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veritas storage foundation basic 32 bit required

HI all,

I am doing experiments with windows server 2003 EE 32 bit. I want to use the veritas storage foundation basic with 32 bit windows. Can anybody please let me know if 32 bit version of sfw basic is available?

Thanks

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Symantec only makes the

Symantec only makes the latest version of SFW-Basic available for download.  The current version of SFW-Basic is 6.0 and it does not support Windows 2003 at all.

While Mike is correct that the 5.1 SP1 and SP2 versions of SFW-Basic do support Windows 2003 32 and 64 bit OS, that version of SFW-Basic is not available from Symantec anymore.

-Wally

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You can run SFW 5.1SP2 on

You can run SFW 5.1SP2 on W2003 SP2 32 bit.  The SFW 5.1 release notes make this clear saying:

 

Your server must run one of the following operating systems:
■ Windows Server 2003 (32-bit): Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or
   Datacenter Edition (SP2 required for all editions)
■ Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit): Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or
   Datacenter Edition (SP2 required for all editions)
5.1SP1 and SP2 are not so clear as they do not implicitly mention 32bit, and instead says x86 which means the same:
Windows Server 2003 x86: Web Edition (SP2 required)
■ Windows Server 2003 x86, x64, IA64: Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition,
   Datacenter Edition (SP2 required for all editions)
■ Windows Server 2003 R2 x86, x64: Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition,
   Datacenter Edition (SP2 required for all editions)
SFW basic should have the same O/S requirement as the full version and SFW basic is just limited by things like number of cores and now many LUNs you can use.

I don't believe SFW 6.0 supports 32 bit, so you will have to get hold of a 5.1SP2 version of SFW Basic

Mike

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The SFW Baic web page

The SFW Baic web page (http://www.symantec.com/products/sysreq.jsp?pcid=pcat_storage&pvid=1562_1) gives a link to the product matrix which is a generic link for SFW (full) and SFW basic - https://sort.symantec.com/productmatrix and this confirms that SFW 5.1 (including SP1 and SP2) support 32 bit and 6.0 does not.

Mike

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Symantec only makes the

Symantec only makes the latest version of SFW-Basic available for download.  The current version of SFW-Basic is 6.0 and it does not support Windows 2003 at all.

While Mike is correct that the 5.1 SP1 and SP2 versions of SFW-Basic do support Windows 2003 32 and 64 bit OS, that version of SFW-Basic is not available from Symantec anymore.

-Wally

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