Veritas Flex Appliance 5340: Administration (FLEXAPP)


Course Overview

The Veritas Flex Appliance 5340: Administration course is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for deploying, configuring, operating, managing, and maintaining Veritas Flex appliances.

This course covers how to configure Flex appliances using containers. Students learn how to set up and work with the Flex Appliance. Students also learn how to modify settings, manage users, monitor, reconfigure the Flex appliance, and how to upgrade and rollback the Flex appliance.

Who should attend

This course is designed for technical professionals responsible for the design, configuration, operation, monitoring, and management of the Veritas Flex Appliance.


Students must have working knowledge of Veritas NetBackup and Veritas NetBackup appliances. Knowledge of clustering, storage management, and networking is also required. Students also must have experience in Unix system administration.

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Veritas Flex appliance and its hardware and software components.
  • Describe the fundamentals of Flex appliance containers, its implementation, and the advantages of running NetBackup in container.
  • Set up the Veritas Flex appliance.
  • Work with the Flex appliance Web console.
  • Modify Flex appliance settings using Flex Shell commands.
  • Manage Flex appliance tenants and users.
  • Create and manage application instances.
  • Monitor Flex appliance.
  • Perform factory reset and storage reset to reconfigure Flex appliance.
  • Upgrade and rollback the Flex appliance.

Course Content

Introducing the Veritas Flex Appliance
  • Veritas Flex Appliance: Introduction
  • Flex Appliance 5340 hardware
  • Flex Appliance 5340 software
  • Flex Appliance 5340 Management and Monitoring
Understanding Flex Appliance Containers
  • Container fundamentals
  • Docker Basics
  • Flex Appliance 5340: Container implementation
  • Running NetBackup in a container: Advantages
Setting up and working with the Veritas Flex Appliance
  • Setting up the Veritas Flex Appliance
  • Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell
  • Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Console
  • Troubleshooting Flex Appliance Web Console errors
  • Exercise A: Performing an initial configuration of Flex Appliance node1
  • Exercise B: Performing network configuration of Flex Appliance node2
  • Exercise C: Adding Flex Appliance node2 as an additional node to Flex Appliance node1
  • Exercise D: Accessing and navigating the Flex Appliance Shell
  • Exercise E: Accessing and navigating the Flex Appliance Console
Modifying Veritas Flex Appliance settings
  • Configuring the network
  • Exercise A: Creating a network bond – bond0
  • Exercise B: Creating a network bond – bond1
  • Exercise C: Configuring a network interface: bond0
  • Exercise D: Configuring a network interface with VLAN tagging: bond1
  • Exercise E: Configuring NTP server on Flex Appliance nodes
  • Exercise F: Adding and removing a node from the Hosts file
  • Exercise G: Deleting a network bond – bond1
Managing Flex Appliance Users
  • Working with Tenants
  • Managing Users
  • Using Active Directory user credentials with the Flex Appliance
  • Exercise A: Working with tenants
  • Exercise B: Managing Flex Appliance console users
Working with the Flex Appliance
  • Managing applications and upgrade packages in the repository
  • Creating application instances
  • Managing application instances
  • Veritas Flex Appliance: Multiple network support
  • Instance upgrade
  • Exercise A: Add application packages in the repository
  • Exercise B: Create a NetBackup master and media server instance
  • Exercise C: Upgrade application instances
  • Exercise D: Manage application instances
Monitoring the Flex Appliance
  • AutoSupport and Call Home
  • Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
  • Scanning and adding storage
  • Troubleshooting
  • Exercise A: Viewing and configuring Call Home settings
  • Exercise B: Deleting and disabling Call Home setting
  • Exercise C: Viewing appliance status
  • Exercise D: Viewing appliance storage information
  • Exercise E: Gathering device logs
Reconfiguring the Flex Appliance
  • Performing a factory reset
  • Exercise A: Removing an existing node from a multi-node appliance setup
  • Exercise B: Performing a factory reset
  • Exercise C: Performing a storage reset
Flex Appliance: Upgrades and rollbacks
  • Flex Appliance: Upgrades
  • Flex Appliance: Rollbacks

This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer them into your working environment.

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

3 days

  • on request

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.