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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.
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:

To apply Oracle patches

1 Freeze the service group that contains the Oracle resource and the cssd
       # 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

Kimberley | 02 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

During his tenure at Yapi Kredi Bank, Cahit Erdogan has overseen rapid growth and expansion. Dealing with growth is never easy, especially in IT, but with the help of a number of Symantec solutions Erdogan has been able to tackle the challenge head on. Since partnering with Symantec the bank has realized a number of benefits including improved security, lower storage costs, and high availability of business critical data and applications. Check out this case study in CIO Digest to read more about Yapi Kredi Bank’s success.

ttron | 01 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Great testimonial from one of our top SAMG partner discussing Storage Foundation and Cluster File System.

AHerr | 25 Oct 2012 | 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 new Storage Foundation and VCS features.  It also includes information on the newly released VCS 6.0.2 capabilities within Linux VMware Virtual Machines.

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

Doreet | 23 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Taneja says "Symantec Veritas Cluster Server Takes Vrtual Server HA to the Next Level"

This is an awesome testimonial from Jeff Byrnes, an analyst from Taneja Group, who provides expert analysis and consulting services for the computer storage and server industries.

“All in all, we think the latest Veritas Cluster Server for VMware release adds significant value to customers running business-critical applications in virtualized environments.”

Doreet | 22 Oct 2012 | 1 comment

ESG Labs just published a blog on the ESG website discussing Storage Foundation performance and capabilities on Linux as contrasted to the native tools.

This is AWESOME!!! Check it out!

S_D | 22 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) calls Veritas Storage Foundation the tool that makes your IT data centers the greatest show on earth. And rightly so - there's not much else out there that makes performance problems disappear, eases your storage woes, and gives you the most bang for your current buck. No more late nights and hours spent agonizing on how to explain to management about downtime issues faced by your customers and the uncontrolled downward spiral of the stock price.

Veritas Storage Foundation from Symantec is the behind the scenes tool that makes all the magic happen. It is the foundation that keeps your data center running smoothly, and ESG is calling one and all with front row seats to watch the show: Veritas Storage Foundation from Symantec Performance and Efficiency advantages for Linux.

Performance, Ease of Management and...

Bala Kumaresan | 21 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

We are working on "SmartIO" feature for the next release of Storage Foundation, which can save customers a ton of money.

How do customers save a ton of money with SF "SmartIO" feature?

SF “SmartIO” feature results in the following,

  1. Increases Server utilization by IO bottleneck elimination
  2. Support for low latency and high throughout IO, by using flash storage present in the server
  3. Reduction in the IO load on storage controllers, as most of the application IO needs is served by “SmartIO” layer.

As a result, the number of servers required for same application throughput is reduced, storage commoditization happens because there is no need for high end storage controllers and the number of storage controllers required is also reduced as IO needs from storage array is much lower. All of the above saves cost for SF customers - Savings on both Capital expenses and Operational expenses....