VCS agents to manage wide-area failover

VCS agents now manage external objects that are part of wide-area failover. These objects include replication, DNS updates, and so on. These agents provide a robust framework for specifying attributes and restarts, and can be brought online upon fail over.

DNS agent 

The DNS agent updates the canonical name-mapping in the domain name server after a wide-area failover. 

See the Veritas Cluster Server Bundled Agents Reference Guide for more information. 

VCS agents for VVR 

You can use the following VCS agents for VVR in a VCS global cluster setup: 

  • RVG agent

    The RVG agent manages the Replicated Volume Group (RVG). Specifically, it brings the RVG online, monitors read-write access to the RVG, and takes the RVG offline. Use this agent when using VVR for replication.

  • RVGPrimary agent

    The RVGPrimary agent attempts to migrate or take over a Secondary to a Primary following an application failover. The agent has no actions associated with the offline and monitor routines.

  • RVGSnapshot agent

    The RVGSnapshot agent, used in fire drill service groups, takes space-optimized snapshots so that applications can be mounted at secondary sites during a fire drill operation.

See the Veritas Cluster Server Agents for Veritas Volume Replicator Configuration Guide for more information. 

VCS agents for third-party replication technologies 

VCS provides agents for other third-party array-based or application-based replication solutions. These agents are available in the Veritas High Availability Agent Pack software. 

See the Veritas High Availability Agent Pack Getting Started Guide for a list of replication technologies that VCS supports. 

See the Veritas Cluster Server Agent for <Replication Solution> Installation and Configuration Guide for more information.