Support for Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM) virtualization

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA Solutions) products support various configurations in the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) environment. Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions 6.0.1 is certified on the Red Hat and SUSE distributions.

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions provide the following functionality for KVM guest virtual machines:

The configurations profiled in the table below are the minimum required to achieve the storage and availability objectives listed. You can mix and match the use of SFHA Solutions products as needed to achieve the desired level of storage visibility, management, replication support, availability, and cluster failover for your KVM hosts and guest virtual machines.

Table: Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions features in guest and host

Objective

Recommended SFHA Solutions product configuration

Storage visibility for KVM guest virtual machines

Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) in the KVM guest virtual machines

Storage visibility for KVM hosts

DMP in the KVM hosts

Storage management features and replication support for KVM guest virtual machines

Storage Foundation (SF) in the KVM guest virtual machines

Advanced storage management features and replication support for KVM hosts

Storage Foundation Cluster File System (SFCFSHA) in the KVM hosts

End-to-end storage visibility in KVM hosts and guest virtual machines

DMP in the KVM host and guest virtual machines

Storage management features and replication support in the KVM guest virtual machines and storage visibility in in the KVM host

DMP in the KVM host and SF in the KVM guest virtual machines

Application monitoring and availability for KVM guest virtual machines

Symantec ApplicationHA in the KVM guest virtual machines

Virtual machine monitoring and failover for KVM hosts

Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) in the KVM hosts

Application failover for KVM guest virtual machines

VCS in the KVM guest virtual machines

Application availability and virtual machine availability

Symantec Application HA in the KVM guest virtual machines and VCS in the KVM host

Application failover across KVM guest virtual machines and physical hosts

VCS in KVM guest virtual machines and KVM physical host machines

Note:

Symantec ApplicationHA is supported in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) KVM environment only.

Each configuration has specific advantages and limitations.