Storage Foundation 5.1 for Windows (SFW), Storage Foundation 5.1 High Availability for Windows (SFW HA), and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 for Windows Application Pack 1 (32 bit)

Article:TECH130614  |  Created: 2010-01-02  |  Updated: 2010-01-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH130614
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Storage Foundation 5.1 for Windows (SFW), Storage Foundation 5.1 High Availability for Windows (SFW HA), and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 for Windows Application Pack 1 (32 bit)

Solution




New features and changes in this release for SFW and SFW HA

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008:

SFW supports VSS-based backup and restore operations with SQL Server 2008. It includes support for FILESTREAM enabled database objects.

SFW HA supports HA and DR configurations for SQL Server 2008. Refer to the Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions HA and Disaster Recovery Solutions Guide for Microsoft SQL 2008 to configure a new HA and DR environment for SQL 2008.

The Microsoft SQL Server tab of the Symantec Solutions Configuration Center supports SQL Server 2008 solutions. The SQL Server 2008 Configuration Wizard can be launched from the Solutions Configuration Center to configure SQL Server 2008 service groups. The online help and PDFs in the Solutions Configuration Center document SQL Server 2008 solutions.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V:

Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows 5.1 (SFW) and Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability 5.1 for Windows (SFW HA) are enabled to run in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V child partition (Guest) with full functionality of all features and options. The installation and configuration process for SFW and SFW HA is similar to that on a physical server.

VCS MOM 2005 management pack for SQL 2008:

SFW HA 5.1 Application Pack 1 includes a VCS Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. This management pack is for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. The management pack file (.akm) is integrated with the Application Pack 1 package but you will need to import it separately. There is no change in the procedures for using this VCS management pack. Refer to the Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions Management Pack Guide for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for instructions on how to use this management pack to monitor SQL 2008 using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 in a VCS environment.

High availability support for VMware VirtualCenter:

SFW HA 5.1 for Windows includes support for VMware VirtualCenter. You can configure a high availability and a disaster recovery environment for VirtualCenter. Refer to the following application note for more detailed information:

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/313422


New features and changes in this release for Veritas Cluster Server

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008

VCS 5.1 Application Pack 1 for Windows supports HA and DR configurations for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Refer to the Veritas Cluster Server Implementation Guide for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for instructions on how to configure a new HA and DR environment for SQL 2008.

Folder level mount point support in SnapDrive

VCS 5.1 Application Pack 1 for Windows provides folder level mount point support with NetApp SnapDrive. NetApp SnapDrive agent supports drive and volume mount points by configuring the attribute MountPath. You can create cascading volume mount points by mounting one mount point on another mount point. In such a case, you must specify the complete path in the MountPath attribute. For example,

MountPath = "T:\Volume1\Volume2"

The VCS wizards allow selection of folder mount points. The wizards do not support creating mount points on local drives; however, you can create resources manually on local drives.

MPIO support using iSCSI

VCS 5.1 for Windows Application Pack 1 now supports multipath I/O connections using iSCSI. You can configure multipathing in your storage environment using the supported iSCSI initiator. When MPIO is configured using iSCSI, only one initiator entry is added to the Initiator attribute of the NetAppSnapDrive agent.

VCS MOM 2005 management pack for SQL 2008

VCS 5.1 Application Pack 1 for Windows includes a VCS Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. This management pack is for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. The management pack file (.akm) is integrated with the Application Pack 1 package but you will need to import it separately. There is no change in the procedures for using this VCS management pack. Refer to the Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions Management Pack Guide for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for instructions on how to use this management pack to monitor SQL 2008 using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 in a VCS environment.

Changes to the VCS NetAppSnapDrive agent

In VCS 5.1 Application Pack 1 the VCS NetAppSnapDrive agent has been modified to include support for NetApp SnapDrive version 6.0 release. In SnapDrive 6.0 support for Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol has been deprecated. As a result, the VCS NetAppSnapDrive agent attribute ShareName need not be configured if you are using SnapDrive 6.0. The VCS NetAppSnapDrive agent ignores this attribute if SnapDrive 6.0 is used. In addition, the NetAppSnapDrive agent has been modified to address performance issues in cases where multiple NetApp LUNs are configured simultaneously in a service group.


Changes to the VCS wizards

The VCS service group configuration wizards provide an option (Advanced button on the Network Configuration panel or the virtual server configuration panel) to add the virtual server name to the Active Directory. The wizards discover all the Organization Units (OU) in the domain and populate them in a drop-down list. You specify an OU by selecting the OU name from the drop-down list.

This functionality is enhanced in the application pack. The wizards now allow you to type the Organization Unit name or search the OU name in the domain using the Windows "Find Organizational Units" dialog box. This makes searching and specifying an OU significantly easier in cases where there are a large number of Organizational Units in the domain and where the OU structure is deeply nested.

You can type the OU details in the format
"CN=Computers,DC=domainname,DC=com". If you wish to search for an OU, click the ellipsis button and specify the search criteria in the Windows "Find Organizational Units" dialog box.

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354940


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