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As IT organizations continue to rapidly deploy virtualization, ensuring availability of applications in their virtual environments is critical. Since its initial launch last year, Symantec ApplicationHA helped numerous customers quickly and automatically recover from a wide range of application and infrastructure failures inside virtual machines.   

Symantec recently announced the latest release of Symantec ApplicationHA 6.0 for Windows. This release includes integration of Symantec ApplicationHA with Symantec Backup Exec which takes application availability to a new  level by providing another level of remediation to recover from failures in VMware virtual environments. This new feature provides virtual machine image restoration as a possible remediation mechanism if application restart and virtual machine restart both fail in recovering an application. In the event of a corrupt virtual machine or OS image, Symantec ApplicationHA coordinates with Symantec Backup Exec to restore the last-known-good copy of the virtual machine backup image.

 Symantec ApplicationHA 6.0 also provides support for VMware vSphere 5 including VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5. 

 With Symantec ApplicationHA customers can monitor and manage health of hundreds of applications on a single dashboard.  The new ApplicationHA 6.0 release now provides support for monitoring and managing 100 virtual machines in a cluster and 2000 virtual machines in a data center.

 Checkout the Release notes and Documentation here or here: