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

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

  
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Compatibility between NetBackup versions  for Master Server,Media Server and Client
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
  • 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 for Master Server,Media Server and Client
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
    000125967Impact of CVE-2017-5638 on OpsCenter Server NetBackup OpsCenter Server
    000125842Although a SQL instance is skipped, the backup completes successfully with status code 0 reported. Client
    000126389VTS17-004 – A Hotfix is now available for NetBackup and NetBackup AppliancesMaster 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 for Master Server,Media Server and Client
Required PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
Recommended PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
  
Patches for Operating System for Master Server,Media Server and Client
Required PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
  
NetBackup Self Service
  • Veritas NetBackup Self Service offers large enterprises and service providers a single store front for all backup and recovery service offerings. Customers and business users can perform self-service backup and restore operations using intuitive, custom-designed interface themes. A single instance supports the registration of multiple tenants or business units to allow secure separation between clients. Codeless, visually-designed forms and process workflows cater to most self-service needs. Service Level Agreement (SLA) measurement, notification, chargeback, and reporting make it easy to manage the service.
    Self Service Versions NetBackup Versions
    NetBackup 8.0 Self ServiceNetBackup 8.0
    NetBackup 7.7.3
    NetBackup 7.7.2
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
  
Software Compatibility List (SCL) for Master Server and Media Server
  • NetBackup Client is supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions: Foundation, Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter, and with "core" option enabled or disabled. NetBackup supported functionality is listed in the tables below. 64-bit OS on Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures is supported.

    NetBackup Master and Media Server are supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions: Foundation, Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter, and with "core" option enabled or disabled. NetBackup supported functionality is listed in the tables below. 64-bit OS on Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures is supported.

    Reference the MSFT web site for information on Editions.

    NetBackup Client and Media Server are supported on Microsoft Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

    Windows Service Packs (SP) are supported by default, unless noted otherwise below.
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Bits BMR Server NBAC OpsCenter Server OpsCenter Managed Server NDMP Minimum NetBackup Level
    Windows Server 2012[1]x86-6464YY64YYYYY8.0
    Windows Server 2012 R2[1]x86-6464YY64YYYYY8.0
Footnotes
  • 1. Refer to File System Compatibility table for support details regarding the Windows 2012 NTFS data deduplication feature, and the ReFS file system.
  
System Requirements for Master Server
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup server software (includes client software) for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit server 64-bit server Notes
    Windowsx86-64 3762MBCovers all compatible Windows x64 platforms
Master Server Minimum Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Windows Server 2012x86-648 GB
Catalog Maintenance Disk Space Requirement
    Database rebuilds are likely to occur in each major, minor (single-dot), and release update (double-dot) version of NetBackup. Therefore, before upgrading to NetBackup 8.0, you must ensure that you have an amount of free disk space available that is equal to or greater than the size of the NetBackup database. That means for default installations, you are required to have that amount of free space on the file system containing the <install_path>\Veritas\NetBackupDB\data directory. If you have changed the location of some of the files in this directory, free space is required in those locations equal to or greater than the size of the files in those locations. For specific information for your environment, use the SORT data collector to generate a custom report. Refer to the NetBackup 8.0 Administrator's Guide for UNIX, Windows, and Linux, Volume I for more information about storing NBDB database files in alternate locations.

    NOTE: This free disk space requirement assumes that you have already performed the best practice of completing a successful catalog backup before you begin the upgrade.
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Upgrades
    During an upgrade of NetBackup, 500 MBs of temporary disk space is required on the drive where Windows is installed.
Web Server User Account Requirement
    Beginning with NetBackup 8.0, the master server includes an active web server to support critical backup operations. A user account must be setup for it. Consult Tomcat setup for details on setting up this account.
  
System Requirements for Media Server
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup server software (includes client software) for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit server 64-bit server Notes
    Windowsx86-64 3762MBCovers all compatible Windows x64 platforms
Media Server Minimum Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Windows Server 2012x86-644 GB
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Upgrades
    During an upgrade of NetBackup, 500 MBs of temporary disk space is required on the drive where Windows is installed.
  
OST Primary Storage Solutions - Replication Director for Media Server and Client
  • 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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000044607">"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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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 version at which that vendor software was first supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. In the vendor compatibility tables below, the column "Vendor Software" lists the vendor-supplied software that communicates with NetBackup OpenStorage. Refer to the storage vendor's NetBackup Replication Director site for details on the components that comprise this package.
Replication Director - Supported Platforms for NAS-attached Storage
  • Replication Director is supported with NAS-attached storage on the NetBackup Client and Media Server platforms listed in the table below. The table indicates the NetBackup 8.x version at which that platform was first supported with NAS-attached storage with Replication Director.
  • With NAS-attached storage, Replication Director supports NFS file systems on UNIX platforms and CIFS file systems on Windows platforms.
    Operating System NetBackup 8.x Client Start of Support NetBackup 8.x Media Server Start of Support
    Windows Server 2012 on x648.0 GA8.0 GA
    Windows Server 2012 R2 on x648.0 GA8.0 GA
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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"NetBackup Replication Director Solutions Guide".
  • For supported versions of agents, see the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115692">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Database and Application Agent Compatibility List". The version information contained in that document also applies to databases and applications residing in VMware Virtual Machines.
    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 Oracle on NFS StorageSnapshot_Mgmt_Oracle8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Oracle on NFS StorageSnapshot_Repl_Oracle8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft Exchange on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_Exchange8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft Exchange on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_Exchange8.0 GA
    Snapshot Management for Microsoft SQL Server on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Mgmt_VMware_SQL8.0 GA
    Snapshot Replication for Microsoft SQL Server on VMware with NFS Attached DatastoresSnapshot_Repl_VMware_SQL8.0 GA
  
Virtual Systems Compatibility for Master Server,Media Server and Client
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
    • NetBackup supports all vendor patches (U3a, U3b, etc.) unless otherwise noted.
    NetBackup Versions VDDK Versions vSphere Versions vCloud Director Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    8.0
    6.0.2vSphere 6.5
    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

    For supported vCenter and ESXi versions and additional information, see the VMware VDDK 6.0 release notes URL below.
    5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4, 5.5.5, 5.5.6
    5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
    Service Provider Versions: 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.10, 8.20
    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 supports all triple-dot versions of VMware vCloud Director, unless otherwise noted.
    • Install "VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201511001 (2137545)" for consistent backups. This ESX patch is mandatory, according to VMware, to fix the data loss situation reported in VMware KB article 2136854.
    For more information about the cause and the resolution of this issue, see: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854
Hyper-V Servers Compatibility
  • Hyper-V Servers Compatibility - Reference Article: TECH127089 Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177
    Note:
    • NetBackup Client must be installed on the Hyper-V server
    • Master and Media Server platform support as supported by the appropriate NBU release
    NetBackup Versions Hyper-V Server Versions System Center Virtual Machine Manager Versions Comments
    8.0
    Hyper-V Server 2016
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U1
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U2
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U3
    Hyper-V Server 2012
    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
    Hyper-V Server 2008SP2
    NetBackup Add-In and Hyper-V Intelligent Policy for
    • SCVMM 2012 R2
    • SCVMM 2012 R2 Rollup 1 through 8
    • SCVMM 2016
    [1][2]
    • Hyper-V Intelligent Policy supported only for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (and associated updates), Hyper-V Server 2016.
    • VHD and VHDX support
Footnotes
  • • Support for the WMI backup method starts at Hyper-V Server 2016. The VSS backup method is supported on all supported Hyper-V servers.
    • For the WMI backup method, requires a VM configuration version later than 5.
  • Notes on the new Hyper-V features in NetBackup 8.0
    1. NetBackup 8.0 adds features for faster backup and recovery of Hyper-V virtual machines on Windows Server 2016.
    For a description of those features, see the NetBackup for Hyper-V Administrator's Guide for 8.0, available here: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214
    2. Note the following:
    The faster Hyper-V backup and recovery features require the new WMI backup method (not VSS).
    The WMI backup method does not support backup or restore of user-created checkpoints of the VM.
  • NetBackup support for Hyper-V Limitations:
    1. For the VSS backup method, VMs must reside on the NTFS file system (ReFS or NTFS Deduplication is not supported).
    •Note: The WMI backup method supports VMs that reside on either the NTFS or ReFS file systems on Windows Server 2016.
    2. For the VSS backup method, block-level incremental backup is not supported.
    •Note: The WMI backup method supports block-level incremental backup and Accelerator for VMs on Windows Server 2016.
    3. For the VSS backup method, SMB 3.0 is not supported.
    •Note: The WMI backup method adds support for the following:
    a. VMs hosted on SMB 3.0 file shares on Windows Server 2016.
    b. VMs hosted on Windows Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct on Windows Server 2016.
    4. File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported for any of the following. Recovery of the full VM is supported.
    •Any guest OS volume that resides on a 4Kn virtual disk (VHDX file).
    • Any guest OS files that reside in a Resilient File System (ReFS) volume that is in the guest OS.
    • Any guest OS files that reside in an NTFS deduplicated volume that is in the guest OS.
    5. Backup of a Hyper-V guest OS that uses a shared VHDX file is not supported.
  
Cluster Compatibility for Master Server
Cluster Compatibility List
  • This Software Compatibility List (SCL) document contains information for Veritas NetBackup 8.0 through 8.x.x. It covers NetBackup Server (which includes Enterprise Server and Server), Client, Bare Metal Restore (BMR), Clustered Master Server Compatibility and Storage Stacks, Dedupllication, File System Compatibility, Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO), NetBackup OpsCenter, NetBackup Access Control (NBAC), SAN Media Server/SAN Client/FT Media Server, Virtual System Compatibility and NetBackup Self Service Support. It is divided into bookmarks on the left that can be expanded.
  • For information about certain NetBackup features, functionality, 3rd-party product integration, Veritas product integration, applications, databases, and OS platforms that Veritas intends to replace with newer and improved functionality, or in some cases, discontinue without replacement, please see the widget titled "NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans" at https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup
Clustered Master Server Compatibility
  • See NetBackup High Availability Administrator's Guide http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214 for details. Cluster compatibility is only listed for NetBackup Components that are cluster aware. NetBackup clients and agents are supported in cluster environments but are not cluster aware.

    For Linux distributions shown in the tables below, NetBackup is supported on all "editions" and on all vendor GA updates (n.1, n.2, etc.) or service packs (SP1, SP2, etc.) unless otherwise footnoted in this document or in the NetBackup OS Compatibility List. http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842

    For information about certain NetBackup features, functionality, 3rd-party product integration, Veritas product integration, applications, databases, and OS platforms that Veritas intends to replace with newer and improved functionality, or in some cases, discontinue without replacement, please see the widget titled "NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans" at https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup
    Cluster Type Version OS CPU Architecture Minimum NetBackup Level
    VCS (InfoScale)7.2Windows Server 2012 R2x86-648.0
    VCS (InfoScale)7.2Windows Server 2012x86-648.0
    WSFC[1]2012Windows Server 2012x86-648.0
    WSFC[1]2012 R2Windows Server 2012 R2x86-648.0
    VCS (SFWHA)7.0Windows Server 2012x86-648.0[2][3]
    VCS (SFWHA)7.0Windows Server 2012 R2x86-648.0[2][3]
Footnotes
  • 1. Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC), formerly MSCS.
  • 2. FlashBackup is not currently supported when using Storage Foundation 6 or greater volume manager.
  • 3. VSS based snapshot at a volume-level is supported, but snapshots at a LUN level will not work due to a Microsoft issue.
Clustered Master Server Storage Stacks
  • The table below captures the NetBackup clustering solution supported volume manager on shared disk. For example, when configuring NetBackup on a Linux OS VCS cluster, the only supported volume manager for the shared disk used by NetBackup is VxVM.

    Note that the table below does not include OS versions. Please see the preceding table for specific OS version support.

    NetBackup support of the FlashBackup policy with Storage Foundation 6 volume manager is scheduled for a future NetBackup release.

    NetBackup support of Storage Foundation 6 features of Deduplication and Compression is scheduled for a future NetBackup release.
    Cluster Technology OS Storage Stack
    MSCS/WSFCWindows[1]VxVM, LDM
    VCSWindows[1][2]VxVM
Footnotes
  • 1. Supported on all OS versions as noted in the preceding table.
  • 2. With VCS 6.0 (VCSW/SFWHA 6.0) VSS based snapshot at a volume-level is supported, but snapshots at a LUN level will not work due to a Microsoft issue.
  
Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Support for Master Server
  • General Information
    * Bare Metal Restore Server (BMR server) is a feature of the Master Server.

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

    BMR Boot Server Requirements
    Please Reference the Requirements for Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Boot Servers document for comprehensive information, http://www.veritas.com/docs/000041982.
  
Deduplication Supported Operating Systems for Media Server
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012", or "Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Foundation Edition, Essentials Edition, Standard Edition, and Datacenter Edition are supported.
  • Media Server Deduplication (MSDP) is supported in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment on any cloud platform that meets minimum requirements. For additional details on minimum and recommended configurations see NetBackup Media Server Deduplication (MSDP) in the Cloud https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000004584.
    OS CPU Architecture Media Server Dedupe Minimum NetBackup Level
    Windows Server 2012 R2[1]x86-64Yes8.0
    Windows Server 2012[1]x86-64Yes8.0
Footnotes
  • 1. See the File System Compatibility table for support details regarding the Windows 2012 NTFS data deduplication feature, and the ReFS file system.
  
Disk Storage Units for Media Server
Disk Storage Units
  • NetBackup permits the creation of an unlimited number of disk storage units. The types of storage units are described in the table below.
Disk Storage Unit Types
    Type of disk storage unit Description
    BasicDiskA BasicDisk type storage unit consists of a directory on a locally-attached disk or a network-attached disk that is exposed as a file system to a NetBackup media server. NetBackup stores backup data in the specified directory.

    BasicDisk configuration considerations:
    1. Do not include the same volume or file system in multiple BasicDisk storage units.

    2. BasicDisk storage units cannot be used in a storage lifecycle policy.
    AdvancedDiskAn AdvancedDisk type storage unit is used for a dedicated disk that is directly attached to a NetBackup media server. AdvancedDisk is available only when the Data Protection Optimization Option is licensed. NetBackup assumes exclusive ownership of the disk resources that comprise an AdvancedDisk disk pool. If the resources are shared with other users, NetBackup cannot manage disk pool capacity or storage lifecycle policies correctly. For AdvancedDisk, the NetBackup media servers function as both data movers and storage servers. For more information on configuring AdvancedDisk, see the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"NetBackup AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide" .

    AdvancedDisk support assumptions:
    1. Veritas NetBackup has an open support policy for AdvancedDisk storage units. The storage must be seen as local disk by the NetBackup Media Server, regardless of connection method (SCSI, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, etc), to be supported as an AdvancedDisk storage unit.

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

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

    - Microsoft Azure StorSimple: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storsimple/storsimple-configure-backuptarget-netbackup">"Configure StorSimple with Veritas NetBackup"

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5. Performance may vary depending on the array hardware used.
    OpenStorageAn OpenStorage type storage unit is used for disk storage, usually provided by a third party vendor. The actual name of the disk type depends on the vendor. OpenStorage is available only when the OpenStorage Disk Option is licensed. The storage is integrated into NetBackup through an API. The storage vendor partners with Veritas to integrate the storage into NetBackup. The storage host is the storage server. The NetBackup media servers function as the data movers. The storage vendor's plug-in must be installed on each media server that functions as a data mover. The logon credentials to the storage server must be configured on each media server. For more information on configuring OpenStorage, see the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk" .
    PureDiskA PureDisk disk type storage unit is used for deduplicated data for the following storage destinations:

    Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP):
    NetBackup deduplicates the data and hosts the storage. MSDP is available only when the NetBackup Data Protection Optimization Option is licensed. For more information on configuring MSDP, see the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"NetBackup Deduplication Guide" .

    PureDisk storage pool:
    A NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance hosts the storage. For more information on configuring a PureDisk storage pool, see the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000010419">"NetBackup Deduplication Appliance Software Getting Started Guide" .
  
OST Secondary Storage Solutions - General Information for Media Server
OST Secondary Storage Solutions
  • The Veritas OpenStorage (OST) Technology API allows intelligent storage devices and intelligent cloud storage solutions to interface to NetBackup Media Servers. The storage vendor or Veritas provides a software plug-in, which is installed on each NetBackup Media Server that is connected to the storage device / cloud provider. OST functionality is available on all supported NetBackup Media Server platforms. If you do not see OST support for your desired Storage Server appliance / Cloud Storage Provider / Media Server OS platform, please contact that storage vendor to request OST support for that platform. Please see the Veritas NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on how to use OST.
OpenStorage - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Where support is shown for NetBackup 5200 Series or 5300 Series Appliances it means that the OST solution is supported on appliances running versions 2.5.x.x, 2.6.x.x, or 2.7.x, unless noted otherwise.
    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. CentOS and Oracle Linux are not supported with OpenStorage, unless noted otherwise.
    Configuration considerations1. The Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Optimized Duplication feature takes advantage of the replication capabilities built into many storage servers and cloud solutions by allowing images replicated by the storage servers or cloud solutions to be registered as duplicated copies in the NetBackup catalog. This feature requires at least one NetBackup Media Server with connectivity to both the source storage server or cloud solution and the destination storage server or cloud solution. Optimized Duplication cannot be performed across NetBackup domains.
OpenStorage - 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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000025532">"Accelerator enabled backups of Windows hard linked files to OpenStorage disk storage may cause bptm to crash" .
    Accelerator with NDMPAccel_NDMP8.0 GASupported with NetApp FAS and V series filers.
    For more information on this feature, see the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"NetBackup for NDMP 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.
    Auto Image ReplicationA.I.R.8.0 GAFor more information on configuring Auto Image Replication, see http://www.veritas.com/docs/000120198">"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.
    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.
    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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000009237">"Granular Restore Technology (GRT) support for NetBackup with PureDisk (PDDO/PDDE)" and http://www.veritas.com/docs/000085639">"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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000009237">"Granular Restore Technology (GRT) support for NetBackup with PureDisk (PDDO/PDDE)" and http://www.veritas.com/docs/000085639">"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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide" and in http://www.veritas.com/docs/000123863">"Notes on Instant Recovery for VMware" . For details on supported platforms for instant recovery restore hosts, see http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177">"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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000022616">"Storage lifecycle policies are not supported in policies that use the multiple copy synthetic backups method" .
Cloud - Supported Technology Methods
  • NetBackup supports Cloud-based storage providers using a variety of technology methods, described below.
  • 1. S3 Storage - This method uses the NetBackup S3 Cloud Connector, a plug-in included with NetBackup. For more information on configuring S3 solutions, see http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115794">"Amazon S3 storage type API configuration options for NetBackup".
  • 2. Swift Storage - This method uses the NetBackup OpenStack (Swift) Cloud Connector, a plug-in included with NetBackup. For more information on configuring Swift solutions, see http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115797">"OpenStack (Swift) storage type API configuration options for NetBackup".
  • 3. Microsoft Azure Storage - This method uses the NetBackup Azure Cloud Connector, a plug-in included with NetBackup. For more information on configuring Microsoft Azure solutions, see http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115796">"Microsoft Azure storage type API configuration options for NetBackup".
  • 4. OST - This method uses a third-party OpenStorage Technology plug-in.
  • 5. AdvancedDisk Targets - This method uses third-party hardware or software to make the cloud appear as an AdvancedDisk storage unit to NetBackup.
  • 6. VTL - This method uses third-party software to present the Cloud as if it were a VTL (Virtual Tape Library) to NetBackup.
    Cloud Provider Technology method
    Amazon AWS Storage GatewayAmazon AWS VTL
    Amazon GovCloud Simple Storage ServiceNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Amazon GovCloud Simple Storage Service - Infrequent AccessNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) StandardNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Standard - Infrequent AccessNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    AT&T Cloud StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    AT&T Synaptic Storage as a ServiceNetBackup-provided plug-in
    China Mobile CMCC Cloud StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Chunghwa Telecom Hicloud S3NetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Cloudian HyperStore Object StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Datish Systems OpenDedupDatish Systems-provided OST plug-in
    Deutsche Telekom Open Telekom CloudNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    EMC ATMOS Object StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    EMC Elastic Cloud StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Google Cloud Storage ColdlineNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Google Cloud Storage Multi-RegionalNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Google Cloud Storage NearlineNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Google Cloud Storage RegionalNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    HGST Active Archive and ActiveScale Cloud Storage SystemsNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Hitachi Cloud ServicesNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Hitachi Content PlatformNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    IBM Cloud Object StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    IBM SoftlayerNetBackup Swift Cloud connector
    Microsoft AzureNetBackup Azure Cloud connector
    Microsoft Azure StorSimpleNetBackup AdvancedDisk target
    NetApp AltaVaultNetApp-provided OST plug-in
    Oracle Storage Cloud ServiceNetBackup S3 Cloud connector, NetBackup Swift Cloud connector
    Quantum Lattus Object StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Quantum Q-Cloud ProtectQuantum-provided OST plug-in
    Quantum Q-Cloud Protect for AWSQuantum-provided OST plug-in
    Rackspace Cloud FilesNetBackup-provided plug-in
    Red Hat Ceph StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Scality RING StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    StorReduce Deduplicate Cloud StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    SwiftStack Object StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector, NetBackup Swift Cloud connector
    Telefonica Cloud StorageNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
    Veritas AccessNetBackup S3 Cloud connector
  
OST Secondary Storage Solutions - Cloud for Media Server
OST Cloud
  • OST Cloud Storage plug-ins enable Veritas NetBackup to access Cloud Storage Solutions. Either the storage vendor or Veritas provides a software plug-in, which is installed on each NetBackup Media Server that is connected to the cloud solution.
  • OST Cloud support information is listed below, organized by vendor. Under each vendor there are separate tables showing compatibility with NetBackup Appliances, with Linux/Windows operating systems, and with UNIX operating systems. The tables provide information on supported versions of plug-ins and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility. If you do not see OST Cloud support for your desired Cloud Storage Solution provider / Media Server OS platform, please contact that Cloud Storage vendor to request OST Cloud support for that platform. Please see the Veritas NetBackup Administrator's Guide for more information on how to use OST.
OST Cloud - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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 version at which that cloud storage solution was first supported.
    2. Cloud support on Windows platforms requires Windows 2008 R2 or later.
OST Cloud - Configuration Files
  • NetBackup support for new cloud providers is accomplished through the use of 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 Package version NetBackup version URL Providers added
    2.2.78.0 or laterhttp://www.veritas.com/docs/000125094- 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
    2.2.68.0 or laterUse the most recent version above.- Amazon - Canada Central region
    - Amazon - London region
    - Amazon - Ohio region
    - IBM Cloud Object Storage - Local and WAN performance improvement
    2.2.58.0 or laterUse 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)
    2.2.48.0 or laterUse 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)
OST Cloud - Links to Vendor Sites
  • More information on NetBackup OpenStorage Cloud solutions is available at the following OST Cloud vendors' websites.
OST Cloud - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    AmazonAT&TChina Mobile
    Chunghwa TelecomCloudianDeutsche Telekom
    EMCGoogleHGST
    HitachiIBMMicrosoft
    NetAppOracleQuantum
    RackspaceRed HatScality
    StorReduceSwiftStackTelefonica
    Veritas
  
OST Secondary Storage Solutions - Storage Servers for Media Server
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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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).
    Vendor support considerations1. Veritas and OpenStorage server vendors have mutually agreed to support NetBackup customers with OST solutions. Veritas and most OST server vendors are members of TSANet.
    2. Veritas qualifies OpenStorage plug-ins for use with NetBackup. The qualified plug-ins are maintained by the party that writes and distributes the plug-ins. Features Veritas Partners implement behind the OST API, that operate independently and are transparent to NetBackup and the OpenStorage API (for example, replication between storage servers, deduplication on the storage server, deduplication-aware plug-ins, data transport mechanisms between the media server and the storage server), are not specifically qualified by Veritas. Partner-specific features designed to interoperate in the NetBackup environment as part of the total solution are the maintenance responsibility of the partner. Check the partner's compatibility list to ensure support of the feature with NetBackup and to ensure that your infrastructure (that is, hardware and network) meets the partner's recommended sizing considerations for the feature.
    3. Check the device manufacturer's compatibility list to verify the minimum version of Storage Server software required for your Storage Server family member, that the Storage Server software version you are running is compatible with the plug-in version, and that the storage server software version supports the OpenStorage functionality you are running.
    4. Minor versions of the plug-ins listed in the tables below are also supported. (Example: Version "2.0" means versions 2.0.1, 2.0.2, etc. are also supported. Version "3" means versions 3.1, 3.2, etc. are also supported.)
    Configuration considerations1. The Data Interface column in the tables below describes the supported data path between the media server running the vendor's OST plug-in and the OST storage server.
    Operational considerations1. Storage Servers that do not automatically increase the size of Logical Storage Units (LSU) may take advantage of the LSU spanning feature. For information about spanning volumes on OpenStorage disk pools, see the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk.
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)
    CleversafeData DomainDell
    ExaGridFalconStorFujitsu
    H3CHewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachi
    NECNetAppOracle
    QuantumQuest - formerly DellSEPATON
  
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives Compatibility List for Media Server
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives Compatibility List for Media Server
  • Virtual tape device support information is listed below, organized by vendor. Under each vendor there are separate tables showing compatibility with NetBackup Appliances, with Linux/Windows operating systems, and with UNIX operating systems. The tables provide information on supported versions of software, inquiry string (vendor ID + product ID), and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"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.
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 - NetBackup Robot Types
  • Most Virtual Tape Libraries use the NetBackup robot type TLD. The following table lists operating system platform support for TLD robots. For supported OS versions, refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List".
TLD - Tape Library DLT
    Operating System NetBackup 8.x Start of Support
    NDMP8.0 GA
Virtual Tape Libraries/Drives - Vendor Compatibility
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    AmazonData DomainDell
    EMCFalconStorFujitsu
    H3CHewlett Packard EnterpriseHuawei
    IBMOracleQuantum
    Quest - formerly DellSEPATONSpectra Logic
  
NDMP Devices Compatibility List for Media Server
NDMP Devices
  • NDMP device support information is listed below, organized by vendor. The tables provide information on the versions of software tested, supported connection methods and functionality, and other important notes about the hardware and its compatibility.
  • For information about Operating Systems supported with NDMP, see the NDMP column in the NetBackup Server section for each OS platform in the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List".
  • Minor ("double-dot") versions of the software listed in the tables below are also supported. (Example: "v5.0" means versions v5.0.1, v5.0.2, etc. are also supported.)
  • IPv6 is supported
  • 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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214">"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)
    Data DomainDellEMC
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachiHuawei
    IBMImationIsilon
    MirapointNECNetApp
    NexentaOracleStratus Technologies
  
Tape Libraries Compatibility List for Media Server
Tape Libraries
  • 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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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.
Tape Libraries - NetBackup Robot Types
  • These tables list operating system platform support for each NetBackup robotic daemon type. For supported OS versions, refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List".
  • 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)
    DellFujitsuH3C
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHitachiIBM
    NECOracleOverland Storage
    QualstarQuantumSpectra Logic
    Tandberg
  
Tape Drives Compatibility List for Media Server
Tape Drives
  • 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 http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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.
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)
    DellHewlett Packard EnterpriseIBM
    OracleQuantum
  
Encryption and Security Solutions for Media Server
Encryption and Security Solutions
  • Encryption and security solution support information is listed below, organized by solution type.
  • The following listings do not include specific operating system compatibility. For a list of supported NetBackup Media Server platforms, refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List".
NetBackup Key Management Service (KMS)
  • The NetBackup Key Management Service (KMS) feature is intended to support any tape drive with built-in hardware encryption capability that conforms to the SCSI T10 encryption standard. Each drive model listed in the following table has been tested in Veritas labs to verify that it works with NetBackup correctly, so Veritas recommends using only listed drives with the KMS feature. Refer to the Tape Drives section in this document for the list of platforms and interfaces on which each of the following drives is supported.
  • Note: KMS is supported on any tape library supported by NetBackup, provided the library vendor supports that library with any of the encryption-capable drives listed in the table below.
NetBackup KMS - Supported Devices
    Manufacturer Model Notes
    DellPowerVault LTO4-120 
    DellPowerVault LTO5-140 
    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 
    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 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 TS2340 Ultrium 4Requires firmware version 7BG2 or later.
    IBMSystem Storage TS2350 Ultrium 5 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2360 Ultrium 6 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2370 Ultrium 7 
    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) 
    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 
    TandbergHH LTO 5 
NetBackup Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO)
  • Operating system requirements are the same for both MSEO key management server and media server installations.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
    Media Server OS CPU Architecture Minimum NetBackup Level Minimum MSEO Level
    Windows 2012 R2 and all subsequent updatesx86-648.07.6.1
    Windows 2012 and all subsequent updatesx86-648.07.6
NetBackup Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO)
  • The NetBackup Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO) feature supports the tape drive models listed in the following table. For a list of NetBackup Media Server platforms that support MSEO, refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List". Refer to the Tape Drives section in this document for the list of platforms on which each of the following drives is supported.
NetBackup MSEO - Supported Devices
    Manufacturer Models Interface Notes
    Dell PowerVault LTO5-140 FHFibre Channel 
    DellPV110T LTO2, PV110T SDLT320 SCSI 
    Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUltrium 460 LTO2, Ultrium 960 LTO3, Ultrium 1760 LTO4, Ultrium 1840 LTO4, Ultrium 3000 LTO5, Ultrium 3280 LTO5, Ultrium 6250 LTO6, Ultrium 6650 LTO6Fibre Channel 
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise SDLT600, Ultrium 448 LTO2, Ultrium 460 LTO2, Ultrium 920 LTO3, Ultrium 960 LTO3, Ultrium 1760 LTO4, Ultrium 1840 LTO4SCSI 
    IBMSystem Storage TS1030 Ultrium 3, System Storage TS1040 Ultrium 4, System Storage TS1050 Ultrium 5, System Storage TS1060 Ultrium 6, System Storage TS1120 (3592 Model E05), System Storage TS2340 Ultrium 4, System Storage TS2350 Ultrium 5, System Storage TS2360 Ultrium 6, TotalStorage 3580 Ultrium 2, TotalStorage 3580 Ultrium 3, TotalStorage 3590E Series, TotalStorage 3590H Series, TotalStorage 3592 Model J1A, Ultrium 2 (OEM), Ultrium 3 (OEM), Ultrium 4 (OEM), Ultrium 5 (OEM), Ultrium 6 (OEM)Fibre Channel 
    IBMSystem Storage TS2230 Ultrium 3 Half Height, System Storage TS2340 Ultrium 4, TotalStorage 3580 Ultrium 2, TotalStorage 3580 Ultrium 3, TotalStorage 3590E Series, TotalStorage 3590H Series, Ultrium 2 (OEM), Ultrium 3 (OEM), Ultrium 4 (OEM)SCSI 
    OracleT10000DFibre ChannelFor maximum blocksize considerations with these drives, refer to the "Managing Tape Blocks" section of the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000004003">"NetBackup Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO) Admin Guide" .
    QuantumLTO-3 HH, SDLT 600Fibre Channel 
    Quantum LTO-2, LTO-2 HH, LTO-3, LTO-3 HH, SDLT 320, SDLT 600SCSI 
    SunStorEdge LTO3Fibre Channel 
    SunLTO3 HH, StorEdge LTO2, StorEdge LTO3, StorEdge SDLT 320SCSI 
    TandbergSDLT 320SCSI 
  
Third Party Encryption Solutions for Media Server
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 for Media Server and Client
  • • Unless otherwise noted the minimum NetBackup level for SAN Client support is NetBackup 6.5 GA.
  • SAN style backups via SAN Media Server
  • SAN media servers are NetBackup media servers that back up their own data. SAN media servers cannot back up data that resides on other clients. SAN media servers are useful for certain situations. For example, a SAN media server is useful if the data volume consumes so much network bandwidth that it affects your network negatively.
    • Enables LAN-free data protection with high performance access to shared resources.
    • Can share tape resources with NetBackup Master and Media Servers.
    • Can only back itself up, not other clients.
    • Software is installed stand-alone on each cluster node and linked to the virtual host via an application cluster.
    • When you define a backup policy for a SAN media server, add only the SAN media server as the client.
    • The NetBackup Shared Storage Option is able to use NetBackup SAN media servers.
    • There is no platform restriction regarding SAN Media Servers - any Media Server can be a SAN Media Server. The only difference is in the license authentication mechanism. Application and DB Agents are supported with the SAN Media Server.
  • SAN style backups via SAN Client
  • A NetBackup SAN client is a NetBackup client on which the Fibre Transport service is activated. The SAN client is similar to the SAN media server that is used for the Shared Storage Option; it backs up its own data. However, the SAN client is based on the smaller NetBackup client installation package, so it has fewer administration requirements and uses fewer system resources.
    • It connects to a NetBackup media server over Fibre Channel.
    • The NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service manages the connectivity and the data transfers for the FT pipe on the SAN clients. The SAN client FT service also discovers FT target mode devices on the NetBackup media servers and notifies the FT Service Manager about them.
    • Requires SAN connectivity with a Media Server running Fibre Transport Services (reference additional information below in regards to the FT Media Server).

    SAN client does not support the following types of backup:
    • SharePoint
    • Enterprise Vault
    • Exchange DAG or CCR backups through a passive node of an Exchange cluster
    • All other application and database agents are supported with the SAN Client.

    Note: SAN client does support the use of FlashBackup but all restores from FlashBackup backups will use the LAN connection, not the SAN connection.
  • SAN client and NetBackup Deduplication
  • • SAN Client is a NetBackup optional feature that provides high speed backups and restores of NetBackup clients. Fibre Transport is the name of the NetBackup high-speed data transport method that is part of the SAN Client feature. The backup and restore traffic occurs over a SAN.
    • SAN clients can be used with the deduplication option; however, the deduplication must occur on the media server, not the client. Configure the media server to be both a deduplication storage server (or load balancing server) and an FT media server. The SAN client backups are then sent over the SAN to the deduplication server/FT media server host. At that media server, the backup stream is deduplicated.
    • Do not enable client deduplication on SAN Clients. The data processing for deduplication is incompatible with the high-speed transport method of Fibre Transport. Client-side deduplication relies on two-way communication over the LAN with the media server. A SAN client streams the data to the FT media server at a high rate over the SAN.
  • FT Media Server
  • A NetBackup FT media server is a NetBackup media server on which the Fibre Transport services are activated. NetBackup FT media servers accept connections from SAN clients and send data to the storage units. The host bus adapters (HBAs) that accept connections from the SAN clients use a special NetBackup target mode driver to process FT traffic. The media server FT service controls data flow, processes SCSI commands, and manages data buffers for the server side of the FT pipe. It also manages the target mode driver for the host bus adaptors.
  
Infrastructure Used for Testing for Media Server
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.
CNAs
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
CNAs - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    3. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2016 and Windows Storage Server 2016 are supported.
    4. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware and driver updates (where applicable).
    Configuration considerations1. All like CNAs within a SAN should use the same firmware, BIOS and driver revision as recommended by CNA vendors.
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HBAs
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
HBAs - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"NetBackup 8.0 - 8.x.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Only the x64 (64-bit) editions of the OS are supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Server Core Installation Option is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
    2. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 are supported.
    3. Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server 2016 and Windows Storage Server 2016 are supported.
    4. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 5 and Oracle Linux 5 are supported.
    5. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6 are supported.
    6. Where support is shown for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x86-64" it also means that CentOS 7 and Oracle Linux 7 are supported.
    Vendor support considerations1. All like HBAs within a SAN should use the same firmware, BIOS and driver revision as recommended by HBA vendors.
    2. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware and driver updates (where applicable).
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    BrocadeEmulexHewlett Packard Enterprise
    QLogic
Bridges/Routers
  • This list of SAN components represents equipment that has been used during NetBackup qualification testing of devices listed in previous sections of this document. It is not intended to be a list of supported components.
Infrastructure - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Vendor support considerations1. To ensure compatibility, the device manufacturers and the operating system vendor must support the combination of SAN components.
    2. Consult the hardware vendor's web site for current firmware.
    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.
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Switches
  
Software Compatibility List (SCL) for Client
  • NetBackup Client is supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions: Foundation, Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter, and with "core" option enabled or disabled. NetBackup supported functionality is listed in the tables below. 64-bit OS on Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures is supported.

    NetBackup Master and Media Server are supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions: Foundation, Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter, and with "core" option enabled or disabled. NetBackup supported functionality is listed in the tables below. 64-bit OS on Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures is supported.

    Reference the MSFT web site for information on Editions.

    NetBackup Client and Media Server are supported on Microsoft Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

    Windows Service Packs (SP) are supported by default, unless noted otherwise below.
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Client NetBackup Bits BMR Client/Boot Server NBAC SAN Client Minimum NetBackup Level
    Windows Server 2012[1]x86-6464Y64YYY8.0
    Windows Server 2012 R2[1]x86-6464Y64YYY8.0
Footnotes
  • 1. Refer to File System Compatibility table for support details regarding the Windows 2012 NTFS data deduplication feature, and the ReFS file system.
  
System Requirements for Client
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup client software for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit client 64-bit client Notes
    Windowsx86-64 623MBCovers all compatible Windows x64 platforms
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Upgrades
    During an upgrade of NetBackup, 500 MBs of temporary disk space is required on the drive where Windows is installed.
  
Bare Metal Restore File System/Volume Manager Support for Client
  • Listed in the table below are the available File Systems and Logical Volume Managers compatible with Bare Metal Restore 8.0 through 8.0.x. Support is conditional according to the published notes corresponding to the individual OS platforms.

    The table below contains scenarios that have been thoroughly tested with NetBackup. Due to the number of combinations, it is not possible to test all combinations for compatibility. If a particular scenario is not listed, it may work fine, but has not been explicitly tested by Veritas.

    Minimum NetBackup Level
    The information in this column is the minimum level of NetBackup that must be installed on the BMR Client to support the associated OS platform.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008” or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012” or "Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Foundation Edition, Essentials Edition, Standard Edition, and Datacenter Edition are supported.
    OS File Systems Volume Managers Striping, Mirroring, RAID Minimum NetBackup Level Notes
    Windows Server 2012 x64 (64-bit)FAT32, NTFS, ReFSWindows LDMAll8.0 
    Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 (64-bit)FAT32, NTFS, ReFSWindows LDMAll8.0 
  • Acronyms
    LDM - Logical Disk Manager
    LVM - Logical Volume Manager
    SFW - Storage Foundation for Windows
    SRT - Shared Resource Tool
    SVM - Solaris Volume Manager
    VxFS - Veritas File System
    VxVM - Veritas Volume Manager
  
Client Selections for Backup Policies for Client
  • The information in the Client Selection column of the table below is the client type that should be selected when installing NetBackup as a client on the Operating System/Version and Architecture listed in this table.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012" or "Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
    OS CPU Architecture NetBackup 8.0 Client Selection
    Windows Server 2012 and R2x86-64Windows-x64,Windows
    Windows Storage Server 2012 and R2x86-64Windows-x64,Windows
  
Deduplication Supported Operating Systems for Client
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012", or "Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Foundation Edition, Essentials Edition, Standard Edition, and Datacenter Edition are supported.
  • Media Server Deduplication (MSDP) is supported in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment on any cloud platform that meets minimum requirements. For additional details on minimum and recommended configurations see NetBackup Media Server Deduplication (MSDP) in the Cloud https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000004584.
    OS CPU Architecture Client Deduplication Minimum NetBackup Level
    Windows Server 2012 R2[1]x86-64Yes8.0
    Windows Server 2012[1]x86-64Yes8.0
Footnotes
  • 1. See the File System Compatibility table for support details regarding the Windows 2012 NTFS data deduplication feature, and the ReFS file system.
  
Database and Application Agent Compatibility for Client
  • About this document: This Software Compatibility List (SCL) document contains information for Veritas NetBackup 8.0 through 8.0.x. It covers Database and Application Agents that are supported on specific Operating Systems and CPU Architectures. It is divided into bookmarks on the left that can be expanded.
  • Database and application patch support: Major versions of database software have been qualified in Veritas Labs and are listed in the tables below. NetBackup supports minor versions, service packs, and patches of database software unless otherwise noted, with the exception of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Linux support: For Linux distributions shown in the tables below, NetBackup is supported on all "editions" and on all vendor GA updates (n.1, n.2, etc.) or service packs (SP1, SP2, etc.) unless otherwise noted in this document or in the NetBackup OS Compatibility List, http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842.
  • Database Appliances: 3rd party database hardware appliances are supported if the appliance OS/architecture and database software are listed in the Veritas NetBackup OS compatibility list http://www.veritas.com/docs/000040842 and in the Database and Application Agent compatibility list (this document). For example, some Oracle Exadata and Exalogic models are supported based upon this support statement. Please consult the vendor documentation to identify the embedded software versions.
  • End of life information: More information is available about certain NetBackup features, functionality, 3rd-party product integration, Veritas product integration, applications, databases, and OS platforms that Veritas intends to replace with newer and improved functionality, or in some cases, discontinue without replacement. Please see the SORT widget titled "NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans" at https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup.
Database Agents
  • The sections below contain information that is related to specific database agents and OS platforms.
  • SAP
    The NetBackup SAP Agent protects SAP Oracle environments by integrating with SAP BR*Tools. SAP BR*Tools may have a separate version from the SAP Kernel. Reference Technical Solution 51094 for details http://www.veritas.com/docs/000033132.
    SAP environments based on Microsoft SQL or DB2 databases are supported via the NetBackup Microsoft SQL and DB2 agents respectively.
    SAP supports Oracle and MAX-DB base environments.
  • Windows Server 2008
    When using a 32-bit OS on a x64 CPU the DB Agent is supported if the x86 CPU is listed in this compatibility list.
    Contents (for details click on the checkbox)
    Enterprise VaultIBM DB2IBM Lotus Domino
    Microsoft ExchangeMicrosoft SharePointMicrosoft SQL Server
    Oracle DatabaseSAP ASESAP MaxDB
    SAP OracleXBSA Extensible Client
  
Snapshot Client - General Information for Client
Snapshot Client
  • This section contains Snapshot Client compatibility information for Veritas NetBackup 8.x.x. It covers NetBackup Server (which includes Enterprise Server and Server), Client, and Snapshot Client.
  • Veritas supports standard unaltered kernel/Operating System levels. Should an issue arise on a revised kernel, Operating System, or virtual system environment, Veritas support may request the recreation of the problem with the standard operating environment distribution.
  • Veritas Storage Foundation Compatibility
  • Storage Foundation file system and volume manager are supported as the Snapshot Client stack based on Operating System requirements of the Storage Foundation product. For specific OS compatibility information regarding Storage Foundation, please see https://sort.veritas.com">"Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)".
  • FlashBackup policy limitation: The NetBackup FlashBackup policy is not supported on Veritas File System (VxFS) layout versions 8 and beyond, versions 7 and earlier are supported.
  • Third-Party Products
  • When a problem may be related to product(s) from a third-party vendor with whom Veritas has a cooperative or collaborative relationship on such product(s), then Veritas will work with that vendor in an attempt to resolve the problem, but resolution is not guaranteed. When Veritas does not have such a support relationship in place with the third-party vendor, or when the vendor ceases to support such product(s), then our ability to support Veritas Licensed Software operating with such vendor's product(s) may be limited, affected, or prevented (and such third party product(s) may cease to be part of Veritas-supported configuration(s)). Veritas support may be limited by the hardware or software vendor due to their support lifecycle. Should a vendor announce End of Support for a product, Veritas support may be limited.
  • Oracle Agent Support
  • Oracle ASM Environment is not supported.
Snapshot Client - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115691">"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.
  
Snapshot Client - VSS Snapshot Providers Support for Microsoft Windows Considerations for Client
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptions- Array vendor tables have been removed from this section as Veritas NetBackup has an open support policy for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshots.

    - Support is implied if an array vendor supplies and actively supports a VSS provider, or when using a Veritas Storage Foundation VxVM provider, or when using the Microsoft Default System provider.

    - Support includes Local, Alternate Client, FlashBackup-Windows Local, and FlashBackup-Windows Alternate Client snapshot methods.

    - Support extends to NetBackup application agents, Windows virtual machines using VMware RDM disks or Hyper-V Pass-Thru disks, and NetBackup for Hyper-V backups of VM snapshots.

    - Snapshot roll back (Snapshot Client Instant Recovery) is not supported, use the copy back method instead.

    - Consult with your array vendor on VSS provider availability.
  
Encryption and Security Solutions for Client
NetBackup Client Encryption
  • NetBackup Client Encryption is compatible with all disk storage units (DSU), tape drives, tape libraries, and virtual tape libraries supported by NetBackup.
  • Note: Any DSU type supported by NetBackup can be used with client encryption, although encryption prevents deduplication by Media Server Dedupe, OpenStorage devices, or VTLs.
  • NetBackup Client Encryption is supported on all NetBackup client platforms except OpenVMS, and is not supported with BMR or SAN client.
Symantec Security Information Manager
  • NetBackup Client is supported with Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM) v4.8 and later.
  
Active Directory Support for Client
  • Active Directory is supported via the standard Windows file system agent when specifying System State:\ or Shadow Copy Components:\. Since it is a part of the standard system components, backup and recovery of Active Directory is supported on all Windows server platforms which NetBackup supports as a client.
  • Active Directory Granular Restore is a special restore option enabled by a policy selection. This option is also supported on all platforms in which Active Directory is supported by NetBackup.
  • Where support is shown for “Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
  • In IPV6-enabled NetBackup 8.0 and later environments, Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) is not supported for Active Directory.
    Agent OS CPU Architecture OS Bit
    Active Directory Granular RestoreWindows Server 2012 R2x86-6464
    Active Directory Granular RestoreWindows Server 2012x86-6464
  
File System Compatibility for Client
  • NetBackup supports backing up file data on all POSIX compliant file systems. The table below represents the platform configurations that have been tested for compatibility with ACLs and other extended attributes. Unless otherwise noted in the table below, ACLs and other extended attributes are not supported.

    NetBackup has improved its integration with the Veritas File System (VxFS) product to ensure interoperability on all compatible VxFS versions. If you run a VxFS version that is older than VxFS 4.0 then you need to install new VxFS libraries on the client to back up the systems that run VxFS. You can search and download the appropriate VxFS libraries to your system from Patch Central on the Veritas Support Web site. See, https://sort.veritas.com/patch/finder.

    Note :
    • For Linux Operating Systems,the backup and restore of extended attributes set by the chattr command on XFS, ZFS, BTRFS etc. is not supported
    • Cross platform restore of extended attributes is not supported.
    File System ACL Other Extended Attributes or Named Data Streams Notes / Exceptions
    NTFSYesYesRegarding the Microsoft Windows Server data deduplication feature:
    - NTFS deduplication volume may be backed up to any type of storage unit.
    - Optimized Backup occurs for NTFS deduplication volumes when possible. Per Microsoft design, any restore from Optimized Backup is non-optimized. This means, after restore, files are in non-optimized form until the next optimization is run by the OS schedule. Be sure adequate space is available for restore.
    - By design, TIR is not supported on NTFS deduplication volumes.
    - FlashBackup is not supported with NTFS deduplication volumes.
    ReFSYesYesThe ReFS file system is supported with the following caveats:
    - The ReFS file system is not supported in a virtual environment.
    - Installing the NetBackup package on an ReFS volume is not supported.
    - Accelerator is fully supported with the ReFS file system.
    - Accelerator is supported with the ReFS file system in NetBackup 7.5.0.6, but not with "Change Journal" enabled.
    - Restoring files backed up from an NTFS file system, to an ReFS file system, is not supported. As a workaround, it is possible to restore to an NTFS file system, remove attributes not supported by ReFS, then copy files to the ReFS file system.
    - FlashBackup is not supported with the ReFS file system.
    - MSDP is not supported with the ReFS file system.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Web Browser Requirements
    Web Browser Versions Notes
    Microsoft Internet Explorer- 7.x, 8.x, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - IE 7.0 and later versions may display a security certificate warning page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling security certificate warnings permanently from browsers" instructions in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - It may not be possible to view reports, jobs, or audit data when exporting from IE 9.0. Alternatively, IE 9.0 may show a "Internet Explorer Cannot Download" error when exporting reports, jobs, or auditing data from OpsCenter.
    - Reference "Exporting OpsCenter reports or data with IE 9.0" instructions in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - Extra steps are required to access the OpsCenter console using Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 on a 32-bit Windows computer. For more information, see "About web browser considerations" in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - NetBackup 7.7.2 and later support OpsCenter with IE 11
    - The NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide and other Guides are available by selecting the appropriate NetBackup version link at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214
    Mozilla Firefox- 3.0, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 9.0.1 and above for OpsCenter 7.0 to 7.5.
    - 15.0 and later versions for OpsCenter 7.6 and later.
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - 27.0 and later versions for OpsCenter 8.0 and later
    - Mozilla Firefox may display an Untrusted Connection page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox" instructions in the Veritas OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Backup Product Support
  • There are two OpsCenter products: Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter and Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter Analytics.

    OpsCenter does not require any license and is included with the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server products. OpsCenter provides single deployment configuration and user interface for monitoring, alerting, and reporting functionality. It provides monitoring, management and administration capabilities for NetBackup as well as operational reporting for other products as designated in the following table.

    OpsCenter Analytics is the licensed version of OpsCenter. In addition to the features available in the unlicensed OpsCenter version, Analytics offers report customization, chargeback reporting and support for third-party data protection products as designated in the following table. The primary objectives of this product are to help organizations assess their compliance with business standards, e.g., service level agreements, and assist in effective business planning, e.g., future backup requirements via backup trend analysis.

    Listed in the table below are the backup and archiving products and versions supported by OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics.
    Backup Product Version Support Level Analytics License Required
    Veritas NetBackup7.7 and higher versionsAll supported NetBackup platforms by Remote Agent.
    Native OpsCenter agent for Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2) and Solaris 10 and 11.
    BCS customer are entitled to receive support for the legacy products until 2019. Refer to https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/business-critical-services/support-extensions-program.html
    No
    Veritas NetBackup ApplianceSee NetBackup Hardware Compatibility List for Appliance support information.
    http://www.veritas.com/docs/000025228
    Data collection happens automatically by NBSLNo
    Veritas NetBackup PureDisk6.2, 6.2.2, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.5.1.2, 6.6, 6.6.0.1, 6.6.0.2, 6.6.0.3, 6.6.1, 6.6.1.2, 6.6.3a, 6.6.5PureDisk supported platform (PDOS) by the OpsCenter integrated Agent. You do not need a separate Agent to collect data from PureDisk. You can use the inbuilt Agent of the OpsCenter Server for data collection.
    To create or configure the data collector, select the Agent that is installed as Integrated Agent.
    No
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Operating System Requirements
  • OpsCenter Analytics has the same Operating System requirements as OpsCenter.

    Check the Operating Systems server table for the exact version of NetBackup in which OpsCenter server support started.

    Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) support for OpsCenter 7.1 Server, OpsCenter 7.5 Server, OpsCenter 7.6 Server and OpsCenter 7.7.1 in cluster mode:
    VCS versions 4.3, 5.0 MP3 and 5.1 on Solaris
    VCS versions 4.2 RP2, 5.1 and 5.1 SP1 on Windows

    Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) support for OpsCenter 7.7.2 Server in cluster mode:
    VCS version 6.1 on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 2012 R2.

    OpsCenter Agent and OpsCenter View Builder installations are not supported in a cluster environment.
    32-bit View Builder binaries are used on 64-bit platforms.
    OS CPU Architecture OpsCenter Server OpsCenter Agent OpsCenter View Builder
    Windows 2012 R2x86-64YesYesYes
    Windows 2012x86-64YesYesYes

NetBackup OpsCenter Binary Size
    Approximate binary sizes for NetBackup OpsCenter Agent, Server, and ViewBuilder software.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture Agent Server ViewBuilder
    Windows Serverx86-64223MB689MB199MB
NetBackup OpsCenter Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Windows Server 2012x86-648 GB
  
NetBackup Administration Consoles
  • The NetBackup Java Administration Console is an interface to configure and manage NetBackup installed on the same machine. The interface can run on any NetBackup Java-capable system.

    The Backup Archive and Restore (BAR) console is an interface to the NetBackup client. The Backup, Archive, and Restore utility performs backups and archives for the system on which it is installed and restores for this system and other clients.

    For information on how to install the consoles mentioned above reference the NetBackup Installation Guides. And for information on usage reference the NetBackup Administrator's Guides.

    The table below is a list of the platforms that support the NetBackup-Java Administration Console and the Backup Archive and Restore Interface.
    Note,if a supported NetBackup client is not listed in the table below the client is supported for backup and restore, but it does not support any of the available graphical interfaces.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2", it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2016" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
  • Administrative consoles for supported versions of NetBackup are included in the NetBackup installation packages.
    Starting at version 8.1, console versions are installed for all versions of NetBackup that are not beyond their End of Support Life (EOSL).
    For information on supported versions of NetBackup see https://sort.veritas.com/eosl.
    OS CPU Architecture NetBackup-Java Administration Console Backup, Archive, and Restore Interface
    Windows Server 2012 R2x64YY
    Windows Server 2012x64YY
  
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 2017-05-25.
    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.
    2017-04-24Exchange 2007NetBackup for ExchangeWindowsAllAll8.0 
    2017-04-19SharePoint 2007NetBackup for SharePointWindowsAllAll8.0 
    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 
    2016-10-18SQL Server 2005NetBackup for Enterprise VaultWindowsAllAll7.7.3 
    2016-10-18SQL Server 2005NetBackup for SharePointWindowsAllAll7.7.3 
    2016-04-28SQL Server 2005NetBackup for SQL ServerWindowsAllAll7.7.3 
    2016-01-11BMR - XenServer supportClientAllAllAll7.7.3 
  
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