Release: Symantec Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 for VMware ESX Server

As announced in November 2006, Symantec released fifth version of Veritas Cluster Server, which includes a version specifically supporting VMware ESX Server.

This release offers following features:

  • Availability across any distance for VMware ESX environments
    Builds both local and remote clusters for local availability and disaster recovery
  • Application and resource monitoring
    Provides a more granular level of visibility and management by monitoring the application as well as virtual resources
  • Multicluster management and reporting
    Manages multiple local and remote clusters in physical and virtual environments from a single console, regardless of the operating system
  • Leverages VMware ESX advanced features
    Recognizes and works seamlessly with VMotion and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • Automated disaster recovery testing
    Tests both failover and replication configurations without affecting the primary environment

Veritas Cluster Server for VMware ESX is available at $1,995 per server.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.