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.
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