Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) In a VMware ESX Environment - Linux and Solaris x64 platforms - July 2012

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Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) In a VMware ESX Environment - Linux and Solaris x64 platforms

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This document describes how to configure and use Veritas Storage Foundation in a VMware vSphere environment (including ESX and ESXi). The support outlined in this document covers VMware ESX and ESXi support. See the Support matrix in the document for additional details. Because most features in Storage Foundation are supported in a VMware environment, this document focuses on the features that work differently in a VMware environment and why certain features are not supported.

Contents

 

  • Introduction
  • Executive Summary 
  • Overview
    • Virtual Machine File System
    • Virtual Disk
    • Raw Device Mapping
  • When to use Raw Device Mapping and Veritas Storage Foundation
  • Storage Foundation benefits in a VMware environment
  • Limitations
    • Veritas Volume Manager
      • Dynamic Multi-Pathing
      • Disk format
      • Disk initialization
  • Veritas Volume Replicator
    • Storage Foundation
      • Portable Data Containers
    • Veritas File System
    • Storage Foundation Cluster File System
      • I/O Fencing
    • Storage Foundation functionality and compatibility matrix
    • VMware
      • Snapshots
      • VMotion (Live Migration)
      • NPIV (N-Port ID Virtualization)
  • Support matrix
  • Common configurations explored
  • FAQ

 

 

 


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