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:
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.
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.
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)
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.
Here's a product release notice provided from Symantec Tech Support.
Products: Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Release Update 1 (RU1) for SLES 11 Linux OS Version: SLES 11 General Availability Date: 6/5/2009 Product Description:
The Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release is based on 5.0 MP3 RP2 and includes support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11. All issues in RU1 are cumulative since the 5.0 release. However, Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2, Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle, and Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System RAC are not available in the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release because Oracle and DB2 have not yet provided support for databases on SLES 11. Additionally, there is no support for Xen kernel on SLES11 in the RU1 release.
Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 RU1 for...
The following services have just been updated. Please find below new functionalities now available to you:
Veritas Installation Assessment Service [VIAS]
Combined Notification Center – Users can create user defined ad-hoc or environment specific notifications for new patches, ASL/APM releases, new versions of the HCL and updates to Veritas Operations Services (VOS) from one easy-to-use web application. Both the notification center and VIAS reports now connect directly with Patch Central allowing the applications to synergistically cross-leverage customer data
Windows Support (Beta) – Support for the SFWHA “ConfigChecker” application to pre-qualify Windows environments
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