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New Release: Introducing Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1

Created: 07 Dec 2009 • Updated: 11 Jun 2014 • 3 comments
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Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 are now available to customers. Below are a few key areas of innovation that you can expect in version 5.1:

  1. Zero reboot install and zero reboot upgrade to version 5.1:
    • Rolling upgrades for Storage Foundation, Cluster File System, Veritas Cluster Server and Storage Foundation for RAC clusters
    • Smaller host footprint with a 70% reduction in the number of packages for the full distribution
    • Removing the need for license keys to enable product functionality. To learn more, visit the keyless licensing blog and the keyless licensing video.
  2. Fully automated Solid State Drive (SSD) optimization:
    • Automated discovery of SSD devices from leading vendors
    • Support of multi-tier file systems, supported by a mix of SSD and HDD
    • Transparent optimization of data placement on SSD
  3. Continued focus on enabling a full Thin Provisioning ecosystem:
    • Thin reclamation support across a broad range of leading array vendors
    • SmartMove over any distance with Veritas Volume Replicator
  4. Support for Oracle 11gR2 RAC:
    • Certification by Oracle on Linux


5.1  product Release Notes and Installation documentation on Doc Central:

Late Breaking News Technotes:

** Please read the Tech Alerts prior to upgrading**

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Eileen's picture

The product teams including engineering and development have put together some great technical information.  Be sure to check out the "How-To" screencasts and videos.  And don't forget to leave a comment and let us know if these videos are helpful.

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sophietan's picture

it supports tons of OS, which is really interesting especialy on a data center environnement.

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