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Symantec ApplicationHA June 2011


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Symantec ApplicationHA, Symantec’s high availability solution for VMware virtual environments, provides customers the ability to confidently virtualize their business critical applications. The latest …

Symantec ApplicationHA, Symantec’s high availability solution for VMware virtual environments, provides customers the ability to confidently virtualize their business critical applications. The latest version of Symantec ApplicationHA extends the existing capabilities for disaster recovery with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager integration and provides a dashboard to monitor and manage hundreds of applications within VMware vCenter Server.

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  • 1. VMware and Symantec’s strategic partnership to deliver ApplicationHA gives our customers the ability to react to infrastructure and application failures without the loss of desirable functionality they expect. New ApplicationHA integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager helps ensure high availability of applications regardless of which site is running the virtual machine, – Parag Patel, VP Global Strategic Alliances at VMware Symantec ApplicationHA: Virtualize Business Critical Applications with Confidence Press Briefing Don Angspatt, VP Product Management June 27, 2011ApplicationHA 1
  • 2. Symantec ApplicationHA• ApplicationHA (Launched in September 2010) – Joint partnership with VMware to address “Application Awareness” in a VM – Virtualizes business-critical applications with confidence – Monitors applications in VMs and automate recovery – Managed within vCenter• What’s new in this release? – Application aware Disaster Recovery solution with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) integration – Monitor hundreds of virtualized applications with new dashboard – Broader application, OS, and vSphere supportApplicationHA 2
  • 3. Application availability a key requirement for virtualization of critical apps Key challenges in managing virtualized servers1 (% of respondents) tier3 tier2 tier1 Ensuring Application Availability 51% Virtualization adoption Coordinating new deployments 41% IIS WebLogic SQL, Oracle and upgrades Apache WebSphere SAP Managing unanticipated cost Print File Exchange 42% increases Overcoming existing allocation, 29% purchasing and budget practices Compensating for the lack of 32% integrated management tools Criticality of applications • VM up ≠ Application up • Application processes up ≠ Application functional • VM boot up or recovered ≠ Application started or recovered • VM boot up order ≠ Application startup order ApplicationHA 31. Source: IDC, October 2009. Choosing Storage for Virtualized Servers. For companies with > 1,000 employees.
  • 4. Current tools and processes force challenging trade-offs Ensure everything O/S based clustering in the guest • Prevents use of vMotion, DRS, DPM • Increases cost + complexity Minimize Ensure App Monitoring tool + scripting Application admin Complexity Availability • Longer RCA and recovery time Infrastructure admin • Burden to maintain scripts Exploit Virtualization Delay virtualization • Slows down virtualization initiatives • Increases operational complexityVirtualize everythingApplicationHA 4
  • 5. Symantec ApplicationHA + VMware HA: Virtualizewithout compromise VM1 VM2 VM2 Symantec App c1 c1 Components c1 c3 ApplicationHA protect c2 c3 c2 c2 c4 application Application components Resources OS OS OS OS VMware HA VMware ESX VM protect infrastructure components ESX Server SiteApplicationHA 5
  • 6. Coordinated recovery between ApplicationHA andVMware HA• App monitoring VM1 VM2 VM1 VM2 – Show health status – Detect app failures ORA SQL ORA SQL• Coordinated recovery Application HA Application HA OS OS OS OS – Restart applications – Trigger VMware HA VMware HA VMware HA for further recovery VMware ESX VMware ESX – Integration via App Monitoring API• Protects against wide range of failures – Infrastructure failures – VM recovers after a server failure but app doesn’t – VM is up but app is down – App is up but not functionalApplicationHA 6
  • 7. What’s new in this release? June 27th ReleaseA Application Awareness in Disaster Recovery Solution Site A Site B • Provide application awareness for SRM environments ApplicationHA ApplicationHA • Provide application monitoring on both the protected and the recovery sites SRM SRM • Report application status in the audit trailB Monitor & Control Hundreds of Applications • Improve customer experience in large scale deployment through providing: • Dashboard provides overview for application health • Resource dependency graph • Integrated within vCenter • Soft reboot of virtual machinesC Broader Platform and Application Support • Improve guest platform support to include: • SLES 11 SP1 • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x • Win32 (Custom app support) SLES Win32 OEL • vSphere 4.0, 4.1, 4.1 U1 supportApplicationHA 7
  • 8. ApplicationHA-SRM Integration Value Propositions Application Monitoring on Both Sites During Test and Real Recovery Site B Test Recovery • Automatic application monitoring enabled on both sites • Automatic establishment of communication with VMware Site A HA on recovery site • Dashboard view on both sites with secured Real Recovery communication Application awareness in SRM audit trail • Report application status in SRM audit trail • Proof to auditors and/or managementApplicationHA 8
  • 9. Dashboard for Visualizing Application Status and Controlling Applications Batch Operations for Maintenance Summary of Detailed StatusApplication Health ApplicationHA 9* ApplicationHA 5.1 SP2 feature.
  • 10. ApplicationHA Key-Takeaways1. Addresses key challenge to “last mile” of virtualization2. Continued, strong partnership with VMware3. Operationally simple a. Integration in vCenter and Symantec management tools4. Built off industry-leading VCS technology5. Now provides: a. Deeper, recovery with Site Recovery Manager (SRM) integration b. Monitor hundreds of virtualized applications at onceApplicationHA 10
  • 11. Thank you! Copyright © 2010 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This document is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as advertising. All warranties relating to the information in this document, either express or implied, are disclaimed to the maximum extent allowed by law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.ApplicationHA 11
  • 12. Platform and Application Coverage ApplicationHA Console • Windows Server 2008 & R2 (all x64 only) ApplicationHA Guest • Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2 (all • Linux x64 (RHEL 5, SLES 11 SP1*, OEL 5*) x64) • Oracle 10gR1, 10gR2, 11gR1 , 11gR2 • SQL Server 2005*, 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 • Exchange Server 2007, 2010 • Weblogic 9, 10 • IIS 6.0, 7.0, 7.5 • SAP Netweaver 7.0 (NW04) • Sharepoint 2010 • IBM Websphere Application Server and MQ • SAP Netweaver 7.0 (NW04) • IBM HTTP Server • FileShare • Custom Application • PrintShare* • ApplicationHA Console Server • Custom Application • Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2 (32 bit)* • Custom Application • FileShare • SQL Server 2008 More applications on more platforms to be added in future releases ApplicationHA* ApplicationHA 5.1 SP2 feature.
  • 13. Symantec ApplicationHA and VMware Site Recovery Manager Integration VMware SRM recovers virtual machines on a remote site in case of disaster. Replication of virtual machines enabled by array vendors on a per protection group level. Recovery Plans are configured on the remote site for test and real recoveries. ApplicationHA 13* ApplicationHA 5.1 SP2 feature.