Is Symantec Ghost compatible with Blade technology?

Article:TECH110065  |  Created: 2008-01-25  |  Updated: 2014-04-28  |  Article URL
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You need to know if Symantec Ghost is compatible with Blade technology for cloning operations or for the installation of the Ghost software.



Symantec Ghost Solution Suite does not currently support cloning Blade technology equipment due to the shared bus technology used by those Blade systems.  Ghost cannot accurately predict whether or not the Blade system will adequately emulate dedicated hardware present in a stand-alone system. Furthermore, Ghost was never tested nor intended to function in this type of environment, therefore the installation of the Ghost Console on a blade server or workstation is not recommended.

Note: It has been reported by some customers that they have successfully used GSS 2.5 on blade systems that do not use shared bus technology, such as the Hitachi Blade PC, however this configuration has not been tested by Symantec.

Errors experienced on Blade equipment will only be supported by Symantec after the error can be replicated in a conventional environment.


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