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System requirements

Required number of CPUs: 1
Recommended speed of CPUs: 1 GHz
Required memory: 1 GB
Required disk space:
    Installation options Required disk space
    server+client+options 1950 MB
    server+options 1520 MB
    client 780 MB
  
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Patches for Storage Foundation HA and Platform

Product (recommended)
Patch Date Size
sf-win-5.1.2 2014-12-15 4.03 MB
sfha-win-CP21_SFWHA_51SP2 2014-05-15 405.43 MB
sfw-win-Hotfix_...20087_88_3419601 2014-02-05 5.88 MB
sfw-win-Hotfix_5...0084_87_3319824A 2013-11-06 5.04 MB
sfw-Hotfix_5_1_20046_87_2643293 2012-01-11 3.06 MB
vea-5.1SP2HF_3_3_1068_0b_2372164 2011-08-31 3 MB
sfw-Hotfix_5_1_20024_87_2368399 2011-06-01 35.56 MB
sfw-Hotfix_5_1_20015_89_2330902 2011-05-26 7.42 MB
sfw-win-Hotfix_...20019_87_2360835 2011-05-25 3 MB
vpi-win-5.1SP2HF3a 2011-05-12 827.78 KB
vcs-Hotfix_5_1_20009_2271384 2011-03-14 2.06 MB
vcs-win-Hotfix_5_1_20012_2271435 2011-03-09 1.25 MB
sfw-Hotfix_5_1_20008_87_2244093c 2011-02-27 4.96 MB
sfw-Hotfix_5_1_20012_88_2087139 2011-02-25 4.69 MB
sfw-Hotfix_5_1_20005_87_2218963 2011-02-08 7.41 MB
Platform (required)
No patches required.
  
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Platform configuration

Tested and supported editions:
    Edition Version Notes
    Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition without Hyper-V SP1, SP2  
    Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition with Hyper-V guest SP1, SP2 See the following TechNote for a description of limitations: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64815

Compatible and supported editions, but not tested by Veritas:
    Edition Version Notes
    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition without Hyper-V SP1, SP2  
    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition with Hyper-V guest SP1, SP2 See the following TechNote for a description of limitations: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64815
    Windows Web Server 2008 SP1, SP2 DMP Option not supported on Windows Web Server 2008 because Microsoft does not support the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 MPIO component on this edition.
    Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2008 SP1, SP2  

Not supported:
    Edition Version
    Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition with Hyper-V parent SP1, SP2
    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition with Hyper-V parent SP1, SP2

  
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Host bus adapter (HBA) parameters and switch parameters

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

3PAR  [REGNOTE3]  [REGNOTE31]
   Fibre channel support
  • InServ Storage Server, E-Class, F-Class, S-Class, T-Class (A/A, AP/C)
Compellent  [REGNOTE3]
   Fibre channel support
  • Compellent Storage Center (A/A)
Dell  [REGNOTE3]  [REGNOTE27]
   iSCSI support
  • Equalogic PS5000/PS6000 Series (A/A, AP/C)
EMC
   Fibre channel support
Fujitsu  [REGNOTE3]
   Fibre channel support
  • ETERNUS2000 Series (A/A, AP/C)  [FWNOTE8]
  • ETERNUS4000 Series (excludes Models 80 and 100) (A/A, AP/C)  [FWNOTE8]
  • ETERNUS6000 Series (A/A, AP/C)  [FWNOTE8]
  • ETERNUS8000 Series (A/A, AP/C)  [FWNOTE8]
  • ETERNUS VS850 (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE1]  [REGNOTE33]
  • ETERNUS DX60/DX80/DX90 (A/A, AP/C)  [FWNOTE8]
  • ETERNUS DX8000/DX400 Series (A/A, AP/C)  [FWNOTE8]
Hitachi
   Fibre channel support
   iSCSI support
HP
   Fibre channel support
   iSCSI support
   SAS support
Huawei
   Fibre channel support
  • S2300 (AP/C)
  • S2600F, S2600C (AP/C)
  • S5300/S5500/S5600 (AP/C)
  • S6800E (AP/C)
  • VIS6000 (AP/C)
IBM
   Fibre channel support
   iSCSI support
   SAS support
NetApp  [FWNOTE6]  [REGNOTE3]  [REGNOTE18]  [REGNOTE19]  [REGNOTE27]  [REGNOTE30]
   Fibre channel support
  • FAS3000/V3000 Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
  • FAS6000/V6000 Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
  • FAS2000/FAS900/FAS200 Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
  • NearStore Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)
  • V-Series (GF980cm GF960c, GF270c, V3020, V3050, v6030, V6070) (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
   iSCSI support
  • FAS3000/V3000 Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
  • FAS6000/V6000 Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
  • FAS2000/FAS900/FAS200 Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
  • NearStore Series (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)
  • V-Series (GF980cm GF960c, GF270c, V3020, V3050, v6030, V6070) (A/A, AP/C, ALUA)  [REGNOTE34]
Nihon  [REGNOTE1]  [REGNOTE3]  [REGNOTE10]
   Fibre channel support
  • Unisys SANArena 2200 Series (SANArena 2200 and 2800) (A/A, AP/C)
Pillar Data Systems  [FWNOTE9]
   Fibre channel support
  • Axiom 300/500/600 (AP/C, ALUA)
Oracle
   Fibre channel support
   iSCSI support
  • StorageTek 2500 Series (AP/C)  [REGNOTE26]
   SAS support
  • StorageTek 2500 Series (AP/C)  [REGNOTE26]
Xiotech  [REGNOTE3]
   Fibre channel support
  • Xiotech Emprise 5000 (A/A)
 
FW NOTE:Array requirements to support Active/Active DMP DSM in a cluster (VCS/MSCS/WSFC).
  • 1  EMC arrays:
  •  - EMC Symmetrix 8000 Series requires FW 5568.67 or higher
  •  - EMC Symmetrix DMX Series requires FW 5670.73 or higher
  •  - EMC Symmetrix V-MAX Series Arrays: Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 2  IBM arrays:
  •  - IBM TotalStorage ESS800/ESS750 requires FW 2.3.2.71 or higher
  •  - IBM System Storage DS6000 Series requires FW 6.1.600.46 or higher
  •  - IBM System Storage DS8000 Series requires FW 6.1.600.46 or higher
  •  - IBM System Storage N3000, N5000, N7000 Series requires ONTAP v7.0.2 or higher
  •  - IBM DS3000, DS5000 and SANVC Series Arrays: Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 3  Hitachi arrays:
  •  - Hitachi USP models 100, 600, and 1000 requires FW 50-05-22-00/00 or higher
  •  - Hitachi Network Storage Controller (NSC55) requires FW 50-05-22-00/00 or higher
  •  - Hitachi 9900 Lightning Series requires FW 01-19-83-00/00 or higher
  •  - HHitachi 9900V Lightning Series requires FW 21-10-13-00/00 or higher
  •  - Hitachi SANRise2000 Series arrays: Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 4  HP arrays:
  •  - HP StorageWorks XP 10000/12000 Disk Array requires FW 50-01-40-00/00 or higher
  •  - HP StorageWorks XP128/XP1024 requires FW 21-09-15 or higher
  •  - HP StorageWork Enterprise Virtual Array EVA4x00, EVA6x00, EVA8x00 requires FW 5030 or higher
  •  - HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array EVA3000, EVA5000 requires FW 4.004 or higher
  •  - HP MSA Arrays: Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 5  Oracle arrays:
  •  - Oracle StorEdge Series (StoreEdge SE9910, SE9960, SE9970V, SE9980V and SE9990). Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 6  NetAPP arrays:
  •  - All require NetApp ONTAP v7.0.2 or higher
  • 7  3PAR arrays:
  •  - InServ E200, S400, S800. Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 8  Fujitsu Arrays:
  •  - Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
  • 9  Pillar Data Systems arrays:
  •  - Axiom 300/500/600. Please check with Storage Array Manufacturer's Hardware Compatibility Support Matrices for required FW.
 
Detailed Supportability Notes
  • Note 1:  
  •       The 3rd party multi-pathing support noted for this array or array family should be compatible, but has not been explicitly tested by Symantec with this particular array or array family at this time.
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  • Note 3:  Enabling SCSI-3 support on Your Array to Support Active/Active DMP DSM in a Cluster (MSCS/VCS)
  •       You must enable SCSI-3 reservation before using the Active/Active DMP setting for MPIO DSMs in Clustering (VCS/MSCS/WSFC) environments (SCSI-3 reservation is disabled by default on Windows Server 2003). You can do this by following steps below
  •       (1) Move any Cluster dgs to another cluster node or deport the Cluster dg.
  •       (2) Select SCSI-3 support on the SCSI Support Tab of VEA (Symantec Enterprise Administrator)
  •       This setting affect for all arrays on the system. If you have both SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation capable/incapable arrays on the system, and if you would like to use Active/Active DMP setting for SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation capable arrays, then you should select SCSI-2 support and then run command in next step (3) for each array.
  •       (3) vxdmpadm [-g] setdsmscsi3
  •       (4) Optional: After setting "SCSI3 support" with DMP DSMs, restart the service by running the following CLI commands:
  •       net stop vxvm
  •       net start vxvm
  •       Please refer Symantec Storage Foundation Administrator's Guide for more details.
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  • Note 4:  
  •       EMC Symmetrix 8000 Series arrays include the 8230, 8430, 8530, 8730 and 8830 arrays. EMC Symmetrix 3000 Series arrays include the 3330, 3430, 3630, 3700, 3830 and 3930 arrays. EMC DMX Series arrays include the DMX800, DMX1000, DMX2000, DMX3000, DMX-3 and DMX-4 arrays.
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  • Note 5:  
  •       EMC CLARiiON CX Series arrays supported include the CX200, CX300, CX400, CX500, CX600 and CX700. EMC CLARiiON CX-3 Ultrascale Series arrays supported include the CX3-10, CX3-20, CX3-40 and CX3-80 arrays. EMC CLARiiON AX Series arrays supported include the AX100, AX150, AX4.
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  • Note 6:  
  •       Support of the Hitachi SMS/Adaptable Modular Storage Series includes the following specific models: SMS100, SMS110, AMS200, AMS500, AMS1000, AMS2100, AMS 2300, AMS2500.
  •  
  • Note 7:  
  •       Support of the Hitachi Workgroup Modular Storage Series includes the following specific models: WMS100
  •  
  • Note 8:  
  •       Hitachi 9500V Thunder series array (9520V, 9530V, 9570V, 9580V and 9585V ) support also applies to the Hitachi SANRISE 9500V series and the Nihon Unisys SANArena 1500 series.
  •  
  • Note 9:  
  •       Hitachi USP models 100, 600 and 1100 also applies to the Oracle StorEdge SE9990 series.
  •  
  • Note 10:  
  •       Hitachi 9900 Lightning series array (9910 and 9960) support also applies to the Hitachi SANRISE2000 series (SANRISE2200 and SANRISE2800), the Nihon Unisys SANArena 2000 series (SANArena 2200 and 2800), and the Oracle StorEdge SE9900 series (StorEdge SE9910 and SE9960) arrays. Hitachi 9900V Lightning series array (9970V and 9980V) support also applies to the Hitachi SANRISE9900V series (SANRISE9970V and SANRISE9980V), Oracle StorEdge SE9900V series (StorEdge SE9970V and SE9980V).
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  • Note 11:  
  •       During a Hitachi online format of new LUNS, certain SCSI commands are disabled which may temporarily suspend data access. Contact Hitachi for a list of these commands.
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  • Note 12:  
  •       For the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA3000, EVA5000) and the HP StorageWorks Modular Storage Arrays (MSA1000, MSA1500), Active/Active array firmware is required. Contact your local HP representative for more information.
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  • Note 13:  
  •       At the time of the 5.1 SP1 release, SCSI-3 support for the HP StorageWorks MSA 1000/1500 has not been fully qualified by Symantec. Therefore, SCSI3 support cannot be used and must be disabled in the system registry when an HP StorageWorks MSA 1000/1500 array, by itself or in combination with other arrays, is connected to a host. For DMP DSM support the HP MSA arrays must be set to use the 'Windows' profile within the MSA array configuration.
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  • Note 14:  
  •       When utilizing the HP EVA arrays with SFW DMP, iSCSI is supported when used with the HP EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option. However, Active/Active Load Balancing algorithms are not supported in this configuration because SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation is not supported with the EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option at this point in time. Therefore, SCSI-3 support cannot be used and must be disabled in the system registry or system wide in the Symantec Enterprise Administrator Control Panel System Settings when the EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option, by itself or in combination with other arrays, is connected to a host.
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  • Note 15:  
  •       IBM System Storage N3000, N5000, N7000 Series arrays include the N3700, N5200, N5500, N7600 and N7800 arrays.
  •       Cross Reference to NetApp Models
  •       - IBM System Storage N3700 = NetApp FAS270, FAS270c and GF270c
  •       - IBM System Storage N5200 = NetApp FAS3020, FAS3020c, V3020 and V3020c
  •       - IBM System Storage N5500 = NetApp FAS3050, FAS2050c, V3050 and V3050c
  •       - IBM System Storage N7600 = NetApp FAS 6030, FAS6030c, V6030, V6030c
  •       - IBM System Storage N7800 = NetApp FAS 6070, FAS6070c, V6070, V6070c
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  • Note 16:  
  •       DMP DSM does not support the IBM ESS 800 and ESS 750 on Windows Server 2008 because IBM does not support these models on Windows Server 2008. For questions regarding support of TotalStorage ESS on Windows operating system versions please check the IBM Compatibility Matrices or check with your IBM Support Representative.
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  • Note 17:  
  •       IMPORTANT: These arrays require additional configuration steps in order to work properly with Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows. Before attempting to use any of these arrays with Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows DMP software, please contact the array hardware manufacturer for additional configuration instructions and updates. Several special settings must be enabled on these arrays to allow compatibility with DMP, including Auto Volume Transfer (AVT), also referred to as Auto Logical Drive Transfer (ADT). Specific firmware levels from the manufacturer for these arrays may also be required.
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  • Note 18:  
  •       If Network Appliance SnapDrive and SnapManager applications are being used, then you must use Symantec Cluster Server 5.1 SP1 or later for Windows. These applications do not support Windows dynamic disks at this time. Due to this NetApp application limitation Storage Foundation for Windows and Storage Foundation HA for Windows cannot be used with NetApp arrays if these applications are installed.
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  • Note 19:  
  •       When utilizing NetApp storage, the SCSI setting in the Control Panel in Symantec Enterprise Administrator must be set to SCSI-3.
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  • Note 20:  
  •       The Oracle StorEdge 6130 array requires additional configuration steps in order to work properly with Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows. Before attempting to use the Oracle StorEdge 6130 array with Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows DMP software, please contact the array hardware manufacturer for additional configuration instructions and updates. Several special settings must be enabled on these arrays to allow compatibility with DMP. Specific firmware levels from the manufacturer for these arrays may also be required.
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  • Note 21:  
  •       DMP DSM support for the StorageTek Flexline 300 Series Storage Systems includes the FLX380 array only.
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  • Note 24:  
  •       DMP DSM - support is available for the DS4200, DS4300, DS4500, DS4700 and DS4800 Arrays.
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  • Note 26:  
  •       Oracle 2500 series include Oracle 2510, Oracle 2530 and Oracle 2540
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  • Note 27:  
  •       There is a known problem of IO hang sometimes when a NIC port is disabled on the Switch. Also, it is recommended to use 2 NICs for private heartbeat and 1 public mix use or client only use for MSCS environments due to a known issue when Private NICs are used for private heartbeat and other types of traffic.
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  • Note 29:  
  •       To obtain Clustering support with IBM XIV, a minimum Firmware level of 10.0.1.c is required.
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  • Note 30:  
  •       There are known issues with NetApp array's takeover/giveback functionality, RCA for these issues is in progress.
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  • Note 31:  
  •       Consult 3PAR's Configuration Matrix for interoperability and space reclamation support.
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  • Note 33:  
  •       IBM SDD Version 2.4.2.0-1 is not supported, there are known issues of Blue screen (BSOD) during use of this version of the driver.
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  • Note 34:  
  •       There is a known issue with support for NetApp arrays when the interconnect cable between the filers is disconnected the servers get rebooted and stay at boot prompt until the cable is reconnected and servers are rebooted.
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  • Note 35:  
  •       There is a known issue with support for HP P2000 G3 MSA Series arrays where on disabling all but 1 active path to the lun causes disk missing from the server.
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  • Note 36:  
  •       Due to known issues, Takeover/Giveback operations on Oracle Storage 7000 series are not supported at this time.
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  • Note 37:  
  •       The array is not supported by Windows Server 2008 R2.
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  • Note 38:  
  •       The array is not supported by Windows Server 2008, but it is supported by Windows Server 2008 R2.
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