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What is FileConnect?

FileConnect is the Symantec site from which business customers download product binaries. Its url is http://fileconnect.symantec.com

Logging in to FileConnect requires a serial number; that serial number is not the product license key. The serial number is provided to customers after purchase. Many, but not all, Symantec products for business customers are also posted on Symantec’s Trialware site. This site requires a SymAccount login rather than a Serial Number. Trialware’s url is http://www.symantec.com/business/products/licensing/trialware.jsp

What is being done?

The Symantec product group for SFHA and CommandCentral:Storage is rolling out standardized file names for files posted on / downloaded from FileConnect. This aims to improve usability and to create a more uniform and predictable experience.

To what versions do these rules apply?

For products in the Storage Foundation & VCS families, these names apply from 5.0 on UNIX and 5.1 on Windows. For CommandCentral:Storage, these names apply from 5.1.

What is the new naming scheme?

Standard SAMG file names have the following format:

<p><v>[r]<pl>[pv][hw][l][t]<ext>[si]

<p> = product name.

<v> = version. See Appendix 1 standard versioning.

[r] = release type. Optional; if omitted, product is the base GA release. Examples: MPx, SPx, or RUx

<pl> = platform. XPLAT is an abbreviation for cross-platform.

[pv] = platform version. Optional; used for HP-UX and sometimes for Linux distributions.

[hw] = hardware. Optional; examples: PA-RISC, IA, SPARC, x64, ppc64 (IBM P-series)

[l] = language. Optional; if omitted, indicates International English(I18N). Appendix 2 has other values.

[t] = file type. Optional: README (for a Readme file) or DOC (for product documentation).

<ext> = extension. Examples: .zip, .tar.gz, …

[si] = split indicator. Files over 2GB in size are split into fragments smaller than 2GB to accommodate limitations in the Internet Explorer browser. Currently the first fragment get aa, the second ab, and so on. If split files are required in the future, the first fragment will get 1ofn, the second 2ofn, etc., where n is the total number of fragments. Optional; if omitted, the file is not split.

<>= mandatory  [] = optional

Underscore characters(_) separate fields and replace space characters (“ “). A file name should have no space characters.

As part of the same initiative, some files were removed from FileConnect since they are available elsewhere, and since in many cases these ancillary files were making it difficult for users to find the primary file on the page. The removed files, and their current locations, are given below.

Cluster Management Console: https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=61387

Storage Foundation Basic: http://www.symantec.com/business/storage-foundation-basic

Storage Foundation & HA Solutions Documentation: http://sfdoccentral.symantec.com

All files posted after July 1, 2009 aim to comply with the new file name standard. As of November, 2009, Symantec had re-posting SFHA 5.0 (UNIX) and SFHA 5.1 (Windwos) files on FileConnect using the new naming standard. The binary file is identical to the original posting unless noted below; only the file name changes. For tracking purposes, both the original and the new names are listed below. Due to system limitations, the posting date displayed in FileConnect is the re-post date, not the date the original file was posted. In a number of cases a single file had originally been split, requiring the user to concatenate the files post-download in order to recreate the single, original file. Such files can be identified as they end in aa, ab, …, a_. Some of those split files have now been unsplit so that they are either a single, original file or they split into fewer files. In all cases, however, the binary (i.e., the .tar.gz file reconstituted via concat) is exactly identical to what was previously posted.

Files with changed content:

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_AIX_CS.tar.gz

            The original file incorrectly included Simplified Chinese language documents for AIX and Simplified Chinese and Japanese language documents for Linux. The new file includes Simplified Chinese language documents for AIX only. The AIX documents themselves are identical. The new file is gzipped.

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_Linux_CS-JP.tar.gz

            The original file incorrectly included Simplified Chinese language documents for AIX and Simplified Chinese and Japanese language documents for Linux. The new file includes Simplified Chinese and Japanese language documents for Linux only. The Linux documents themselves are identical. The new file is gzipped.

Map of Original Names to New, Standard Names for the SFHA 5.0 (UNIX) and SFHA 5.1 (Windows) product families

Platform

New, Standard Name

Original Name

AIX

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_AIX.tar.gz

Ditto (the two files were combined into a single file)

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_AIX_CS.tar.gz

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_AIX.tar.gzaa

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_AIX.tar.gzab

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_AIX.tar.gzac

Ditto (the eight files were combined into three files)

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP1_AIX.tar.gz

AxRT-5.0MP3_2008-09-10a.dvd1-aix.tar.gzaa

AxRT-5.0MP3_2008-09-10a.dvd1-aix.tar.gzab             SF_and_HA_5.0MP3_AIX_ML_CS.tar

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.aa  

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.ab  

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.ac  

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.ad

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.ae  

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.af

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.ag     

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.aix.tar.gz.ah                       
axrt5.0MP1_aix_5.0MP1.dvd1.tar.gz

HP-UX

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_HP-UX_11iv3.tar.gz

Ditto (the two files were combined into a single file)

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gzaa

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gzab

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gzac

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP1_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gz

Ditto (the three files were combined into a single file)

Ditto

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gz

Ditto (the four files were combined into a single file)

Ditto

Ditto

SFHA_5.0_for_HPUX_11iV3_2008-04-10a.dvd1.tar.gz.ab

SFHA_5.0_for_HPUX_11iV3_2008-04-10a.dvd1.tar.gz.aa

Veritas_Storage_Foundation_High_Availability_5.0MP2_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gzaa

Veritas_Storage_Foundation_High_Availability_5.0MP2_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gzab

Veritas_Storage_Foundation_High_Availability_5.0MP2_HP-UX_11iv2.tar.gzac

hxrt5.0MP1_hpux_5.0MP1.dvd1.tar.gzaa

hxrt5.0MP1_hpux_5.0MP1.dvd1.tar.gzab

hxrt5.0MP1_hpux_5.0MP1.dvd1.tar.gzac

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.hpux.tar.gzaa

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.hpux.tar.gzab

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.hpux.tar.gzac

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.hpux.tar.gzad

Linux

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_Linux_CS-JP.tar.gz

SF_and_HA_5.0MP3_Linux_ML_CS_JP.tar

RHEL

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_RHEL.tar.gzaa

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_RHEL.tar.gzab

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_RHEL.tar.gzac

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_RHEL.tar.gzaa

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_RHEL.tar.gzab

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_RHEL.tar.gzac

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_RHEL.tar.gzad

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP1_RHEL.tar.gz VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_RHEL.tar.gz

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzaa

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzab

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzac

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.20.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz.aa

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.20.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz.ab

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.20.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz.ac

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.20.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz.ad

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.10.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.00.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz

SLES

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0.1_SLES_11.tar.gz

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_SLES.tar.gzaa

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_SLES.tar.gzab

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_SLES.tar.gzac

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_SLES.tar.gzaa

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_SLES.tar.gzab

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_SLES.tar.gzac

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP2_SLES.tar.gzad

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP1_SLES.tar.gz

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_SLES.tar.gz

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_RU1_SLES_11_x86-64_en_IN_dvd1.tar.gz

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.30.0.suselinux.tar.gzaa

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.30.0.suselinux.tar.gzab

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.30.0.suselinux.tar.gzac

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.20.0.suselinux.tar.gz.aa

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.20.0.suselinux.tar.gz.ab

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.20.0.suselinux.tar.gz.ac

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.20.0.suselinux.tar.gz.ad

sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.10.0.suselinux.tar.gz

sf_ha.dvd2.5.0.00.0.suselinux.tar.gz

<this>

Solaris SPARC

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_Solaris_SPARC.tar.gz

Ditto (the two files were combined into a single file)

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_Solaris_SPARC_JP-FR-CS.tar.gz

SxRT-5.0MP3-2008-09-11a.dvd1-sol_sparc.tar.gzaa

SxRT-5.0MP3-2008-09-11a.dvd1-sol_sparc.tar.gzab

Storage_Foundation_and_High_Availability_5.0MP3L10N_Sol_Multi_dvd1.tar.gz

Solaris x64

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP3_Solaris_x64.tar.gz

SxRT-5.0MP3-2008-09-11a.dvd2-sol_x64.tar.gz

Windows

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.1_Windows_32.zip

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.1_Windows_64.zip

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.1_Windows_CS.zip

sf_ha_32bit.dvd1.5.1.0.0.win.zip

sf_ha_64bit.dvd1.5.1.0.0.win.zip

sf_ha_5.1_DOC_CS.zip

Multiplatform

VRTS_SF_HA_Solutions_5.0_MP1_XPLAT_CS-JP.tar.gz

storage_foundation_5.0MLP1_aix_hpux_linux_dvd1.tar.gz

APPENDIX 1: VERSIONING

Release Type

Format

Constraints

Example

Major Release

x.0

x>0

5.0

Minor Release

x.y

x>0, y>0

5.1

Release Update

x.y.z

x>0, y>-1, z>0

5.1.1

Maintenance Pack

x.y MPn

x>0, y>-1, n>0

5.1MP2

Note: x, y, z and n are integers.

APPENDIX 2: LANGUAGES

Abbreviation

Language(s)

CS-FR-JP

Simplified Chinese, French & Japanese

CS-JP

Simplified Chinese and Japanese

en_US

US English (not I18N)

en_IN

I18N (International English)

fr_FR

French

ja_JP

Japanese

CS or zh_CN

Simplified Chinese

zh_TW

Traditional Chinese