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Important Notes

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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:
    Partitions Minimum space required Maximum space required Recommended space
    /opt 227 MB 1736 MB 273 MB
    /root 2 MB 95 MB 2 MB
    /usr 0 MB 119 MB 0 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 Storage
1-256 TB File System
ALUA and Generic ALUA Array Support
AWS Support: cluster scaling up and down
AWS: Full Stack InfoScale Support
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
Data management application programming interface (DMAPI)
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
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)
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
NFSv4 support
Named data streams
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 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
Puppet support
Quality of Service (QoS) for applications
Remote mirrors for campus clusters
Replicator option (formerly Volume Replicator)
SCSI-3 based I/O fencing
SCSI3-PGR Fencing with Coordinator Disks
SSD device exploitation
Security Exceptions for VIOM
Site awareness with remote mirrors
SmartAssist - SmartIO analysis & enablement tool
SmartIO - Volume Manager and File System Read Caching
SmartIO - Write Back Caching (up to DLV 13)
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
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)
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)
No patches found.
Platform (required)
No patches required.
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End of Support Life information

Last updated on 2021-01-14.  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 2018-06-12
    Product versionPlatform version
    7.3.1Update 8, 9
Required platform packages:
  • policycoreutils.x86_64
  • glibc.x86_64
  • readline.x86_64
  • coreutils.x86_64
  • findutils.x86_64
  • module-init-tools.x86_64
  • ed.x86_64
  • libacl.x86_64
  • libstdc++.x86_64
  • libgcc.x86_64
  • openssl.x86_64
  • ksh.x86_64
  • perl.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). For more details, click the link to the 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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