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Clusters for High Availability: A Primer of HP Solutions, Second Edition by Peter S. Weygant - Hewlett-Packard Company

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Foreword

The author and I have had the good fortune to work in HP's high availability lab for over six years now. In this time, we have spoken with many, many customers who have expressed a need to understand how to enable their businesses to operate in a world that demands ever-increasing levels of uptime. The explosive development of the Internet and the resulting emphasis on e-business, e-commerce, and e-services has made high availability a requirement for an ever-growing range of systems.

At the same time, Hewlett-Packard's cluster software products—MC/ServiceGuard and ServiceGuard OPS Edition (formerly known as MC/LockManager)—have grown in functionality, and the range of supported hardware devices—disks, disk arrays, networks, and system ...

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