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

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

Upgrade Information
Get ready for a newer version of NetBackup OpsCenter (8.0)
Procedure Overview:
    Install the required patches. See the Patches section below for the relevant patches for this platform.

    Be sure to review the 7.5 Late Breaking News.
Compatibility between NetBackup versions
Compatibility between NetBackup versions
  • Veritas maintains a policy by which NetBackup can deliver various release levels to accommodate customer needs. The NetBackup family of software and appliance products uses the following release types and version number schemes:
  • • A major release is the first in a series of releases. This release type contains new features, enhancements, platform support, and a complete set of the latest product documentation.
    • A minor release is a single-dot release that follows a major release, for example 2.7 or 7.7. This release type contains much of the same requirements as a major release. It contains a smaller set of new features and enhancements, new platform support, and a complete set of the latest product documentation.
    • A software update release is a double-dot release, for example 2.7.1 or 7.7.1. This release type may contain a few new features and enhancements along with many product fixes. Only those documents that are applicable to the new features or enhancements are updated and republished.
    • A maintenance release is a triple-dot release, for example or This release type is primarily comprised of a number of fixes that are developed to address issues in major, minor, and software update releases. It may also contain a small number of new features, enhancements, and platform support. The only documentation that is provided for this release type is a readme text file and a new version of the NetBackup Release Notes. Both files are online-only and are made available on the Veritas Support website.
  • For compatibility between major versions, the latest available release of NetBackup is compatible with media servers and clients that run a release of NetBackup that is up to one major version behind. However, this compatibility ceases to be supported in any configuration once the previous major version has reached its End of Support Life.
  • NetBackup does not support any scenario where a media server or client runs a minor release version or software release update version that is higher than that of their Master server.
    For more information, refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and the NetBackup Upgrade Guide: .
    NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Client,, 7.0.1
    7.1, 7.1.0.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.1, 7.1.0.x7.07.0
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.07.0
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.5 , 7.5.0.x7.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.07.0
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.6, 7.6.0.x7.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.07.0
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    7.6.1 , 7.6.1.x7.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x, 7.6.1
  • Other general rules for major, minor, and release update compatibility:
    • OpsCenter/OpsCenter Analytics must always be running the same or higher major, minor, release update or maintenance patch as the master servers in the environment.
    • All components (master, media, client, console, and agent) on an individual system must be at the same version.
    • Backup images created under an older version of NetBackup will always be recoverable with a newer version of NetBackup
    • A new feature may not be functional until the master, media and client are updated.
    • Administration Consoles cannot be at an earlier version than the NetBackup server version they connect to via the "change server" functionality in the console
Late Breaking News - Available Hot Fixes
There are no hot fixes available for NetBackup OpsCenter on this platform.
For known issues on other platforms and issues for which there is not a hot fix, consult the Late Breaking News documentation:
Patches for NetBackup OpsCenter
Get ready for a newer version of NetBackup OpsCenter (8.0)
Required Patches
Recommended PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
Patches for Operating System
Required PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
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 and OpsCenter 7.6 Server 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

    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 2008 R2x86-64YesYesYes
    Windows 2008x86-64YesYesYes
NetBackup OpsCenter Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    Windows Server 2008x86-648 GB
NetBackup Servers Managed By NetBackup OpsCenter
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Bits OpsCenter Managed Server Minimum NetBackup Level
    Hewlett HP-UX 11.31IA646464Y7.0
    IBM AIX 5.3[1]POWER6464Y[2][3]7.0
    IBM AIX 6.1[4][5]POWER6464Y[3]7.0
    IBM AIX 7.1[6][5]POWER6464Y[7]7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2x86-32[8]3232Y[2]7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2x86-64[8]6464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1[9]x86-32[8]3232Y[2]7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1[9]x86-64[8]6464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2x86-646464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008x86-646464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2[10]x86-646464Y7.6.0.3
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012[10]x86-646464Y7.6
    Oracle Linux 5x86-646464Y[11]7.0
    Oracle Linux 6x86-646464Y[11]7.1
    Oracle Linux 7x86-646464Y7.6.1.2
    Oracle Solaris 10[12]SPARC6464Y7.0
    Oracle Solaris 10[12]x86-646464Y7.0
    Oracle Solaris 11[13]SPARC6464Y[14]7.1
    Oracle Solaris 11[13]x86-646464Y[14]7.1
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4x86-64[15]6464Y7.0
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5x86-646464Y7.0
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6x86-64[16]6464Y[7]7.1
    SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10[17]x86-64[18]6464Y7.0
    SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11x86-64[19]6464Y7.0
  • 1. NetBackup 7.6 and later does not support this operating system on this CPU architecture.
  • 2. NetBackup 7.6 and later does not support OpsCenter Managed Server on this platform.
  • 3. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup 7.0.1.
  • 4. AIX 6.1 TL9 SP1 and later support began in NetBackup 7.7.
  • 5. The installation or upgrade of NetBackup 7.5 or NetBackup 7.6 may stop responding on some versions of AIX. See for details.
  • 6. Support for AIX 7.1 TL4 started in 7.7.2
  • 7. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup 7.5.
  • 8. NetBackup 7.7 and later does not support this operating system on this CPU architecture.
  • 9. Windows Server Enterprise Edition is supported on SP1 and forward.
  • 10. See the File System Compatibility table for support details regarding the Windows 2012 NTFS data deduplication feature, and the ReFS file system.
  • 11. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup 7.6.
  • 12. Supported on Update 4 (08/07) and forward.
  • 13. Reference Article; TECH176441 Reinstall information for Solaris 11.
  • 14. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup
  • 15. NetBackup 7.5 and later does not support this operating system on this CPU architecture.
  • 16. NetBackup and later support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 update 8.
  • 17. Supported from SP2 forward.
  • 18. NetBackup 7.7.1 and later does not support this operating system on this CPU architecture.
  • 19. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and later SPs requires NetBackup or later.
NetBackup OpsCenter Backup or Archiving 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 or Archiving Product Version Support Level Analytics License Required
    Veritas NetBackup6.0 MP7 and higher versions, 6.5 and higher versions, 7.0 and higher versions, 7.5 and higher versions, 7.6All supported NetBackup platforms by Remote Agent.
    Native OpsCenter agent for Windows 2003 (SP2 and R2), Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2) and Solaris 10 and 11.
    Note: NetBackup 7.0 and greater versions do require OpsCenter Agent for Capacity Licensing and Breakup Jobs data collection. Note: OpsCenter 7.6 is the last version to support NetBackup 6.x. Future OpsCenter releases will not manage or generate historical reports for NetBackup 6.x Master Servers.
    Veritas NetBackup ApplianceSee NetBackup Hardware Compatibility List for Appliance support information.
    Data collection happens automatically by NBSLNo
    Veritas NetBackup PureDisk6.2, 6.2.2, 6.5, 6.5.1,, 6.6,,,, 6.6.1,, 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.
    Veritas Backup Exec[1]11d, 12.0, 12.5, 2010, 2010 R2, 2010 R3
    NOTE: OpsCenter does not support Veritas Backup Exec running on NetWare.
    All supported Backup Exec platforms by Remote Agent. Native agent on backup servers on Windows 2003 (SP2 and R2), Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2).
    Data collection is possible only with a licensed version of OpsCenter.
    NOTE: Starting in NetBackup 7.1, OpsCenter supports data collection from Backup Exec software installed on a 64-bit Windows machine.
    Veritas Enterprise Vault[2]7.5, 8.0, 9.0 10.0All supported Enterprise Vault platforms by Remote Agent. Native agent on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 (where Enterprise Vault database resides) on Windows 2003 (SP2 and R2), Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2).No
    EMC Legato NetWorker[2]7.3Native agent on backup servers on Windows 2003 (SP2 and R2), Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2), Solaris 9 and 10.Yes
    IBM Tivoli Storage Manager[2]5.3, 5.4, 5.5All supported TSM platforms by Remote Agent. Native agent on backup servers on Windows 2003 (SP2 and R2), Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2), Solaris 9 and 10.Yes
  • 1. NetBackup 7.7 and later does not support this Backup or Archiving Product.
  • 2. NetBackup 7.6 and later does not support this Backup or Archiving Product.
NetBackup OpsCenter Web Browser Requirements
    Web Browser Versions Notes
    Microsoft Internet Explorer- 7.x, 8.x, 9.0, 10.0
    - 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 6,7,or 8 on a 32-bit Windows computer. For more information, see "About web browser considerations" in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - The NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide and other Guides are available by selecting the appropriate NetBackup version link at
    Mozilla Firefox- 3.0, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 9.0.1 and above for OpsCenter 7.0 to 7.5.
    - 15.x-38.x for OpsCenter 7.6 and later
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - Mozilla Firefox may display an Untrusted Connection page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox" instructions in the Veritas OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - Firefox 39.x or later throws connection error ssl_error_weak_server_ephemeral_dh_key for OpsCenter 7.6.x or earlier.
    - 39.x-latest for OpsCenter 7.7 and later
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

    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 2016-10-18.
    Date Added/Modified Feature/Functionality/OS/Platform NetBackup Area OS/Platform OS/Platform Version CPU Architecture Last Supported Release Notes
    2016-10-18SQL Server 2005NetBackup for SharePointWindowsAllAll7.7.3 
    2016-10-18SQL Server 2005NetBackup for Enterprise VaultWindowsAllAll7.7.3 
    2016-04-28SQL Server 2005NetBackup for SQL ServerWindowsAllAll7.7.3 
    2016-04-13Backup Exec Tape ReaderMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1Statement of direction for Backup Exec Tape Reader -
    2016-01-11BMR - XenServer supportClientAllAllAll7.7.3 
    2014-12-12Windows 2003AllWindowsAllAll7.6.1Based on Microsoft EOL of Windows 2003
    2014-12-12OpsCenter NetBackup 6.x SupportOpsCenter AgentAllAllAll7.6 
    2014-12-12OS/2 Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and OS/2 clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Exchange Server 2003 - backupsNetBackup for ExchangeWindowsAllx86-647.5Backups no longer supported in 7.6.
    2014-12-12Exchange Server 2003 - restoresNetBackup for ExchangeWindowsAllx86-647.6.1 
    2014-12-12NetWare Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and NetWare clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12SQL Server 2000 - restoresNetBackup for SQL ServerWindowsAllAll7.6 
    2014-12-12SQL Server 2000 - backupsNetBackup for SQL ServerWindowsAllAll7.5Backups no longer supported in 7.6.
    2014-12-12NetBackup SearchNetBackup SearchAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12AFS Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and UNIX/Linux clientsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Exchange 2003NetBackup for ExchangeWindowsAllx86-647.6.1 
    2014-12-12Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g supportNetBackup for OracleAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12All SQL 2005 releases other than SP4NetBackup for SQL ServerWindowsAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Sybase 12NetBackup for SybaseAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Menu interfaces (bpadm and vmadm)Master Server, Media ServerAll master and media serverAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Sybase 12.5NetBackup for SybaseAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12Support for Nirvanix as a cloud storage platform.Media ServerAllAllAll7.6.1 
    2014-12-12NetBackup Windows MFC Administration ConsoleMaster Server, Media ServerWindowsAllAll7.6.1The NetBackup Windows MFC Administration Console will no longer be available after the NetBackup v7.6.1 release. The replacement technology will be an improved Java Administration Console user interface. The Windows Backup and Recovery (client) User Interface will continue to ship.
    2014-12-12Backup Exec ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.6.1Backup Exec reporting will be handled by the Backup Exec Enterprise Server Option that includes the Central Admin Server Option.
    2013-06-20EMC Legato NetWorker ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20Remote-EMM and Shared-EMM server configurationsMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.5Stop supporting the use of shared EMM/NBDB across multiple NetBackup domains/master servers
    2013-06-2032-bit Windows OpsCenter Server SupportOpsCenter ServerWindowsAllx86-647.5 
    2013-06-20OpsCenter ThreatCon Security IntegrationOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Feature discontinued with no replacement planned.
    2013-06-20VMware Agent VCB Backup and RestoreNetBackup for VMwareAllAllAll7.5Replaced with VMware API's for Data Protection (VADP) integrated support as a direct replacement.
    2013-06-20Enterprise Vault ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Enterprise Vault reporting will now be handled directly by Enterprise Vault in future versions of that product.