High Availability Connector for z/VSE
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I am late again. Temperatures are still around 90 F.
As you may remember from my blog entry related to z/VSE's Strategy, which is PIE - Protect Integrate Extend, connectors are a key element to fulfill "Integrate".
With z/VSE 5. 1 we therefore implemented a new connector - called GDPS (Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex) Client, that can be used for high availability and disaster recovery in large computer environments. The GDPS Client collects availability data from your z/VSE systems and sent them to a central GDPS K-System running under z/OS.
The GDPS K-System is monitoring z/VSE running under z/VM. z/VSE supports the heartbeat mechanism of GDPS.
A GDPS K-System can indirectly manage a z/VSE system, because it can manage the z/VM under which z/VSE is running. That is the GDPS K-System may initiate a disk swap or shut down of a z/VM guest where z/VSE is running.
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