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Samuel Brunacini | 14 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

This presentation was given at Collaborate2009 and covers how to create virtualized Oracle servers utilizing Solaris Zones and make them completely portable, even to another data center.

The solution is accomplished with the Solaris OS, Oracle RDBMS, and Symantec (Veritas) Storage Foundation HA/DR. The portable “Oracle zones” are storage and replication-method agnostic, and the database files are “wrapped” so they can even be transported to other *nix platforms for backup or migration purposes.

Sheri Atwood | 27 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Symantec Super Session at VMworld 2009: Wednesday, September 2 at 10:00 AM

Of course I may be a little biased because I will be presenting, but there are a lot of reasons why you should make Symantec’s Super Session a priority during your VMworld 2009 experience

Steve Morton, Vice President of Product Marketing, and myself will present on strategies and best practice around pain points customers have faced during virtualization deployments

Steve has threatened to change the format on me, live on stage, and I am hoping this isn’t true. However, he is known to be a joker so I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens

Our goal is to share examples of how others have solved complex virtualization problems. You will see how a municipality in Florida was able to reduce a half-day virtual machine recovery to 15 minutes. This cut their backup time by 96% using Symantec solutions. Data protection and storage management...

Rishi Manocha | 26 Aug 2009 | 3 comments

Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is now available, and here's your one-stop spot for short how-to screencasts to get up and running fast, download info, and links to technical documentation and discussion forums.

What's New?

Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is a cross platform release, and includes updates to the Central Server on Linux, Solaris and Windows, as well as updates to Managed Hosts on all platforms. The 2.1 release includes the following new features:

  • Health Check now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
  • License Deployment Reporter (LDR) now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
  • Support for MS SQL and Exchange for Windows
  • Better Oracle discovery
  • Native Managed host for IA64 on Windows
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Enhanced Converged Agent support (partnering with CommandCentral)
  • Seamless upgrade support for SFM 2.0...
phil samg | 26 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Storage capacity management obviously drives CapEx expenditures. However, capacity management also ripples through the rest of storage infrastructure cost profile. Capacity impacts software license costs, maintenance costs as well as power/cooling and floor space costs. Thus, capacity management is the #1 thing that any IT organization can do for cost containment. Here is a related post with four steps that you can take to control capacity: storagenerve.com/2009/08/24/taming-the-storage-budget-beast/ .

Rishi Manocha | 20 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec recently announced the release of Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE 5.0. Sybase ASE Cluster Edition (ASE CE) uses a shared-disk architecture designed to support up to 32 ASE server instances that simultaneously access a SAN.

Based on core Veritas technology, which has 15+ years of customer successes and hundreds of production customers in Sybase environments, Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE combines the strengths of Sybase ASE CE with the robust storage management and high availability capabilities of Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server to implement robust, manageable, and scalable Sybase shared disk clusters. The integrated solution uses the same infrastructure software across an enterprise data center and enables shared cluster management with Sybase for database and application, offering benefits in the areas of Storage Management, High Availability and High Performance.

To learn more, view the joint...

Zahid.Haseeb | 07 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Today i will discuss an error which i faced with SFHA5.0 while deporting and importing the Disk Group.

Environment
i am using MS windows 2003(64bit) Data Centre Edition with SFHA 5.0. i faced this problem after upgrading latest firmware on SAN

 

Problem
when i tried to import the cluster Disk Group i was facing this error

(V-76-58645-585: Failed to reserve a majority of disks in cluster dynamic disk group)

Tried Resolution#1
i also used the vxclus.exe ENABLE -gDISKGROUP-1 -p as per this document (http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266015.htm) but the cluster DiskGroup is not being import and getting the below message when i ran the command

V-77-57616-50002: WARNING: Make sure that a majority of the disk group disks are
NOT
...

phil samg | 22 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Major changes in the health care industry are almost certain as organizations drive toward greater electronic records management (EMR) efficiency and regulatory mandates loom on the horizon. Two counter-trends exist: a need to invest in infrastructure to meet the changes as well as the need to reduce long-term costs in the face of price pressure.

Symantec recently engaged Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst of Storageio, to examine the file serving requirements of healthcare organizations and the suitability of Storage Foundation Scalable File Server to meet those needs. In his findings, Schulz emphasized flexibility to meet unforeseen needs, performance to serve the large files that medical images create and “pay as you grow” affordability. To read the full report, go to Veritas Storage Foundation Scalable File Server (SFS)...

Kimberley | 09 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a product release notice provided from Symantec Tech Support.

Products: Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Release Update 1 (RU1) for SLES 11 Linux
OS Version: SLES 11
General Availability Date: 6/5/2009
Product Description:
The Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release is based on 5.0 MP3 RP2 and includes support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11. All issues in RU1 are cumulative since the 5.0 release. However, Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2, Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle, and Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System RAC are not available in the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release because Oracle and DB2 have not yet provided support for databases on SLES 11. Additionally, there is no support for Xen kernel on SLES11 in the RU1 release.

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 RU1 for...

Kimberley | 17 May 2009 | 3 comments

The Symantec Connect site consists of six communities, including Storage and Clustering. This blog provides an overview of some of the key information about navigating and participating in the Connect Storage and Clustering community and navigating through the Symantec Connect community site.

Discussion Forums

The Storage Management community forums are broken out by product. Here are some links to quickly get you to the right product forum area (you'll need to be logged in):

Eric Gao | 13 May 2009 | 0 comments

Here I put down some tips in the community, in case someone else suffers the same issue.

1. manually import agent/type
There is once a time, I have to install vxvm/vvr on a a server without X environment,  after done all the installation,   I found the problem I have to import few vcs types like RVG, RVGShared, RVGLogowner etc etc, that defined in file /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/VVRTypes.cf.  As I was using a citrix session and I am not allowed to install some X server software,  then that became a problem because I don't remember the syntax to so many commands,  normally I just import the file from hagui,  but not for this time.  Then what to do?   while later on, I got this tip from my friens,

/opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hacf -typetocmd /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/VVRTypes.cf -display

though the sumbcommand typetocmd is not showing up in man page or help page.   then all I...