Deploying Mission Critical Applications With Linux on POWER

Book description

This IBM Redbooks publication gives you the information you need to help you run mission critical applications in an IBM System p environment. Matching applications, such as SAP, and Linux highly available solutions with IBM System p systems provides you with the capabilities to produce a highly available solution.

This book will help you think through the process of setting up new solutions or help you review an existing solution. If you are on an previous generation IBM POWER server or running Linux on another architecture, this book will help you understand the benefits of moving your critical applications to Linux running on IBM System p servers.

Table of contents

  1. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  2. Preface
    1. The team that wrote this IBM Redbooks publication
    2. Become a published author
    3. Comments welcome
  3. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. What makes an application mission critical
    2. An introduction to POWER
    3. Introduction to Linux
      1. A brief history of Linux
      2. Architecture overview
      3. Linux kernel versions
    4. Linux and POWER
      1. Running Linux on POWER servers
    5. Linux and the enterprise
  4. Chapter 2: Solution requirements
    1. Requirements
      1. Hardware requirements
      2. Software
  5. Chapter 3: Solution methodology
    1. Solution prerequisites
      1. Customer data
      2. Executing the SAP sizing tool
      3. The results
    2. Planning the SAP landscape
      1. Defining the systems
      2. Choosing the instances and their hosts (1/2)
      3. Choosing the instances and their hosts (2/2)
      4. Checking all prerequisites
    3. Planning the HTTP based ERP landscape
      1. Architecture
      2. Choosing the instances and their hosts
    4. Database planning
      1. Database HA options for SAP
      2. HA with only one database
      3. Failover cluster versus parallel database
      4. HA database with two databases
      5. Clustering versus replication
    5. Network planning
      1. Network infrastructure and NIC
      2. Transport and network layers
      3. Access and server network
  6. Chapter 4: High availability solutions
    1. High availability definition and background
      1. A definition of high availability
      2. Common terms used in HA solutions
    2. HA scenarios and examples
      1. Possible failures requiring an HA solution
      2. Application environment examples
      3. A configuration example
    3. Disk storage and high availability
      1. An introduction to RAID
      2. RAID types
      3. RAID and Linux on POWER
    4. HA solutions
      1. Linux-HA
      2. Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatform
      3. SteelEye LifeKeeper
  7. Chapter 5: Monitoring and measuring key metrics
    1. Introduction
    2. Monitoring and metrics
      1. What to monitor
      2. Monitor or metric types
      3. End-to-end monitoring
    3. Monitoring examples
      1. Monitoring the system
  8. Appendix A: High availability terminology
    1. Linux-HA
    2. Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms terminology
  9. Appendix B: IBM System p RAS characteristics
  10. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks publications
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. How to get IBM Redbooks publications
    5. Help from IBM
  11. Index (1/2)
  12. Index (2/2)
  13. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: Deploying Mission Critical Applications With Linux on POWER
  • Author(s): Stephen Hochstetler, Odilon Magroski Goulart Junior, Peter Glasmacher
  • Release date: October 2007
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: None