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bpascua | 11 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Over the past six months I have seen a resurgence in interest in the Veritas Cluster Server brand, this is due to a number of factors. Firstly I strongly believe that Data Centre's are finally beginning to virtualise their critical applications. Secondly the latest version fo Veritas Cluster Server now includes Vmware support for seamless failover using VMDK disks. I have recently been involved in three projects where customers have been testing Veritas Cluster Server against Oracle and Websphere to make sure it can actually do what it says on the tin. I am pleased to announce that yes it actually works and all have been successful. As anticipated the ability to use the native VMDK as a unit of failover is making customers considerably less nervous about virtualising their applications. This is great news for both Symantec and our loyal customers.

I was also delighted to see that Symantec have also released a support statement for our Cluster Filesystem in Vmware...

sai_mukundan | 10 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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dennis_wenk | 10 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

The benefits of data center consolidation are apparent; they save millions of dollars and improve the overall quality of service.  It is easy to see that too many data centers adds unnecessary costs, it chips away at manageability, increases complexity and contributes to a number of operating inefficiencies.  Realizing the economic benefits of data center consolidation can be elusive, the challenge is to circumvent the potential pitfalls that complicated the transformation process.

Data center consolidations involve much more than just moving servers or data from one location into another.  Data centers have become a conglomeration of disparate technologies running on combination of virtual platforms, physical platforms, and clustered platforms that operate an assortment of systems and access a range of data-tiers that are stored on multiple arrays from a whole host of hardware vendors.  

In addition to the...

Kimberley | 30 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Red Hat & Symantec Join Forces to Accelerate Next Generation Clouds

Commercially supported enterprise Linux platforms have an incredibly bright future as core building blocks for next-generation, highly resilient data centers and agile private and hybrid clouds. Yet to fully optimize Linux to support the demands of increasingly business-critical workloads, organizations need to heed enterprise requirements around disaster recovery, high availability, and storage management. To facilitate such a demand, Symantec and Red Hat have partnered together. As a partnership “built on strengths,” Red Hat and Symantec provide the following solutions: Automated off-premise disaster recovery, cost-effective failover for Oracle databases, and improved storage performance for heterogeneous data centers. Further, customers achieve low-cost, flexibility and more robust performance. To learn more about this unique partnership and how...

Doreet | 19 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

See how Veritas Cluster Server high availability and disaster recovery solutions enable enterprises to eliminate the risk of deploying business critical applications in virtual environments.

 
Read or about Veritas Cluster Server at: http://www.symantec.com/cluster-server
anishv | 08 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

We are seeing great adoption rate for our newest SFHA releases (6.0 & 6.0.1) and customer escalation data shows a marked improvement in quality over previous release (5.1SP1). In the last year (Nov 2011-Oct 2012), deployments of 5.1SP1 and 6.0/6.0.1 releases were equal in number whereas the customer escalations received on 6.0/6.0.1 stream were just 40% as compared to those received on 5.1SP1. And the good news doesn’t stop there! It is common that an escalation does not actually end up in product code changes and the trend continues, significantly smaller number of customer escalations on 6.0/6.0.1 stream resulted in product changes as compared to previous release.

Doreet | 08 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Hosting some 1.3 billion website visits each month, LivePerson understands how to scale big. The CSO for the largest provider of realtime customer engagement solutions explains how the firm is leveraging Veritas Cluster Server to meet business-critical requirements around cloud services availability and deliver on its SLAs for customers.

http://www.symantec.com/resources/customer_success/detail.jsp?cid=liveperson
 
Pooja Sarda | 02 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

The VCS DiskGroup agent has a configurable option PanicSystemOnDGLoss. It enables fast failover of application on loss of storage connectivity or when disk group commands are not responding. On extremely busy systems, it can cause halting of the system due to consecutive monitor timeouts. Prior to VCS 5.1, it was set to on (1) by default. Based on feedback, we changed the default from on (1) to off (0). However, we could still only turn on/off the behavior. With VCS 6.0, we have added flexibility to set it to a value based on the use case.

0: Do not halt the system.

1: Halt the system if either disk group goes into disabled state or the disk group resource faults due to monitor timeout.

2: Halt the system if disk group goes into disabled state.

3: Halt the system if disk group resource faults due to monitor timeout.

Priya 2 | 02 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Before installing any Oracle RAC patch or patchset software:

■ Review the latest information on supported Oracle RAC patches and patchsets:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC5081

To apply Oracle patches

1 Freeze the service group that contains the Oracle resource and the cssd
resource:
       # hagrp -freeze grp_name

2 Install the patches or patchsets required for your Oracle RAC installation.
     See the Oracle documentation that accompanies the patch or patchset.
If the patch is for Oracle database software, after applying the patch, before
starting the database or database instance, relink the SF Oracle RAC libraries
with Oracle libraries.

3 Unfreeze the service group that contains the Oracle resource and the cssd
...

Pooja Sarda | 02 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Would you like to simplify management and high availability of LPARs (AIX logical partitions) and application running inside it? Are you moving to the private cloud?

Try our ApplicationHA for LPARs and make your application in the LPAR and the LPAR itself highly available. You can achieve this with Veritas Cluster Server in just one LPAR per physical server and light weight ApplicationHA in rest of the LPARs.

The ApplicationHA LPARs will auto-register, auto-restart and auto-failover! And that‘s not all. We support across platforms - VMWare, Solaris LDOMs and Linux KVM. More information can be found at https://www.symantec.com/application-ha.