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Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows

Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows provides advanced online storage management, high availability and disaster recovery for Microsoft Windows Server physical and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Storage Foundation virtualizes storage seen by a host for an optimal management and online configuration experience and enables enterprises to adopt SSD/Flash for increased performance. Thorough application protection spanning local availability through wide area disaster recovery, including non-disruptive testing is provided by Symantec Cluster Server.

What are Agents, Options and Add-ons

Agents are required for a product to operate on a certain platform.
Options are used to extend the functionality of the base product.

Agents

High Availability Agents

Symantec Cluster Server powered by Veritas provides infrastructure, application, database and replication agents that are the foundation for all application and dependent resource monitoring and remediation such as failover.
While many agents are directly available within the downloadable product, agents are updated and new agents are released on a frequent basis. Check the Symantec Operations Readiness Tool for up to date and newly available agents.
Infrastructure, application and database agents are entitled in all editions of Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows, Storage Foundation HA/DR for Windows, Cluster Server for Windows and Cluster Server HA/DR for Windows.
Replication agents are entitled in all editions of Storage Foundation HA/DR for Windows and Cluster Server HA/DR for Windows.

Options

Cluster Option for Microsoft Cluster Service

Storage Foundation for Windows supports clustered environment set up under the Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) software for up to eight nodes under Windows Server 2003.
With Storage Foundation for Windows, you can create mirrored, RAID-5 and other advanced dynamic volumes on MSCS clustered storage thus providing minimum downtime for applications.
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Dynamic Multi-Pathing

Dynamic Multi-Pathing increases data availability by making use of multiple paths between a host and its SAN attached storage. Data access that would have failed because of a path failure are automatically rerouted to an alternate path. Dynamic Multi-Pathing for Windows is Microsoft Multipath IO (MPIO) compliant and certified.
While Device Specific Modules are included in the downloadable product, updated and new array integration is released on a frequent recurring basis. Check the Symantec Operations Readiness Tool for the most up to date device driving installation released for Dynamic Multi-Pathing for Windows.
This option is included in all purchasable editions of Storage Foundation for Windows, Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Storage Foundation HA/DR for Windows. Dynamic Multi-Pathing for Windows is also available as an independent product.

FlashSnap

FlashSnap allows you to create independently addressable point-in-time snapshots that are mirrored copies of the volumes on your server. These snapshots can be used for immediate rapid recovery of an application or can be easily moved to another server for backup or other purposes such as testing or data mining. FlashSnap ensures application aware and consistent snapshots for applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server and Symantec Enterprise Vault.
This option is included in Storage Foundation Enterprise for Windows, Storage Foundation Enterprise High Availability for Windows and Storage Foundation Enterprise HA/DR for Windows.

Replicator Option

Replicator Option provides you with a reliable host-based volume replication solution for maximum business continuity in a disaster event or for between site data migration. Replicator Option’s write order fidelity ensures data consistency at secondary sites. Depending on your recovery point service level objectives, you have the flexibility to accommodate for asynchronous or synchronous replication and to provide for stringent zero data loss tolerance in an asynchronous wide area topology with use of bunker replication.

Global Cluster

Global Cluster option provides an end-to-end automated disaster recovery solution. This option monitors and automates failover of an application between two sites without having to stretch a single cluster – providing a more reliable DR solution between two geographically dispersed sites.
This option is included in all of editions of Storage Foundation HA/DR for Windows and Cluster HA/DR for Windows.

Hyper-V Disaster Recovery Manager

Cluster Server for Windows provides Hyper-V Disaster Recovery Manager that performs fault monitoring and end-to-end disaster recovery failover for Hyper-V virtual machines. Integration with hardware replication, including monitoring, migration and takeover, allows you to continue to leverage your investment in enterprise hardware replication. Hyper-V Disaster Recovery Manager integrates with Microsoft Failover Cluster, allowing Microsoft Failover Cluster to continue to provide local high availability for virtual machines while Disaster Recovery Manager provides between-site disaster recovery.
This option is included in Veritas Cluster Server HA/DR for Windows.

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