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AHerr | 07 Jun 2010 | 13 comments

Product Management for High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Replication at Symantec wants your input! We’re looking for suggestions about the topics you’d like to know more about. Your input is valuable as it is our goal to deliver the information that you are looking for and empower you to fully utilize our solutions.

  • If you could to talk directly to the Veritas Cluster Server, Global Cluster Option or Volume Replication development team about a feature or function, what would it be?
  • What would be the most useful type of content, e.g. articles, technical screencast/video demo, blog tips and tricks?
  • Would having a place on Symantec Connect where other users could share their scripts, both custom agents and trigger scripts,  be helpful?  For example, a customer recently asked where they could find example trigger scripts

We have plans to showcase product use cases, demonstrate features in the product...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 20 May 2010 | 0 comments

Hello Connect Users,
 
If you attended the Vision Conference last month, you learned about the latest in storage management and high availability / disaster recovery (HA/DR) technologies that Symantec is offering.  Of course, if you were on-site it is difficult to make it to all of the sessions, so we have videos available from several of the presentations that you may watch on-demand.  If you were not able to make it to Vegas, now is a great chance to see these sessions at your fingertips.  Here is a listing of the available videos:

jdmero-PMM | 10 May 2010 | 0 comments

Service Pack 1 for Veritas Storage Foundation & High Availability Solutions 5.1 for Windows provides new and updated application and operating system support. This service pack provides support for Microsoft Windows server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Hyper-V, and Microsoft Windows 7 (client support) as well as Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1, Microsoft SharePoint 2007, Symantec Enterprise Vault 8, and many other updates.

New Features, Functionality, and Highlights:
Windows Server 2008 R2 support
SFW and SFW HA introduce support for the following Editions and platforms of Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64): Web, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (IA64)

In addition, this release contains support for the Server Core role on relevant supported Editions. SFW...

jmartin | 23 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Symantec’s Veritas Operations Services (VOS) 2.1 went live on April 2nd, 2010. This release offers many advancements, including:
 
First, we now support NetBackup for the Installation and Upgrade General Checklist: a single report containing all information and links needed for a simple, fast, and low risk installation or upgrade of NBU products. To date, VOS has reduced installation support issues and we anticipate similar benefits for NBU.
 
Second, we created new features:
-         VCS agent information, documentation, notifications, and downloads
-         Organized and searchable product documentation
-         Navigation to view and sort all patches associated with a SF specific product release
-         Risk Assessment statistics

Finally...

bgoodyear | 20 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Linux continues to become a mainstream solution, often at the expense of Unix. Many of the implementations of Linux have come in organizations that are classic Unix shops. The success of Linux in these organizations has come from both replacing some or all of the existing Unix servers, and equally importantly, capturing growth opportunities for installed systems.  Migrations of applications that were once running on a Unix platform are happening more frequently as organizations look to reduce costs.

While a move to Linux helps reduce server and software costs, other challenges are introduced into this environment. Linux’s native operating system tools are not ready to handle many mission critical tasks.  In order to perform many complex storage management and high availability tasks, applications must be taken down.  Migrations to Linux from Unix are difficult as well and may require long periods of down time.

Symantec offers a wide range of...

Rishi Manocha | 07 Apr 2010 | 3 comments

The Storage and Availability Management Group (SAMG) at Symantec wants to hear from you!  Were you a part of the decision making team to purchase one or more SAMG products, such as Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas CommandCentral or Symantec FileStore? Or, where you a part of the decision making team to vote against purchasing a SAMG product? If so, we’d like to hear why you voted yea or nay. This is a quick process (as little as 20-30 minutes), and for your valuable input, you’ll be entered into an exclusive raffle to win a 16 GB Wi-Fi enabled Apple iPad!

To participate, simply send an email to Cheryl Young (cheryl_young@symantec.com) to schedule a short call. This call will not be a sales call by any means, but rather an opportunity for you to share why you bought or decided not to buy our products. Sign up today, tell your story and enter to win a new 16GB Wi-Fi...

SAMG Tech Support Team | 18 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Here's some installation and upgrade information from our Tech Support team. Symantec strongly recommends the following best practices:

1. Read the 5.1 Late Breaking News Technotes:

2. Use the Symantec Operation Readiness Tool for 5.1 installation and upgrade preparation:
https://sort.symantec.com

3. View the 5.1 instructional videos ...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 07 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 are now available to customers. Below are a few key areas of innovation that you can expect in version 5.1:

  1. Zero reboot install and zero reboot upgrade to version 5.1:
    • Rolling upgrades for Storage Foundation, Cluster File System, Veritas Cluster Server and Storage Foundation for RAC clusters
    • Smaller host footprint with a 70% reduction in the number of packages for the full distribution
    • Removing the need for license keys to enable product functionality. To learn more, visit the keyless licensing blog and the keyless licensing video.
  2. Fully automated Solid State Drive (SSD)...
Rishi Manocha | 09 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec is proud to announce the launch of Veritas Operations Services 2.0 (VOS 2.0). This release is a culmination of months of development based on customer feedback, and represents a significant step forward in the overall value that Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server customers can expect to receive from VOS.

This underpinning of the release is an integrated customer experience which encompasses VOS services that customers have used for over two years. Below are key highlights of the release:

  • Updated look and feel of the site, reports, notifications, and search capabilities including a customizable dashboard
  • Increased visibility of vital information through integrated searches for patches, documentation, and UMI codes
  • Improved efficiency of data collection and reporting through an integrated data collector
  • Better data center coverage with increased  integration of...
Sandeep Agarwal | 26 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Recently we got an escalation from the field on AIX in which we saw that gab paniced the node because it got a packet with a wrong sequence number. On further debugging we found that everything was correct except that 1 bit in the gab sequence number was flipped from 0 to 1 thus causing gab to panic the node since it suspected data corruption.
 
So, we asked the customer to enable LLT checksums (which are disabled by default) and see what happens. With LLT checksums enabled we saw that one of the LLT links reported a few LLT checksums errors and then again gab paniced the node with the same error - same sequence number bit flipped from a 0 to a 1.
 
So, we then asked the customer to turn on LLT checksum level 2. This level basically calculates 2 checksums, one for the messages received from gab (called mcksum - which is verified for corruption just before we deliver the msg to gab on the receiver) and one for the full...