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Fahima | 10 May 2010 | 5 comments

Veritas Operations Manager centralizes visibility and control, ensures availability , scales operations, optimizes storage and maintains compliance across your server and storage assets.

Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) 3.0 release includes:

  • Central Management Server on Solaris, Linux & Windows
  • Managed Hosts for Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86, Redhat Linux, Linux on pSeries, HP 11.11, HP 11.23, HP 11.31, Windows, AIX which support all SFHA versions from 4.0+ (Including supporting HP 3.5 read-only)
  • Storage Templates & Volume Migration Add-on
  • Unix Active Management Add-on
  • Windows Active Management Add-on

Key Features:

  • Brand New Dashboard, focusing on Risks and health of your environment
  • Storage Provisioning using Templates
  • Advanced Volume Migration
  • VCS Operations
  • More detailed VCS visualization
  • ...
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...

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...