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Gautham Ravi | 17 Mar 2010 | 1 comment

SFRAC 5.1P3 is the first version supporting 11gR2 RAC, including full cluster membership and coordination with Oracle Clusterware.

Currently SFRAC on Linux is certified for use only with 11gR2 RAC. We continue to support Oracle 10gR2 & 11gR1 RAC on Linux with our SFCFRAC 5.0 & 5.1 products.

Resources:
Hardware Compatibility List
Comprehensive Oracle RAC Certification Matrix
Download P3 patch

Kimberley | 19 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

We've completed the work to merge the existing Storage Management and Clustering & Replication communities into a single community area. Since Connect launched last March, a good number of the storage posts and content have spanned the two communities. We realize that this means that many of you have been tracking content from both areas, and hope that this improvement will make it easier and faster for you to find and share information about Storage and High Availability products.

So what's new?  A Storage & Clustering community that includes Storage Foundation, Storage Foundation for Windows, Cluster Server, Cluster Server One, CommandCentral, FileStore, Volume Replicator, and SFHA Management Tool product information, all in one community. How will this help you? You won't see duplicated content between the two communities. You won't have to go to two communities to view product forums. We will have technical expertise regarding Storage and High...

Donna T | 16 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

A friend of mine was lucky enough to backpack through Europe after college, and she wound up on the Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia has some of Europe’s rockiest and most beautiful coastline, and also some of its oldest ruins, which go back at least 7,000 years.

Like all island dwellers, Sardinians know they must make the most of the resources they have, and that goes for Tiscali S.p.A., a telephone operator, ISP, and B2B services provider headquartered there. So when rapid growth started straining resources, Tiscali implemented Veritas Storage Foundation—and upped storage utilization to 80 percent.

Click here to read more about how Tiscali uses Symantec solutions to manage storage, provide high availability, and keep spam out of its network.

D Thomson | 08 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Finding ways to substantially cut costs and complexity in an active, vibrant Data Centre is not easy. CIO’s have spent years trimming here and there and, to many, further demand from the business to reduce CAPEX/OPEX can seem like asking the impossible.

Nonetheless, significant additional reductions and effeciencies can be made possible where companies take a broader look at the way IT serves the business in a broad context. Key to this approach is the bringing together of “IT” and “Business” people in a combined effort to rationalise applications, processes, core infrastructure and operations. I have recently facilitated “IT/Business Alignment” workshops, forced both sides of the house to work together productively and have been amazed as to the opportunities that drop out of this exercise.  Well managed and facilitated workshops are a great way from stakeholders to express ideas, test theory and find “1+1=3...

SAMG Tech Support Team | 18 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Here's some installation and upgrade information from our Tech Support team. Symantec strongly recommends the following best practices:

1. Read the 5.1 Late Breaking News Technotes:

2. Use the Symantec Operation Readiness Tool for 5.1 installation and upgrade preparation:
https://sort.symantec.com

3. View the 5.1 instructional videos ...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 07 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

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)...
Dev Roy | 05 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Storage Foundation HA 5.1 introduces keyless feature enablement. The primary objective of keyless is to improve the customer experience with Storage Foundation HA (SFHA) and make it easier to deploy, manage and use our products. Note that a customer continues to be required to have valid licenses for the product they are running. Entitlement does not change in 5.1

As customer would still require NFR keys hence this document shall be useful for customers Register and get their license keys and make 5.1 With Key after 60 days or else if customer is running on older version then also they can use the same procedure for the aquisition of license keys. Also this document provides information on how to download their product that they have purchased.

If you need more information on SFHA5.1 keyless then please visit the blog introducing-...

Dev Roy | 04 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

Symantec Employees are well aware of DocCentral but many users / clients are not aware of that it is available and they can download User Guides, Admin Guides, Release Notes, Installation Guides, Mannual Pages etc for the various flavours of UNIX ( AIX, Solaris, HP-UX ), Linux and Windows for entire Storage Foundation product line.

Please find the link bellow for Storage Foundation DocCentral:
http://sfdoccentral.symantec.com

Regards,
Dev Roy.

paul_cusick | 04 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

Overview

Starting with Storage Foundation HA 5.1, you can enable features using keyless licenses. The primary objective of keyless is to improve the customer experience with Storage Foundation HA (SFHA) and make it easier to deploy, manage and use our products. Keyless licensing continues to apply for all future releases starting with SFHA 5.1. Starting with Storage Foundation HA 6.1, ApplicationHA supports keyless licensing. Note that a customer continues to be required to have valid licenses for the product he/she is running. Entitlement does not change in 5.1 and beyond.

Review the information provided below as well as the attached pdf to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the advantage of using keyless versus standard licensing?
    • Keyless simplifies the task of a system admin deploying SFHA in a production environment. It also results in better overall system...
Rishi Manocha | 10 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec is proud to announce the launch of Veritas Operations Services 2.0 (VOS 2.0). This release is a culmination of months of development based on customer feedback, and represents a significant step forward in the overall value that Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server customers can expect to receive from VOS.

This underpinning of the release is an integrated customer experience which encompasses VOS services that customers have used for over two years. Below are key highlights of the release:

  • Updated look and feel of the site, reports, notifications, and search capabilities including a customizable dashboard
  • Increased visibility of vital information through integrated searches for patches, documentation, and UMI codes
  • Improved efficiency of data collection and reporting through an integrated data collector
  • Better data center coverage with increased  integration of...