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NetBackup OpsCenter Version Compatibility
    For backup or archiving product version support, check the NetBackup OpsCenter Backup or Archiving Product Support section of this report and for details on agent deployment for different product versions consult the Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter Administration Guide.

    For NetBackup environments, the NetBackup OpsCenter Server must be at an equal or higher version than the NetBackup master server version that it monitors. For example, NetBackup OpsCenter 7.5.0.5 can monitor all NetBackup master server versions between 6.0 MP7 and 7.5.0.5. If you plan to upgrade both NetBackup master server and the NetBackup OpsCenter Server, it is recommended that you upgrade NetBackup OpsCenter Server before upgrading the NetBackup master server. By upgrading NetBackup OpsCenter Server before the NetBackup master server, NetBackup OpsCenter can start collecting data from the master server once it is added.

    For details, consult: Version Compatibility.
  
Late Breaking News - Available Hot Fixes
There are no hot fixes available for NetBackup OpsCenter 7.5.0.5 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
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Required Patches
Recommended PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
  
Patches for Operating System
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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 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[1]
    Windows 2008x86-64YesYesYes[1]
Footnotes
  • 1. NetBackup 7.6 and later does not support this feature on this platform.
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 7.X Level
    HP-UX 11.31IA646464Y7.0
    IBM AIX 5.3[1]POWER6464Y[2][3]7.0
    IBM AIX 6.1POWER6464Y[3]7.0
    IBM AIX 7.1POWER6464Y[4]7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2x86-323232Y[2]7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2x86-646464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1[5]x86-323232Y[2]7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1[5]x86-646464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2x86-646464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008x86-646464Y7.0
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012[6]x86-646464Y7.6
    Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10[7]x86-646464Y7.0
    Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11[8]x86-646464Y7.0
    Oracle Linux 5x86-646464Y[9]7.0
    Oracle Linux 6x86-646464Y[9]7.1
    Oracle Solaris 10SPARC6464Y7.0
    Oracle Solaris 10x86-646464Y7.0
    Oracle Solaris 11[10]SPARC6464Y[11]7.1
    Oracle Solaris 11[10]x86-646464Y[11]7.1
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4x86-64[12]6464Y7.0
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5x86-646464Y7.0
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6x86-646464Y[4]7.1
Footnotes
  • 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. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup 7.5.
  • 5. Windows Server Enterprise Edition is supported on SP1 and forward.
  • 6. See the File System Compatibility table for support details regarding the Windows 2012 NTFS data deduplication feature, and the ReFS file system.
  • 7. Supported from SP2 forward.
  • 8. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and later SPs requires NetBackup 7.1.0.4 or later.
  • 9. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup 7.6.
  • 10. Reference Article; TECH176441 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH176441 Reinstall information for Solaris 11.
  • 11. OpsCenter Managed Server support began in NetBackup 7.5.0.3
  • 12. NetBackup 7.5 and later does not support this Operating System on this CPU Architecture.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Backup or Archiving Product Support
  • There are two OpsCenter products: Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter and Symantec 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
    Symantec 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.
    No
    Symantec NetBackup ApplianceSee NetBackup Hardware Compatibility List for Appliance support information.
    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76495
    Data collection happens automatically by NBSLNo
    Symantec 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
    Symantec Backup Exec[1]11d, 12.0, 12.5, 2010, 2010 R2, 2010 R3
    NOTE: OpsCenter does not support Symantec 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.
    NOTE: OpsCenter 7.6 is the last version to support Backup Exec. Future OpsCenter releases will not collect data from Backup Exec servers or generate reports based on Backup Exec data.
    No
    Symantec Enterprise Vault[1]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[1]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[1]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
Footnotes
  • 1. 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 http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5332
    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
    - Mozilla Firefox may display an Untrusted Connection page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox" instructions in the Symantec OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
  
NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans
  • Symantec 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. Symantec 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 Symantec 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, Symantec will provide advanced notification as soon as possible as listed below. Symantec 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 Symantec products, applications, databases, and OS/Platforms for which Symantec 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 or minor release version is specified, the version 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 Symantec 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 Symantec Support Lifecycle Policy of all NetBackup versions, see http://www.symantec.com/support/support_fundamentals.jsp.

    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 2014-04-10.
    Date Added/Modified Feature/Functionality/OS/Platform NetBackup Area OS/Platform OS/Platform Version CPU Architecture Last Supported Release Notes
    2014-04-10NetBackup SearchNetBackup SearchAllAllAll7.6 
    2014-02-11NetWare Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and NetWare clientsAllAll7.6 
    2013-06-20Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 - backupsNetBackup for ExchangeWindowsAllAll7.5Backups no longer supported in 7.6.
    2013-06-20OpsCenter ThreatCon Security IntegrationOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Feature discontinued with no replacement planned.
    2013-06-20Backup Exec Tape ReaderMaster Server, Media ServerAllAllAll7.6Statement of direction for Backup Exec Tape Reader. http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH125836
    2013-06-20SQL Server 2000 - backupsNetBackup for SQL ServerAllAllAll7.5Backups no longer supported in 7.6.
    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
    2013-06-20SQL Server 2000 - restoresNetBackup for SQL ServerAllAllAll7.6Restores will no longer be supported in next major release.
    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.
    2013-06-20Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 - restoresNetBackup for ExchangeWindowsAllAll7.6Restores will no longer be supported in next major release.
    2013-06-2032-bit Windows OpsCenter Server SupportOpsCenter ServerWindowsAllx86-647.5 
    2013-06-20Backup Exec ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Backup Exec reporting will be handled by the Backup Exec Enterprise Server Option that includes the Central Admin Server Option.
    2013-06-20IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20EMC Legato NetWorker ReportingOpsCenter AnalyticsAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20OpsCenter View BuilderOpsCenterWindowsServer 2008x86-647.5The 32-bit version of View Builder on the Server 2008 platform is a planned EOL. Applies to both 2008 and 2008 R2.
    2013-06-20AFS Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and UNIX/Linux clientsAllAll7.6 
    2013-06-20OpsCenter NetBackup 6.x SupportOpsCenter AgentAllAllAll7.5 
    2013-06-20OS/2 Policy TypeMaster Server, ClientAll master server and OS/2 clientsAllAll7.6 
    2013-06-20Enterprise Vault ReportingOpsCenterAllAllAll7.5Enterprise Vault reporting will now be handled directly by Enterprise Vault in future versions of that product.