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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.

TonyGriffiths | 18 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec has released a set of patches to provide support of SFHA6.1 on RHEL 6.5.

The patch is available on SORT

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/8413

Refer to this technote for more information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214987

cheers

tony

ccarrero | 03 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Remove the Rust: Unlock DAS and go SAN-free white paper explains how Symantec and Intel can bring high availability to an all-DAS environment through intelligent software and hardware.

The attached deployment guide explains step by step how to easily achieve that implementation using Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1. This guide covers all the details needed, from configuring Infiniband and RDMA, deploying and configuring Flexible Storage Sharing, tune the Intel SSDs, configure File Systems and setup Fast Failover for Oracle.

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RyanJancaitis | 31 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

With the release of Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1, Symantec Cluster File System HA enables customers to take internal storage and "share" that storage across any node in the cluster with the Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) feature. FSS drastically reduces the OPEX associated with setting up a multi-node environment while providing the same storage management and high availability functionality assocated with SFCFS, but across all-DAS infrastructures.

The advanced FSS technology when coupled with high peformance Solid-State Drives from Intel® combine to provide:

• 4X performance @ ~80% reduction in the cost of SAN

• 90%+ Oracle® Log Writer transactions at under 1 ms

• Full availability and redundancy of internal solid-state drives

See the attached whitepaper for more details on how Symantec and Intel can bring high performance and high availibility to an all-DAS environment through...

captain jack sparrow | 30 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Ever wondered terminology of Number of 9's in SLA. See the actual downtime offered by multiple vendors in market.

Number of 9’s

Availability Percentage

Total Annual Downtime

2

99%

3 days, 15 hours

3

99.90%

8 hours, 45 minutes

4

99.99%

52 minutes, 34 seconds

5

99.999%

5 minutes, 15 seconds

Hope this helps understanding SLA 

TonyGriffiths | 23 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Having used Storage Foundation for some time, I take for granted the interpreting of disk and volume sector sizes into a more human friendly format such as Gigabyte (GB) & Terabyte (TB).

Fundamentally disks/LUNs use a sector as the granular unit of transfer, typically this is 512 bytes on Solaris, Linux & AIX and 1024bytes on HP-UX. Whilst that is great for disks, it is not easy on the human eye i.e 1 TB = 2,147,483,648 sectors (assuming 512byte/sector) and it takes a little maths to do the conversion from sectors to GB or TB.

Like disks, the Volume Manager Component (VxVM) of Storage Foundation also uses sectors and in the early versions that is what you had work if displaying volume sizes in the CLI. Fortunatley in later releases, we have introduced human friendly formats in the commands to aid ease of use. Below are some examples from a Linux system showing how human friendly formats can be used in displaying volumes and disks with the CLI:

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