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Can anyone tell me what is the minimum required H/W configuration for a Symantec(Veritas) Steward Server.
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Hello Mannil, None of


Hello Mannil,

None of Symantec guides mention about hardware requirements of a steward server....

What I understand is, Steward server is basically needed to provide alive confirmation for GCO, so major need is good network (GbPS)...

can't comment on hardware config but  a generic server config should help...

Gaurav



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Hello Mannil, None of


Hello Mannil,

None of Symantec guides mention about hardware requirements of a steward server....

What I understand is, Steward server is basically needed to provide alive confirmation for GCO, so major need is good network (GbPS)...

can't comment on hardware config but  a generic server config should help...

Gaurav



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Thank u Gaurav!


Thank u Gaurav!

The steward has very minimal


The steward has very minimal requirements. Essentially it's a binary process that runs outside the cluster. It can run on AIX platform if needed.

It can also run on the below platforms

VCS 5.0/5.0MP3 on Solaris 10
VCS 5.0/5.0MP3 on AIX5.3.0
VCS 5.0.1 on HP-UX B.11.31
VCS 5.0/5.0MP3 on Linux RHEL4 / RHEL5 respectively
VCS 5.0 on Windows 2k3
And Steward Running on Linux took from VCS5.1 media.

So a small Windows server - 1 x CPU, 2 GB RAM and 30 GB HDD (min.) should be okay.
Steward is recommended to be the same OS platform and VCS version as the HA/DR member nodes; meaning if it’s a AIX VxSF-HA/DR 5.1 install or lower, implement the Steward on a AIX box also based on the 5.1 code.