Can Symantec clarify Support for SFHA 6.1 for Java GUIs:
"Veritas Enterprise Administrator 3.4.30 READ ME (Solaris)" from https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=89446 says:
SUPPORTED PLATFORMS ----------------------------------- Operating Systems (OS): Solaris Sparc OS Versions : 8, 9, 10 BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS (Install this package only on following base versions) ----------------------------------- * Veritas Storage Foundation 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 and its minor releases (Minor releases include Service packs, Maintenance packs, Rolling patches etc.)
So support is not listed for 6.1, however the SFHA install guide for 6.1 Solaris says:
The Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) console is no longer packaged with
Storage Foundation products. If you want to continue using VEA, a software version
is available for download from
http://www.symantec.com/operations-manager/support. Symantec Storage Foundation Management Server is deprecated.
If you want to manage a single cluster using Cluster Manager (Java Console), a version is available for download from http://www.symantec.com/operations-manager/support.
You cannot manage the new features of this release using the Java Console. Symantec Cluster Server Management Console is deprecated.
So this is saying both VEA and Java GUI are supported and VCS Java GUI does not support new features, but the same is not said about VEA.
So can you answer the following:
For VCS Cluster Manager, as you mentioned the newer features in 6.0+ are not available
Also see this post
The recommendation is to use VOM
Thanks Tony. To add to the confusion, the latest standalone version of VCS Java GUI you can download at https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=89446 is 6.0.1 which has 2012 PStamp, but if you download VCS 6.1 Simulator from same location, this contains VCS JAV GUI 6.1 which has PStamp 2014.
I know VOM is the preferred method, but I am working in a team that only administers VCS on Solaris and they did install VOM on a Solaris server, but VOM is no longer supported on Solaris, so obtaining a Windows or Linux server is not so easy.