Video Screencast Help
Scheduled Maintenance: Symantec Connect is scheduled to be down Saturday, April 19 from 10am to 2pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT: 5pm to 9pm) for server migration and upgrades.
Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this might cause.

Storage & Clustering Community Blog

Showing posts in English
dennis_wenk | 20 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

The pace of technological change and its complexity is challenging traditional business continuity paradigms.  What was once considered a ‘Best Practice’ in Business Continuity (BC) no longer serves the new digital-world and organizations can’t rely on these outdated processes to reach their future objectives.    These ‘best practices’, and the standards/guidelines which are based on these best practices are unsuitable for the modern technologically-dependent organization because they were intended to serve a different purpose within a vastly different business environment. Some might question or be puzzled by the notion that long-standing and widely-accepted best-practices could be unreliable, however, that really shouldn’t be so disturbing. After all, ‘Blood-Letting” was once a medical ‘best practice’; one that no so long ago lead to the death of our first US President.  It is time to modernize Business Continuity and align to the genuine...

TonyGriffiths | 04 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

 

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/latest

Rank Product Release type Patch name Release date
1 Symantec File System 5.0MP2 Rolling Patch fs-hpux1123-5.0MP2RP9 2013-12-03
2 Symantec File System 6.0.1 Hot Fix fs-rhel6_x86_64-6.0.3.200 2013-11-29
3 Oracle Disk Manager 5.0MP2 Rolling Patch odm-hpux1123-5.0MP2RP3 2013-11-22
4 Symantec Data Insight 3.0.1 Rolling Patch data_insight-3.0.1RP8a ...
Kimberley | 25 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Here is October 2013's Most Popular Content in the Storage and Clustering community:

Top Viewed Content

http://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/vcs-application-failover-within-vmware-virtual-machines
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/veritas-disk-group-disabled
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-check-vcs-version-and-update
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/sfha-solutions-601-using-veritas-cluster-server-simulator
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-find-lun-size-veritas-commands
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/remove-lun-solaris-10
http://www.symantec.com/connect/storage-management/downloads
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-delete-volume-veritas
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-release-announcing-symantec-disaster-recovery-advisor-62
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/veritas...
M.Pozzi | 09 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

As Symantec parther I had the opportunity to examine in depth the beneficts of adopting Veritas Cached ODM.

I tested it on differents landscapes with differents OS, DB sizes and workloads.

With an important support of DBAs in the analysis phase we enabled and configured it on a VLDB part of the billing process of a <55 "Fortune Global 500 2013" Company.

The archivments obtained were great, check the attached doc if you are interested in.

Regards

Marco

 

 

Mike Reynolds PMM | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

 

I hear it more and more from IT professionals, "our key 'X' application just can not go down."  As you can image, the "X" variable in the prior sentence usually stands for a key business service or application running in the data center.  It might be cusotmer or partner facing website such as an ordering or reservation system, or it might be a service that internal employees use on a regular basis to do their job and keep operations going.  Regardless, if the "X" is down, heavy costs are incurred and someone may be in trouble.  

If you are thinking about how to keep your business up and running, check out Symantec's new Business Continuity homepage called "Run Business Run."  If you have a business continuity or disaster recovery project on the table, you can use the information on this page to give you the key concepts to consider...
TonyGriffiths | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.0.4 is now available for the operating systems below:

 

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 & SP3

The Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) component additionally supports Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 (No Storage Foundation support)

 

The SFHA 6.0.4 documentation is available on SORT:

https://sort.symantec.com/documents/doc_details/sf...

 

The SFHA 6.0.4 software is available on FileConnect (Serial key required)

Use SORT notifications to receive updates on new patches and documentation.

 

cheers

tony

Hari Krishna Vemuri | 21 Oct 2013 | 1 comment

'Shared Nothing' architecture is not a new concept that is going to phase out the SAN based architecture. It’s just a precursor to the latter.

Here is a brief look at the evolution of the two architectures that would make this point obvious…

Storage Area Network

'Storage Area Network' is a dedicated network for providing access of block storage devices to a set of servers or hosts. Let’s see how this has evolved over the years...

Initially storage devices came bundled with the hosts and this posed challenges when the host had to undergo a hardware maintenance shutdown in order to add more storage. Also the number of storage devices that can be connected to the internal SCSI bus was limited. This brought in the concept of direct attached storage where the host and the storage were separate physical boxes connected by a cable (initially parallel SCSI and then Fibre Channel). The storage box was...

TonyGriffiths | 02 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

 

 

SFHA 5.1SP1RP4 is now available on SORT:

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/finder

 

 

11 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1PR3 Rolling Patch sfha-sol10_x64-5.1SP1PR3RP4 2013-08-21
12 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1 Rolling Patch sfha-sol10_x64-5.1SP1RP4 2013-08-21
13 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1PR3 Rolling Patch sfha-sol_sparc-5.1SP1PR3RP4 2013-08-21
14 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1 Rolling Patch sfha-...
Arun Balakrishnan | 15 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Service level agreements (SLAs) must be met whether you’re keeping mission-critical data centers running or serving up frosty beverages. Disasters, configuration errors, poor performance, thirsty customers…it’s an ever-changing race to keep your operation available, fast, and resilient. Let us show you what our customers are doing to meet the challenge of delivering on SLAs.

The performance gap between computing devices and storage devices has been growing for several years. Currently, CPU and DRAM operations are measured in nanoseconds while hard disk drive (HDD) operations are measured in milliseconds – that is several orders of magnitude difference.  Enterprises are increasingly looking at SSD/Flash storage to help narrow this performance gap.

Join the Symantec Storage team on Wednesday, August 21 at 9:30am PT to learn about the growing reliance on SSD/Flash to optimize storage environments, discuss the benefits and risks, and examine...

Setu Gupta | 25 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

DCIG (Data Center Infrastructure Group Inc.) released their High Availability and Clustering Software Buyer's Guide (attached to this email) that weights, scores and ranks over 60 features on 13 different software solutions from 10 different software providers. Symantec's Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) achieved the "Best-in-Class" ranking and earned the top spot in this inaugural DCIG High Availability and Clustering Software Buyer's Guide.

VCS earned the only “Best-in-Class” ranking, and for good reason. VCS ranked “Best-in-Class” and/or “Excellent” in every single category that DCIG evaluated. Categories ranged from operating environment to management capabilities. DCIG mentioned, “Making Symantec’s achievement so impressive was that it’s in a highly competitive space where most high availability and clustering software packages only focus on a few or even only one operating...