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SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: Virtualization features

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The SFHA Solutions 6.0.1 release introduces the following:

SFHA Solutions for Linux now supports:

  • Kernel-based virtual machines (KVM) in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) environments.
  • Virtual to virtual (in-guest) clustering
  • Enhanced support for Fusion-io ioDrive and ioDrive2: TRIM operations are supported for Fusion-io devices for Red Hat Linux 6.0 (RHEL6) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11). Veritas File System (VxFS) and Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) use the TRIM operations to free up the blocks that do not contain valid data and improve solid-state drive (SSD) performance. The TRIM capability is similar to to thin reclamation, and is performed with the same commands.

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 SFHA Solutions for Solaris now supports:

  • Multiple Solaris I/O domains: Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) metanodes can be directly exported to the guest domains in the Oracle VM server environment. You can enable DMP in the control and alternate I/O domains.
  • Fusion-io ioDrive and ioDrive2 cards for DMP.
  • Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC (SF Oracle RAC) non-global zones. Using SF Oracle RAC, you can start, stop, and monitor a non-global zone and provide high availability to Oracle RAC instances inside the non-global zone.


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SFHA Solutions for VMware ESX now supports VMware ESX 5.0 and 5.1.

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Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing Release Notes

Virtual Business Service (VBS) now supports the following features that were previously supported only through Veritas Operations Manager (VOM):

  • Auto discovery of IP addresses for inter-cluster communication: VBS automatically finds the working IPs of all the other hosts which are part of that VBS, removing the need to run csgconfig to set the VIPs or to set the VIPs in a multimode cluster.
  • Automatic start and stop of VMware virtual machines from the command line interface (CLI).


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 VBS documentation for all platforms and releases can be found on the SORT website.