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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
  • ...
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)...
nicole_kim | 15 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

“Best Practices for Storage Management and High Availability in your Microsoft Data Center” is now available online in the Things You Need to Know section of the Windows IT Pro website and is also in the September 2009 issue of Windows IT Pro.

Published by the Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows product team, 6 best practices for storage management and high availability are outlined for IT managers and system administrators to abide by. Enjoy!

mobilegleed | 23 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

A few weeks back a large number of Product Managers, Technical Product Managers, and Sales Engineers (SEs) gathered for our annual SE Symposium in Las Vegas.  VCS One was definitely on everyone's mind, especially with the upcoming 5.0 release.  Here's a summary of the Q & A from the VCS One sessions I attended.

Question:   How many Policy Masters (PMs) are needed for a VCS One Cluster?
Answer:      One PM per cluster.  Larger environments will implement multiple VCS One Clusters per data center.

Question:  Does the PM have to run in an active/passive cluster?
Answer:     Do to the critical role of the PM dedicating hardware is best to ensure performance, reliability, and availability.   

Question:  Can we run other apps on the PM cluster?
Answer:  ...

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...

nicole_kim | 18 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

Check out DCIG lead analyst Jerome Wendt's new series of blog posts talking about Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and Server Virtualization.

Part 1: Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Looks to make Server Virtualization a Two-Horse Race
"Part 1 of this three part series examines how file based server virtualization operating systems have failed to address high availability and performance requirements of certain applications and how Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows is addressing that in Microsoft Windows Hyper-V."

Part 2: Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Achieves Path and Storage Management Breakthroughs in Server Virtualization
"Part 2 of this three part series examines how moving...

Eric.Hennessey | 27 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

A very useful - yet often overlooked - feature of Veritas Cluster Server is Limits and Prerequisites. This feature is often used in conjunction with Service Group Workload Management (SGWM), but can also be implemented on its own. In this post, I'll describe what this feature does and how you can put it to use.

Limits and Prerequisites are attributes in VCS. Limits are system attributes applied to the cluster member nodes, while Prerequisites are attributes applied to service groups. Both are key/value type attributes defined by the user. To better understand how these two attributes work together, it's best to use a common scenario as an example.

Let's say I have a VCS cluster consisting of four nodes and four Oracle database service groups. Let's assume that (1) each node is provisioned identically with the same processor and memory power and (2) each service group places about the same amount of load on each system. Implementing SGWM will automatically keep...

Rishi Manocha | 10 Mar 2009 | 1 comment

A group of DBAs that manage large databases at a large federal government agency had the challenge of migrating a mission-critical 35 TB database from a Fujitsu 2500 running Solaris to an IBM P595 running AIX within a 4 hour maintenance window. Using the tools that the database vendor offered, the estimated time to move that much data was in the neighborhood of 3 weeks, which was unacceptable. Database migration tools from another company were evaluated but they were cost prohibitive.

A Symantec Sales Engineer suggested that these DBAs use the Portable Data Container (PDC) feature within Storage Foundation, which was already deployed in their infrastructure. He explained that with PDC, instead of moving the data from one storage location to another, the data can be unmounted from the Solaris system and mounted on the AIX system. The entire process would take no more than 30 minutes.

The PDC feature was tested in the customer’s lab environment and was put in...

Eric.Hennessey | 05 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Hello from the Storage Foundation/High Availability Technical Product Management team, and welcome to the new Symantec Connect!  In this first VCS blog entry under the new format, we'll take a look at reducing the cost of HA by building larger, more "intelligent" clusters.

When most people think of clustering, they think of a 2-node, active/passive cluster in which a mission-critical application runs on one system (the active node) while a stand-by system (passive node) is ready to take over if something fails on the active node.  This approach works fine in an environment with one or maybe two mission-critical applications, but consider the costs of this approach in an environment with 10 or 15 or 20 mission-critical applications.

To avoid the costs of excessive hardware sparing, an "N+1" approach is often implemented in which "N" represents the number of active nodes and "+1" represents a single spare (idle) server....

DLamorena | 06 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec's Dan Lamorena, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Eric Hennessey, Director, Technical Product Management, continue their introduction of Veritas Cluster Server One and further explain its value in providing high availability in a multi-tiered, multi-platform application environment.

Eric: Another critical element of Veritas Cluster Server One (VCS One) is the ability to manage virtualized environments such as VMware, Solaris Containers and LDOMs, IBM mPars, and others. Most of these platforms have their own "high availability (HA)" solutions; however, these solutions don't have some of the enterprise-ready features that customers require like rich application monitoring and failover. Further, these HA solutions only work on that particular platform and most IT organizations have a mix of Windows, Unix, and server virtualization in their data centers. This means that the IT organization has different tools on different...