Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability 5.1 SP1 Solutions Guide - Windows

Article:DOC3031  |  Created: 2010-09-23  |  Updated: 2010-10-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3031
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Table of Contents:
Introduction
Introducing Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions
About the solutions guides
About Quick Recovery
About high availability
About campus clusters
About disaster recovery
About Microsoft clustering solutions
How this guide is organized
Using the Solutions Configuration Center
About the Solutions Configuration Center
Starting the Configuration Center
Available options from the Configuration Center
About running the Configuration Center wizards
Following the workflow in the Configuration Center
Solutions wizard logs
SFW best practices for storage
Best practices for storage availability
Best practices configuring SFW disk groups for availability
Best practices for storage performance
Best practices for I/O performance tuning
Best practices for storage capacity management
Quick Recovery
Quick Recovery overview
About the Quick Recovery solution
Need for implementing the SFW Quick Recovery solution
Understanding the underlying components of SFW's Quick Recovery process
FlashSnap
FastResync (FR)
Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
Overview of the Quick Recovery process
Creating initial snapshots
Refreshing a snapshot
Recovering a database
Other applications for point-in-time snapshots
Off-host backups
Reporting and analysis
Application testing and training
Quick Recovery example
Example of Quick Recovery of an Oracle database
Create split-mirror snapshot of database
Recover database using split-mirror snapshot and database logs
More on FlashSnap: Tips and references
Adding DMP to a clustering configuration
About dynamic multi-pathing
Overview of configuration tasks for adding DMP DSMs
Reviewing prerequisites
Reviewing the configuration
Steps for a new cluster configuration
Steps for an existing cluster configuration
High Availability
High availability: Overview
About high availability
About clusters
Deploying SFW HA for high availability: New installation
About the high availability solution
Tasks for a new high availability (HA) installation- additional applications
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported operating systems for SFW and SFW HA 5.1
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Planning disk groups and volumes
Creating dynamic cluster disk groups
Creating dynamic volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Installing and configuring the application or server role
Configuring a File Share server role
Configuring a Print Share server role
Installing and configuring the IIS application
Installing and configuring Microsoft Virtual Server
Installing additional applications
Configuring the service group
Configuring the File Share service group
Configuring the PrintShare service group
Configuring the IIS service group
Configuring the MSVirtual Machine service group
Configuring the service group for any additional applications
Configuring Application Dependencies
Configuring an Oracle service group
Verifying the cluster configuration
Possible tasks after completing the configuration
Configuring the Cluster Management Console connection
Prerequisites for installing the cluster connector
Installing the cluster connector on Windows clusters
Configuring the cluster connector
Modifying the existing cluster configuration
Modifying the application service groups
Modifying the FileShare service group
Campus Clustering
Introduction to campus clustering
About Campus Clusters
Sample campus cluster configuration
Differences between campus clusters and local clusters
Deploying SFW HA for campus cluster
About the Campus Cluster solution
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported operating systems for SFW and SFW HA 5.1
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Overview of campus clustering with VCS
Reinstating faulted hardware
Setting the ForceImport attribute
Installing and configuring the hardware
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Creating disk groups and volumes
Configuring the disks and volumes
Creating a dynamic (cluster) disk group
Creating a volume
Installing the application on cluster nodes
Configuring a File Share server role
Configuring a Print Share server role
Installing and configuring the IIS application
Installing and configuring Microsoft Virtual Server
Installing additional applications
Deporting and importing a disk group
Configuring service groups
Configuring the File Share service group
Configuring the Print Share service group
Configuring the IIS service group
Configuring the MSVirtual Machine service group
Configuring the service group for any additional applications
Configuring Application Dependencies
Configuring an Oracle service group
Verifying the cluster configuration
Replicated Data Clusters
About Replicated Data Clusters
About Replicated Data Clusters
How VCS Replicated Data Clusters work
Setting up a Replicated Data Cluster configuration
Setting up replication
Configuring the service groups
Migrating the service group
Deploying Replicated Data Clusters: New application installation
Tasks for a new replicated data cluster installation - additional applications
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported operating systems for SFW and SFW HA 5.1
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Sample configuration
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring VxSAS
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Planning disk groups and volumes
Creating dynamic cluster disk groups
Creating dynamic volumes
Managing the disk group and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Installing and configuring the application or server role
Configuring a File Share server role
Configuring a Print Share server role
Installing and configuring the IIS application
Installing and configuring Microsoft Virtual Server
Installing additional applications
Configuring the service group
Configuring the File Share service group
Configuring the Print Share service group
Configuring the IIS service group
Configuring the MSVirtual Machine service group
Configuring the service group for any additional applications
Configuring Application Dependencies
Creating the primary system zone
Verifying the installation in the primary zone
Creating a parallel environment in the secondary zone
Adding the systems in the secondary zone to the cluster
Setting up the Replicated Data Sets (RDS)
Configuring a hybrid RVG service group for replication
Creating the RVG service group
Configuring the RVG service group for RDC replication
Configuring the RVG Primary resources
Configuring the primary system zone for the RVG
Setting a dependency between the service groups
Adding the nodes from the secondary zone to the RDC
Adding the nodes from the secondary zone to the RVG service group
Configuring secondary zone nodes in the RVG service group
Configuring the IP resources for failover
Adding the nodes from the secondary zone to the application service group
Configuring the zones in the application service group
Verifying the RDC configuration
Bringing the service group online
Switching online nodes
Additional instructions for GCO disaster recovery
Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery: Overview
About a disaster recovery solution
Need for implementing a disaster recovery solution
Overview of the recovery process
Components of VVR that enable disaster recovery
Understanding replication
Modes of replication
Features of VVR that help in disaster recovery
Deploying disaster recovery: New application installation
Tasks for a new disaster recovery installation- additional applications
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported operating systems for SFW and SFW HA 5.1
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Supported disaster recovery configurations for service group dependencies
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Setting up the secondary site: Configuring SFW HA and setting up a cluster
Installing SFW HA
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Verifying that your application or server role is configured for HA at the primary site
Setting up your replication environment
Configuring the VVR security service
Requirements for EMC SRDF array-based hardware replication
Requirements for Hitachi TrueCopy array-based hardware replication
Assigning user privileges (secure clusters only)
Configuring disaster recovery with the DR wizard
Cloning the storage on the secondary site using the DR wizard (VVR replication option)
Creating temporary storage on the secondary site using the DR wizard (array-based replication)
Installing and configuring the application or server role (secondary site)
Installing the FileShare application
Installing the PrintShare application
Installing the IIS application
Installing the Microsoft Virtual Machine application
Installing additional applications
Cloning the service group configuration from the primary to the secondary site
Configuring replication and global clustering
Configuring VVR replication and global clustering
Configuring EMC SRDF replication and global clustering
Configuring Hitachi TrueCopy replication and global clustering
Configuring global clustering only
Verifying the disaster recovery configuration
Establishing secure communication within the global cluster (optional)
Adding multiple DR sites (optional)
Possible task after creating the DR environment: Adding a new failover node to a VVR environment
Preparing the new node
Preparing the existing DR environment
Modifying the replication and application service groups
Reversing replication direction
Maintaining: Normal operations and recovery procedures (VVR environment)
Normal operations: Monitoring the status of the replication
Performing planned migration
Disaster recovery procedures
Recovery procedures for service group dependencies
Testing fault readiness by running a fire drill
About disaster recovery fire drills
About the Fire Drill Wizard
About Fire Drill Wizard general operations
About Fire Drill Wizard operations in a VVR environment
About Fire Drill Wizard operations in a Hitachi TrueCopy or EMC SRDF environment
About post-fire drill scripts
Tasks for configuring and running fire drills
Prerequisites for a fire drill
Prerequisites for a fire drill in a VVR environment
Prerequisites for a fire drill in a Hitachi TrueCopy environment
Prerequisites for a fire drill in an EMC SRDF environment
Preparing the fire drill configuration
System Selection panel details
Service Group Selection panel details
Secondary System Selection panel details
Fire Drill Service Group Settings panel details
Disk Selection panel details
Hitachi TrueCopy Path Information panel details
HTCSnap Resource Configuration panel details
SRDFSnap Resource Configuration panel details
Fire Drill Preparation panel details
Running a fire drill
Recreating a fire drill configuration that has changed
Restoring the fire drill system to a prepared state
Deleting the fire drill configuration
Microsoft Clustering Solutions
Microsoft clustering solutions overview
About Microsoft clustering with high availability
About Microsoft clustering with Veritas Volume Replicator
About Microsoft clustering with campus clustering
About the SFW-Microsoft clustering-VVR configuration
Deploying SFW with MSCS
Tasks for deploying SFW with MSCS (Windows Server 2003)
Reviewing the requirements
Supported software
Disk space requirements
System requirements
Reviewing the configuration
Configuring the network and storage
Establishing an MSCS cluster
Installing SFW
SFW installation tasks
Pre-installation tasks
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
Post-installation tasks
Creating SFW disk groups and volumes
Planning disk groups and volumes
Creating dynamic cluster disk groups
Creating dynamic volumes
Setting up a group for the application in MSCS
Installing the application on cluster nodes
Completing the setup of the application group in MSCS
Implementing a dynamic quorum resource
Creating a dynamic cluster disk group for the Quorum Resource with mirrored volume
Creating the quorum resource for the cluster group
Changing the quorum resource to a dynamic mirrored quorum resource
Verifying the cluster configuration
Deploying SFW with Microsoft failover clustering
Tasks for deploying SFW with Microsoft failover clustering (Windows Server 2008)
Reviewing the requirements
Supported software for Microsoft failover clustering with SFW
Disk space requirements
System requirements
Reviewing the configuration
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Establishing a failover cluster
Installing SFW
SFW installation tasks
Pre-installation tasks
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
Post-installation tasks
Creating SFW disk groups and volumes
Planning disk groups and volumes
Creating dynamic cluster disk groups
Creating dynamic volumes
Creating a group for the application in the failover cluster
Installing the application on cluster nodes
Completing the setup of the application group in the failover cluster
Implementing a dynamic quorum resource
Creating a dynamic cluster disk group and a mirrored volume for the quorum resource
Creating the quorum resource for the cluster group
Changing the quorum resource to a dynamic mirrored quorum resource
Verifying the cluster configuration
Deploying SFW with MSCS in a campus cluster
Tasks for deploying SFW with MSCS in a campus cluster (Windows Server 2003)
Reviewing the requirements
Supported software
System requirements
Disk space requirements
Reviewing the configuration
Overview of campus clustering with MSCS
MSCS campus cluster failure scenarios
MSCS quorum and quorum arbitration
Configuring the network and storage
Establishing an MSCS cluster
Installing and configuring the operating system and MSCS on Server A
Configuring the shared storage and creating a partition for the Cluster quorum disk
Creating the first node of the cluster on Server A
Installing and configuring the operating system and MSCS on Server B
Connecting the two nodes
Creating the second node of the cluster on Server B
Verifying the cluster configuration
Installing SFW
SFW installation tasks
Pre-installation tasks
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
Post-installation tasks
Creating disk groups and volumes
Configuring the disks and volumes
Creating a dynamic (cluster) disk group
Creating a volume
Changing the quorum resource to a dynamic quorum resource
Creating a dynamic cluster disk group for the quorum, mirrored
Making the quorum cluster disk group an MSCS resource
Changing the quorum resource to the dynamic mirrored quorum resource
Setting up a group for the application in MSCS
Installing the application on the cluster nodes
Completing the setup of the application group in MSCS
Verifying the cluster configuration
Deploying SFW with Microsoft failover clustering in a campus cluster
Tasks for deploying SFW with Microsoft failover clustering in a campus cluster (Windows Server 2008)
Reviewing the requirements
Supported software
System requirements
Disk space requirements
Reviewing the configuration
Overview of campus clustering with Microsoft clustering
Campus cluster failure with Microsoft clustering scenarios
Microsoft clustering quorum and quorum arbitration
Configuring the network and storage
Establishing a Microsoft failover cluster
Connecting the two nodes
Installing SFW
SFW installation tasks
Pre-installation tasks
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
Post-installation tasks
Creating disk groups and volumes
Configuring the disks and volumes
Creating a dynamic (cluster) disk group
Creating a volume
Implementing a dynamic quorum resource
Creating a dynamic cluster disk group and a mirrored volume for the quorum resource
Adding the volume manager disk group for the quorum
Changing the quorum resource to the dynamic mirrored quorum resource
Setting up a group for the application in the failover cluster
Installing the application on the cluster nodes
Completing the setup of the application group in the cluster
Verifying the cluster configuration
Deploying SFW and VVR with MSCS
Tasks for deploying SFW and VVR with MSCS (Windows Server 2003)
Part 1: Setting up the cluster on the primary site
Reviewing the prerequisites and the configuration
Installing and configuring the hardware
Installing Windows and configuring network settings
Establishing the cluster under MSCS (primary site)
Installing SFW (primary site)
Installing Veritas Volume Replicator Security Services (VxSAS)
Creating SFW disk groups and volumes
Setting up a group for the application in MSCS
Installing the application (Primary site)
Completing the setup of the application group in MSCS
Changing the quorum resource to a dynamic quorum resource
Testing of the cluster on the primary site
Part 2: Setting up the cluster on the secondary site
Repeating cluster configuration steps for the secondary site
Part 3: Adding the VVR components for replication
VVR components overview
Configuring the Replicator Log volumes for VVR
Setting up the Replicated Data Sets (RDS) for VVR
Creating an RVG resource and setting the dependencies
Part 4: Maintaining normal operations and recovery procedures
Normal operations: Monitoring the status of the replication
Performing planned migration
Disaster recovery procedures
Deploying SFW and VVR with Microsoft failover clustering
Tasks for deploying SFW and VVR with Microsoft failover clustering (Windows Server 2008)
Part 1: Setting up the cluster on the primary site
Reviewing the prerequisites and the configuration
Supported software for Microsoft failover clusters with SFW
Installing and configuring the hardware
Installing Windows and configuring network settings
Establishing the Microsoft failover cluster (primary site)
Installing SFW (primary site)
Installing Veritas Volume Replicator Security Services (VxSAS)
Creating SFW disk groups and volumes
Completing the primary site configuration
Part 2: Setting up the cluster on the secondary site
Repeating cluster configuration steps for the secondary site
Part 3: Adding the VVR components for replication
VVR components overview
Configuring the Replicator Log volumes for VVR
Setting up the Replicated Data Sets (RDS) for VVR
Creating resources for VVR
Creating an RVG resource and setting the dependencies
Part 4: Maintaining normal operations and recovery procedures
Normal operations: Monitoring the status of the replication
Performing planned migration
Disaster recovery procedures
Server Consolidation
Server consolidation overview
Server consolidation definition
Need for implementing server consolidation
Advantages of using SFW with server consolidation
Overview of the server consolidation process
Server consolidation configurations
Typical server consolidation configuration
Proof of concept
Server consolidation configuration 1 - many to one
About this configuration
Reviewing the configuration requirements
Preparing to consolidate
Migrating the data to the large server
Adding the storage array
Completing the consolidation process
Server consolidation configuration 2 - many to two: Adding clustering and DMP
About this configuration
Reviewing the configuration requirements
Adding the new hardware
Establishing the MSCS cluster
Adding SFW support to the cluster
Setting up MSCS cluster groups for the applications
Installing applications on the second computer
Completing the setup of the application group in MSCS
Changing the quorum resource to the dynamic quorum resource
Verifying the cluster configuration
Enabling DMP
SFW features that support server consolidation
Automatic volume growth
Features that support storage in a SAN
Performance monitoring
Server consolidation customer success story
Appendix
Deploying Disaster Recovery: Manual implementation
Reviewing the configuration
Part 1: Setting up the cluster on the primary site
Installing SFW HA
Configuring the VVR security service
Configuring the cluster
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Planning disk groups and volumes
Creating dynamic cluster disk groups
Creating dynamic volumes
Installing the application on cluster nodes
Creating VCS service groups
About VCS service groups
Service group example with a generic database application
Verifying the cluster configuration
Part 2: Setting up the parallel environment on the secondary site
Part 3: Adding the VVR components for replication
VVR components overview
Configuring the Replicator Log volumes for VVR
Setting up the replicated data sets (RDS) for VVR
Creating the VVR RVG Service group
Part 4: Adding GCO components for wide-area recovery
Prerequisites for a global cluster environment
Linking clusters by adding a remote cluster
Converting a local Service group to a global group
Additional global cluster administration tasks
Part 5: Maintaining: Normal Operations and recovery procedures
Normal operations: Monitoring the status of the replication
Performing planned migration
Disaster recovery procedures
Index

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