Veritas Flex Appliance 5340: Administration

  • Tuition USD $2,400
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1140 Ratings
  • Course Code FLA-5340-ADMIN
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

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.

Skills Gained

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.

Who Can Benefit

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 Details


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

Course Outline

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 an initial 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: Configuring DNS Settings.
  • Exercise G: Adding and removing a node from the Hosts file.
  • Exercise H: 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: Adding tenants, editing them and removing them
  • Exercise B: Adding a local user
  • Exercise C: Importing an Active Directory user
  • Exercise D: Authenticating with an Active Directory group

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: Creating application instances
  • Exercise B: Managing 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: View node information
  • Exercise B: View Primary and Expansion Storage shelf information
  • Exercise C: View system data

Reconfiguring the Flex Appliance

  • Performing a factory reset


  • Exercise A: Performing a Factory reset
  • Exercise B: Recovering storage data after a factory reset
  • Exercise C: Performing a Storage reset
  • Exercise D: Deleting a node from a multi-node appliance deployment

Flex Appliance: Upgrades and rollbacks

  • Flex Appliance: Upgrades
  • Flex Appliance: Rollbacks

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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