Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Runnig Symantec Veritas Cluster Server on Windows Vista 64bit

Getting Veritas Cluster Server Simulator (VCS Simulator) to install and run can be a bit of a pain. Here's the deal:

Start a command prompt as Administrator, and install it using:

msiexec /i vcs_simulator.msi

Once the software is installed, download MSVCR70.DLL and put it in the VCS directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\VERITAS\Cluster Manager\bin\).

Then run "Veritas VCS Simulator - Java Console" and "Veritas Cluster Manager - Java Console" as Administrator (Right Click - Run as Administrator) and unblock the Windows Firewall ports (allow exception).

Enjoy playing with Veritas clusters :-).