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Symantec Disaster Recovery Advisor

Symantec Disaster Recovery Advisor automatically detects and reports on risks in high availability and disaster recovery infrastructure. By scanning systems across the data center to ensure that existing HA/DR plans are applied seamlessly, Disaster Recovery Advisor helps limit the risk of infrastructure and application downtime by ensuring data center recoverability.

Technical Requirements

The technical requirements for Disaster Recovery Advisor depend on the potential number of scanned hosts in your environment.
The minimum technical requirements for Disaster Recovery Advisor are:
  • CPUs/cores: 2 Intel/AMD (4 recommended)
  • RAM: 8 GB (64-bit operating system)
  • Free disk space: 100 GB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition 64-bit
  • Oracle 11g Standard Edition installed with full database administrator rights

Environments covered by Disaster Recovery Advisor

Storage

  • EMC Symmetrix
  • EMC CLARiiON
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • HP XP
  • NetApp filers
  • NetApp V-Filer
  • IBM DS6xxx, DS8xxx, XIV, SVC

Operating systems

  • Windows 2000 and above
  • HP-UX 11 and above
  • Solaris 8 and above
  • RedHat Linux AS 3 and above
  • SuSE Linux 8 and above
  • IBM AIX 4 and above
  • Solaris Zones
  • Solaris ZFS

Databases

  • Oracle 8.1.7+
  • MS SQL Server 2000 SP3
  • Sybase 12.5+
  • IBM UDB 8.1+

Application Servers

  • IBM WebSphere
  • Oracle WebLogic
  • Apache Tomcat

Virtualization

  • Oracle OEM
  • VMware
  • Cisco UCS

Clusters

  • Symantec Cluster Server powered by Veritas
  • HP ServiceGuard (MC/SG), PolyServer
  • IBM PowerHA
  • Sun Cluster
  • Microsoft MSCS
  • Linux Cluster
  • Oracle RAC

Replication

  • EMC TimeFinder, SRDF, MirrorView, SnapView, RecoveryPoint
  • NetApp SnapMirror, SnapShots, SnapVault
  • Hitachi Data Systems TrueCopy, ShadowImage, UniversalReplicator, TrueShadow
  • Oracle DataGuard
  • IBM FlashCopy, FlashCopy/SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Global copy

Multi-pathing

  • Symantec Dynamic Multi Pathing
  • EMC PowerPath
  • HP PVLinks, HPDM
  • RedHat Linux MPIO
  • IBM AIX MPIO, SDD
  • Hitachi Data Systems HDLM
  • NetApp DSM