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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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Preface

Since the initial publication of this book in 1996, the installed base of Hewlett-Packard's high availability (HA) clusters has grown to more than 45,000 licenses sold worldwide. The technology itself has matured, incorporating such diverse features as event monitoring, wide area networks (WANs), storage area networks (SANs), clusters of up to 16 nodes, and on-line configuration of most cluster components. Hundreds of thousands of users are employing ServiceGuard clusters for tasks as diverse as Internet access, telecommunications billing, manufacturing process control, and banking, to mention only a few.

Hewlett-Packard HA clusters are now or soon will be available on mul-tiple platforms, including HP-UX, Linux, and Windows. Today, ...

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