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Symantec Disaster Recovery Advisor

A single undetected configuration error can undermine even the best-designed high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) environment putting availability, data and performance at risk. Symantec™ Disaster Recovery Advisor scans and analyzes an enterprise’s IT infrastructure for availability & data loss risks and system optimization opportunities and provides prioritized remediation guidance.

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 Isilon
  • EMC CLARiiON
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • HP XP
  • HP 3PAR
  • 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

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
  • SuSE Linux Cluster
  • Red Hat Cluster
  • Oracle RAC

Replication

  • EMC TimeFinder, SRDF, MirrorView, SnapView, RecoveryPoint
  • NetApp SnapMirror, SnapShots, SnapVault
  • Hitachi Data Systems TrueCopy, ShadowImage, UniversalReplicator
  • Oracle DataGuard, Golden Gate
  • 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

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