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Release Update: Veritas Cluster Server One 5.0 SP1

Created: 21 Apr 2010 • Updated: 11 Jun 2014
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Release Type:   Maintenance
Products:   Veritas Cluster Server One 5.0 SP1
OS Versions:   RHEL 5.0 (x64), Solaris 10 Update 3 (SPARC), Windows Server 2008 SP1, SP2, R2 (x64)
General Availability Date:  April 5, 2010
Product Overview
Product Description:
Veritas Cluster Server One is the next generation of high availability solution to solve the emerging availability problems in virtualized, consolidated modern data centers. Veritas Cluster Server One provides rich awareness and control of both the applications as well as virtual machines. Veritas Cluster Server One maximizes application availability while minimizing capital and operational expenditure in virtual and scale-out environments. At the core is a flexible, scalable architecture which provides key capabilities such as local and remote failover, multi-tier application control, active/active data centers, prioritized availability, role-based access control, automation and standardization across physical and virtual environments.
 
New Features, Functionality, and Highlights of 5.0 SP1:
Virtualization management
This release of VCS One includes virtualization management. The supported technologies are VMware ESX and Solaris LDoms. For more information about virtualization management, see the Veritas Cluster Server One User’s Guide.
 
Support for LDoms
The minimum supported Solaris LDoms version is 1.2.
 
Windows support
The VCS One Policy Master is now supported on the Windows platform. For more information, see “Supported platforms for the Policy Master” on page 15 of VCS One 5.0 SP1 Release Notes. VCS One clients are now supported on the Windows platform.   For more information, see “Supported Windows platforms” on page 20.
 
Usability
 
VCS One 5.0 Service Pack 1 has the following usability enhancements:

  • Object tree on the detail pages of group, system, PFrame, and VFrame for easy navigation across objects of similar type
  • Portlet view model for the Summary page
  • Batch addition of users
  • Resource actions from the GUI
  • Clone resource

Replication agents
This release of VCS One supports the following replication agents: SRDF, HTC, and SVC on VMware ESX Server in addition to the earlier supported operating systems in VCS One 5.0. For more information, see “Supported VMware ESX Server and VMware Virtual Center versions” on page 19 of the Release Notes.
 
Simulator Launch Pad
The VCS One Simulator Launch Pad enables you to manage multiple instances of the VCS One Simulator. The Launch Pad has a graphical user interface which you can use to perform tasks such starting and stopping a Simulator instance, managing configuration for an instance, duplicating a Simulator instance, and so on.
 
Fixed Incidents:  See the Release Notes.
 
Product Requirements
 
Supported Hardware:  See the Hardware Compatibility List.
 
Hardware Compatibility List:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/283161.htm
 
Supported Applications:
 
Required Patches:  See the Release Notes.
Link to Release Notes:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/505.html
External Download:  http://fileconnect.symantec.com
 
Documentation
 Release Notes:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/505.html
 Getting Started Guide:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/506.html
 Installation and Configuration Guide(s): http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/508.html
 Installation Guide:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/504.html
 Users Guide(s):  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/503.html
 Bundled Agents Reference Guide:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/502.html
 Agent Developer’s Guide:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/507.html
 Agent for Microsoft SQL Configuration Guide:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/499.html
 Agent for DB2 Configuration:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/501.html
 Command Reference Guide:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/vascont/509.html