You can configure application monitoring on a virtual machine using the Symantec ApplicationHA Configuration Wizard. To launch this wizard, click Configure Application Monitoring on the ApplicationHA tab in VMware vSphere Client.
You can also configure application monitoring using Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) commands. Refer to the following technote for additional information: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH159846.
Symantec recommends that you first configure application monitoring using the configuration wizard before using VCS commands to add additional components or modify the existing configuration. Apart from the application monitoring configuration, the wizard also sets up the other components required for Symantec ApplicationHA to successfully monitor the applications.
You can use the wizard to configure monitoring for only one application per virtual machine. For example, if you have configured monitoring for SAP Web AS, you cannot run the wizard again to configure another application on that virtual machine. To configure another application using the wizard, you must first unconfigure the existing application monitoring configuration.
If a configured application fails, Symantec ApplicationHA attempts to start the application on the computer. If the application does not start, Symantec ApplicationHA communicates with VMware HA to take corrective action. Symantec ApplicationHA then stops the other configured applications in a predefined order. This avoids the other applications from getting corrupted due to a computer restart.
A single failed application can bring down other healthy applications running on the virtual machine. You must take this behavior into consideration while configuring application monitoring on a virtual machine.