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Bhavin Thaker | 05 Nov 2010 | 4 comments

VCS 5.1 SP1, released 01-Nov-2010, offers a new feature called IMF (Intelligent Monitoring Framework).

  • IMF provides the following two benefits:

1) Instantaneous Notification for resource state changes (processes and mounts going offline or online), thereby strengthening the Fast-failover use-case.

2) Reduced CPU consumption by VCS agent processes when the number of resources being monitored is high, thereby providing significant
performance benefits in terms of system resource utilization.

  • The IMF feature can also be used along with the CFS (Cluster Filesystem) product to provide fast failover in the range of a few seconds for mission-critical environments where every second of failover and recovery time matters.
  • Without IMF, it can take upto 1 minute to detect online state changes and upto 5 minutes to detect offline state changes.
  • In case you are...
Fahima | 10 May 2010 | 5 comments

Veritas Operations Manager centralizes visibility and control, ensures availability , scales operations, optimizes storage and maintains compliance across your server and storage assets.

Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) 3.0 release includes:

  • Central Management Server on Solaris, Linux & Windows
  • Managed Hosts for Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86, Redhat Linux, Linux on pSeries, HP 11.11, HP 11.23, HP 11.31, Windows, AIX which support all SFHA versions from 4.0+ (Including supporting HP 3.5 read-only)
  • Storage Templates & Volume Migration Add-on
  • Unix Active Management Add-on
  • Windows Active Management Add-on

Key Features:

  • Brand New Dashboard, focusing on Risks and health of your environment
  • Storage Provisioning using Templates
  • Advanced Volume Migration
  • VCS Operations
  • More detailed VCS visualization
  • ...
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...

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)...
dshupp | 10 Nov 2009 | 0 comments
Veritas Cluster Server One 5.0 is released on November 2nd 2009
 
Product Overview
 
Product Description:
 
Veritas Cluster Server One is the next generation of high availability solution to solve the emerging availability problems in virtualized, consolidated modern data centers. Veritas Cluster Server One provides rich awareness and control of both the applications as well as virtual machines. Veritas Cluster Server One maximizes application availability while minimizing capital and operational expenditure in virtual and scale-out environments. At the core is a flexible, scalable architecture which provides key capabilities such as local and remote failover, multi-tier application control, active/active data centers, prioritized availability, role-based access control, automation and standardization across physical and virtual environments.
 ...
nicole_kim | 15 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

“Best Practices for Storage Management and High Availability in your Microsoft Data Center” is now available online in the Things You Need to Know section of the Windows IT Pro website and is also in the September 2009 issue of Windows IT Pro.

Published by the Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows product team, 6 best practices for storage management and high availability are outlined for IT managers and system administrators to abide by. Enjoy!

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:  ...

nicole_kim | 10 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Congratulations to our Symantec Data Center Game winners for the month of July! Winners were selected from a random drawing of names from the top 50 scores from both games for the month of July.

  • First Place - Deepak Waghmare, of Miele Security won 1,000 Symantec Connect Reward points
  • Second Place - Frank019 won 500 Symantec Connect Reward points
  • Third Place - John Atkins, of Lifeway won 250 Symantec Connect Reward points

As registered users of Symantec Connect, these prize winners will have the opportunity to continue to accumulate points or redeem the points now for a prize. Click here to read more about the Symantec Connect Rewards program.

Coming in Fall, anyone who plays can submit their name at the end of the game, to be entered into a random drawing, no need to be in the Top 50, although we will still be tracking the top 50 scores for users to view. The winner of the...

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...

nicole_kim | 18 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Check out DCIG lead analyst Jerome Wendt's new series of blog posts talking about Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and Server Virtualization.

Part 1: Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Looks to make Server Virtualization a Two-Horse Race
"Part 1 of this three part series examines how file based server virtualization operating systems have failed to address high availability and performance requirements of certain applications and how Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows is addressing that in Microsoft Windows Hyper-V."

Part 2: Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Achieves Path and Storage Management Breakthroughs in Server Virtualization
"Part 2 of this three part series examines how moving...