Clusters for High Availability: A Primer of HP Solutions

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Prentice Hall Professional, May 7, 2001 - Computers - 336 pages
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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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PETER S. WEYGANT is a Learning Products Engineer for Hewlett-Packard. A technical writer for 17 years, he has developed documentation and managed publication projects in the areas of digital imaging, relational database technology, performance tuning, and high availability systems. He co-authored HP-UX Performance and Tuning: Concepts, Tools, and Methods (Prentice Hall PTR).

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