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ketan_shah | 02 Jun 2014 | 1 comment

When we first launched Symantec Data Insight, it was to help customers answer the question “Whose Data Is It Anyway?”. Establishing data ownership is very difficult for unstructured data but critical for effective information governance. Our customers know from experience that data owners (and neither IT nor Risk & Compliance) are best suited to make decisions about the data since they best understand its business value and relevance.

Yet, as customers started taking advantage of the analytics in Data Insight to identify data owners, they encountered a process challenge – how to engage and empower the data owners. We saw customers attempt to cobble together homegrown approaches or perform this manually which becomes costly and unsustainable. These challenges have only been made worse due to the explosive growth of data.

With the release of Symantec Data Insight 4.5, we have now...

ccarrero | 27 May 2014 | 2 comments

It was during this year VISION conference in Las Vegas when I got a very interesting question from Mike. He was running my Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) lab and he asked me: “So Carlos, with FSS I can use internal HDDs and provide a highly available service, commoditizing the HW and avoiding any SAN need”. Then I started talking about the work I have being doing in the lab for the last months. And it was when I realized I had to start writing and publishing about that work, so here we go.

During FSS deployment we all were very excited about the capabilities to bring any application working close to the CPU, especially when using internal SSDs. We worked very closely with Intel and we published the white paper Remove the Rust: Unlock DAS and go SAN-Free. This white paper described how I could increase by four times the performance of a database. But what happens if I do not...

starflyfly | 21 May 2014 | 0 comments

 

Sometimes, we need to stop or start VCS/SFCFS/SFRAC.Here is a good article to help you finish that.

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH21747...

How to stop and start VCS, SFCFS and SFRAC (Cluster Server, Storage Foundation Cluster File System and Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC) for UNIX & Linux

 

Table of Contents
Using the install script
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starflyfly | 12 May 2014 | 0 comments

Here is a troubleshooting scenario that we thought would be useful to share.

If you try to deport dg , and meet the following error:

VXVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1-584 Disk Group XXX: Some volumes in the  disk group are in use.

First, confirm that the application has stopped.
But ps -ef  can see  many application process.
Manually kill all  application processes, deport  dg , error still.
df  -k  can  see io error entry:
...
df:/mountpoint :There is an input or output error.

then  umount  /mountpoint

deport  dg  again,  problem  solved.

TonyGriffiths | 09 May 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec has released two additional patches to provide support of SFHA 5.1SP1RP4 on RHEL 6.5

 

Please refer to the technote below for more information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH217130 

 

The additional patches are available on SORT

fs-rhel6_x86_64-5.1SP1RP4P1

odm-rhel6_x86_64-5.1SP1RP4P1

 

Thanks

Tony

starflyfly | 03 May 2014 | 0 comments

This article, provided by the Symantec Support team, contains a set of videos that discuss the installation and upgrade procedures for Storage Foundation HA for UNIX & Linux. 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH213923 

TonyGriffiths | 23 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.0.5 is now available

For AIX , Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux and HP-UX

SORT links are below:

 

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

 

Cheers

Tony

 

Rank Product Release type Patch name Release date
         
1 Storage Foundation HA 6.0.1 Maintenance Release sfha-sol11_x64-6.0.5 2014-04-15
2 Storage Foundation HA 6.0.1 Maintenance Release ...
starflyfly | 17 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

You can now search  for 6.0.5 in SORT to access the following:

 

sfha-sol10_sparc-6.0.5

https://sort.symantec.com//patch/detail/8512

 

sfha-aix-6.0.5

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/8506

 

sfha-sol11_sparc-6.0.5 

 

sfha-hpux1131-6.0.5   
 

starflyfly | 02 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

Inf 5.1sp1  document, we  can see suggest  turn off dmp_monitor_osevent  to  make  dmp co-work with powerpath.

According  engineer suggestion, This suggestion is also work for 6.0.1, 6.0.3.