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AHerr | 23 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

The introduction of a new release of SFHA is always met with the question of what has changed in this release?

The goal of this document is to explain what has changed in the different areas of the product.

It conveniently groups the changes in the areas where they are implemented.

We have also broken out our major features introduced within this release into a section in the beginning of the document in case you are just interested in learning more about the Storage Foundation File Compression and Data Deduplication, VCS Virtual Business Services or Symantec ApplicationHA.

This document does not have information on feature implementation but does point out which document to consult for more information.

Additional product documentation is available  at

Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Data center leaders are constantly being bombarded with marketing blitz on how they can reach the clouds by buying new infrastructure, but the reality is closer to ground. At Symantec we believe that the private cloud is more of a transformation of your existing data center rather than a rip and replace.

Read confident insights article on how to get to private cloud:

ScottK | 10 Nov 2011 | 2 comments

I was thinking about cluster node counts the other day, and wondering about their distribution. That is, what percentage of clusters are two node, three node, four node, and so on. There are a couple of different kinds of clusters out there -- in this context, these are tightly coupled clusters for availability (failover) or concurrent transaction clusters (like Oracle RAC, Sybase ASE Cluster Edition, or Cluster File Systems) -- not large computational clusters (like BlueGene). I ran the numbers from SORT uploads, and got the distribution. Then I wondered whether Linux might have more nodes than AIX/HP-UX/Solaris. Linux fans might say "Naturally, because it's cheaper" while detractors might think "Of course, because SMP scalability is still better on <my platform/>." One or both groups appear correct:


You can see the white has fewer...

Tmy_70 | 04 Nov 2011 | 5 comments


If you've manged to get locked out of your Veritas Cluster Server Cluster Manager, but you have root access to the server, you can reset your password using the following procedure.
#su - root
#hauser -list
#hauser -update admin
If you receive the following error when running this command:
VCS WARNING V-16-1-11309 Configuration must be ReadWrite then, you need to put the configuration into ReadWrite mode.
#haconf -makerw
You should now be able to set password.
TonyGriffiths | 14 Oct 2011 | 0 comments




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Veritas Operations Manager

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Veritas Operations Manager

Hot Fix



Theresa LaVeck | 11 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

The Storage and Availability Management 6.0 release was recently covered in the Wall Street Journal. The article focuses on 6.0 highlights, including preparing for the private cloud, Virtual Business Service, file system deduplication and compression, and tighter integration. Read the article.

TonyGriffiths | 04 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

New SFHA Rolling Patch release – 5.1SP1RP2 for Solaris, AIX and Linux

Available on

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Eric.Hennessey | 29 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
Things just aren't as simple as they used to be. There was a time when we could achieve nearly all of our uptime goals just by clustering our backend database servers and maybe a handful of other application servers. There was very little of that weird virtualization voodoo going on, and all our important 
applications ran on physical servers.
Well, times have changed. Not only are a larger share of our applications considered mission critical, but our service level agreement expectations are much higher and we're under pressure to virtualize more applications in order to realize greater cost savings in the data center. To further complicate things, those applications have grown more complex with more moving parts. For those of us concerned with high availability and disaster recovery, this has presented some interesting challenges.
Consider, for example, an online...
c3lsius | 28 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
  1. Anil Chakravarthy, Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management Group, will announce a major refresh of our high availability, disaster recovery and storage portfolio, including Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Cluster Server 6.0, during the Keynote Day 1 at 11 a.m.
  2. Not one but two lucky attendees will walk away with €250 Apple gift card each at the Storage and Availability Management Product Vision and Strategy Forum (PVSF): Building Resilient Private Clouds on Tuesday, 4th of October, 2:30 p.m. at room 112.
  3. Play our private cloud 6.0 game by attending one of the storage and availability management sessions or visit our booth at the Symantec Solutions Centre and identify two additional attributes of our private clouds for a chance to win an iPad 2.
  4. Listen to exciting customer stories of how Amadeus, Lotus Renault F1 racing team and a big energy company were able to solve their data centre challenges using...
Raissa_T | 14 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Storage Decisions - "Where IT pros go to solve the storage challenges you face NOW" is coming to New York City on Sept 19th - Sept 20th, 2011.  The event will be held at the Hilton Americas 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019.   Come and join your fellow IT pros and stop by booth # 39 to learn how Symantec continues to be your trusted Storage partner. 

In particular, Symantec can help you address the challenges of business-critical virtualization and how you can achieve end-to-end visibility of your heterogeneous storage and host infrastructure, while increasing efficiency at each level of the storage supply chain.

  • Learn how you can report on wasted storage hosted on native or Symantec Storage Foundation systems, perform optimized thick to thin migrations, reclaim wasted storage allocations in thin provisioned arrays, and plan for...