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Installation and Upgrade Checklist Report for InfoScale Availability 7.4.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 , x86-64
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Components for InfoScale

The InfoScale product you selected contains the following component(s).
  
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System requirements

Required number of CPUs: 1
Required memory: 1 GB
Required disk space:
    Partitions Minimum space required Maximum space required Recommended space
    /opt 836 MB 1689 MB 884 MB
    /root 16 MB 18 MB 16 MB
    /usr 7 MB 27 MB 7 MB
Supported architectures:
  • AMD Opteron architecture [1]
  • Intel EM64T architecture [1]
  • 1. Supports only the 64-bit versions of the software stacks.
  
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Product features

The features in the list are enabled in this release.
FeatureInfoScale Availability
2FA/PKI (2 Factor Authentication) Support in InfoScale (VIOM)
64 Node Cluster Support
AES 256 bit encryption support for vcs agent communication through vcsencrypt utility
API for moving the host to DATA CENTER, based on organization rule (VIOM)
AWS Disk Agent for AWS
AWS Support: cluster scaling up and down
AWS: Full Stack InfoScale Support
AWSIP agent for AWS
Ability to visualize the replication groups - Discovery (VIOM)
Adaptive HA
Advance CPS-Member Aware CPS Solution
Alert for SG Freeze/Unfreeze with time counter
Ansible Enhancements
Application Agents
Auto-Clear Faults
Azure Support
AzureAuth Agent for Azure
AzureDNSZone Agent for Azure
AzureDisk Agent for Azure
AzureIP Agent for Azure
Bundled Agents
Core requirements for VCS: Customizations around HAD start-up, environment variables to decide Service group evacuation and CMDSERVER startup
Deployment of InfoScale through CPI integration with CHEF automation platform
Deployment simplification : Ansible support
Ease of Use: VIOM API Functionality and DR support using SRDF
FireDrill
Full 64-bit support without additional packages
Global Cluster Option (GCO)
Heartbeats: LLT over UDP
Heartbeats: Low-priority
Heartbeats:Dedicated Private Network connections
Heartbeats:Infiniband and 10GB Ethernet with RDMA
Heterogeneous Application Mobility for InfoScale Managed workloads
IMF support for NFS mount
IPv6 NFS MountAgent Support
InfoScale Ansible module (tech preview)
InfoScale plug-in for OEM 13c (Oracle Enterprise Manager)
Installer - Required patches for OS updates
Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF)
Just In Time(JIT) target VM Availability (VMware) for Planned/unplanned Failover
Keyless licensing
LLT over TCP
License Auditing Tool (VIOM)
Licensing simplification: SLIC Migration
Manual Campus Cluster Failover
Mix Engine Version Support
Modularized CPI (MCPI)
Monitor Only Resource
Moving HOST to child organization, based on OE rule (VIOM)
NFSv4 support
Native package install/upgrade support for Linux
NetApp C-Dot Array Support
Non-SCSI3 Fencing with Coordination Point Servers
Operations Manager
Option to introduce timeout value while shutting down vcs service
Option to just start and stop application agent and not monitor
Oracle 18c Support
Preferred Application or Service Group I/O Fencing
Preferred Node I/O Fencing
Preferred Site I/O Fencing
Priority Based Failover
Public-Sector Compliance: IPv6 InfoScale Stack-Wide Support
Puppet support
Replication Agents (if they change direction upon failover)
Route53 agent for AWS
SAP HANA Enhacements and Capabilities
SCSI3-PGR Fencing with Coordinator Disks
SNMP v3 support (VIOM)
SQL 2017 Support
Security Improvements addressing issues reported by EOM partners and customers (Meltdown, Spectre, and Retpoline Kernel Support)
Support for Oracle Flex-ASM and Oracle PDB
Support systemd
Telemetry : Licensing & Compliance
Telemetry Edge collection service support enhancement [SmartMeter]
Third Party Certificate Support
Third-party components upgrade ensuring security
VBS Cross Site Recovery Plan
VCS - Online Upgrade
VCS : Cloned agent support for IMF/AMF
VCS : IMF support and other enhancements for CIFS bundled agent
VCS Support for OpenStack Mirantis
VIOM : 2FA Implementation in VIOM using 6 digit pin
VIOM : Cloud (Azure/AWS) discovery support
VIOM : Remove client by host name
VIOM API for service group management (Online/Offline/Switch)
VIOM GUI integration with VDL - Re-skinning of VIOM GUI
Virtual Business Services
  
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Patches for InfoScale Availability and Platform

Product (recommended)
Patch Date Size
cpi-Patch-7.4.2.1300 2021-07-13 35.82 KB
infoscale-rhel8...Patch-7.4.2.1400 2021-02-26 387.24 MB
infoscale-rhel8...Patch-7.4.2.1300 2021-01-04 275.79 MB
infoscale-rhel8...Patch-7.4.2.1100 2020-10-28 467.38 MB
Platform (required)
No patches required.
  
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Platform configuration

    Unless otherwise stated, the specified Veritas product supports all platform kernel versions.
Supported platform version. Last updated on 2021-06-19
    Product versionPlatform version
    7.4.2Update 1, 2 with product patch, 3 with product patch, 4 with product patch
Required platform packages:
  • ethtool.x86_64
  • binutils.x86_64
  • policycoreutils-python-utils.noarch
  • ksh.x86_64
  • glibc.x86_64
  • libstdc++.x86_64
  • libgcc.x86_64
  • compat-openssl10.x86_64
  • zlib.x86_64
  • libnsl.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.
Documentation
  
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