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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
  • 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 
Available hot fixes - for details and download information, consult the TECH note link in the table.

Hot fixes will no longer be publicly available sometime after the fix is contained in a formal maintenance release. When this occurs, the TECH note will provide the maintenance release version containing the fix.
    Hot Fix Description Install Location
    100042674Resolving silent data corruption on NetBackup AppliancesMaster Server, Media Server
    000127386Security package updates for high severity vulnerabilities in NetBackup appliances 2.7.3 and 3.0Master Server, Media Server
    000127174EEBs to suppress non-actionable alerts regarding NetBackup Appliance hardware for Appliance 2.7.3 and 3.0 releasesMaster Server, Media Server
    000127223EEBs to resolve an issue where AutoSupport collector stops gathering inventory data for Appliance 2.7.2, 2.7.3 and 3.0 releasesMaster Server, Media Server
    000127224EEBs to resolve an issue where AutoSupport telemetry data is incomplete after proxy is enabled for Appliance 2.7.2, 2.7.3 and 3.0 releasesMaster Server, Media Server
    000126754Samba vulnerability in NetBackup Appliances - CVE-2017-7494Master Server, Media Server
    000125965Apache struts vulnerability in NetBackup Appliances - CVE-2017-5638Master Server, Media Server
    000126557Security Enhancements to prevent Remote Code Execution vulnerability in NetBackup appliancesMaster Server, Media Server
    000126389VTS17-004 – A Hotfix is now available for NetBackup and NetBackup AppliancesMaster Server
    100040540Kernel packages prior to version 3.10.0-693 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 contain a vulnerability described in CVE-2017-1000253Master Server, Media Server
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 
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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), 5300 Series (Media Server), and Virtual Appliances
  • The following tables list NetBackup 5200 Series, 5300 Series, and Virtual release versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, the associated NetBackup Appliance software version, and the NetBackup Release version on which it is based. Documentation for NetBackup Appliances is available here. Late breaking news related to NetBackup Appliances is available here.
  • 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 NetBackup 5300 Series Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    3.1.25340, 53303.1.28.1.2
    3.1.15340, 53303.1.18.1.1
    3.15340, 53303.18.1
    3.053303.08.0
    2.7.353302.7.37.7.3
    2.7.253302.7.27.7.2
    2.7.153302.7.17.7.1
NetBackup 5200 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    3.1.2CloudCatalyst 5240, 5240, 52303.1.28.1.2
    3.1.1CloudCatalyst 5240, 5240, 52303.1.18.1.1
    3.1CloudCatalyst 5240, 5240, 52303.18.1
    3.05240, 52303.08.0
    2.7.35240, 52302.7.37.7.3
    2.7.252302.7.27.7.2
    2.7.152302.7.17.7.1
NetBackup Virtual Appliance - Supported Versions
    NetBackup Virtual Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup Virtual Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    3.1.2Virtual3.1.28.1.2
    3.1.1Virtual3.1.18.1.1
    3.1Virtual3.18.1
    3.0Virtual3.08.0
Configuring Cloud Solutions with NetBackup Appliances
  • The table below shows when a NetBackup cloud configuration and device mappings RPM package is required for configuring cloud providers with NetBackup 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 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
    Huawei FusionStorage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    Huawei OBS Object Storage Service (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Huawei OceanStor 9000 (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded 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 Government (Azure)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    NEC Cloud IaaS (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    NEC HYDRAstor HS3 and HS8 (4th Gen), iStorage HS3 and HS8 (4th Gen) and NEC Storage HS3 and HS8 (4th Gen) (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    NEC HYDRAstor HS3 and HS8 (5th Gen), iStorage HS3 and HS8 (5th Gen) and NEC Storage HS3 and HS8 (5th Gen) (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    NetApp StorageGRID Webscale Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    NooBaa (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Oracle Cloud Service (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (S3)Not supportedInstall RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in release
    Quantum Lattus Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Red Hat Ceph Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Scality RING Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    SUSE Enterprise Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    SwiftStack Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.1 or laterIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Telefonica Open Cloud (S3)Install RPM 1.0.2 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.2 or laterIncluded in release
    Veritas Access (S3)Included in releaseIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Veritas Access 3340 Appliance (S3)Not supportedIncluded in releaseIncluded in release
    Veritas Cognitive Object Storage (S3)Install RPM 1.0.3 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.3 or laterInstall RPM 1.0.3 or later
NetBackup 5200 Series, 5300 Series, and Virtual Appliance Supported Functionality
NetBackup 5200 Series, 5300 Series, and Virtual Appliances - Supported Functionality
    Functionality Minimum Appliance Release Supported Appliance Models Notes
    NetBackup Master/Media Server2.7.1 (5200 Series)
    3.1.2 (Virtual)
    5200 Series, VirtualThe Master Server role is only supported on 5200 Series and Virtual Appliances. Key Management Service (KMS) and NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) are not supported when the Appliance is configured as a Master Server.
    NetBackup Media Server2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualThe Master Server in the NetBackup domain must be running a version of NetBackup equal to or newer than the NetBackup version on which the appliance is based. Support begins with NetBackup 7.0.1.
    NetBackup CloudCatalyst Appliance3.1 (5240G)
    3.1.2 (Virtual)
    5240 (Configuration G with 192 GB of memory), Virtual 
    Accelerator (for files and folders)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, Virtual 
    Accelerator with NDMP2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, VirtualSupported with Dell EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS filers (requires NetBackup Appliance version 3.1 or later) and NetApp FAS and V series filers.

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

    For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide" .
    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, Virtual 
    NetBackup Cluster  There are no plans to support this feature.
    NetBackup OpenStorage Cloud and Third-Party Plug-in Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported plug-ins are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the OST Cloud and OST Storage Servers Vendor Compatibility sections.


    For instructions on installing vendor plug-in packages on the NetBackup Appliances, refer to the "Installing OpenStorage plugin" section in the "Veritas NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide" .
    OpsCenter2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series, 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.
  
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". 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 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server and Windows Storage Server are supported, unless noted otherwise. Windows Server 2008 Core Installation is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Windows 2012 Core and 2012 R2 Core are supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    2. CentOS and Oracle Linux are not supported with Replication Director, unless noted otherwise.
    3. In the vendor compatibility tables below, the column "NetBackup Version" indicates the NetBackup 8.x 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.
    2. Minor versions of the vendor software listed in the tables below are also supported. (Example: Version "2.0" means versions 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0p1, 2.0p2, etc. are also supported. Version "3" means versions 3.1, 3.2, 3.1p1, 3.1p2, etc. are also supported.)
    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.
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 8.x version at which that functionality was first supported. For more information on Replication Director functionality, see the "NetBackup Replication Director Solutions Guide".
    NetBackup-directed Operations Abbreviation NetBackup 8.x Start of Support
    Array-based RestoreArray-based_Restore8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for File SystemSnapshot_Mgmt_FS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for File SystemSnapshot_Repl_FS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for OracleSnapshot_Mgmt_Oracle8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for OracleSnapshot_Repl_Oracle8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for VMwareSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for VMwareSnapshot_Repl_VMware8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft Exchange on VMwareSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_Exchange8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft Exchange on VMwareSnapshot_Repl_VMware_Exchange8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft SQL Server on VMwareSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_SQL8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft SQL Server on VMwareSnapshot_Repl_VMware_SQL8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Oracle on NFS StorageSnapshot_Mgmt_Oracle_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Oracle on NFS StorageSnapshot_Repl_Oracle_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft Exchange on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_Exchange_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft Exchange on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_Exchange_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft SQL Server on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_SQL_NFS8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft SQL Server on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_SQL_NFS8.0 GA
Replication Director - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    NetApp
  
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.
VMware Compatibility
  • Virtual Systems Compatibility - Reference Article: TECH127089 Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177
    • For supported vSAN configurations, refer article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55071
    • NetBackup supports all vendor patches like (U3a, U3b, etc.) unless otherwise noted.
    • VMware Cloud on AWS(VMC) support starts from NetBackup 8.1.2
    NetBackup Versions VDDK Versions vSphere Versions vCloud Director Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.06.0.2vSphere 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U2
    vSphere 6.0, 6.0 U1, 6.0 U2, 6.0 U3
    vSphere 5.5, 5.5 U1, 5.5 U2, 5.5 U3
    vSphere 5.1, 5.1 U1, 5.1 U2, 5.1 U3

    Refer VMware VDDK release notes URL below for additional information on supported vCenter and ESXi versions.
    5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4, 5.5.5, 5.5.6
    5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
    Service Provider Versions: 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.10, 8.20, 9.0
    5.6.5, 5.6.4, 5.6.3
    All 64 bit only:
    Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0, 6.6
    NetBackup Appliance 3.0
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, 11.3
  • Note the following:
    • VMware version information can also be obtained from the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix, and is subject to change by VMware. For the latest information, see the following:
    http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php
    • NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine (VMware "hotadd"). The guest operating systems that NetBackup supports for hotadd are the same as the above.
    • For the Linux VMware backup host or restore host, locales other than UTF-8 are not supported.
    • NetBackup 8.0 and later supports VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)
    • NetBackup 8.1.2 introduces Instant Access for VMware for vCenter and ESXi versions 5.5 and later.
    • NetBackup supports all triple-dot versions of VMware vCloud Director, unless otherwise noted.
    • Install "VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201511001 (2137545)" for consistent backups. This ESX patch is mandatory, according to VMware, to fix the data loss situation reported in VMware KB article 2136854.
    For more information about the cause and the resolution of this issue, see: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854
Nutanix AOS versions and backup host
  • Supported Nutanix AOS versions and backup host operating systems
    NetBackup for Nutanix AHV protects Nutanix AHV virtual machines by integrating with Nutanix APIs for Data Protection.
    All minor versions of Nutanix AOS are supported unless specifically noted in the table below.
    NetBackup Versions Nutanix AOS Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.1
    8.1.1
    8.1.2
    5.1
    5.5
    5.6
    5.8
    All 64 bit only:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: 11 SP3, 11 SP4, 12 SP1, 12 SP2, 12 SP3
    Veritas NetBackup Appliance: 3.1
  • Note the following:
    Nutanix AOS support starts from version 5.1.1.3 and above.
    • To backup other hypervisors like VMware ESX or a Hyper-V on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, please see VMware ESX or a Hyper-V SCL for support matrix. To backup VMware ESX or a Hyper-V on a Nutanix Acropolis cluster, use a VMware policy or a Hyper-V, respectively
    • NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine.
    • English only AHV is supported
    • Backups are Crash Consistent
    • AHV Community Edition is not supported
    • Nutanix-AHV Plugin can be installed on NetBackup Master, Media or Client to be used as Nutanix Backup Host. Veritas recommends having NetBackup Media server as Backup-Host. NetBackup 8.1.1 onwards, Nutanix Plugin is built-in with NetBackup and no separate installation is necessary.
    • Backup of VMs having volume groups is not supported since Nutanix doesn't support snapshot of such VMs
    • NetBackup currently does not support file-level recovery. Backup and recovery of the entire virtual machine for all guest operating systems is supported.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 is supported with some known limitations. Please refer the troubleshooting section in the "Veritas NetBackup for AHV Administrator Guide"
Azure Stack versions and backup host
  • Supported Azure Stack versions and backup host operating systems
    NetBackup protects Azure Stack virtual machines by integrating with Azure Stack APIs for Data Protection.
    All minor versions of Azure Stack are supported unless specifically noted in the table below.
    Customers that have a license for NetBackup Azure Stack agent can download the install package at:
    https://my.veritas.com
    NetBackup Versions Azure Stack Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.1.21805
    All 64 bit only:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 7.4, 7.5
    Veritas NetBackup Appliance: 3.1.2
  • Note the following:
    • NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine.
    • VM Backups are Crash Consistent, only full backup are supported.
    • Azure Stack Plugin can be installed on NetBackup Master, Media or Client to be used as Azure Stack Backup Host. Veritas recommends having NetBackup Media server as Backup-Host.
    • NetBackup currently does not support file-level recovery. Backup and recovery of the entire virtual machine for all guest operating systems is supported.
    • For any issues, please refer the troubleshooting section in the "Veritas NetBackup for Azure Stack Administrator Guide"
  
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
    2.5.1 / RPM 1.0.5NetBackup Appliance: 3.1 or later
    Media Server: 8.0 or later
    NetBackup Appliance: https://www.veritas.com/docs/100039718
    Media Server: https://www.veritas.com/docs/100033434
    Added support:
    - Amazon OneZone IA (S3) storage class
    - 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.- Huawei OceanStor 9000 (S3)
    - 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 (S3) - added public default cloud instance
    - Alibaba (S3) - Asia Pacific NE 1 (Tokyo) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 1 (Singapore) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 3 (Kuala Lumpur) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Asia Pacific SE 5 (Jakarta) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Asia Pacific SOU 1 (Mumbai) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China East 1 (Hangzhou) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China East 2 (Shanghai) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China North 1 (Qingdao) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China North 2 (Beijing) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China North 3 (Xhangjiakou) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China North 5 (Hohhot) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - China South 1 (Shenzhen) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Germany 1 (Frankfurt) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Hong Kong region
    - Alibaba (S3) - Middle East 1 (Dubai) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - US East 1 (Virginia) region
    - Alibaba (S3) - US West 1 (Silicon Valley) region
    - Huawei FusionStorage (S3)
    - 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 (requires NetBackup 8.1 or later)
    - Amazon GovCloud - Glacier (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 - Changed "Standard" region to "US East (N. Virginia)"
    - China Telecom OOS Cloud (S3)
    - Google - Australia-Southeast1 region
    - Google - Europe-West2 region
    - Google - Europe-West3 region
    - Google - US-East4 region
    - Google Coldline & Nearline - added regions
    2.2.88.0Use the most recent version above.- Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS CD10000 (S3)
    - Huawei Object Storage Service (OBS) (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 - Canada Central region
    - Amazon - London region
    - Amazon - Ohio region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage - Local and WAN performance improvement
    2.2.58.0Use the most recent version above.- Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon custom cloud instance
    - Amazon - 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
    1.0.52.5.1
    1.0.42.4.5
    1.0.32.4.4
    1.0.22.4.3
    1.0.12.4.1
  
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
    HuaweiIBMInfoniqa
    Iron MountainKingsoftMicrosoft
    NECNetAppNooBaa
    OracleQuantumRackspace
    Red HatScalityStorReduce
    SUSESwiftStackTelefonica
    Veritas
  
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 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. All OpenStorage Servers are compatible with the NetBackup Data Protection Optimization Option 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).
    2. 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, 2.6.x.x, or 2.7.x, unless noted otherwise.
    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 "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2016 and Windows Storage Server 2016 are supported.
    6. CentOS and Oracle Linux are not supported with OpenStorage, unless noted otherwise.
    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.
    2. 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.
    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.
    2. The NetBackup Accelerator, Accelerator with NDMP, and Accelerator with VMware-type policies features are not supported with spanned LSUs.
    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.
OST Storage Servers - Supported Functionality
  • The following table lists NetBackup OpenStorage functionality and indicates the NetBackup 8.x version at which that functionality was first supported. For detailed descriptions of OpenStorage functionality, see the "NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk".
  • 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)Accelerator8.0 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 "Accelerator enabled backups of Windows hard linked files to OpenStorage disk storage may cause bptm to crash" .

    Accelerator is not supported with spanned Logical Storage Units (LSU).
    Accelerator with NDMPAccel_NDMP8.0 GASupported with NetApp FAS and V series filers.

    For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide" .

    Accelerator with NDMP is not supported with spanned LSUs.
    Accelerator with Hyper-V-type policiesAccel_Hyper-V8.0 GAIf your storage server shows support for Accelerator with Hyper-V in the tables below, Veritas recommends updating your device mappings file to the current version to ensure this functionality is enabled.

    Accelerator with Hyper-V-type policies is not supported with spanned LSUs.

    Accelerator with Hyper-V-type policies is not supported with shared virtual disks and VHD sets.

    Accelerator with Hyper-V-type policies support requires Hyper-V Server 2016 or later.

    For more information on this feature, see the "Veritas NetBackup for Hyper-V Administrator's Guide" .
    Accelerator with VMware-type policiesAccel_VMware8.0 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.

    Accelerator with VMware-type policies is not supported with spanned LSUs.

    For more information on this feature, see the "Veritas NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide" .
    Auto Image ReplicationA.I.R.8.0 GAFor more information on configuring Auto Image Replication, see "About the storage lifecycle policies required for Auto Image Replication" .

    Veritas recommends replicating images from NetBackup 8.0 or later storage servers to target storage servers running the same NetBackup version. Replicating AES-encrypted images from a NetBackup 8.0 or later source storage server to a NetBackup 7.x target storage server is supported. However, the source storage server decrypts the data and replicates it, unencrypted, to the target storage server, which re-encrypts it using Blowfish. This additional processing may cause performance issues and causes the replicated image data to be unencrypted while in transit.

    In configurations running both A.I.R. and Targeted A.I.R., Veritas recommends setting the Storage Lifecycle Policies parameter "Auto create A.I.R. import SLP" to "No" and creating non-Targeted A.I.R. import policies only where desired.

    Only one media server should be configured to each target Logical Storage Unit (LSU).

    Each source and target storage server should have its credentials configured in only one NetBackup domain.
    Targeted Auto Image ReplicationTargeted_A.I.R.8.0 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.

    Veritas recommends replicating images from NetBackup 8.0 or later storage servers to target storage servers running the same NetBackup version. Replicating AES-encrypted images from a NetBackup 8.0 or later source storage server to a NetBackup 7.x target storage server is supported. However, the source storage server decrypts the data and replicates it, unencrypted, to the target storage server, which re-encrypts it using Blowfish. This additional processing may cause performance issues and causes the replicated image data to be unencrypted while in transit.

    In configurations running both A.I.R. and Targeted A.I.R., Veritas recommends setting the Storage Lifecycle Policies parameter "Auto create A.I.R. import SLP" to "No" and creating non-Targeted A.I.R. import policies only where desired.

    Only one media server should be configured to each target Logical Storage Unit (LSU).

    Each source and target storage server should have its credentials configured in only one NetBackup domain.

    When support for Targeted A.I.R. is shown in the tables below, all replication topologies are supported, unless noted otherwise.
    Direct Copy to dedicated tape drivesDirect_Copy8.0 GA 
    Direct Copy to shared tape drivesDirect_Copy_Shared8.0 GA 
    Granular Recovery TechnologyGranular_Recovery8.0 GASupport for the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Granular Recovery Technology feature is described in "Granular Restore Technology (GRT) support for NetBackup with PureDisk (PDDO/PDDE)" and "Granular Restore Technology (GRT) support for NetBackup with 3rd-party OpenStorage Secondary Storage Solutions" .
    Granular Recovery Technology with VMware-type policiesGRT_VMware8.0 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 "Granular Restore Technology (GRT) support for NetBackup with PureDisk (PDDO/PDDE)" and "Granular Restore Technology (GRT) support for NetBackup with 3rd-party OpenStorage Secondary Storage Solutions" .
    Instant Recovery for VMwareIR_VMware8.0 GASupport 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" .
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS8.0 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_Dup8.0 GAOptimized Duplication transfers data in 256 KB chunks.
    Optimized Duplication (Whole Image Copy)WI_Opt_Dup8.0 GAWhole image Optimized Duplication uses the storage unit's Maximum fragment size to transfer an entire NetBackup image fragment in a single operation.
    Optimized SyntheticsOpt_Synth8.0 GAStorage Lifecycle Policies are not supported in policies that use the multiple copy synthetic backups method. For details, see "Storage lifecycle policies are not supported in policies that use the multiple copy synthetic backups method" .
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)
    Dell EMC Data DomainExaGridFalconStor
    FujitsuH3CHewlett Packard Enterprise
    HitachiNetAppQuantum
    SEPATON
  
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 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Virtual tape device software versions are no longer listed in this section. Veritas recommends using the most recent version of software available when you configure the VTL with NetBackup. When a minimum VTL software version is required, it will be listed in a footnote. If a VTL software version is causing a problem, Veritas will work with the hardware vendor to resolve the problem. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSAnet.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    3. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    4. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2016 and Windows Storage Server 2016 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    7. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    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. AIX media servers being used for robotic control may use one of the alternate emulated strings listed below.
    2. Only the virtual tape drive emulations listed with each virtual library are supported. Other virtual tape drive emulations are not supported even if the real device being emulated is supported with NetBackup. Conversely, a virtual tape drive emulation listed as supported in this section does not mean the physical model is also supported.
    3. Veritas recommends the use of SCSI Persistent Reserve (SPR) whenever all the hardware in your device path supports it. Refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on SPR and the types of configurations where SPR may be more effective than the default SPC-2 SCSI reserve and release method.
    4. NetBackup NDMP Direct Copy with VTL enables NDMP tape duplication to physical tape libraries. For more information on this feature, see "NDMP Direct Copy with VTL" in the "NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide" .
    OS library and tape driver considerations1. Refer to the Tape Drives section of this document for information on supported tape drivers.
    2. On IBM AIX, use of the IBM Atape driver is required with IBM tape libraries. The Atape driver's multi-path feature must be disabled.
    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 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 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.
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Tape Drive Emulation Attributes
  • The following table lists attributes supported with Virtual Tape Libraries and indicates the NetBackup 8.x version at which that attribute was first supported.
    Attribute Abbreviation NetBackup 8.x Start of Support
    NDMP Direct Copy with VTL, physical tape drives used with this feature must be dedicated to the VTL.DirCpy_Ded8.0 GA
    NDMP Direct Copy with VTL, physical tape drives used with this feature can be shared using NetBackup Shared Storage Option (SSO).DirCpy_Shr8.0 GA
    SCSI ReservationSResv8.0 GA
    SCSI Persistent ReservationSPR8.0 GA
    Write Once, Read ManyWORM8.0 GA
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS8.0 GA
    Append-only modeAppend8.0 GA
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Dell EMCDell EMC Data DomainFalconStor
    FujitsuH3CHewlett Packard Enterprise
    HitachiHuaweiIBM
    NECQuantumSEPATON
    Spectra Logic
  
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.
  • IPv6 support is shown in the tables below. IPv6 support requires NetBackup 8.1.1 or later.
  • 64-bit inode numbers are supported.
  • 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 "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)
    Dell EMCDell EMC Data DomainDell EMC Isilon
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachiHuawei
    IBMImationMirapoint
    NECNetAppNexenta
    OracleStratus 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
  • 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 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
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Dell EMCFujitsuH3C
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachiIBM
    NECOracleOverland Storage
    QualstarQuantumSpectra Logic
    Tandberg
  
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 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. To ensure support, a device (both drive and library where applicable) must be supported by Veritas, the device manufacturer, and the operating system vendor.
    2. Firmware versions are not listed in this section. Veritas recommends using the most recent version of firmware available when you configure the drive with NetBackup. When a minimum firmware version is required, it will be listed in the footnotes. If a firmware version is causing a problem, Veritas will work with the hardware vendor to resolve the problem. Veritas and most hardware vendors listed are members of TSANet.
    3. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    4. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2016 and Windows Storage Server 2016 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    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 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    9. The "ULTRIUM-TD" and the "ULT3580-TD" inquiry strings are interchangeable (both are supported), unless noted otherwise. The "ULTRIUM-HH" and the "ULT3580-HH" inquiry strings are interchangeable (both are supported), unless noted otherwise.
    10. Backup Exec Tape Reader is not supported in NetBackup 8.0 and later releases.
    Vendor support considerations1. The list of attributes for each tape drive is based on the most recent drive testing. Check with the device manufacturer to determine the firmware version at which support for a specific attribute was added.
    Configuration considerations1. Veritas recommends the use of SCSI Persistent Reserve (SPR) whenever all the hardware in your device path supports it. Refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on SPR and the types of configurations where SPR may be more effective than the default SPC-2 SCSI reserve and release method.
    2. Only tape drives listed in the tables below are supported. Other tape drive models are not supported even if the Virtual Tape Library section shows an emulated version of the drive is supported with NetBackup.
    3. For Solaris 10, Veritas recommends running Update 6 (137137-09 for SPARC, 137138-09 for x64) or later.
    OS tape driver considerations1. Except where noted, Veritas recommends the use of the operating system's native tape drivers.
    Operational considerations1. Tape Alert functionality is supported by all drives, unless noted otherwise.
    2. NetBackup supports LTO-7 Type M media, also known as M8 cartridges (LTO-7 cartridges formatted to a new LTO-8 standard, increasing their native capacity), in the following manner:
    - M8 cartridges are supported with LTO-8 tape drives.
    - M8 cartridges pre-formatted by the media vendor are supported.
    - LTO-7 cartridges with an M8 barcode formatted as M8 using hardware vendors' software tools or tape library firmware features (automatic or manual) are supported.
    - NetBackup does not have the ability to convert LTO-7 cartridges with an M8 barcode to M8 format.
    - For more information on M8 media (for example, formatting methods, supported barcodes, other technical information), please consult the vendor's documentation.
    Operating system support 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 Drives - Attributes
  • The following table lists attributes supported with Tape Drives and indicates the NetBackup 8.x version at which that attribute was first supported.
    Attribute Abbreviation NetBackup Release Supported
    SCSI ReservationSResv8.0 GA
    SCSI Persistent ReservationSPR8.0 GA
    Write Once, Read ManyWORM8.0 GA
    NetBackup Encryption Key Management ServiceKMS8.0 GA
    Append-only modeAppend8.0 GA
Tape Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Dell EMCHewlett Packard EnterpriseIBM
    OracleQuantumTandberg
  
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
    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 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
    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 
  • 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
    FujitsuETERNUS CS800 S2, ETERNUS CS800 S3
  
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 
    2016-04-13Backup 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 
    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.
    2013-06-20IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20EMC Legato NetWorker ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
  
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