SFHA Solutions 6.1: New Virtual Business Services features
The following Virtual Business Services (VBS) features are available in the 6.1 release:
- VBS can remain operational in spite of a tier failure
- Ability to run custom script on service groups
- VBS status tracking
This article provides a brief overview of the new features. You can access the Virtual Business Service –Availability User’s Guide for additional information on the features and the steps to implement the new features.
VBS can remain operational in spite of a tier failure
Before the VBS 6.1 release, the VBS start and stop operations did not complete if any of its tier had failed. This feature allows you to proceed with the operation in spite of the failed tiers in the VBS.
Ability to run custom script on service groups
This feature enables you to run a customized script that performs the required actions on a parent tier when a child tier recovers. This allows the parent tier to run without any interruptions while the child tier recovers and its dependency is reestablished seamlessly. You can configure the custom script when you configure service group dependencies in a VBS.
To configure a custom script, see:
- Custom script execution
- Configuring custom script execution for soft dependencies
- Configuring dependencies for a virtual business service
VBS operations status tracking
This feature makes the VBS operations more transparent and easier to track from the command line. You can track the status and details of operations (tasks) performed on virtual business services and the corresponding actions taken on constituent tiers. This is especially useful in virtual business services with a large number of tiers and dependencies.
For more information on VBS status tracking, see:
- Tracking VBS operations
- Tracking information about tasks performed on a VBS
- Tracking information about tier-level sub-tasks performed as a part of a VBS task
- Tracking step-by-step progress of a VBS task
Symantec Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other releases and platforms can be found on the SORT website.