality is available on all supported NetBackup Media Server platforms. If you do not see OST support for your desired Storage Server appliance / Media Server OS platform, please contact that Storage Server appliance vendor to request OST support for that platform. Please see the Veritas NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on how to use OST.
OST Storage Servers - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    1. All OpenStorage Servers are compatible with the NetBackup 7.0 through 7.6.x Enterprise Disk Foundation features (Storage Lifecycle Policies, Intelligent Disk Capacity Management and Media Server Load Balancing) and the SAN Client (currently supported only with Solaris SPARC and Linux x64 media servers).
    Vendor support considerations1. Veritas and OpenStorage server vendors have mutually agreed to support NetBackup customers with OST solutions. Veritas and most OST server vendors are members of TSANet.
    2. Veritas qualifies OpenStorage plug-ins for use with NetBackup. The qualified plug-ins are maintained by the party that writes and distributes the plug-ins. Features Veritas Partners implement behind the OST API, that operate independently and are transparent to NetBackup and the OpenStorage API (for example, replication between storage servers, deduplication on the storage server, deduplication-aware plug-ins, data transport mechanisms between the media server and the storage server), are not specifically qualified by Veritas. Partner-specific features designed to interoperate in the NetBackup environment as part of the total solution are the maintenance responsibility of the partner. Check the partner's compatibility list to ensure support of the feature with NetBackup and to ensure that your infrastructure (that is, hardware and network) meets the partner's recommended sizing considerations for the feature.
    3. Check the device manufacturer's compatibility list to verify the minimum version of Storage Server software required for your Storage Server family member, that the Storage Server software version you are running is compatible with the plug-in version, and that the storage server software version supports the OpenStorage functionality you are running.
    4. Minor versions of the plug-ins listed in the tables below are also supported. (Example: Version "2.0" means versions 2.0.1, 2.0.2, etc. are also supported. Version "3" means versions 3.1, 3.2, etc. are also supported.)
    Configuration considerations1. The Data Interface column in the tables below describes the supported data path between the media server running the vendor's OST plug-in and the OST storage server.
    Operational considerations1. Storage Servers that do not automatically increase the size of Logical Storage Units (LSU) may take advantage of the LSU spanning feature. For information about spanning volumes on OpenStorage disk pools, see the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk (NetBackup 7.5 and 7.6) or Veritas NetBackup Shared Storage Guide (NetBackup 7.0 and 7.1).
    Operating system support added1. Solaris 11 (on SPARC and on x86-64) is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.1 and later.
    2. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    3. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.0.3 and later.
    4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later.
    5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    2. Red Flag 4 and 5 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    3. AIX 5.3 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    4. Windows Server 2003 32-bit OS is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    5. HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1 and later.
OST Storage Servers - Links to Vendor Sites
  • More information on NetBackup OpenStorage solutions is available at the following OST Storage Server vendors' websites.
OST Storage Servers - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Data DomainFalconStorHewlett Packard Enterprise
    HitachiQuantumSEPATON
  
Virtual Tape Libraries Compatibility List 
  • 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 Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    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 2003 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2003 are supported.
    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 4 on x86-64" it also means that Asianux 2, Oracle Linux 4, and Red Flag 5 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that Asianux 3, CentOS 5, and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    7. 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.
    8. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 is also supported.
    9. 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 running NetBackup 7.5 or later 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 Veritas NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide at at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214.
    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, beginning with NetBackup 7.5, 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. Solaris 11 (on SPARC and on x86-64) is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.1 and later.
    2. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    3. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.0.3 and later.
    4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later.
    5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    2. Red Flag 4 and 5 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    3. AIX 5.3 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    4. Windows Server 2003 32-bit OS is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    5. HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1 and later.
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Tape Drive Emulation Attributes
  • The following table lists attributes supported with Virtual Tape Libraries and indicates the NetBackup 7.0 - 7.6.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_Ded7.0 GA
    NDMP Direct Copy with VTL, physical tape drives used with this feature can be shared using NetBackup Shared Storage Option (SSO).DirCpy_Shr7.0 GA
    SCSI ReservationSResv7.0 GA
    SCSI Persistent ReservationSPR7.0 GA
    Write Once, Read ManyWORM7.0 GA
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS7.0 GA
    Append-only modeApp7.0 GA
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Data DomainEMCFalconStor
    FujitsuHewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachi
    HuaweiIBMNEC
    QuantumSEPATONSpectra Logic
    Sun
  
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.
  • For information about Operating Systems supported with NDMP, see the NDMP column in the NetBackup Server section for each OS platform in the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
  • 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.)
  • IPv6 is supported with NetBackup 7.1 and later.
  • 64-bit inode numbers are supported with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
  • With NetBackup 7.6 or later, wildcard characters can be used in regular expressions or the directive ALL_FILESYSTEMS to specify path names in NDMP policy backup selections. For more information on the use of wildcard characters, see the Veritas NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide.
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
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    BlueArcData DomainDell
    EMCHewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachi
    HuaweiIBMImation
    IsilonMirapointNEC
    NetAppNexentaONStor
    OracleStratus TechnologiesVeritas
  
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 Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    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 no longer 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, TLH and TLM) 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 Asianux, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and Red Flag 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. 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, beginning with NetBackup 7.5, 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. Solaris 11 (on SPARC and on x86-64) is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.1 and later.
    2. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    3. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.0.3 and later.
    4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later.
    5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    2. Red Flag 4 and 5 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    3. AIX 5.3 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    4. Windows Server 2003 32-bit OS is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    5. HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1 and later.
Tape Libraries - NetBackup Robot Types
  • These tables list operating system platform support for each NetBackup robotic daemon type. For supported OS versions, refer to the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
  • 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 SystemTL4 - Tape Library 4mmTL8 - Tape Library 8mm
    TLD - Tape Library DLTTLH - IBM Automated Tape Library (ATL)TLM - Quantum (ADIC) Tape Library Multimedia
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)
    ADICBDTCertance
    CompaqDellExabyte
    FujitsuGatewayHewlett Packard Enterprise
    HitachiIBMNEC
    OracleOverland StoragePanasonic
    PlasmonQualstarQuantum
    SonySpectra LogicStorageTek
    SunTandberg
  
Tape Drives Compatibility List 
  • 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 Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
    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 no longer 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 2003 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2003 are supported.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on x86-64" it also means that Asianux 2, Oracle Linux 4, and Red Flag 5 are supported.
    7. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that Asianux 3, CentOS 5, and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    8. 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.
    9. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 is also supported.
    10. Where support is shown for "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" it also means that Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) is supported.
    11. 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.
    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.
    2. For 32-bit Windows systems, Veritas tests and recommends the use of the Veritas tape drivers with tape drives released prior to 2007. For newer drives, use the manufacturer's 32-bit tape driver. The latest release of the Veritas Tape Device Driver Installer can be downloaded from the Veritas support site. Veritas does not extensively test with the manufacturers' 32-bit tape drivers, however, they are supported, and Veritas will work with customers and vendors in an attempt to resolve any issues. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSANet.
    3. For 64-bit Windows systems, the manufacturer's most recent tape driver should be used. The Veritas tape drivers are not compatible with 64-bit Windows systems.
    Operational considerations1. Tape Alert functionality is supported by all drives, unless noted otherwise.
    Operating system support added1. Solaris 11 (on SPARC and on x86-64) is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.1 and later.
    2. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    3. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.0.3 and later.
    4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later.
    5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1.2 and later.
    Operating system support dropped1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    2. Red Flag 4 and 5 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.5 and later.
    3. AIX 5.3 is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    4. Windows Server 2003 32-bit OS is not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6 and later.
    5. HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31 are not supported as a media server with NetBackup 7.6.1 and later.
Tape Drives - Attributes
  • The following table lists attributes supported with Tape Drives and indicates the NetBackup 7.0 - 7.6.x version at which that attribute was first supported.
    Attribute Abbreviation NetBackup Release Supported
    SCSI ReservationSResv7.0 GA
    SCSI Persistent ReservationSPR7.0 GA
    Write Once, Read ManyWORM7.0 GA
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS7.0 GA
    Append-only modeAppend7.0 GA
Tape Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    DellHewlett Packard EnterpriseIBM
    OracleQuantumSun
  
Encryption and Security Solutions 
  • Encryption and security solution support information is listed below, organized by solution type.
  • The following listings do not include specific operating system compatibility. For a list of supported NetBackup Media Server platforms, refer to the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.0 - 7.6.x OS Software Compatibility List at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
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
    DellPowerVault LTO4-120 
    DellPowerVault LTO5-140Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 1760 LTO4 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 1840 LTO4 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 3000 LTO5Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 3280 LTO5Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 6250 LTO6Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 6650 LTO6Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 15000 LTO7Requires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 15750 LTO7Requires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1040 Ultrium 4Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1050 Ultrium 5Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1060 Ultrium 6Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS1070 Ultrium 7Requires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    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 TS2240 Ultrium 4 Half Height 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2250 Ultrium 5 Half HeightRequires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2260 Ultrium 6 Half HeightRequires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2270 Ultrium 7 Half HeightRequires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2340 Ultrium 4Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2350 Ultrium 5Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2360 Ultrium 6Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2370 Ultrium 7Requires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    IBMUltrium 4 (OEM)Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMUltrium 4 Half Height (OEM) 
    IBMUltrium 5 (OEM)Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMUltrium 5 Half Height (OEM)Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMUltrium 6 (OEM)Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMUltrium 6 Half Height (OEM)Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    IBMUltrium 7 (OEM)Requires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    IBMUltrium 7 Half Height (OEM)Requires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    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 FHRequires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    QuantumLTO-5 HHRequires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    QuantumLTO-6 HHRequires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
    QuantumLTO-7 HHRequires NetBackup 7.5 or later.
    TandbergHH LTO 5Requires NetBackup Release Update 7.0.1 or later.
  
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
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    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 disk storage. 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
    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 
There is no information found for this section.
  
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 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.
    2017-05-19Remote (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.
    2017-04-19NetBackup 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 
    2016-04-13SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10OpsCenter ServerSUSE Linux Enterprise Server10x86-647.7 
    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 
    2015-05-20SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10Master Server, Media Server, ClientSUSE Linux Enterprise Server10x86-647.7 
    2014-12-12NetBackup SearchNetBackup SearchAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12AFS Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and UNIX/Linux clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    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 
    2014-12-12Support for Nirvanix as a cloud storage platform.Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1 
    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.
    2014-12-12Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g supportNetBackup for OracleAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Sybase 12NetBackup for SybaseAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Sybase 12.5NetBackup for SybaseAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Menu interfaces (bpadm and vmadm)Master Server, Media ServerAll master and media serverAllAll7.6.1 
    2013-06-20IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20EMC Legato NetWorker ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20VMware Agent VCB Backup and RestoreNetBackup for VMwareAllAllAll7.5Replaced with VMware API's for Data Protection (VADP) integrated support as a direct replacement.
    2013-06-20OpsCenter ThreatCon Security IntegrationOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Feature discontinued with no replacement planned.
    2013-06-20Remote-EMM and Shared-EMM server configurationsMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.5Stop supporting the use of shared EMM/NBDB across multiple NetBackup domains/master servers
    2013-06-20Enterprise Vault ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Enterprise Vault reporting will now be handled directly by Enterprise Vault in future versions of that product.