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Installation and Upgrade Checklist Report for InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 , 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 HA
  • Storage Foundation HA
  • Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC
  • Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE
  • Cluster Server
Get more introduction of Veritas InfoScale.
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Upgrade Information

Upgrade the OS to RHEL7 Update 7 or later. Then use the installer to upgrade your product to 7.4.2
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System requirements

Required CPU number and memory:
     Required number of CPUsRequired memory
    SF or SFHAN/A2GB
    SF Oracle RAC or SF Sybase CE22GB
Required disk space:
    Partitions Minimum space required Maximum space required Recommended space
    /opt 598 MB 2579 MB 647 MB
    /root 17 MB 185 MB 17 MB
    /usr 11 MB 155 MB 11 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 Enterprise
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
64 Node Cluster Support
AES 256 bit encryption support for vcs agent communication through vcsencrypt utility
ALUA and Generic ALUA Array Support
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
Application Isolation
Application Migration to AWS
Application data migration across clouds (AWS/Azure) using replication (VVR)
Atomic I/O
Auto-Clear Faults
Azure Support
AzureAuth Agent for Azure
AzureDNSZone Agent for Azure
AzureDisk Agent for Azure
AzureIP Agent for Azure
Bundled Agents
CFS Multi-transaction server
Cloud Enablement : InfoScale Support for GCP Cloud
Cluster File System
Cluster Volume Manager
Concurrent I/O
Core requirements for VCS: Customizations around HAD start-up, environment variables to decide Service group evacuation and CMDSERVER startup
Cost Effective Scalability: Erasure coding enhancements
DG level encryption
Data Confidentiality: Encryption over wire (Linux) - with replication and all the data movement (Cloud & On-premise)
Data management application programming interface (DMAPI)
Delayed allocation for Extending writes in CFS
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
Functionality & performance for VMDK workload and iSCSI block workloads (FEL - DLV 14 Onwards)
Generic ASL support for NVMe or SSD type devices
Global Cluster Option (GCO)
Hardware assisted copy
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
Import cloned LUN
Improved VVR network bandwidth utilization for TCP protocol
InfoScale Ansible module (tech preview)
InfoScale plug-in for OEM 13c (Oracle Enterprise Manager)
Installer - Required patches for OS updates
Installer-SORT Integration
Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF)
Just In Time(JIT) target VM Availability (VMware) for Planned/unplanned Failover
KVM Hypervisor layer DMP support for KVM Guests
Keyless licensing
LLT over TCP
LLT over UDP Performance improvements
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
Manual Campus Cluster Failover
Migration from Native (ext4) to VxFS
Mix Engine Version Support
Modularized CPI (MCPI)
Monitor Only Resource
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
Nutanix Support
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
Option to introduce timeout value while shutting down vcs service
Option to just start and stop application agent and not monitor
Oracle 18c Support
Oracle Disk Manager (ODM) and Cached ODM (CODM)
Partitioned directories
Portable Data Containers (formerly known as Cross-Platform Data Sharing (CDS))
Preferred Application or Service Group I/O Fencing
Preferred Node I/O Fencing
Preferred Site I/O Fencing
Priority Based Failover
Public Cloud support - Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure
Public-Sector Compliance: IPv6 InfoScale Stack-Wide Support
Puppet support
Quality of Service (QoS) for applications
REKEY support
Remote mirrors for campus clusters
Replication Agents (if they change direction upon failover)
Replicator option (formerly Volume Replicator)
Rolling upgrade
Route53 agent for AWS
S3 cloud file level tiering
S3 connector enhancements (V4 authentication)
SAP HANA Enhacements and Capabilities
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
Secure Erase enhancements (Extended Seven Pass)
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 Oracle Flex-ASM and Oracle PDB
Support for SmartIO Parallel Cache
Support for native 4k sector size storage devices
Support systemd
Sybase ASE CE Integration
Telemetry : Licensing & Compliance
Telemetry Edge collection service support enhancement [SmartMeter]
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
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
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
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)
VVR Adaptive synchronous mode
VVR DCM log in DCO
Virtual Business Services
iSCSI device support
Database storage checkpoints & rollbackOracle only
FlashSnap: DatabaseOracle only
Oracle RAC integrationOracle only
SmartTier for Oracle (formerly Database DST)Oracle only
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Patches for InfoScale Enterprise and Platform

Product (recommended)
Patch Date Size
cpi-Patch- 2021-06-18 32.82 KB
infoscale-rhel7...Patch- 2021-02-26 213.3 MB
infoscale-rhel7...Patch- 2020-10-27 351.67 MB
Platform (required)
No patches required.
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End of Support Life information

Last updated on 2021-06-14.  Refer to support fundamental for more information about support.
Release Date(GA)Extended Support StartsSustaining Support StartsEnd of Support Life Date(EOSL)
2020-06-01To Be DeterminedTo Be Determined-
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Platform configuration

    Unless otherwise stated, the specified Veritas product supports all platform kernel versions.
Supported platform version. Last updated on 2020-10-28
    Product versionPlatform version
    7.4.2Update 7, 8, 9 with product patch
Required platform packages:
  • binutils.x86_64
  • ethtool.x86_64
  • policycoreutils.x86_64
  • libhbalinux.x86_64
  • bc.x86_64
  • libhbaapi.x86_64
  • glibc.x86_64
  • ncurses-libs.x86_64
  • coreutils.x86_64
  • libgcc.x86_64
  • findutils.x86_64
  • ed.x86_64
  • libacl.x86_64
  • openssl-libs.x86_64
  • libstdc++.x86_64
  • ksh.x86_64
  • zlib.x86_64
  • perl.x86_64
  • perl-Exporter.noarch
  • perl-Socket.x86_64
  • kmod.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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