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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)...
mobilegleed | 23 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

A few weeks back a large number of Product Managers, Technical Product Managers, and Sales Engineers (SEs) gathered for our annual SE Symposium in Las Vegas.  VCS One was definitely on everyone's mind, especially with the upcoming 5.0 release.  Here's a summary of the Q & A from the VCS One sessions I attended.

Question:   How many Policy Masters (PMs) are needed for a VCS One Cluster?
Answer:      One PM per cluster.  Larger environments will implement multiple VCS One Clusters per data center.

Question:  Does the PM have to run in an active/passive cluster?
Answer:     Do to the critical role of the PM dedicating hardware is best to ensure performance, reliability, and availability.   

Question:  Can we run other apps on the PM cluster?
Answer:  ...

Abdallah Alsaleh | 27 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Hi,

I have Veritas Storage Foundation HA/DR with VVR option. I did all the installation, configuration, setup and replication when both main site servers and DR site server were located in one location with 100 Mb/s bandwidth.

Before moving the DR server to remote location, We decided to simulate the environment and changed the bandwidth into the real available bandwidth that will be in future (2 Mb/s).

There is no more than 3 GB daily changes at main site and we had no problem before applying (End of Day) patch that makes 1 GB changes in less than 5 minutes which caused the Veritas replicated volumes to hang despite the replication mode is Asynchcronous. When applying the same patch with 100 Mb/s bandwith we had no problem.

Veritas Storage Foundation version is 5 MP2 and the operating system is Linux RHEL 4 x64.

Regards,

Abdallah Alsaleh

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...
jmartin | 13 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

The VIAS application was updated on June 30th to include new features and enhanced functionality. New enhancements include:

  • Improved 'My VIAS' functionality and navigation (sign in or register at the top of the home page)
  • Ability to share uploaded host reports (Share Group feature in 'My VIAS')
  • Enhanced process to save reports
  • Updated Help and services documentation

Additionally, enhancements were made to services available on our VOSLabs site. New enhancements include:

  • Added over 17,000 UMI codes (ECLS)
  • Added over 100 new UMI Solutions (ECLS)
  • Added Maintenance Pack (MP) support (Patch Central)
  • Added 44 Health Checks covering VCS and Virtual FireDrill (Health Check)
  • Improved search and navigation capabilities (Patch Central, ECLS)...
Rishi Manocha | 02 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

The following services have just been updated. Please find below new functionalities now available to you:

Veritas Installation Assessment Service [VIAS]

  • Combined Notification Center – Users can create user defined ad-hoc or environment specific notifications for new patches, ASL/APM releases, new versions of the HCL and updates to Veritas Operations Services (VOS) from one easy-to-use web application. Both the notification center and VIAS reports now connect directly with Patch Central allowing the applications to synergistically cross-leverage customer data
  • Windows Support (Beta) – Support for the SFWHA “ConfigChecker” application to pre-qualify Windows environments

Find Out More
Link to VIAS

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M.Pozzi | 31 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

This is a practical example on how to create and manage a linked snapshot in Storage Foundation.
Initial situation:

Source dg: dg_src (with dco)

root@ / #vxprint -Qqthg dg_src
dg dg_src       default      default  6000     1238408559.174.tx088sd1
dm lun_src      xp12k0_11    auto     65536    204713728 -
v  src_vol      -            ENABLED  ACTIVE   20971520 SELECT    -        fsgen
pl src_vol-01   src_vol      ENABLED  ACTIVE   20971520 CONCAT    -        RW
sd lun_src-01   src_vol-01 ...

Rishi Manocha | 10 Mar 2009 | 1 comment

A group of DBAs that manage large databases at a large federal government agency had the challenge of migrating a mission-critical 35 TB database from a Fujitsu 2500 running Solaris to an IBM P595 running AIX within a 4 hour maintenance window. Using the tools that the database vendor offered, the estimated time to move that much data was in the neighborhood of 3 weeks, which was unacceptable. Database migration tools from another company were evaluated but they were cost prohibitive.

A Symantec Sales Engineer suggested that these DBAs use the Portable Data Container (PDC) feature within Storage Foundation, which was already deployed in their infrastructure. He explained that with PDC, instead of moving the data from one storage location to another, the data can be unmounted from the Solaris system and mounted on the AIX system. The entire process would take no more than 30 minutes.

The PDC feature was tested in the customer’s lab environment and was put in...