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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...

IdaWong | 23 Jul 2013 | 3 comments

Goal

we wanted to change the paths of the vxdmp disks without reboot and outage to the existing vxfs filesystems on Solaris 10

Result

Not possible.

Reason

as long as the path is in a disk which is imported,

 cfgadm -al -o show_SCSI_LUN|grep failing 

shows the disks as failing not unusable

even though the disk is offline in format and "vxdisk path" shows the path as disabled.

What I think about this

why can't there be a command to allow us to remove the path completely in vxdmp? the issue would have been easily resolved. I can't see why this function is not provided. 

c3lsius | 19 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

We live in a time when disruption to critical IT systems can have devastating effects on the day-to-day operation of business. Whether these service interruptions come in the form of security threats, configuration errors, power outages, natural disasters, or technology upgrades, Business Continuity needs to go beyond simply protecting data or meeting Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Continuity must be maintained while embracing virtualization, cloud and other new technologies.

Tune in to the next installment of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series for a more in-depth discussion from our Symantec experts, Paul Belk and Arun Balakrishnan, to learn about best practices and technologies for protecting your data wherever it resides and keeping applications highly available. You can also join in the conversation by using the hashtag #SYMChangout.

Mark your calendars:

Title:  Google+ Hangout On Air: The New Era of...

Alex Sakaguchi | 15 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

 

The Virtual Vision Google+ Hangout Series has been going strong for four weeks with Hangouts from NetBackup, Clearwell and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec.

Couldn’t attend one of the previous Hangouts? Don’t worry, you can catch the recordings, view the supporting documents, or ask questions via the Google+ event pages.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events throughout the rest of July and August. You can RSVP, view more details about the events and watch recordings after the events have taken place all on the Google+ event pages.

Check back here to see updates on the sessions, or follow @Symantec on Twitter, add +Symantec to your Google+ Circles or like us on Facebook ...