Veritas Cluster Server is the industry's leading cross-platform clustering solution for minimizing application downtime. Through central management tools, automated failover, features to test disaster recovery plans without disruption, and advanced failover management based on server capacity, Cluster Server allows IT managers to maximize resources by moving beyond reactive recovery to proactive management of application availability.
Out-of-the-box support for applications and databases
Veritas Cluster Server provides off-the-shelf support for a wide range of applications, including, but not limited to; SAP, BEA, Siebel, Oracle Applications, Microsoft Exchange, and PeopleSoft as well as enterprise-class databases such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, and Sybase.
Comprehensive hardware and platform support
Most clustering solutions require identical hardware and operating system environments for implementing a clustering solution. This can be an expensive and restrictive solution since customers need to ensure platform parity in a cluster. Veritas Cluster Server is the only solution that can support all leading operating systems, including UNIX, Microsoft Windows, Linux and virtual platforms, as well as the widest range of heterogeneous hardware configurations. Organizations can mix and match the servers and storage within a single cluster and share storage infrastructure using the same tool across platforms to reduce training, administrative, and hardware costs.
Advanced virtual machine support
With virtualization technologies, multiple virtual machines are commonly hosted on a solitary physical server. A failure of that physical server can lead to a loss of availability for several applications. As a result, the need to make services highly available increases with the use of virtualization technologies. Veritas Cluster Server provides a single solution for clustering both physical and virtual systems. With Cluster Server, administrators can monitor an application running within a virtual machine and recover it in the event of a failure.
Availability across any distance
For mission critical applications that must remain online even in the event of a site failure, Veritas Cluster Server provides disaster recovery across any distance. Cluster Server allows organizations to deploy both local high availability and remote clustering for complete disaster recovery. With the single click of a button, Cluster Server can migrate applications between single servers in a local data center or move all applications to a data center several thousand miles away.
Automated disaster recovery testing
Because production servers and applications are constantly changing, regularly testing a disaster recovery strategy is critical to guarantee a successful recovery in the event of an outage. To better guarantee the success of the disaster recovery strategy, Veritas Cluster Server includes Fire Drill, a tool that simulates disaster recovery tests, reducing the time and expense of disaster recovery testing. Cluster Server is the only solution that integrates automated testing with a market-leading disaster recovery solution. Now administrators can make frequent changes to the IT infrastructure and simultaneously reflect those changes at a remote site. And because using Fire Drill does not disrupt production applications, it can be run as often as necessary.
Simple to install, configure, and maintainProduct Highlights
Symantec offers installation and upgrade assessment services to ensure server readiness for the Veritas Storage Foundation from Symantec, Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows from Symantec and Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec products. Veritas Cluster Server provides administrators with easy-to-use configuration wizards for simplified storage management and cluster implementation. The cluster simulator, a free download, allows cluster administrators to simulate application failover scenarios and familiarize themselves with Cluster Server. Cluster simulator helps administrators simulate high availability environments from their laptops and test multiple application failover scenarios without affecting production environments.
- Advanced failover logic
- Support for all replication technologies
- Multi-cluster management and reporting