Installing the SFW HA client components using the product installer

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Installing the SFW HA client components using the product installer

Product: SFW HA

Platform: Windows

Version: 6.0

The Symantec product installer enables you to install the client components for the following products:

  • Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows (SFW)

  • Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions for Windows (SFW HA)

  • Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) for Windows

  • Veritas Cluster Server for Windows

For installing DMP or VCS for Windows refer to the respective installation guide.


Client components cannot be installed on server core systems.

Before you begin with the installation, ensure that there are no parallel installations, live updates, or Microsoft Windows updates in progress on the systems where you want to install the client components.

Perform the following steps to install SFW HA client components

  1. Insert the software disc containing the installation package into your system's disc drive or download the installation package from the following location:

  2. Allow the autorun feature to start the installation or double-click Setup.exe.

    The CD browser appears.

  3. Click to download the required contents.

    Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0

    Click to install the server or client components for Storage Foundation and High Availability Solution for Windows.

    Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0

    Click to install the server or client components for Storage Foundation for Windows.

    Late Breaking News

    Click to access the latest information about updates, patches, and software issues regarding this release.

    Windows Data Collector

    Click to verify that your configuration meets all pertinent software and hardware requirements.


    Click to access the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools site.

    In addition to the product download you can also download the custom reports about your computer and Symantec enterprise products, a checklist providing configuration recommendations, and system and patch requirements to install or upgrade your software.

    Browse Contents

    Click to view the software disc contents.

    Technical Support

    Click to contact Symantec Technical Support.

  4. On the Welcome panel, review the list of prerequisites and click Next.

  5. On the License Agreement panel, read the license terms, select I accept the terms of License Agreement, and then click Next.

  6. On the System Selection panel, select the systems and the installation directory.

    You can select the systems in one of the following ways:

    • In the System Name or IP text box, manually type the system name or its IP address and click Add.


      The wizard does not support the internet protocol version 6. To add the systems having internet protocol version 6, you must type the system name.

      Local host is populated by default.

    • Alternatively, browse to select the systems.

      The systems that belong to the domain in which you have logged in are listed in the Available Systems list. Select one or more systems and click the right arrow to move them to the Selected Systems list. Click OK.

    Once you add or select a system, the wizard performs certain validation checks and notes the details in the Verification Details box. To review the details, select the desired system.

    By default the wizard uses %ProgramFiles%\Veritas as the installation directory. To customize the installation directory, click Browse and select the desired location. Click OK.

    To apply the customized directory to multiple systems, click Apply to multiple systems. On the Apply Installation Options panel, select the systems to apply the customized directory. Click Ok.

    The installation directory is selected by default on the systems where the product is being upgraded. The selected Install Directory option does not apply to these systems.


    If you plan to configure the cluster for single sign-on authentication, the installation directory must contain only English characters. In case your system runs a non-english locale operating system, ensure that the installation directory contains only English characters.

  7. On the System Selection panel, click Next.

    Note that the wizard fails to proceed with the installation, unless all the selected systems have passed the validation checks and are ready for installation. In case the validation checks have failed on any of the system, review the details and rectify the issue. Before you choose to proceed with the installation, select the system and click Re-verify to re-initiate the validation checks for this system.

  8. On the Pre-install Summary panel, review the summary and click Next.

  9. On the Installation panel, review the progress of installation and click Next after the installation is complete.

    If an installation is not successful on any of the systems, the status screen shows a failed installation.

  10. On the Post-install Summary panel, review the installation result and click Next.

    If the installation has failed on any of the system, refer to the log file for details. You may have to re-install the software.

  11. On the Finish panel, click Finish.

    This completes the installation of the client components.

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