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Agent Pack: About an Agent Pack release

Created: 18 Jul 2013 • Updated: 24 Jul 2013

Symantec provides a number of high-availability agents for many vendor applications, databases, and replication solutions that work with SFHA Solutions. The agents are made available through the Symantec release vehicle – Agent Pack.

The agents act as a communication link between the Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) engine—the High Availability Daemon (HAD), and the application or the replication solution.

An Agent Pack release contains agents that are compatible with VCS and Symantec ApplicationHA. These agents are classified as follows:

  • Application agents
  • Database agents
  • Replication agents

An Agent Pack release does not include the following types of VCS agents:

  • Bundled agents that are packaged and installed along with VCS.
  • Enterprise agents that are packaged with VCS.

Unlike the VCS bundled agents and enterprise agents that are packaged with VCS, you must download Agent Pack agents from the SORT website separately.

Symantec develops a new Agent Pack release every quarter to add support for additional applications, databases, and replication technologies through new agents. Changes in an Agent Pack release also include enhancements to existing agents, such as support for new features, additional platforms, and newer application versions.

For more information on the changes in the latest Agent Pack release, see the Veritas High Availability Agent Pack Release Notes.

For more information on an Agent Pack release, see the Veritas High Availability Agent Pack Getting Started Guide.

Agent installation and configuration guides for the agents that are included in an Agent Pack release can be found on the SORT website.