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jmartin | 20 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

On December 18, 2012, Symantec completed another release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT)! With SORT’s focus of improving the total customer experience for Storage Foundation and NetBackup customers, we’ve added the following features and improvements to the website:

Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions

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 https://sort.symantec.com/documents

Mike Reynolds PMM | 15 Aug 2012 | 3 comments

Virtualization is everywhere, but IT organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs.  One way to do that, is to…  virtualize even more applications!  However, the easy stuff has been done.  File and print servers, cafeteria menus and the company picnic blog have been virtualized.  The next step is to move up the chain and virtualize business and mission critical applications.  But the risks of virtualization are still there.  How do I monitor and protect my application and business services in the event of a failure, or even a site wide disaster?  What happens to the performance or availability of my data when a path connecting a virtual machine to the storage fails?  These are the roadblocks that are preventing IT organizations from virtualizing more of their business critical services and applications.  The good news is Symantec can help!  

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jmartin | 26 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

On July 26, 2012, Symantec completed another release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT). With SORT’s focus of improving the total customer experience for NetBackup and Storage Foundation customers, we’ve added the following features and improvements to the website:

Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions:

  • Enhanced patch lookup functionality (https://sort.symantec.com/patch/patch_lookup)
  • Users can now enter a patch name in addition to a patch ID
  • New patch lookup widget on MySORT (https://mysort.symantec.com)
  • Inclusion of problem remediation commands in Risk Assessment reports
  • Ability to run Risk Assessment reports against vxexplorer data using a new SORT data collector option (VxReplay)
  • Display Oracle Linux in Product/Platform matrix (https...
c3lsius | 06 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Overview

A majority of an organization’s information is unstructured, and data growth is exploding. Despite best efforts and significant investments, IT lacks critical insights, such as who owns the data and how it’s being used. This leads to significant challenges in managing an organization’s data governance objectives – protecting important business data, achieving regulatory compliance and driving down costs and improving efficiency to manage this rapid data growth.

What is Data Insight?

Symantec Data Insight helps organizations improve data governance through data owner identification and visibility into data usage and access permissions. With these insights into the data, organizations are able to manage data growth in order to reduce costs, protect the data from security risks and manage compliance.

Data Management and Storage Optimization:

  • Discover inactive or orphan...
Chaya Adatrao | 09 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

As IT organizations continue to rapidly deploy virtualization, ensuring availability of applications in their virtual environments is critical. Since its initial launch last year, Symantec ApplicationHA helped numerous customers quickly and automatically recover from a wide range of application and infrastructure failures inside virtual machines.   

Symantec recently announced the latest release of Symantec ApplicationHA 6.0 for Windows. This release includes integration of Symantec ApplicationHA with Symantec Backup Exec which takes application availability to a new  level by providing another level of remediation to recover from failures in VMware virtual environments. This new feature provides virtual machine image restoration as a possible remediation mechanism if application restart and virtual machine restart both fail in recovering an application. In the event of a corrupt virtual machine or OS image, Symantec ApplicationHA coordinates with...

Jennifer Ellard | 26 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Today Symantec announced the latest release of ApplicationHA, a new solution that provides high availability for business critical applications through application-level visibility, control and recovery in VMware environments. We’re particularly excited about this new release as it addresses some key concerns shared by data center administrators as they virtualize their infrastructures.

Administrators are cautious with virtualizing their applications as their criticality grows. Symantec’s recent Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey concluded that in spite of executives’ concerns, more than 59 percent plan to virtualize database applications in the next 12 months. We see that tier 3 applications are virtualized more than tier 2 and tier 2 more than tier 1. There...

jmartin | 04 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec has released a new version of our Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website. This release contains customer-requested features and updates that continue to add value to Veritas Storage Foundation and Symantec NetBackup customers. 

With this release, we’ve added following features and enhancements:

  • Veritas Operations Manager add-on page to be used as an alternative to Trialware
  • Patch Finder functional improvements including historical patch relationships
  • Support for Storage Foundation 5.1SP1 on HP-UX
  • New landing pages for Downloads, Systems, Reports, and Notifications menu options
  • AIX disk geometry corruption risk assessment check
  • Updated Cluster File System disk layouts risk assessment check
  • Automated upload of Windows Custom Reports to the SORT website
  • Four new Storage Foundation for Windows Risk Assessments
  • Standardized check results across all custom reports...