About configuring FSA with clustered file servers
|Article:HOWTO49633|||||Created: 2011-04-08|||||Updated: 2012-06-27|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO49633|
FSA supports the following server cluster software:
Windows Server Failover Clustering (formerly known as Microsoft Cluster Server, or MSCS)
Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)
Refer to the Enterprise Vault Compatibility Charts for details of the supported versions of this software, and the supported versions of Windows. The Compatibility Charts document is available on the Symantec Enterprise Support site at this address:
The following cluster types are supported:
Active/passive cluster. To support high availability, the shared cluster resources are made available on one node of the cluster at a time. If a failure on the active cluster node occurs, the shared resources fail over to the passive node and users may continue to connect to the cluster without interruption.
Active/active cluster. To support load balancing and high availability, the cluster resources are split among two or more nodes. Each node in the cluster is the preferred owner of different resources. In the event of a failure of either cluster node, the shared resources on that node fail over to the remaining cluster nodes.
Enterprise Vault supports multiple nodes in any combination of active/passive and active/active. We have validated configurations with up to four nodes.
You can configure a single-node cluster, if you first set a registry value on the computer that runs the Administration Console.
To configure FSA with clustered file servers you must use an Enterprise Vault Administration Console on a computer with a suitable operating system.
See the following technical note on the Symantec Support Web site:
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