KVM environment use cases supported by Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions

Storage Foundation and High Availability (SFHA) Solutions products support the following Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) environment use cases:

Table: SFHA Solutions product support for KVM environment use cases

Virtualization use case

Symantec solution

KVM technology

Implementation details

Server consolidation

SFHA or SCFSHA in the guest

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

How to run virtual machines as physical servers

See Server consolidation.

Physical to virtual migration

SFHA or SFCFSHA in the guest and SF in the host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

How to migrate data from physical to virtual environments safely and easily

See Physical to virtual migration.

Simplified management

SFHA or SFCFSHA in the host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

How to manage virtual machines using the same command set, storage namespace, and environment as in a non-virtual environment

See Simplified management.

Application monitoring

ApplicationHA in the guest

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

How to manage application monitoring on virtual machines

See ApplicationHA documentation.

Application failover

VCS or SFHA in the guest

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

How to manage application failover on virtual machines

See Veritas Cluster Server In a KVM Environment Architecture Summary.

Virtual machine availability

VCS in the host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

How to manage virtual machine failover

See VCS in host monitoring the Virtual Machine as a resource.

Live Migration

SFCFSHA in the host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

How to use features such as instant snapshots to contain boot images and manage them from a central location in the host

See About Live Migration.

Note:

Symantec ApplicationHA is supported in the RHEL KVM environment only.