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TonyGriffiths | 14 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

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snayak | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Storage Foundation snapshots are used extensively for various routine tasks such as backup, continuous access and reporting. VERITAS File System and Volume Manager implements multiple ways of creating a snapshot of data. This presentation covers the overview and use cases of all the snapshot technologies available in VxFS and VxVM, including Storage Checkpoints, FileSnap and volume level Space Optimized snapshots. Please refer attachment for the presentation.

c3lsius | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Unstructured data growth is exploding. According to Gartner, the growth of data is 40% to 60%, but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be up to 80% (2011). With this challenge in mind and after months of collaboration, NetApp and Symantec have developed Symantec Data Insight - a solution that integrates with NetApp storage systems, among others, to discover and collect data activity and permissions in unstructured data in order to improve an organization's data governance objectives. Data Insight is also integrated into Symantec Data Loss Prevention enabling organizations to discover, monitor and protect confidential information residing in CIFS and NFS file shares on NetApp storage systems.

To learn more, download the free joint-whitepaper from NetApp and Symantec entitled "...

bpascua | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments


There is a strong Trend in IT towards converged infrastructures. This is really the proliferation of a number of hardware vendors.

Putting their solutions together in a rack and selling it as a complete solution of Storage, Servers and Networks. Converged Infrastructure is also closely associated with Cloud computing and subsequently has a neat segway into many organisations since cloud is very much in the top trends we see. The ability to easily deploy cloud like applications all in one box will certainly tick many of the C level execs check boxes. The problem with the one size fits all approach is that actually – one size doesn’t fit all. Taking Cloud as an example you may buy the infrastructure in one hunk but then what about the tools to manage it with? How about chargeback or showback, What about DR and what about when you want to move off the tin or no longer use that company as a strategic supplier. Most customers I talk to have the resources...

Ryan Lefevre | 02 May 2012 | 0 comments

Thank you for attending the session on "Storage Savings with Deduplication and Compression".

Attached is a PDF copy of this presentation. I hope this session helped you understand the storage saving technologies available in VERITAS Cluster File System.  If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me or any of the CFS product managers on Symantec Connect.

Ryan Lefevre
VxFS Engineering

Eric.Hennessey | 18 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

I've been blogging over the past couple of weeks under the theme "Everything you think you know about clustering is wrong". It's sort of a tongue-in-cheek theme, but the misconceptions I was trying to dispel are real and held by enough people that I felt they were worth addressing. But now I want to shift gears a little bit.

In my last post, I mentioned how a lot of people can't seem to break out of the late-1990s mindset of 2-node active/passive failover HA:

While large clusters meant we no longer needed two nodes for every critical application, many people's mindsets were still stuck in 1997 and they continued to view HA clustering in a 2-node, active/passive context.

To be sure, that's definitely not the case with all of our customers, especially...

Bhavin Thaker | 16 Apr 2012 | 3 comments

A big Hi to the Attendees of the SAMG Customer Forum in March 2012!

Thank you for attending my session on "Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF) – Smarter Availability" and rating it to be the BEST amongst all the Engineering sessions. I thoroughly enjoyed presenting this topic to you and it seems from the various feedback comments that you enjoyed my session too.

Attached is a PDF copy of my presentation for your perusal and given below is the link to the Easy IMF Plugin to make a VCS customer agent IMF enabled, that I described during the talk:


I hope this session helped you understand both the black-box workings of the...

Bhavin Thaker | 15 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Easy IMF plugin to make a VCS agent IMF-enabled

1) Stop the VCS cluster
   # hastop -all

Note: The steps here are meant for education purposes only and
hence shutdown VCS. You can perform these steps by keeping
VCS online as well. Refer to the VCS Admin guide and
Agent Developer's guide for further details.

2) Let's write a quick VCS agent that starts the script
   # mkdir /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/ezimf
   # cd /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/ezimf

   # vi   (enter the following text)

while [ 1 ]
        sleep 60
        /usr/bin/logger -p kern.alert "hello world from"...

Theresa LaVeck | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Discover the power of the Storage and Availability Track at Symantec Vision 2012. It’s a unique opportunity for storage and server IT professionals to spend time with other users, and spend time with our top technical experts through one-on-one meetings, technical sessions, product deep dives and hands-on labs covering relevant topics like:

  • Multi-tier application recovery
  • Disaster Recovery automation
  • Deduplication and compression for primary storage
  • How your peers are using Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our product managers and engineers to learn more about and influence the future direction of our storage and availability offerings. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird discount by March 30, 2012.

Satish K. Pagare | 09 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

VCS 5.1SP1 onwards supports intelligent resource monitoring in addition to poll-based
monitoring. Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF) is an extension to the VCS
agent framework. You can enable or disable the intelligent monitoring functionality
of VCS agents as needed.

The benefits of intelligent monitoring over poll-based monitoring are as follows:

  • Faster notification of resource state changes.
  • Reduction in VCS system utilization which enables VCS to effectively monitor a large number of resources.

Below is the list of VCS agents that support IMF.

Agent Supported VCS

VCS 5.1SP1

Solaris, AIX, Linux, HPUX

IMF Support for all subsequent releases.
Sybase VCS 6.0
Solaris, AIX, Linux, HPUX...