New Release: Storage Foundation High Availability 6.2

With the latest release of Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability 6.2, Symantec allows customers to increase mission-critical application performance across Solaris Sparc and AIX platforms with SmartIO and Flexible Storage Sharing capabilities in Storage Foundation and Storage Foundation Cluster File System.
In addition, customers continue to achieve greater availability and improved productivity with online upgrades for Symantec ApplicationHA and Symantec Cluster Server, and new features such as Intelligence Monitoring Framework capabilities in ApplicationHA, a High Availability agent for Cisco UCS Servers, Disaster Recovery for LPARs, as well as extended platform support including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4, and Oracle Linux Unbreakable Kernel.

New Features included in this Release:

SmartIO and Flexible Storage Sharing for AIX and Solaris: SmartIO enables data efficiency on solid-state devices through I/O caching, improving efficiency and optimizing cost/IOPS. Flexible Storage Sharing allows near-local read write performance times for remote disks. 

SmartIO in virtual environments: Enhanced SmartIO capabilities allow read caching support for vMotion of SmartIO enabled VMware guests. Additionally, Storage Foundation Dynamic Multi Pathing (DMP) smartpools which provide SSD smartpools for SmartIO usecases for VMWare guests can be managed by vSphere web clients. 

High Availability for Cisco UCS Servers: Cluster Server’s new high availability agent helps Cisco UCS server customers maintain maximum uptime levels without the need for manual intervention and extensive scripting. With Cluster Server, customers can now achieve completely automated and predictable service profile recovery. Download Solution brief.

Performance improvements for MySQL and MariaDB applications: MySQL and MariaDB applications can now take advantage of atomic writes. Here, the underlying hardware guarantees atomicity of writes and double writes and data loss that may occur with partial writes to disks can be avoided. These database applications can benefit from performance gains by avoiding double writes.

Instant fault detection and remediation with Intelligent Monitoring Framework in Symantec ApplicationHA: ApplicationHA now includes Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF) to determine the status of the configured application and its components. IMF employs an event-based monitoring framework that is implemented using custom as well as native OS-based notification mechanisms to provide instantaneous state change notifications. ApplicationHA agents detect this state change and then trigger necessary actions for remediation.

AdaptiveHA for LDOMs: For virtual environments (LDOMs), Cluster Server monitors and forecasts the available capacity of the target physical host in terms of CPU and memory as well as the CPU and memory capacity assigned to the virtual machine. AdaptiveHA enables Cluster Server to dynamically select the most optimal target physical host to online, switch and failover the virtual machine service group to.

For detailed Release Notes and Technical Documentation, please visit SORT