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Symantec ApplicationHA

Symantec Software Corporation
IBM PureFlex System
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Symantec™ ApplicationHA on IBM®'s class of expert integrated systems delivers to clients more in depth application visibility and manageability in virtual environments. ApplicationHA adds a layer of application awareness to the core high availability (HA) functionality offered by Veritas™ Cluster Server.
  • - Business Value

    Pattern Overview

    Symantec™ ApplicationHA is based on VCS, and uses similar concepts such as agents, resources, and service groups. However, Symantec ApplicationHA has a lightweight server footprint that allows faster installation and configuration in virtualization environments.

    The power of an expert integrated system is the combination of a virtualized, open architecture that provides choice along with deep integration, and dynamic and simple management from a single vantage point.

    Key benefits include the following:

    ■ Out of the box integration with VCS.

    ■ Full visibility and control over applications, including the ability to start, stop, and monitor applications running inside guest domains.

    ■ High availability of the application as well as the virtual machine on which the application runs.

    ■ Graded application fault-management responses such as:

           Application restart

           ApplicationHA-initiated, internal reboot, or soft reboot of a virtual system

           VCS-initiated, external reboot or hard reboot of a virtual system

    ■ Failover of the virtual system to another VCS node.

    ■ Standardized way to manage applications using a single interface that is integrated with the Veritas™ Operations Manager (VOM) console.

    ■ Specialized Application Maintenance mode, in which ApplicationHA lets you intentionally take an application out of its purview for maintenance or troubleshooting.

    Business Case

    Business Problem

  • -Technical Details

    ApplicationHA provides high availability of applications running on LPARs. Veritas™ Cluster Server (VCS) provides high availability of the logical partitions that run on the physical frame.

    ApplicationHA is installed on the managed LPARs, and provides high availability to a configured application running on the managed LPARs. VCS is installed on the management LPAR. VCS provides high availability to the managed LPARs where the configured application runs.

  • - More Information

    Provider Information

    Name: Ram Pandiri


    Phone: 1-650-335-8000

PureSystems patterns are part of a broad portfolio of PureSystems solutions for business, cloud, and infrastructure applications.

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