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Clusters for High Availability: A Primer of HP Solutions, Portable Documents, 2nd Edition

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Clusters for High Availability: A Primer of HP Solutions, Portable Documents, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2001
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-246582-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-246582-3

The expert guide to high availability clusters for HP-UX, Linux, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

  • The start-to-finish guide to high availability clustering
  • Includes ways to maximize enterprise application availability—and minimize cost
  • Completely updated for the latest tools, technologies, and applications
  • Describes high availability solutions in HP-UX, Linux, and Windows environments

Business-critical applications require higher availability than ever before-and today's high availability systems rely on clustering as a key strategy for maximizing reliability and robustness. In Clusters for High Availability, Second Edition, Peter S. Weygant covers all three pillars of successful high availability computing: robust technology, sound computing processes, and proactive support. He addresses every aspect of delivering high availability clustered systems: terminology, architecture, implementation, management, monitoring, and beyond. Coverage includes:

  • Fundamental concepts and components associated with high availability clustering
  • A 14-step checklist for assessing your high availability needs
  • Clustering techniques for HP-UX, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Linux
  • Clustered storage, backup, and network infrastructure solutions
  • Practical techniques for building "disaster-tolerant" systems
  • State-of-the-art cluster replication, monitoring, and management tools

Weygant presents several brand-new case studies, including an Oracle Parallel Server application providing 5nines:5minutes protection; a high availability brokerage application built using a continental cluster; and a storage area network solution designed for an Internet service provider. The book also contains an extensive glossary.

If you're responsible for delivering high availability, Clusters for High Availability is the comprehensive, up-to-date blueprint you need.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.


Foreword to the 1996 Edition.



About the Author.

1. Basic High Availability Concepts.

What Is High Availability? High Availability as a Business Requirement. What Are the Measures of High Availability? Understanding the Obstacles to High Availability. Preparing Your Organization for High Availability. The Starting Point for a Highly Available System. Moving to High Availability. Summary.

2. Clustering to Eliminate Single Points of Failure.

Identifying Single Points of Failure. Eliminating Power Sources as Single Points of Failure. Eliminating Disks as Single Points of Failure. Eliminating SPU Components as Single Points of Failure. Eliminating Single Points of Failure in Networks. Eliminating Software as a Single Point of Failure. Implementing a High Availability Cluster.

3. High Availability Cluster Components.

Nodes and Cluster Membership. HA Architectures and Cluster Components. Other HA Subsystems. Mission-Critical Consulting and Support Services.

4. Cluster Monitoring and Management.

Basics of Monitoring. Event Monitoring Services. HA Monitors. Hardware Monitors. ServiceGuard Manager. High Availability Observatory. System and Network Management Products. ServiceControl Manager.

5. Disaster-Tolerant High Availability Systems.

Types of Disasters. Disaster Recovery Planning. Disaster-Tolerant vs. Highly Available. L11Protecting Data from Disaster. Disaster-Tolerant Architectures. Local Clusters. Campus Clusters. Metropolitan Clusters. Continental Clusters. Business Recovery Services.

6. Enterprise-Wide High Availability Solutions.

Storage Area Networks. Shared Tape Solutions and HA Omniback. Highly Available SAP. Consolidating Applications in HA Clusters. 5nines:5minutes .

7. Sample High Availability Solutions.

Highly Available NFS System for Publishing. Stock Quotation Service. Order Entry and Catalog Application. Insurance Company Database. Disaster-Tolerant Metropolitan Cluster for City Services. SAN Configuration for an Internet Service Provider. Glossary of High Availability Terminology.



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