Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1 SP1 Administrator's Guide - Windows

Article:DOC2441  |  Created: 2010-08-12  |  Updated: 2010-11-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2441
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Table of Contents:
About Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows products
General features
SFW's configuration solutions
Optional advanced features
Veritas FlashSnap option
Veritas Dynamic Multi-pathing option
Veritas Volume Replicator option
Veritas cluster option for Microsoft Clustering
Veritas Global Cluster Option
Software components
Advantages of dynamic volumes
SFW's software RAID
What is RAID?
SFW and Virtual Disk Service (VDS)
Choosing RAID levels
Hardware and software RAID
Overview
Function overview
Basic and dynamic disks
Basic and dynamic volumes
Disk groups
Dynamic volume components
Access Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
Accessing VEA through the Windows start menu
Accessing VEA through the Windows computer management window
Disabling write caches and HBA caches
Disconnecting from a server
Understanding the conditions for remote connection
Review the Veritas Enterprise Administrator GUI
Configure basic disks (Optional)
About basic disks
Upgrading basic disks to dynamic
Create dynamic disk groups
Considerations when changing a basic disk to dynamic
Steps for creating a dynamic disk group
Making storage available after system startup
Create dynamic volumes
Background information
Steps for creating a dynamic volume
Dynamic volume types
Set up a dynamic boot and system volume (Optional)
Configure VCS and program options
SFW HA
Veritas cluster option for Microsoft Clustering
Veritas Dynamic Multi-pathing option (DMP)
Veritas FlashSnap option
Veritas Volume Replicator option (VVR)
Additional SFW HA options
Set desired preferences
Hot relocation settings
Event notification settings
S.M.A.R.T. monitoring for a disk
Capacity monitoring for volumes
Task throttling
Configuration task performance tuning
Track alignment settings
Protecting your SFW configuration with vxcbr
Guidelines for running SFW
Overview
Viewing disks and volumes
Storage Foundation general preferences
The URL bar
The Toolbar
The Perspective bar
Systems perspective
The left pane
The right pane
The lower pane
The disk view
Disk view overview
Options for graphical views
Expanded view
Search
Conducting a search
Using saved queries
Creating search reports
Assistant perspective
Logs perspective
Configuring SFW
Control Panel perspective
Log settings
Rule Manager
Configuration backup
Historical statistics
SMTP configuration
System settings
Task settings
Track alignment
Overview
Adding storage
Add a new disk to your system
Add a disk signature to a disk
Add a disk to a dynamic disk group
Create new volumes
Disk tasks
Remove a disk from a dynamic disk group
Remove a disk from the computer
Offline a disk
Update disk information by using rescan
Set disk usage
Evacuate disk
Replace disk
Changing the internal name of a disk
Renaming an enclosure
Work with removable media
Working with disks that support thin provisioning
View disk properties
Veritas Disk ID (VDID)
General Partition/Volume tasks
Delete a volume
Delete a partition or logical drive
Shredding a volume
Refresh drive letter, file system, and partition or volume information
Add, change, or remove a drive letter or path
Renaming a mirror (plex)
Changing the internal name of a volume
Mount a volume at an empty folder (Drive path)
View all drive paths
Format a partition or volume with the file system command
Cancel format
Change file system options on a partition or volume
Set a volume to read only
Check partition or volume properties
Expand a dynamic volume
Expand a partition
Shrink a dynamic volume
Basic disk and volume tasks
What can you do with a basic disk?
Converting the partition style of a disk
Create primary and extended partitions
New logical drives
Mark a partition as active
Change a basic disk to dynamic
Troubleshoot basic disks and volumes
Overview
Basic and dynamic disk groups
Moving dynamic disk groups between computers
Primary and secondary dynamic disk groups
Cluster disks and cluster dynamic disk groups
Private dynamic disk group protection
Delete a dynamic disk group
Recommended method for deleting a disk group
Alternative method for deleting a disk group
Upgrade a dynamic disk group version
Converting a Microsoft Disk Management Disk Group
Importing a dynamic disk group to a cluster disk group
Rename a dynamic disk group
Detaching and attaching dynamic disks
Detaching dynamic disks
Attaching dynamic disks
Importing and deporting dynamic disk groups
Deport a dynamic disk group
Import a dynamic disk group
Partitioned shared storage with private dynamic disk group protection
Create a new dynamic disk group with private dynamic disk group protection
Add private dynamic disk group protection to an existing dynamic disk group
Remove private dynamic disk group protection from a dynamic disk group
Dynamic disk group properties
Troubleshooting problems with dynamic disk groups
Overview
About iSNS servers
Configuring an iSCSI SAN with SFW
Considering prerequisites
Setting up an iSCSI SAN
Using SFW vxdg latestart for iSCSI
Managing an iSCSI SAN with SFW
Managing with the VEA Console
About the iSCSI initiators node
About multiple sessions
About the iSCSI arrays node
About the iSNS server node
Overview
Event monitoring and notification
Alert log
Severity levels
Log configuration
Event notification
Accessing the Rule Manager utility
Preliminary setup
Steps for creating rules
Accessing the SFW SNMP MIB files
Disk monitoring
Capacity monitoring
Automatic volume growth
Configuring Automatic Volume Growth in a cluster environment
Automatic volume growth script for volume capacity monitoring
SMTP configuration for email notification
Overview
Mirroring
About mirroring
Two methods for creating a mirror
Break or remove a mirror
Break mirror
Remove mirror
Set the mirrored volume read policy
Mirror a dynamic boot or system volume
Reactivate a mirrored volume
Repair a mirrored volume
RAID-5 and RAID 0+1
RAID-5
RAID 0+1
Hot relocation
Hot relocation overview
Hot relocation setup summary
Hot relocation mode
Customize target disks with set disk usage
Undo hot relocation
Clear hot relocation information
Dirty region logging (DRL) and RAID-5 logging
Dirty region logging for mirrored volumes
RAID-5 logging
Add a log
Remove a log
Dynamic relayout
Examples of dynamic relayout
Detailed steps for dynamic relayout
Overview
Using disk and volume status information
Disk status descriptions
Volume status descriptions
SFW error symbols
Resolving common problem situations
Bring an offline dynamic disk back to an imported state
Bring a basic disk back to an online state
Remove a disk from the computer
Bring a foreign disk back to an online state
Bring a basic volume back to a healthy state
Bring a dynamic volume back to a healthy state
Repair a volume with degraded data after moving disks between computers
Deal with a provider error on startup
Commands or procedures used in troubleshooting and recovery
Refresh command
Rescan command
Replace disk command
Merge foreign disk command
Reactivate disk command
Reactivate volume command
Repair volume command for dynamic RAID-5 volumes
Repair volume command for dynamic mirrored volumes
Starting and stopping the Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Service
Accessing the CLI history
Additional troubleshooting issues
Disk issues
Volume issues
Disk group issues
Connection issues
Issues related to boot or reboot
Cluster issues
Dynamic multi-pathing issues
vxsnap issues
vxsnapsql issues
Other issues
Automated System Recovery (ASR)
Automated system recovery (ASR) overview
SFW's support for ASR
ASR recovery process
Cluster recovery
Overview
Statistics overview
Real-time statistics collection and display
Online monitoring window features
Setup steps for real-time statistics
Historical statistics collection and graphing
Features of the graphing window
Setup steps for historical statistics
Subdisk move, split, and join
Purpose of the subdisk commands
Subdisk context menu
Subdisk properties
Moving subdisks
Splitting subdisks
Joining subdisks
Command line commands for statistics
VxCache
Overview
Identifying the memory capabilities of your servers
Determining the memory to assign to VxCache for a server
Determining the volumes to include on the server
Enabling VxCache
VxCache volume monitoring
Monitoring VxCache performance
More on the policy file
SmartMove
Overview
FlashSnap components
Summary of the FlashSnap procedure
FastResync
FR limitations
Resynchronization
Reconnection
Enabling and disabling FR
Disk change object (DCO) volume
Snapshot commands
Using the snapshot procedure
Prepare
Snap shot
Snap back
Snap clear
Snap abort
Using the Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Dynamic disk group split and join
About dynamic disk group split and join
Dynamic disk group split
Recovery for the split command
Dynamic disk group join
Using dynamic disk group split and join with a cluster on shared storage
Limitations when using dynamic disk group split and join with VVR
DGSJ troubleshooting tips
CLI FlashSnap commands
Fast file resync
Overview
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
Overview
VSS components
Overview of VSS process for SFW snapshots
VSS snapshot wizard for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Sharepoint, and Microsoft SQL
Using the VSS snapshot wizards with Microsoft Exchange
Using the VSS Snapshot wizard
Using the VSS Snapback wizard
Using the VSS Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Using the VSS Restore wizard
Refreshing the snapshot set
Supporting replication in Exchange 2007
Using the VSS snapshot wizards with Microsoft SharePoint
Using the VSS SharePoint Snapshot wizard
Using the VSS SharePoint Snapback wizard
Using the VSS SharePoint Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Using the VSS SharePoint Restore wizard
Using the VSS snapshot wizards with Enterprise Vault
Using the Enterprise Vault Snapshot wizard
Using the Enterprise Vault Snapback wizard
Using the VSS Enterprise Vault Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Using the Enterprise Vault Restore wizard
Using the VSS snapshot wizards with Microsoft SQL
Using the VSS Snapshot wizard
Using the VSS Snapback wizard
Using the VSS Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Using the VSS Restore wizard
Copy on Write (COW)
Overview
SFW VSS COW snapshot process
Managing Shadow Storage
Using the VSS COW Snapshot wizard
Using the VSS COW Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Using the VSS COW Restore wizard
Additional information about COW snapshots
Using the VSS COW snapshot wizards with Microsoft Exchange
Using the VSS COW Snapshot wizard
Using the VSS COW Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Using the VSS COW snapshot wizards with Microsoft SQL
Using the VSS COW Snapshot wizard
Using the VSS COW Snapshot Scheduler wizard
Overview
Major features of dynamic multi-pathing
Active/Active and Active/Passive settings
Active/Active and Active/Passive settings in a cluster environment
DMP DSMs
DMP DSMs menus
Add and remove paths
Specify load balancing settings and the primary path
Specifying control timer settings for an array
View array, disk, and path status
Overview
How SFW works with Microsoft Clustering
Installing Microsoft Clustering support after SFW is already installed
Create a cluster dynamic disk group
Make the cluster disk- group a cluster resource
Display cluster disk group resource properties
Displaying cluster disk group resource properties in Windows Server 2003
Create a dynamic mirrored quorum resource
Creating dynamic mirrored quorum resource in Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Clustering quorum arbitration time settings
Additional considerations for SFW Microsoft Clustering support
Overview
How SFW HA works with VCS
About the Volume Manager disk group agent
Integration steps
Setting up the cluster hardware
Installing and configuring Windows
Installing SFW HA
Setting up a VCS cluster
Creating cluster dynamic disk groups and volumes
Installing the application on cluster nodes
Configuring cluster disk groups and volumes as VCS resources
Bringing resources online
Testing the cluster
Additional considerations for SFW VCS support
Overview
VVR feature highlights
How VVR works
Summary of the steps for setting up a disaster recovery solution with VVR
VVR terms
Replicated Volume Group (RVG)
Replicated Data Set (RDS)
Replicator Log
Replication Modes
SFW commands available from the command line
Command line log
Conventions for command line syntax
vxvol
vxdg
vxclus
vxdisk
vxassist
vxassist (Windows-specific)
vxevac
vxunreloc
vxsd
vxstat
vxtask
vxedit
vxdmpadm
vxcbr
vxsnap
vxsnapsql
vxfsync
vxscrub
vxverify
vxcache
vxprint
Format of VDID Strings for Various Arrays

 


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