About the VCS GenericService agent

VCS uses the GenericService agent to monitor the Enterprise Vault services on different nodes based on the information in the Enterprise Vault Directory database.

The agent brings online the following services, monitors their status, and takes them offline:

See the Veritas Cluster Server Bundled Agents Reference Guide for detailed information on the GenericService agent, including the resource type definitions, attribute definitions, and sample configurations.

The GenericService agent detects an application failure if a configured service is not running. When this happens, the Enterprise Vault service group is failed over to the next available system in the service group's system list, and the services are started on the new system. This ensures continuous availability for the data that Enterprise Vault is managing and archiving.