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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...

Rishi Manocha | 24 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

Symantec Helping Customers "Get Thin" and "Stay Thin"
 
Enterprise customers continue to share the intense pressure they are under to better manage their existing resources and thereby cut down on storage spend. In an effort to empower these customers, Symantec recently announced enhancements to Veritas Storage Foundation that will help to alleviate some of the pain. Enterprises can now automate their storage optimization in thin environments with Symantec’s unique approach to leveraging thin provisioning technology.
 
Even more exciting are all the array vendors who support Symantec's approach to thin provisioning. Symantec partners 3PAR, Compellent, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM and NetApp are all on board and have recently added support for Symantec's industry standard Thin Reclamation API that...

Gautham Ravi | 17 Mar 2010 | 1 comment

SFRAC 5.1P3 is the first version supporting 11gR2 RAC, including full cluster membership and coordination with Oracle Clusterware.

Currently SFRAC on Linux is certified for use only with 11gR2 RAC. We continue to support Oracle 10gR2 & 11gR1 RAC on Linux with our SFCFRAC 5.0 & 5.1 products.

Resources:
Hardware Compatibility List
Comprehensive Oracle RAC Certification Matrix
Download P3 patch

D Thomson | 08 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Finding ways to substantially cut costs and complexity in an active, vibrant Data Centre is not easy. CIO’s have spent years trimming here and there and, to many, further demand from the business to reduce CAPEX/OPEX can seem like asking the impossible.

Nonetheless, significant additional reductions and effeciencies can be made possible where companies take a broader look at the way IT serves the business in a broad context. Key to this approach is the bringing together of “IT” and “Business” people in a combined effort to rationalise applications, processes, core infrastructure and operations. I have recently facilitated “IT/Business Alignment” workshops, forced both sides of the house to work together productively and have been amazed as to the opportunities that drop out of this exercise.  Well managed and facilitated workshops are a great way from stakeholders to express ideas, test theory and find “1+1=3...

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...
Rick Stallcop | 26 Oct 2009 | 0 comments
Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0.1 on HP-UX 11i v3 is now available
The product documentation is available at http://sfdoccentral.symantec.com
 
The Late Breaking News is available at http://support.veritas.com/docs/331560
 
Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 RU3 for IBM Power on Linux is now Available
Rishi Manocha | 15 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

In this YouTube whiteboard video, Michael Haag at 3Par discusses how Thin Reclamation technology from Symantec and 3Par enables customers to get thin, but also to stay thin over the life of their applications and storage systems.

To learn more, read the...

Rishi Manocha | 26 Aug 2009 | 3 comments

Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is now available, and here's your one-stop spot for short how-to screencasts to get up and running fast, download info, and links to technical documentation and discussion forums.

What's New?

Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is a cross platform release, and includes updates to the Central Server on Linux, Solaris and Windows, as well as updates to Managed Hosts on all platforms. The 2.1 release includes the following new features:

  • Health Check now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
  • License Deployment Reporter (LDR) now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
  • Support for MS SQL and Exchange for Windows
  • Better Oracle discovery
  • Native Managed host for IA64 on Windows
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Enhanced Converged Agent support (partnering with CommandCentral)
  • Seamless upgrade support for SFM 2.0...