The enhancements in the previous releases of Cluster Server Agent for Sybase are as follows:
The VCS agent for Sybase includes the following new or enhanced features:
The VCS agents for Sybase and SybaseBk now support intelligent resource monitoring. See How the Sybase and SybaseBk agents support intelligent resource monitoring .
Intelligent monitoring framework (IMF) is enabled by default in VCS 6.0 release.
The VCS agent for Sybase introduces the following new Sybase agent attributes:
The VCS agent for Sybase introduces the following new SybaseBk agent attribute:
The DetailMonitor attribute is deprecated in VCS 6.0. Instead, LevelTwoMonitorFreq attribute of Sybase agent may be used. The default value of LevelTwoMonitorFreq attribute is 0 (zero).
The default value of ToleranceLimit attribute is set to 1 (one) for Sybase agent.
The long pathname limitation for $SYBASE is resolved.
With VCS 7.3 release, using VCS Cluster Manager (Java Console), Sybase and SybaseBk agents encrypt the password by default. Sybase and SybaseBk agents support both plain text and encrypted password. If required, the plain text value can be specified for agent attributes using the command line on by editing the configuration file.
Sybase agent uses new timeout option during Shutdown of Sybase data server used instead of shutdown with nowait.
For Sybase ASE Enterprise edition, the timeout option for shutdown command is supported for versions 12.5.4 and 15.0.2 onwards.
The agent supports a new optional attribute Run_ServerFile. The attribute specifies the location of the Run_ServerFile for a Sybase instance. If this attribute is not specified, the default location of this file is accessed while starting Sybase server instances.
The VCS agent binaries for Sybase are now part of VRTSvcsea fileset. This fileset also includes the VCS agent binaries for DB2 and Oracle.
If you installed the VCS agent binaries using the installer program, the program updates the
main.cf file to include the appropriate agent
The Sybase agent supports the IPC cleanup feature.
The agent supports a new attribute WaitForRecovery. If this attribute is enabled, during the online function, the agent waits till recovery has been completed and all databases that can be made online are brought online.
The agent supports a new action called checkpoint_all. Performs "checkpoint_ all" for the Sybase dataserver by connecting to an isql session.
The agent supports a new optional attribute Run_ServerFile. The attribute specifies the location of the
RUN_SERVER file for a Sybase instance. If this attribute is not specified, the default location of this file is accessed while starting Sybase server instances.