Event details

Running Linux-HA on a IBM System z

von Stefan Reimbold (IBM Research & Development), Wilhelm Mild (IBM)

Wednesday, 23.05.2012, Europa I, 12:45-13:30 Uhr

In an always online world where your success depends on being one step ahead it is necessary to have your business applications available at all times. High availability is the ability for businesses to withstand outages, including scheduled downtime and site-wide disasters. This presentation will show you how Linux-HA on a IBM System z server can ensure your application availability. It will help you to understand why and for which usecases you need a high availability cluster on a highly available hardware. Highly available cluster systems depend mainly on the technology used to ensure the other cluster members are available and reliably determine failure of cluster members, called heartbeat monitor. This presentation will explain the heartbeat component used in Linux-HA. It will demonstrate the advantages and discuss the limits of highly available clusters using heartbeat control. It will cover the basics of a Linux-HA cluster system and discuss the most commonly used high availability configurations.

Über den Autor Stefan Reimbold:

Stefan Reimbold works as development engineer at the IBM Reserach & Development lab in Boeblingen, Germany. He has 15 years of experience in the UNIX field and has been working for IBM for more than 10 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Heidelberg and is experienced lecturer at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. His areas of expertise include System z Firmware, Linux on System z, Networking, AIX and AFS.

Über den Autor Wilhelm Mild:

Wilhelm Mild is an IBM Certified and Open Group Master Certified IT Integration Architect in IBM Laboratory, Boeblingen, Germany. After the university of Computing Science, he was working in data management development for System z, documented in IBM Redbooks he worked on. He's dedicated since more than a decade now, for designing solution architectures for Virtualized heterogeneous environments with z/VM, Linux on System z and traditional workloads. Wilhelm is teaching workshops and is a speaker in many international conferences and customer events.