This is an introduction into IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms.
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms(SA MP) manages availability of business applications, running in Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX systems or clusters , according to customer defined goals, by providing:
* Fast detection of outages through active monitoring and heartbeats
* Sophisticated knowledge about application components and their relationships
* Quick and consistent recovery of failed resources and whole applications either in place or on another system of a cluster
SA can help building a cluster as it comes with its own cluster infrastructure. Linux systems or clusters in System z LPARs or under z/VM are supported.
If you use System Automation for Multiplatforms, the following advantages and improvements apply:
* Application availability is improved by reducing the number and duration of incidents that impact availability.
* Policy-based automation reduces skill requirements and improves automation quality and flexibility.
* Plug and play automation modules can reduce automation costs, implementation time and support effort.
* Less operator errors and effort through operations at the application level using a Web-based GUI.
The following features are implemented:
* Powerful, policy-based automation. Start, stop, and location dependencies.
* Consistent automation across all platforms.
* Protection of critical resources through quorum. Dead man switch and a disk and network tiebreaker.
* Builds small, large, and complex clusters (n:m) which reduces the number of required backup systems.
* Goal driven automation avoids operator errors.
* Integrates with Tivoli System Automation Application Manager to automate and operate composite applications and to facilitate reporting.
* Web-based, easy to use, and powerful graphical user interface.
* Integrates with CCMDB using System Automation Application Manager, TEC, TEP, TPM.
System Automation for Multiplatforms helps building a cluster as it comes with its own cluster infrastructure. Linux systems or clusters in System z LPARs or under z/VM are supported.