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SFHA Solutions 6.1: Installing Storage Foundation and High Availability (SFHA) using operating system-specific methods

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Symantec provides operating system-specific methods for installing Storage Foundation and High Availability (SFHA).

On AIX, you can install SFHA using the following methods:

Network Installation Manager (NIM)

Perform many advanced NIM installation tasks using the NIM command interface and the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT)

mksysb utility

Back up the system image. You can then install SFHA through the mksysb image.

For more information on using NIM and the mksysb utility, see:

For more information on the list of packages to be installed for SFHA, see:

Storage Foundation and High Availability installation filesets

On Linux, you can install SFHA using the following methods:

Kickstart

Install SFHA by generating Kickstart configuration files. Kickstart installation is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6).

yum

Install SFHA RPMs into the yum repository. yum installation is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6).

For more information on using Kickstart and yum, see:

On Linux, you can also deploy SFHA in one step using yum. For more information, see:

Single-Step Deployment of Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0.3 on RHEL 6.4/6.5 Using Y...

Please note that although the document mentions 6.0.3, it is applicable for 6.1 also.

For more information on the list of packages to be installed for SFHA, see:

Storage Foundation and High Availability installation RPMs

On Solaris, you can install SFHA using the following methods:

Oracle Solaris Automated Installer (AI)

Install the Solaris 11 operating system and Symantec packages on multiple client systems in a network. AI performs a hands-free installation (automated installation without manual interactions) on SPARC systems.

pkgadd and pkg install commands

Manually install SFHA on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 systems using the  pkgadd and pkg install commands respectively

Solaris JumpStart (for Solaris 10 systems)

Use the product installer of the product-specific installation script to generate a JumpStart script file. You can use the generated script to install Symantec packages from your JumpStart server.

Flash archive (for Solaris 10 systems)

Install SFHA by cloning the system and installing the Symantec products on the master system.

For more information on using the Automated Installer, Flash archive, Jumpstart, and the system command, see:

For more information on the list of packages to be installed for SFHA, see:

Storage Foundation and High Availability installation packages

Symantec Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other releases and platforms can be found on the SORT website.

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