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updated discussion 27 Aug 2015
Hi Team, We have two servers in a VCS (Planet - Space), in planet DB's are experiencing DB failures, they reported to Unix team to look out from their side. I am not able to paste the output of errors, but could you please suggest what best steps we should have to  take to resolve the issue?
updated discussion 27 Aug 2015
Hi, I have a laboratory scenario with two virtual machines. Those virtual machines have installed SFHA 6.2 suite. Version of RHEL is 6.5. I firstly installed a failover cluster of oracle database. Binaries are installed localy and the database files in a separated vmware disk. This disk is managed by the vmware agent. The group of services are the following ones: Vmware disk->disk ...
updated blog entry 27 Aug 2015
无论是国际航空公司的票务系统、国家银行的在线服务系统,还是大型医疗服务提供商的电子病例系统,关键业务应用程序都要能够随时访问信息。 每天,世界各地的企业都仰仗着数据能够顺利流向这类应用程序,以便确保 IT 服务连续性。 但中断总会发生,所以,公司需要确保他们可以利用统一且可预见(这一点更重要)的方法恢复业务应用程序,同时满足严苛的 IT 服务级别协议要求。 这正是我们推出 Veritas Resiliency Platform 的原因。这个新型创新解决方案为客户提供了一个全球统一的方式来实现 IT 服务连续性,确保在多供应商产品组成的复杂物理和虚拟环境中,始终可以随时访问关键数据和应用程序。 我们认识到,维持和管理整个企业的 IT 业务连续性并不简单。企业的 IT 复杂程度各不相同,有些企业已经迁移到云,而其他还依赖于内部体系结构,包括多供应商平台和基础架构。 ...
updated blog entry 27 Aug 2015
Veritas 深知业务运营离不开 IT 基础架构。但我们认为,相比于基础架构,对企业成功影响更大的是存储在基础架构中的信息以及处理这些信息的应用程序。我们的使命是协助企业充分利用任意位置的信息,最大限度地发挥其业务价值。在存储管理和可用性方面,我们拥有悠久的创新历史,这是我们区别于其他可能存在的竞争产品的一大优势。我们的解决方案彼此相辅相成,可以跨异构基础架构深度感知应用程序,因此可实现无可匹敌的存储管理和信息交付与效率。 如今,我们宣布推出 Veritas InfoScale™,它秉承了我们在应用程序可用性和存储管理创新方面的优良传统,可以帮助客户满足业务持续性和软件定义存储方面的需求,鼎力推动客户充分利用信息,为他们在市场竞争中赢得成功助一臂之力。 InfoScale ...
new idea 25 Aug 2015
Hi Sort,  I was looking to check the product feature and limitation for infoscale storage and availablilty. I am able to browse the feature but the limitations are not available. For instance, I had a customer asking how many cluster nodes supported in CFS env. Well this info is available in SFCFS 6.2 release notes for which I had to dig around to get that info. If it was present in ...
updated article 24 Aug 2015
This guide covers 'New Features and Enhancements' introduced with InfoScale Operations Manager 7.0 release. This document helps you to learn about the enhancements to SmartIO and Flexible Storage Sharing operations using the Operations Manager console. You also learn about the enhancements to cluster server operations and cluster volume replication support using ...
updated blog entry 24 Aug 2015
CIOs today continue to struggle to understand the true health of their IT operations and the recoverability of the applications and services that are the lifeblood of their business. Many have attempted to implement an IT resiliency strategy that includes robust recovery testing, but failure rates continue to be alarmingly high, much of the infrequently executed process remains manual, and ...
updated discussion 27 Aug 2015
Hi Team, We have two servers in a VCS (Planet - Space), in planet DB's are experiencing DB failures, they reported to Unix team to look out from their side. I am not able to paste the output of errors, but could you please suggest what best steps we should have to  take to resolve the issue?
updated discussion 27 Aug 2015
Hi, I have a laboratory scenario with two virtual machines. Those virtual machines have installed SFHA 6.2 suite. Version of RHEL is 6.5. I firstly installed a failover cluster of oracle database. Binaries are installed localy and the database files in a separated vmware disk. This disk is managed by the vmware agent. The group of services are the following ones: Vmware disk->disk ...
updated discussion 21 Aug 2015
Just some quick questions.  We use Veritas Clustering for providing an HA solution for database servers.  We have set up the vcs montoring to try to connect to the database every 3 minutes.  After 4 attempts the VCS kills the primary pid and fails over to the other side.  The box is self is fine, just vcs was unable to connect for whatever reason.  The theory is that ...
updated discussion 20 Aug 2015
Hi, I am following the veritas cluster server administrators guide for linux and trying to trigger the resnotoff script. From the documentation it is my understanding that is a resource faults and the clean command returns 1, resnotoff should be triggered. To begin my service group is in an ONLINE state: [root@node1 ~]# hastatus -sum | grep ...
updated discussion 20 Aug 2015
Hi, We have 2 Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.1SP1 servers running on AIX 5.3 Servers. We have Application Service Group and Database Service Group  which is both active active. I encountered a problem when i initiated manual offline of the Service group. Application Service Group is ok. But in the Database Service Group it failed and the 2 servers ...
updated discussion 20 Aug 2015
Hello, I have a two nodes veritas cluster with SQL & file shares ressources. The goal is to migrate the data and ressources to a new servers. How can I create first a standalone node and trasport the data and configuration of the cluster. And recreate the cluster as the original one. Thank you in advance for your help.
updated article 24 Aug 2015
This guide covers 'New Features and Enhancements' introduced with InfoScale Operations Manager 7.0 release. This document helps you to learn about the enhancements to SmartIO and Flexible Storage Sharing operations using the Operations Manager console. You also learn about the enhancements to cluster server operations and cluster volume replication support using ...
updated article 15 Jul 2015
Introduction The objective of this white paper is to describe VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS) support for Microsoft¡¦s shared VHDX feature in a Hyper-Virtual environment. To use the information given in this white paper you must have essential knowledge of administrating VERITAS cluster Server Starting in Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V makes it possible to share a virtual hard disk file ...
updated article 15 Jul 2015
            Existing VCS Resource Dependency VCS resource dependencies are construct used for linking two resources. A dependency consists of parent & child resources, and dictates start/stop order for the resources in the dependency. For starting/keeping online a parent resource, all child resources must be started/kept online first. Currently a parent resource ...
updated article 14 Jul 2015
Late last year (2014) Symantec announced a joint partnership with HP to develop a new Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution based on HP Helion OpenStack® cloud. This joint venture offering is known as “HP Helion and Veritas Continuity”.  We will walk you through the key value propositions of the solution in multiple episodes. These episodes are aligned to the ...
updated article 01 Jul 2015
The LDom technology provides a very cost-effective alternative architecture for deploying  SFHA. The same physical server can be used for multiple applications within various logical domains with optimal resource utilization. The underlying hardware availability is increased by using the Split-PCI bus technology that the CMT servers provide and the SFHA component completes the ...
updated article 01 Jul 2015
VCS event triggers let you invoke user-defined scripts for specified events in a cluster. Triggers can be broadly categories into 2 categories: 1. Internal triggers: Internal triggers are non-configurable and always enabled. These triggers reside in $VCS_HOME/bin/internal_triggers directory. By default, $VCS_HOME = /opt/VRTSvcs/ # ls -l /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/internal_triggers/ -rwxr-x--- 1 ...
updated article 16 Jun 2015
A unified solution for IT service continuity across physical, virtual, and cloud Innovate IT with confidence Businesses are rapidly expanding beyond their traditional data center boundaries into the cloud, with hybrid cloud architectures becoming the new norm. As business-critical workloads and data get increasingly run on diverse platforms across multiple data ...
updated article 09 Jun 2015
Oracle Solaris introduced kernel zones feature in Oracle Solaris 11.2, which provides the flexibility, efficiency and isolation of Oracle Solaris Zones while adding the capability for each kernel zone to run in an independent kernel.  Each kernel zone running on a host can be at a different kernel level and be updated individually. This allows application requiring different kernel ...
updated article 28 May 2015
Automate IO fencing keys  re-registration of DMP devices inside LDOM after migration Problem: Need to manually run “vxdmpadm pgrrereg” command inside the LDOM with fencing configured in DMP mode after live migration . Cause: When a LDOM is configured with fencing in DMP mode and the LDOM is live migrated to another host, the initiator for the guest VM changes. The IO fencing keys that ...
updated blog entry 27 Aug 2015
无论是国际航空公司的票务系统、国家银行的在线服务系统,还是大型医疗服务提供商的电子病例系统,关键业务应用程序都要能够随时访问信息。 每天,世界各地的企业都仰仗着数据能够顺利流向这类应用程序,以便确保 IT 服务连续性。 但中断总会发生,所以,公司需要确保他们可以利用统一且可预见(这一点更重要)的方法恢复业务应用程序,同时满足严苛的 IT 服务级别协议要求。 这正是我们推出 Veritas Resiliency Platform 的原因。这个新型创新解决方案为客户提供了一个全球统一的方式来实现 IT 服务连续性,确保在多供应商产品组成的复杂物理和虚拟环境中,始终可以随时访问关键数据和应用程序。 我们认识到,维持和管理整个企业的 IT 业务连续性并不简单。企业的 IT 复杂程度各不相同,有些企业已经迁移到云,而其他还依赖于内部体系结构,包括多供应商平台和基础架构。 ...
updated blog entry 27 Aug 2015
Veritas 深知业务运营离不开 IT 基础架构。但我们认为,相比于基础架构,对企业成功影响更大的是存储在基础架构中的信息以及处理这些信息的应用程序。我们的使命是协助企业充分利用任意位置的信息,最大限度地发挥其业务价值。在存储管理和可用性方面,我们拥有悠久的创新历史,这是我们区别于其他可能存在的竞争产品的一大优势。我们的解决方案彼此相辅相成,可以跨异构基础架构深度感知应用程序,因此可实现无可匹敌的存储管理和信息交付与效率。 如今,我们宣布推出 Veritas InfoScale™,它秉承了我们在应用程序可用性和存储管理创新方面的优良传统,可以帮助客户满足业务持续性和软件定义存储方面的需求,鼎力推动客户充分利用信息,为他们在市场竞争中赢得成功助一臂之力。 InfoScale ...
updated blog entry 24 Aug 2015
CIOs today continue to struggle to understand the true health of their IT operations and the recoverability of the applications and services that are the lifeblood of their business. Many have attempted to implement an IT resiliency strategy that includes robust recovery testing, but failure rates continue to be alarmingly high, much of the infrequently executed process remains manual, and ...
updated blog entry 20 Aug 2015
Veritas Resiliency Platform is an innovative offering from Veritas that enables customers to meet stringent IT Service Continuity SLA’s. Resiliency Platform adheres to the longstanding Veritas heritage of heterogeneity, by offering customers a single solution for IT business continuity across physical and virtual applications in a heterogeneous, multi-vendor data center environment. 1. ...
updated blog entry 11 Aug 2015
Standardizing on Veritas Resiliency Platform gives your business an upper hand in maintaining proactive business continuity. Veritas has been known to support heterogeneous environments and Resiliency Platform carries this legacy forward.  Heterogeneity in data centers is the call of the day. Your business has a mix of virtualized and physical workloads, different OS and myriad of storage ...
updated blog entry 03 Aug 2015
En el mes de Junio tuve la oportunidad de presentar en el evento IDC Storage Transformation 2015 en Madrid y compartir agenda con Pure Storage y NetApp. Es agradable hacer una presentación en tu ciudad y en tu propia lengua.  Primero tuvimos una introducción de IDC que creó una buena base e introducción donde las presentaciones de los tres fabricantes encajaron perfectamente. VERITAS ...
updated blog entry 03 Aug 2015
Last June I had the opportunity to speak at the IDC Storage Transformation 2015 in Madrid, sharing the agenda with Pure Storage and NetApp.  It was nice to speak in your city and your own mother language. First we had an introduction from IDC that created a great framework and introduction for the three vendor presentations. VERITAS highlighted the value of Software Defined Storage (SDS) ...
updated blog entry 24 Jul 2015
There is a long-standing rumor that Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, never leaves his home without a notebook to capture feedback from passengers and customers whom he interacts with on a regular basis.  This doesn’t come as a surprise considering the many diverse ventures that Branson has immersed himself into throughout the years. Branson believes that you can learn ...
updated download 20 Jan 2015
Symantec Storage plug-in for OEM12c enables you to view and manage the Storage Foundation and VCS objects through the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (OEM), which has a graphical interface. It works with the Symantec Storage Foundation and High Availability 6.2 product suite. The Symantec Storage plug-in allows you to: SmartIO: manage Oracle database objects using SmartIO. Snapshot: create ...
new download 28 Jul 2014
Over the time, there are instances when permissions are assigned to unknown SIDs on file systems. These unknown or unresolved SIDs belong to deleted security groups or users and sit on the file-system unnecessarily. While most administrators want permissions to be up-to-date and ACLs cleaned on regular intervals, inadequate visibility in ACL permissions can make their job cumbersome and ...
updated download 02 Jul 2014
Application Agents Solaris 11 Image Packaging System (IPS) packages are available for agents of below applications: Application Agent Builder Documentum JBoss Application Server Oracle Application Server Oracle E-Business Components Oracle Essbase Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Siebel CRM Oracle Tuxedo Tibco EMS Added support for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g installations. Following ...
updated download 01 Jul 2014
The Veritas High Availability agents provide out-of-the-box support of many enterprise applications as well as a wide range of replication technologies. For a complete list of agents supported, please visit https://sort.symantec.com/agents. The agents monitor specific resources within an enterprise application. They determine the status of resources and start or stop them according to ...
updated download 30 Jun 2014
While managing permissions on shared resources, one of the recommended practice is to assign permissions to groups rather than to users directly. Maintaining user accounts directly can be cumbersome and inefficient especially when people are moving around in the organization. There can be occasions where permissions are directly assigned to users who should no longer required to have ...
updated download 03 Jun 2014
How To share DQL queries\templates on Connect: Login to Symantec Connect community page and mouse-hover on Create Content. From the drop-down, click Download. On the Create page, specify a suitable Title that indicates the use-case. Add a description for the content in Body section. In case of an ad-hoc query, paste the verified DQL query in the Body section. In case of a DQL template, zip ...
updated download 04 Apr 2014
Veritas High Availability AgentPack 1Q 2014 is now available on SORT: https://sort.symantec.com/agents. Highlights of this release: Application Agents New Platform added for SAP NetWeaver agent with HA-API support In addition to Linux, the agent is available on AIX and Solaris operating systems. Added support for VCS 6.1 on Windows platform for following agents SAP Web Application ...
new event 30 Jul 2015
Join us for this upcoming webcast with Scott Sinclair, Storage Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, we'll discuss the top reasons to adopt to softwrare-defined storage and strategies for success. Find out what all the buzz is about, how to realize better gains in availability, performance, and cost savings, and how you can dertermine the right SDS solution for you. Register now.
updated event 06 Jul 2015
An effective Business Continuity strategy is a necessity in today’s business world. Potentially business damaging situations like hacker attacks, natural disasters, malware disruptions, hardware failures and even human error can bring a business to its knees. Your vision is consistent and accelerated business success. This requires adopting innovative new IT trends and IT Service ...
new event 13 Feb 2015
0% of unplanned downtime is a result of application failures. 1 in 10 organizations now require uptime higher than 99.999%. Join our experts for a live discussion and learn more about why application availability is important and the various strategies businesses are adopting to achieve it. The Google Hangout link will be added to this blog 15mins before the event time. 
new event 12 Jan 2015
Join our upcoming webcast with ESG Senior Analyst, Mark Peters and find out how to eliminate your storage bottleneck with the right combination of software and flash. We'll cover why new integrated approaches to IT make flash a prerequisite, key findings from latest CIO discussions, how to evaluate cost benefits and minimize risk.  Register now.
updated event 29 Sep 2014
CIOs are becoming increasingly invested in the cloud, with 92 percent saying they believe it provides business benefits, according to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research. From cost savings, efficiency, rapid deployment, scalability, and ubiquitous accessibility, cloud computing brings with it several benefits. As shown by its 33 percent quarter-to-quarter growth this year, many ...
updated event 11 Sep 2014
Organizations are facing more pressure than ever to improve the agility of their businesses.  With virtualization, cloud services, big data and other trends converging, companies look to IT to drive improvements and better enable their businesses to compete in the market.  Symantec's data center portfolio is uniquely positioned to increase IT agility, thus helping customers realize ...
updated event 30 May 2014
Building a disaster recovery to the cloud strategy enables midmarket and smaller enterprises to have a less capital and resource-consuming alternative to building and maintaining a secondary data center. By doing so, organizations reduce capital and operations expenses with much smaller, more manageable and more predictable expenses. Symantec Disaster Recovery Orchestrator integrated with ...
new event 14 Mar 2014
  Disaster recovery for Red Hat virtual machines using Symantec Cluster Server, powered by Veritas Managing mission-critical applications? Laying the foundation for a private cloud? Or simply working to meet your enterprise’s day-to-day technical and business demands? All require an infrastructure that’s flexible yet highly available and resilient. With Red Hat and Symantec, ...
updated video 07 Aug 2015
VOM 6.1 Videos Upgrading Management Server to VOM 6.1 on Windows (new, Nov 2014) Configuring Symantec HA plug-in for vSphere Web client (new, Nov 2014) Performing Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) operations using VOM 6.1 Performing SmartIO operations using VOM 6.1 VOM 6.0 Videos Installation and Configuration Installing and Configuring VOM 6.0 Adding Managed Hosts from the ...
updated video 17 Jul 2015
The video demonstrates 'atleast N' Resource dependency How resources are linked/unlinked How this dependency is displayed on CLI, Java GUI, and VOM Behavior of dependency w.r.t. online, offline, and fault of linked resources P.S. There is no voice over in video. We have provided subtitles to elaborate the dependency.
updated video 15 Jul 2015
This video describes what Concurrent IO is and how Storage Foundation uses it for Sybase and DB2 databases.
updated video 08 Jul 2015
This video describes what Concurrent IO is and how Storage Foundation uses it for Sybase and DB2 databases.
updated video 07 Jul 2015
This video describes the Smart IO feature of Storage Foundation.
updated video 07 Jul 2015
This video describes what a VCS application agent is.  It also describes the difference between an application agent and a custom agent.
updated video 19 Jun 2015
This video describes the SmartTier feature of Storage Foundation.This used to be know as Dynamic Storage Tiering and falls into the general classification of Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)…but more. Multi-Volume File Systems are described.
updated video 19 Jun 2015
This video describes the Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP).  It shows the basic architecture of the product.
updated video 19 Jun 2015
This video describes the hot relocation feature of Storage Foundation and how and where it works.
new idea 25 Aug 2015
Hi Sort,  I was looking to check the product feature and limitation for infoscale storage and availablilty. I am able to browse the feature but the limitations are not available. For instance, I had a customer asking how many cluster nodes supported in CFS env. Well this info is available in SFCFS 6.2 release notes for which I had to dig around to get that info. If it was present in ...
new idea 20 Aug 2015
We are  doing a force start of replication since we ask cusstomer to create new volumes. Start replication. # vradmin -g hrdg -f startrep hr_rvg But some customers already have mount points created with data(and choose to ignore creating empty volumes) So they do a force startrep(and ignore warnigngs) and migrate ,then have data corruption. We should either use # vradmin -g hrdg -a ...
new idea 12 Aug 2015
In Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.0 support for Solaris x86 was dropped. I think this is a bad idea and at least for 7.0 it should be reviewd. First of all I still have a large Solaris x86 Storage Foundation use base.  I already suffer from it beeing droped with SF 6.1. But dropping it from VOM in 7.0 I think is not good. 7.0 offer to update to 2048bit certs for communication ...
new idea 09 Jul 2015
When first we execute vxdump, then below warning to create /etc/dumpdates file message is logged. [root@server101 ~]# vxdump -fu /var/tmp/data.bk /dev/vx/rdsk/testdg/vol1 vxfs vxdump: WARNING: no file `/etc/dumpdates', making an empty one   --> !! vxfs vxdump: Date of this level 0 dump: Thu 09 Jul 2015 10:17:38 PM EDT vxfs vxdump: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch Dumping ...
updated idea 22 Jun 2015
I have spent 2 hours trying to get my companies support information, as I'm new to the Co. I waited over an hour for an e-mail I was NEVER going to get, because the woman couldn't differentiate between a phonetically spoken G and a Q, and therefore the e-mail was in lala land. All because presumably, ddoing business with India saves your company a few bucks. This stuff is infuriating beyond ...
updated idea 09 Jun 2015
Hello, For full supporting WebSphere MQ MQI client automatic reconnection (More info on IBM KnowledgeCenter: WMQ - Automatic client reconnection) we need that QMGRs' graceful-stops uses -r parameter. Unfortunately the actual Symantec code doesn't support this option (/opt/VRTSagents/ha/bin/WebSphereMQ/WebSphereMQ.pm): [...] #---------------------------------- # Stop command and stop ...
new idea 15 Apr 2015
when a set of disks are in clone_disk mode after failover from a different SAN array. Trying to add new disks would fail because it is not a clone disk. Attempt to set all the existing disks clone=off would work but still the new disk cannot be added to the diskgroup unless vxconfigd is restarted. This should unexpected. Hopefully it would be fixed
new idea 13 Apr 2015
Customer wants the agent to manage the “manager process” not just one peripheral process (extract) . The agent should be able to online/offline/monitor multiple peripheral processes in one resources. The agent should be able to online/offline/monitor the replicat, and the data pump processes. The agent should be able to restart a process if it becomes faulted on a node before VCS failing it ...
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