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3 years ago

Deployment of Veritas NetBackup on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

As customers adopt a multi-cloud strategy (public, private, and hybrid), the need to align services with key cloud characteristics, such as deployment, cost management, and scaling, is increasing.

Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a fully managed container orchestration service used to deploy, scale, and manage Docker containers and container-based applications in a cluster environment. AKS enables the provisioning, scaling, and upgrading of resources per requirement or demand without downtime in the Kubernetes cluster.

In addition to the traditional deployment of Veritas NetBackup in the cloud, customers can deploy NetBackup’s infrastructure in a native, extensible format for greater performance and resiliency and to optimize costs when using AKS.

NetBackup powered by Cloud Scale Technology delivers automation, artificial intelligence, and an elastic architecture to improve the agility and data security of any cloud, at any scale. Optimized for the cloud, NetBackup simplifies data management and delivers unmatched cyber resiliency, control, and visibility.

As a prerequisite to deploying Veritas NetBackup on Azure Kubernetes Services, you will need to:

  • Create Azure Container registry
  • Download Container images to the Azure Container registry
  • Create a user-assigned managed identity

The container images can be found here:

You will have to download all six images to the same Azure Container Registry:

  • NetBackup Operator
  • NetBackup Server
  • MSPD Meta Data
  • MSDP Controller
  • MSDP Engine
  • MSDP Operator

Figure 1.: Azure Marketplace – Veritas NetBackup powered by Cloud Scale Technology – Container Images

Once you downloaded all images, you will use the Veritas NetBackup powered by Cloud Scale Technology – Deployment on AKS, to deploy the images in an integrated manner.

Now you can start configuring the parameters for each NetBackup component, you will go through the Basics, Cluster Configuration, Primary Server Details, Media Server Details, and Storage Server Details.

The typical deployment, which consists of one primary server, one media server with two replicas and one MSDP (Storage Server) with four replicas will take approximately 45 minutes until the environment is fully up and running.

After that, your Veritas NetBackup on Azure Kubernetes Service is ready to start protecting your workloads.

For more information about Veritas NetBackup deployment on Azure Kubernetes Service, check the following links:

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