only gives VCS simulator for Windows and not for Linux (or any UNIX version), so is the Simulator no longer supported for Linux in 5.1. The SF release notes for 5.1 (in a NEW section written for 5.1), says you can download VRTScssim from link above and the vcs_admin guide also refers to running the sim GUI in Linux. Can 5.1 VCS simulator be downloaded from somewhere else for Linux.
I've only seen windows versions of the simulator. However, when running the simulator you can simulate clusters from any platform. Just the simulator has to be running on a windows computer.
Maybe someone who works with Linux will be able to comment if there is a simulator somewhere that runs on the Linux OS.
There is a simulator for Linux for 5.0MP3 and I (and customer) want 5.1 Simulator to run on a client Linux (Ubuntu) system. I have downloaded 5.1 java GUI and this works fine on a Linux client, but 5.1 Linux simulator is not on Website. According to 5.1 release notes and install guide, this exists, but not sure if these are both wrong, or it is simply missing from website.
The windows version of the simulator is on the windows distribution media at \Tools\cluster_server\Simulator. I don't know if the Linux media also includes the simulator on its media or not. You can check to see if it is there is a similar folder.
From 5.1 onwards we've stopped the Linux version of VCS simulator.
We can use the Windows version of VCS simulator itself to test Linux clusters.
SF 5.1 Release notes clearly shows this
Obsolete in 5.1. Available
for download from
Refer to page 12 of SF 5.1 Solaris release notes
or Page 14 of SF 5.1 Linux release notes
This is not clear, to me, in the release notes as:
1. Although it say "Obsolete in 5.1. Available" - it then goes on to say "for download from http://go.symantec.com/vcsmc." -but VRTScssim is NOT available for download from this location
2. VRTScscm (Java console) - also says "Obsolete in 5.1", but VRTScscm IS available for download.
Also the 5.1 Linux Admin mentions UNIX simulator on page 267/8 & 274.
Can you please clarify the situation as UNIX 5.0 media used to ship:
1. Windows Java Console
2. Windows VCS simulator
3. Windows VEA
4. UNIX Java console (VRTScscm)
5. UNIX VCS simulator (VRTScssim)
6. UNIX VEA (VRTSobgui)
5.1 for UNIX does not ship any of these 6 products, but all, apart from number 5 are available to download. So, although the release notes say 4,5 & 6 are obsolete, they can be downloaded and for 4 at least, this is a new 5.1 version, so can you clarify the use of word "obsolete" for these products.
All 5.1 customers I know, without exception, are using the VCS Java GUI, mainly Windows version, but Linux version is becoming more popular and there is very little uptake of VOM (customers may test VOM, but still use Java console).