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updated discussion 15 Sep 2014
Hello,   If we have 2 node clusters and if there is not lltlink or gab membership.  Can we start  vcs as onenode cluster as below? hastart -onenode If we do it in boh nodes we might get  split-brain right?   When you start as -onenode would resource will be probed?            
updated article 12 Sep 2014
Organizations that store a lot of data on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices may find these resources difficult to manage. As the amount of data increases, it becomes difficult to track remediation actions on resources that may reside on file shares and SharePoint servers within an organization. Typically, security and storage administrators must manually inform data owners about issues ...
new idea 12 Sep 2014
Issues with VOM installation and documentation first and then ideas on how to improve afterwards: I viewed prereqs for VOM which said I needed 5GB so I created a 5GB /vom filesystem on a Linux server and I tried to install and it failed saying I needed 1GB free in /opt.   /opt was created as a 1GB filesystem, so had about 950MB free, but luckliy there was space in vg00 so I increased ...
updated discussion 12 Sep 2014
hi All,   Can anybody tell me what is LUN mapping in basic terms.   I know what is the difference between zoning and LUN masking. But what is this LUN mapping and what happens if we do not do LUN mapping?   host            san switch               ...
updated blog entry 11 Sep 2014
Documentation for Symantec Data Insight 4.5 is now available at the following locations: Product guides (PDFs and HTML pages): SORT documentation page Software compatibility list: www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7677 The Symantec Data Insight  4.5 documentation set includes the following manuals: Symantec Data Insight Release Notes Symantec Data Insight Self-Service Portal ...
updated discussion 15 Sep 2014
Hello,   If we have 2 node clusters and if there is not lltlink or gab membership.  Can we start  vcs as onenode cluster as below? hastart -onenode If we do it in boh nodes we might get  split-brain right?   When you start as -onenode would resource will be probed?            
updated discussion 12 Sep 2014
hi All,   Can anybody tell me what is LUN mapping in basic terms.   I know what is the difference between zoning and LUN masking. But what is this LUN mapping and what happens if we do not do LUN mapping?   host            san switch               ...
new discussion 10 Sep 2014
SFW HA SQL patching process. we have implemented GCO with 2 node cluster on primary. and single node at DR site. we want to do windows and SQL patches updates . what would be the process,  starting node should be passive node or active node. how should be the service switching.      
updated discussion 10 Sep 2014
How to prevent split brain issue in GCO.   we have configured 2 cluster in primary and single node cluster in secondary. It is working fine but. when ever there is a link issue.Both the sites are going in active state and volumes are mounting on both the sides. Is there any configuration settings to avoid this.    
updated article 12 Sep 2014
Organizations that store a lot of data on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices may find these resources difficult to manage. As the amount of data increases, it becomes difficult to track remediation actions on resources that may reside on file shares and SharePoint servers within an organization. Typically, security and storage administrators must manually inform data owners about issues ...
article comment 18 Aug 2014
updated article 08 Jul 2014
Symantec recommends that you verify your installation of Symantec Cluster Server (VCS) on a system before you install or upgrade VCS. This allows you to know about the product prerequisites, installed product version, and configuration. You can verify installation of VCS on a system using the following techniques: Operating System (OS) commands Common Product Installer (CPI) Symantec ...
updated article 07 Jul 2014
Solaris 10 ZONES: =============== Zones provides a means of virtualizing operating system services, allowing one or more processes to run in isolation from other activity on the system. A zone is a "sandbox" within which one or more applications can run without affecting or interacting with the rest of the system.    You can configure non-global zones with a shared-IP address or an ...
updated article 07 Jul 2014
Symantec Data Insight(SDI) 4.5 lets you monitor EMC Isilon OneFS file servers, version 7.1 or later. You can also scan and monitor events in users' home directories on the EMC Isilon storage system. To configure Data Insight to monitor EMC Isilon filers, do the following: Complete the necessary prerequisites. Ensure that you have the minimum credentials required for configuring the Isilon ...
updated article 07 Jul 2014
Symantec Data Insight (SDI) 4.5 lets you monitor NetApp Cluster-Mode devices running Data ONTAP 8.2. Data Insight uses the FPolicy framework to receive event notifications. These notifications are sent over a TCP connection to Data Insight's FPolicy server. For more information, see About configuring a clustered NetApp file server.  To configure Data Insight to monitor clustered ...
updated article 30 Jun 2014
Dando continuidade a questão replicação disponíveis para o cliente, podemos recomendar o melhor dos dois mundos. Como tratado anteriormente, ao se deparar com as dúvidas de disponibilidade e ponto de recuperação em um ambiente de DR, existem duas maneiras de se trabalhar com essas variáveis, replicação síncrona e assíncrona. E se fosse possível utilizarmos o melhor de ambos? A possibilidade de ...
updated article 30 Jun 2014
Symantec Data Insight (SDI) helps organizations govern their data better by identifying who owns the data, who has permission to access it, and how the data is used. Data Insight monitors activity and access permissions on document and picture libraries that are part of the web applications configured on Microsoft SharePoint servers. You can use Data Insight to monitor unstructured data ...
updated article 24 Jun 2014
The answer is almost! Even the smallest business, if relying on IT systems for critical operations like sales, production, industrial control system, tax processing or electronic receipt, some kind of DR capability should be in place. Depending on systems Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO), it could be from off-site tape shipping strategy, to an automated geo ...
updated blog entry 11 Sep 2014
Documentation for Symantec Data Insight 4.5 is now available at the following locations: Product guides (PDFs and HTML pages): SORT documentation page Software compatibility list: www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7677 The Symantec Data Insight  4.5 documentation set includes the following manuals: Symantec Data Insight Release Notes Symantec Data Insight Self-Service Portal ...
updated blog entry 10 Sep 2014
This article describes how to configure active-passive high availability(HA) for a group of Redis instances. I avoid using cluster because Redis Cluster is the mechanism to distribute shards to multiple Redis instances . Active-passive means there is only one Redis instance, the master, serving requests at all time. Data is replicated from the master to the rest of the Redis ...
new blog entry 09 Sep 2014
O mundo do FSS Com o lançamento da suite Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1 foi apresentada uma nova feature denominada FSS (Flexible Storage Sharing). Esta feature tem como objetivo uma quebra de paradigma. A possiblidade de implementar um ambiente de alta disponibilidade com ou sem DR sem a premissa de compartilhar os discos entre os servidores envolvidos. Com a utilização do FSS é possível ...
updated blog entry 04 Sep 2014
Version 6.1 for VOM (Veritas Operations Manager) has been released recently. This new version brings management capabilities for Cluster File System and Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) environments. In this blog entry I will highlight how to start using VOM to manage FSS and how to create a new volume. Before being able to manage FSS it is necessary to upgrade the Managed Host (MH) version in ...
updated blog entry 04 Sep 2014
Here is some of August 2014's most viewed content in the Storage and Clustering community: VCS Cluster not Starting. Configure Flexible Storage Sharing using Veritas Operations Manager 6.1 How to Check VCS Version and Update Veritas Disk Group Disabled Configuring Redis High Availability Remove LUN from Solaris 10 How to find the LUN size with Veritas Commands? HBA Checking Commands NEW ...
updated blog entry 22 Aug 2014
According to Forbes, 70% of organizations that were in the Fortune 1,000 ten years ago have vanished.  The natural question is why did this happen?  The simple answer is business agility.  These organizations were not able to adjust to changes in the business environment and were eventually crushed by their competitors or by changing trends in the market.   Look at ...
updated blog entry 12 Aug 2014
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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 ...
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 ...
new event 21 Nov 2013
A Discussion on Achieving Business Resilience Now and in the Future. The panelists for this session are Geary Sikich, Principal, Logical Management Systems Corp. Damian Walch, U.S. National Leader, Resilience Services, Deloitte David Nolan, CEO and Founder, Fusion Risk Management, Inc. Hosted by Dennis Wenk, Business Continuity Evangelist, Symantec . Technology, outsourcing, partnerships and ...
updated event 13 Sep 2013
One of the largest technology conferences, Oracle OpenWorld, will once again hit San Francisco, California on September 22nd to 26th. Come visit Symantec at booth #1915 in Moscone South and learn more about: Business continuity for your critical applications Accelerating recovery to reduce complexity and costs Effective storage management in Oracle environments Symantec NetBackup for ...
new event 23 Jul 2013
Speakers: Geary Sikich, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author and Business Lecturer Dennis Wenk, Business Continuity Evangelist The term “Black Swan” has become a popular buzzword for many; including, contingency planners, risk managers and consultants. However, are there really that many occurrences that qualify to meet the requirement of being termed a “Black Swan” or ...
updated video 10 Sep 2014
This video talks about managing Storage Foundation's SmartIO feature using Veritas Operations Manager 6.1 Management Server console. In this video, you will learn how to create, modify, delete a cache area using the Management Server console. This video also shows how to enable or disable the cache on selected volumes or mount points. How to enable or disable SmartIO write-back caching for ...
video comment 13 Aug 2014
updated video 31 Jul 2014
VOM 6.1 Videos 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 Console Automating Host Discovery with AutoConfigure Discovering hosts agentlessly Discovering Virtualization Discovering Storage Arrays Discovering SAN ...
new video 31 Jul 2014
This demo video shows how AdaptiveHA works within a VCS 6.1 environment.
updated video 21 Jul 2014
In this demonstration, you will learn how VOM 6.1 supports Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) operations using the Management Server console. You will learn how to: Export and unexport disks for FSS Enable or disable FSS on an existing shared disk group
updated video 21 Jul 2014
In this demonstration, you will learn how VOM 6.1 supports operations using the Management Server console. You will learn how to: Create a cache. Enable or disable caching
updated video 01 Jul 2014
Check out this series of over 35 Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions Release 6.0 introductory, feature overview and technical installation videos produced by the Symantec Information Availability Group, to get up and running quickly with your release. Technical Feature Overviews: Screencast: Symantec Cluster Server 6.0 Intelligent Monitoring Framework Overview Screencast: ...
new video 01 Jul 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 idea 12 Sep 2014
Issues with VOM installation and documentation first and then ideas on how to improve afterwards: I viewed prereqs for VOM which said I needed 5GB so I created a 5GB /vom filesystem on a Linux server and I tried to install and it failed saying I needed 1GB free in /opt.   /opt was created as a 1GB filesystem, so had about 950MB free, but luckliy there was space in vg00 so I increased ...
updated idea 09 Sep 2014
SCOM 2012 Management is a good way to monitor enterprise products and easier to implement than just relay on VOM. There are other customers asking for the same ting. https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/scom-2012 "The support for converted MOM packs has been removed in SCOM 2012 from Microsoft, hence the SFW-HA and SFW mps are unable to be imported in SCOM ...
new idea 05 Sep 2014
I have been told that VCS using Fencing can cause a Service Group to off line it you add a newly created disk group into the Service Group while it is imported.   I will agree that somewhere in some documentation it might tell you what will happen if you do this, it is an easy mistake to make that will take down your resources.   It does this because it has to add the keys ...
new idea 21 Aug 2014
Environment: OS: redhat linux 6.4 VCS Product:version 6.0.3 Postgresql agent : version 5.1.5.0 VRTSpgsql-5.1.5.0-GA_GENERIC_noarch.noarch   ISSUE:  the  postgresql agent can't online postgresq server if I configure the HOSTNAME attribute of postgresql agent with IPV6 address  it log in engine_A.log like as below HostName [2001:1b70:200:1026::132:1116] is an invalid ...
updated idea 04 Jul 2014
Increase time in reports and workspace to include seconds when event occurred. When viewing reports, the resolution of the reports rounds up to the minute. This makes it somewhat difficult to find particular events as events spread out over the whole minute get grouped into one minute. There should be a toggle to include seconds. Include IP address for windows filer Include access denied ...
updated idea 04 Jul 2014
Need a way to tell the large reports are still running In large data grab (gigs and gigs) it is hard for the DI  Admin to tell if the report is stuck or still running. causeing them to cancel on a large Report/edex/merge.  Suggest a percentage bar in statuse on the Report page  Request From JPMC, contact RPS for more details if needed. RPS Bryon ...
updated idea 04 Jul 2014
The Platform of Data Insight of symantec only upload succesful logon of the different servers. I have a Nas and File server connected to Data Insight. I Know that Data Insight only upload succesful logon. I´d like upload  logon failure in future version of data Insight.   Can you open a request to implement this solution to future version of  platform Data Insigth of ...
updated idea 13 Jun 2014
In Veritas Operations Manager 6.0 3Par  Storage in HSCL is old and new versions of Inform OS is missing.    Can you update to newer hw platform for 3Par 7000 series with Inform OS 3.1.2 and above? Version 3.1.3 will be released Q1 2014.