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Rishi Manocha | 20 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec recently announced the release of Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE 5.0. Sybase ASE Cluster Edition (ASE CE) uses a shared-disk architecture designed to support up to 32 ASE server instances that simultaneously access a SAN.

Based on core Veritas technology, which has 15+ years of customer successes and hundreds of production customers in Sybase environments, Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE combines the strengths of Sybase ASE CE with the robust storage management and high availability capabilities of Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server to implement robust, manageable, and scalable Sybase shared disk clusters. The integrated solution uses the same infrastructure software across an enterprise data center and enables shared cluster management with Sybase for database and application, offering benefits in the areas of Storage Management, High Availability and High Performance.

To learn more, view the joint...

Bhavin Thaker | 12 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Attached is a VCS CLI Quick reference (2-page) document that I have found to be handy in the use of VCS.

Also attached is a 1-page VCS Quick reference from Veritas Education Services.

Veritas Education:
http://www.symantec.com/business/training/product_...

Bhavin Thaker.

Zahid.Haseeb | 07 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Today i will discuss an error which i faced with SFHA5.0 while deporting and importing the Disk Group.

Environment
i am using MS windows 2003(64bit) Data Centre Edition with SFHA 5.0. i faced this problem after upgrading latest firmware on SAN

 

Problem
when i tried to import the cluster Disk Group i was facing this error

(V-76-58645-585: Failed to reserve a majority of disks in cluster dynamic disk group)

Tried Resolution#1
i also used the vxclus.exe ENABLE -gDISKGROUP-1 -p as per this document (http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266015.htm) but the cluster DiskGroup is not being import and getting the below message when i ran the command

V-77-57616-50002: WARNING: Make sure that a majority of the disk group disks are
NOT
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Joe Pfeiffer | 29 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

 Thought these were fun.  Yes they are propaganda but it's a good way to describe to a non-IT person what Symantec (or you) do with infrastructure software.

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Sandeep Agarwal | 26 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

It seems that some customers want to create a trunk out of two links and then create vlans over that trunk and then run LLT over those two vlans.

This is how to do this on Solaris:

Create a trunk (aggregation first) out of the two bge links:
dladm create-aggr -d bge2 -d bge3 1 <--- to create a aggr1

Create vlans out of aggr1:
dladm create-vlan doesn't seem to work on Solaris 10u7 (beta).
So just do the following:
ifconfig aggr10001 plumb 1.1.1.1 up <----- to create /dev/aggr10001 (vlan id 10000)
ifconfig aggr20001 plumb 2.1.1.1 up <----- to create /dev/aggr20001 (vlan id 20000)

Then create /etc/llttab as follows:
link link1 /dev/aggr:10001 - ether - -
link link1 /dev/aggr:20001 - ether - -

And now you are up and running with LLT over vlanned trunks.
 

phil samg | 22 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Major changes in the health care industry are almost certain as organizations drive toward greater electronic records management (EMR) efficiency and regulatory mandates loom on the horizon. Two counter-trends exist: a need to invest in infrastructure to meet the changes as well as the need to reduce long-term costs in the face of price pressure.

Symantec recently engaged Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst of Storageio, to examine the file serving requirements of healthcare organizations and the suitability of Storage Foundation Scalable File Server to meet those needs. In his findings, Schulz emphasized flexibility to meet unforeseen needs, performance to serve the large files that medical images create and “pay as you grow” affordability. To read the full report, go to Veritas Storage Foundation Scalable File Server (SFS)...

Sandeep Agarwal | 16 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

If you have LLT working over the ce driver on Solaris, one small change that you can make to help performance problems in your cluster would be the following:

The /etc/system file on all hosts should have:
set ce:ce_no_tx_lb=1
set ce:ce_taskq_disable=1
set ce:ce_reclaim_pending=1

A reboot is required.

Please read this tech note for details:
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292684.htm

Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Jul 2009 | 5 comments

Today i would like to share my one experience why my Disk Group in which physically connected drive was not able to import after restart. i have also written a blog in which i was share that my ISCSI SAN drive was not able to import auto after restart. if you want to read that blog see the below link
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/disk-group-not-importing-automatically-after-restart-windows2003 )

Problem
when I restart the PC the physically connected drive's Disk Group is not being able to import automatically. I had to import it after restart the PC.

Environment
i have windows 2003 server R2 with SF 5.0 installed. Two drives attached with the windows 2003 server PC. One is the boot disk drive and the second is add in the disk group named DiskGroup123.

Experience
when i restart my windows 2003 PC my disk group name DiskGroup123 is not...

jmartin | 13 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

The VIAS application was updated on June 30th to include new features and enhanced functionality. New enhancements include:

  • Improved 'My VIAS' functionality and navigation (sign in or register at the top of the home page)
  • Ability to share uploaded host reports (Share Group feature in 'My VIAS')
  • Enhanced process to save reports
  • Updated Help and services documentation

Additionally, enhancements were made to services available on our VOSLabs site. New enhancements include:

  • Added over 17,000 UMI codes (ECLS)
  • Added over 100 new UMI Solutions (ECLS)
  • Added Maintenance Pack (MP) support (Patch Central)
  • Added 44 Health Checks covering VCS and Virtual FireDrill (Health Check)
  • Improved search and navigation capabilities (Patch Central, ECLS)...
Gina Sheibley | 09 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Imagine a storage strategy that could make storing data more flexible and efficient while reducing storage costs. With an increasing amount of data to manage, accommodating growth and controlling costs becomes virtually impossible without the knowledge of a trusted partner and a powerful set of tools. Randy Cochran, vice president of NAM channel sales provides four innovative technology practices that will drive immediate return on existing investments or ROY (return on yesterday):

1. Identifying unused capacity to improve storage utilization, decrease power and cooling costs, and reduce floor space and maintenance.

2. Using thin provisioning to reduce storage set aside for applications by allocating storage as needed and discovering what data the server and applications are actually using.

3. Avoiding redundant data with data deduplication, a technology that divides individual chunks of data into smaller segments that can be placed in available disk space....