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This OST Plug-in Installation Guide is focused on how to install and un-install the OST plug-in on NetBackup Media Server and NetBackup Appliance running the various operating systems.  For information on InfiniGuard and NetBackup OST configuration and operation, refer to the InfiniGuard 3.0 Configuration and Best Practices Guide for Veritas NetBackup and InfiniGuard 3.0 User Guide, linked in the document center below.

Documentation and reference

Infinidat InfiniGuard 3.0 Documentation Center

InfiniGuard 3.0 User Guide
InfiniGuard 3.0 Configuration and Best Practices Guide for Veritas NetBackup

InfiniGuard OST Plugin Installation Instructions

OST Plug-In Compatibility Information

The OST plug-in is based on Veritas OpenStorage API specification Version 9.4.2 and 11.1. The following components are required for OST operation with the InfiniGuard:

  • Veritas NetBackup 7.5 or later
  • Veritas NetBackup 52xx Appliance version 2.7.1 or later
  • Veritas NetBackup 53xx Appliance version 2.7.1 or later

Operating System Support

The InfiniGuard OST plug-in contains support for the following systems:

  • Windows support:
    • Windows 2008 R2 64-bit
    • Windows 2012 64-bit
    • Windows 2012 R2 64-bit
    • Windows 2016 64-bit
    • Windows 2019 64-bit
  • Linux support:
    • RedHat Linux 6 x86 64-bit
    • RedHat Linux 7 x86 64-bit
    • RedHat Linux 8 x86 64-bit
    • SUSE11 Linux x86 64-bit
    • SUSE12 Linux x86 64-bit
    • SUSE15 Linux x86 64-bit
  • Appliance Support:
    • Veritas NBU 52xx/53xx Appliance RedHat Linux (2.7.1 or later)

General OST plugin guidelines

The following list provides general guidelines for OST Plug-in:

  • A host can only have a single OST plug-in installed at a time. (Multiple hosts with different installed plug-in versions are supported.)
  • It is required to use the InfiniGuard OST plug-in with InfiniGuard systems for backups and optimized duplication.
  • Refer to the release notes for your InfiniGuard version for more information on replication, OST, and optimized duplication compatibility.

OST and NetBoost data encryption Files

The InfiniGuard Software requires the certificate and key files to be installed on the InfiniGuard and media servers if any encryption method is selected (AES 128, AES 256, or TLS with AES 256).
OST and InfiniGuard NetBoost data encryption options are available at Configuration > System > Security > Data Encryption page on the InfiniGuard DDE.

  • You can install new certificate and key files at any time, as long as there are no active network connections between the OST media server and the InfiniGuard.
  • Upon the selection of any of the available encryption types (AES 128, AES 256, TLS with AES 256), all OST data streams will be encrypted.
  • If no encryption option is selected, neither InfiniGuard NetBoost or OST data will be encrypted.

Installing the OST Plug-in

The following sections provide instructions for installing the OST plug-in on each operating system.            

Download the OST Client Plug-in

To download the NetBoost for NetBackup OST Plug-in: from the InfiniGuard Admin console, click  Infinidat support site>InfiniGuard plug-ins and download the NetBoost OST plug-in for the operating system of the Media Server it will be installed on.

Install the OST Plug-in for RedHat Linux 64-bit

Uninstall older OST plug-ins if already installed. See, Uninstalling the OST Plug-In.
To install the plug-in:

  1. Stop the NetBackup processes.

  2. Create a temporary directory, such as /usr/tmp/INFINIDATplugins.

  3. Move or download INFINIDATOSTPluginxR_x86.64.tar to /usr/tmp/INFINIDATplugins.

  4. Extract the files using /bin/tar xvf INFINIDATOSTPluginlinuxR_x86.64.tar.

  5. Move the plug-in using:
    mv libstspiINFINIDAT.so /usr/openv/lib/ost-plugins/
    mv libstspiINFINIDATMT.so /usr/openv/lib/ost-plugins/

  6. Move the configuration file using: /bin/mkdir -p /usr/INFINIDAT; /bin/mv INFINIDATPlugin.conf /usr/INFINIDAT

Certificate files for encryption must be installed when any method of encryption is used. Move the certificate files using the following commands:

It is recommended that custom certificate files be installed to provide maximum encryption security. Use of the default certificate files provided by Infinidat is not recommended. It is recommended to back up any previous files that may be found on these directories. The certificate files should be the same as the certificate files installed on the InfiniGuard using the Configuration > System > Security > Data Encryption

/bin/mv cacert.pem /usr/INFINIDAT
/bin/mv cert.pem /usr/INFINIDAT
/bin/mv key.pem /usr/INFINIDAT

8. (Optional) Delete the temporary directory created in step 2. In this example it is: rm -rf /usr/tmp/INFINIDATplugin

9. Restart the NetBackup processes to initiate backups and restores.

The OST Plug-in is installed.

Install the OST Plug-in for SUSE Linux 64-bit

If older OST plug-ins are already installed, you must uninstall them first. See, Uninstalling the OST Plug-In.
To install the plug-in:

  1. Stop the NetBackup processes.
  2. Create a temporary directory, such as /usr/tmp/INFINIDATplugins.
  3. Move or download INFINIDATOSTPluginlinuxS_x86.64.tar to /usr/tmp/INFINIDATplugins.
  4. Extract the files using /bin/tar xvf INFINIDATOSTPluginlinuxS_x86.64.tar.
  5. Move the plug-in using:
    mv libstspiINFINIDAT.so /usr/openv/lib/ost-plugins/
    mv libstspiINFINIDATMT.so /usr/openv/lib/ost-plugins/
  6. Move the configuration file using:
    /bin/mkdir -p /usr/INFINIDAT; /bin/mv INFINIDATPlugin.conf /usr/INFINIDAT
  7. Certificate files for encryption must be installed when any method of encryption is used. Move the certificate files using the following commands: 

It is recommended that custom certificate files be installed to provide maximum encryption security. Use of the default certificate files provided by Infinidat is not recommended. It is recommended to back up any previous files that may be found on these directories. The certificate files should be the same as the certificate files installed on the InfiniGuard using the Configuration > System > Security > Data Encryption

/bin/mv cacert.pem /usr/INFINIDAT
/bin/mv cert.pem /usr/INFINIDAT
/bin/mv key.pem /usr/INFINIDAT

8. (Optional) Delete the temporary directory created in step 2. In this example it is:  rm -rf /usr/tmp/INFINIDATplugins

9. Restart the NetBackup processes to initiate backups and restores.

The OST Plug-in is installed.

Install the OST Plug-in for Windows 2008/2012/2016/2019

If older OST plug-ins are already installed, you must uninstall them first.  See, Uninstalling the OST Plug-In


Caution

  • Installing a new plug-in on Windows overwrites the existing C:\libstspiINFINIDAT.iniconfiguration file. If you have made custom changes to the original file, please make a copy of the file prior to installing the new plug-in.
  • After installing the plug-in, you must manually reconfigure your custom settings in the new plug-in .ini file. You can use the older .ini file as a reference to do this. However, do not overwrite the new plug-in .ini file with the older file.

To install the plug-in:

  1. Run INFINIDATOSTPluginWinX64.msi (64-bit).
    Follow the instructions given by the installation wizard to complete the installation.
  2. During installation, the Infinidat default certificate files are installed on the InfiniGuard %WINDIR\INFINIDAT directory. These files are needed if the TLS with AES 256 encryption option for NetBoost is enabled.
    If you want to use custom certificates, first make a backup of the default certificates located in the %WINDIR\INFINIDAT directory. Then copy the custom certificates into this directory.

The OST Plug-in is installed.

Install the OST Plug-in on NetBackup 52xx/53xx Appliance (2.7.1 and later)

If older OST plug-ins are already installed, you must uninstall them first. See, Uninstalling the OST Plug-In
To install an OST plug-in on a Veritas NetBackup™ 52xx/53xx Appliance, please refer to the Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Administrators Guide at https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US.html

Uninstalling the OST Plug-In

Uninstalling Linux OST Plug-in

To uninstall the OST Plug-in:

  1. Wait until all NetBackup jobs are finished and then stop the NetBackup processes.
  2. Remove older plug-ins by running the following commands:
    • /bin/rm /usr/openv/lib/ost-plugins/libstspiINFINIDAT*
    • /bin/rm /usr/INFINIDAT/INFINIDATPlugin.conf
    • /bin/rm /usr/INFINIDAT/*.pem

Uninstalling the Windows OST Plug-in

To uninstall the Windows OST NetBackup Plug-in:

A note on preparing for un-installation:

Uninstalling the OST Plug-in removes the existing certificates, and installing a new OST Plug-in installs the factory default certificates.
Before uninstalling the plug-in, make a copy of any custom certificates in the %WINDIR\INFINIDAT directory, then restore the custom certificates to this location after installing a new plug-in.

  1. Wait until all the NetBackup jobs are finished, then stop NetBackup processes.
  2. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and select Infinidat OST Plug-in for Windows.
  3. Click Remove to start the un-installation process.

Uninstall NetBackup 52xx/53xx Appliance Plug-in

To uninstall an OST plug-in on a Veritas NetBackup™ 52xx/53xx Appliance, please refer to the Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Administrators Guide at https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US.html.





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