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Installation and Upgrade Checklist Report for InfoScale Storage 7.4.1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 , x86-64
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Components for InfoScale

The InfoScale product you selected contains the following component(s).
  • Dynamic Multi-Pathing
  • Storage Foundation
  • Storage Foundation Cluster File System
Get more introduction of Veritas InfoScale.
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System requirements

Required CPU number and memory:
     Required number of CPUsRequired memory
    SF or SFHAN/A2GB
Required disk space:
          Total space required:  1943MB
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Product features

The features in the list are enabled in this release.
FeatureInfoScale Storage
1-256 TB File System
1.4X times improvement in FSS performance
2FA/PKI (2 Factor Authentication) Support in InfoScale (VIOM)
2X - 4X improvement in VVR performance
ALUA and Generic ALUA Array Support
API for moving the host to DATA CENTER, based on organization rule (VIOM)
AWS Support: cluster scaling up and down
AWS: Full Stack InfoScale Support
Ability to visualize the replication groups - Discovery (VIOM)
Alert for SG Freeze/Unfreeze with time counter
Application Isolation
Atomic I/O
Azure Support
CFS Multi-transaction server
Cluster File System
Cluster Volume Manager
Concurrent I/O
Cost Effective Scalability: Erasure coding enhancements
Data Confidentiality: Encryption over wire (Linux) - with replication and all the data movement (Cloud & On-premise)
Data management application programming interface (DMAPI)
Deployment of InfoScale through CPI integration with CHEF automation platform
Deployment simplification : Ansible support
Device names consistent across cluster nodes
Device names using Array Volume IDs
Direct I/O
Dirty region logging
Docker plug-in enhancements
Dynamic LUN expansion
Dynamic Multi-pathing
Dynamic Multi-pathing - Intelligent pathing for EMC VPLEX
Ease of Use: VIOM API Functionality and DR support using SRDF
Enable S3 devices to be consumed by VM/FS
Enclosure based naming
Encryption of data at rest - Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Certified
Encryption of data at rest for replicated (VVR) volumes
Erasure Coding Support
FSS Performance for Ethernet (10GB/40GB)
FSS auto healing
FSS performance enhancements
FSS performance improvements(CPU usage optimization and throughput improvements)
Fault tolerant file system
File Change Log
File Replicator option
File system migration from EXT4 to VxFS
File system snapshots
File system storage checkpoints
Flashsnap: Disk group split & join
Flashsnap: Fast resynchronization
Flexible Storage Sharing (64 node support)
Full 64-bit support without additional packages
Full size instant snapshots
Generic ASL support for NVMe or SSD type devices
Hardware assisted copy
Heartbeats: LLT over UDP
Heartbeats: Low-priority
Heartbeats:Dedicated Private Network connections
Heartbeats:Infiniband and 10GB Ethernet with RDMA
Import cloned LUN
Improved VVR network bandwidth utilization for TCP protocol
InfoScale Ansible module (tech preview)
Installer - Required patches for OS updates
Installer-SORT Integration
KVM Hypervisor layer DMP support for KVM Guests
Keyless licensing
Large cluster deployments (up to 128 node)
License Auditing Tool (VIOM)
Licensing simplification: SLIC Migration
Live migration from Oracle ASM Single Instance to VxFS
Live migration from Oracle ASM on RAC to VxFS
Logging enhancements on Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware
Migration from Native (ext4) to VxFS
Modularized CPI (MCPI)
Mount lock
Moving HOST to child organization, based on OE rule (VIOM)
NFSv4 support
Named data streams
Native package install/upgrade support for Linux
NetApp C-Dot Array Support
Non-SCSI3 Fencing with Coordination Point Servers
Online coordinator disk replacement
Online file system defragmentation
Online file system grow & shrink
Online patching of selected Volume Manager packages
Online relay out
Online volume grow & shrink
Operations Manager
Oracle 18c Support
Oracle Disk Manager (ODM) and Cached ODM (CODM)
Partitioned directories
Portable Data Containers (formerly known as Cross-Platform Data Sharing (CDS))
Public Cloud support - Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure
Public-Sector Compliance: IPv6 InfoScale Stack-Wide Support
Puppet support
Quality of Service (QoS) for applications
Remote mirrors for campus clusters
Replicator option (formerly Volume Replicator)
S3 cloud file level tiering
S3 connector enhancements (V4 authentication)
SCSI-3 based I/O fencing
SCSI3-PGR Fencing with Coordinator Disks
SELinux Support with RHEL 7.6 & other security enhancements
SNMP v3 support (VIOM)
SQL 2017 Support
SSD device exploitation
Site awareness with remote mirrors
SmartAssist - SmartIO analysis & enablement tool
SmartIO - Volume Manager and File System Read Caching
SmartIO Support for vMotion with DMP for VMware with SmartPools
SmartTier (formerly Dynamic Storage Tiering)
Space-optimized instant snapshot
Split-mirror snapshot
Storage management plugin for Docker containers
Sub-cluster support
Support for Azure Blob storage and IBM Cloud Object storage (S3) connectors
Support for Erasure Coded volumes
Support for SmartIO Parallel Cache
Support for native 4k sector size storage devices
Support systemd
Telemetry : Licensing & Compliance
Thin storage reclamation
Thin storage reclamation using UNMAP
Third Party Certificate Support
Usability enhancements on Veritas File Replicator
Usability enhancements on large clusters management using VIOM
User & group quotas
VIOM API for service group management (Online/Offline/Switch)
VVR : Allow a slave node to be configured as logowner
VVR : Scale vradmind to work in a multi RVG environment
VVR Adaptive Synchronous Replication Mode (Technical Preview Feature)
iSCSI device support
Database storage checkpoints & rollbackOracle only
FlashSnap: DatabaseOracle only
SmartTier for Oracle (formerly Database DST)Oracle only
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Patches for InfoScale Storage and Platform

Product (recommended)
Patch Date Size
cpi-Patch- 2020-05-20 30.74 KB
infoscale-sles15...Patch- 2020-04-28 106.78 MB
dbed-sles15_x86...Patch- 2019-12-19 103.12 MB
Platform (required)
No patches required.
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End of Support Life information

Last updated on 2020-06-19.  Refer to support fundamental for more information about support.
Release Date(GA)Extended Support StartsSustaining Support StartsEnd of Support Life Date(EOSL)
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Platform configuration

    Unless otherwise stated, the specified Veritas product supports all platform kernel versions.
Supported platform version. Last updated on 2020-04-29
    Product versionPlatform version
    7.4.1GA, SP1 with product patch
Required platform packages:
  • binutils.x86_64
  • ethtool.x86_64
  • policycoreutils.x86_64
  • bc.x86_64
  • ed.x86_64
  • glibc.x86_64
  • findutils.x86_64
  • kmod-compat.x86_64
  • coreutils.x86_64
  • libstdc++6.x86_64
  • libgcc_s1.x86_64
  • libacl1.x86_64
  • mksh.x86_64
  • libz1.x86_64
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Host bus adapter (HBA) parameters and switch parameters

Unless otherwise stated, the specified Veritas product supports all HBAs (except iSCSI HBAs) and fibre channel switches supported by the platform and storage array manufacturers listed in the hardware compatibility list (HCL).

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Operations Manager

Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager gives you a single, centralized management console for the InfoScale products. You can use it to monitor, visualize, and manage storage and cluster resources, and generate reports about these components in the Management Server domain.It can also help administrators centrally manage diverse data center environments. This section lists the documents for Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.4.2.
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