We have two 9406-570 machines on V5R4. One is used for the production and one for the disaster recovery.
On the DR machine we have a software called "Mimix" by Vision Solutions. http://www.visionsolutions.com/
We are planning to buy IBM's new 720 machines. We are desperately trying to replace mimix with something else. Either a HA product or a DR soluation. Can you guys recommend something ?
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Updated on 2013-03-23T11:24:56Z at 2013-03-23T11:24:56Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: HA or a DR Machine for the new Power 720 Machine2010-08-06T17:03:01ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I believe that Vision solutions bought most of the large software products such as Mimix and iTera. The only other "major" option that I know of is IBM's PowerHA solution which I believe is hardware based - (Full disclosure: I am an IBM employee). Even though the HA options were added into V6R1, IBM HA can be customized even at previous releases.
Hopefully others can respond to this thread as well.
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Re: HA or a DR Machine for the new Power 720 Machine2011-04-18T12:13:11ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I have some similar problem and need to deal with it soon.
I have one machine 8203-E4A(Power 520 Express) as DC and another 8203-E4A as DR.
I am using Mimix for my application replication and in the same time XSM for my data storage replication.
For XSM there is some distance limitation and for that I had selected my DR location not far away from my DC location.
Now I am planning to have a third offsite DR to gain sufficient geographical distance. But the problem is that I am not so sure about the process of implementing or planning the third offsite DR.
It would be so nice if anyone can help me to know about the possibilities of such a DR solution.
Definitely looking forward for a reply from an expert or any kind of suggestion would be appreciated.
SO....What is an offsite DR??
......Requirements for such an offsite DR....
......Alternative to offsite DR....
Will be waiting for reply from anyone...
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Re: HA or a DR Machine for the new Power 720 Machine2011-04-19T19:36:53ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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A) Global Mirroring - using the DSxxxx external DASD. (Maximum distance of roughly 500K ???)
B) Geographical mirroring - involving clustering. Distance is limited by what is sent and ability of connections to keep up.
If you have an IBM i Support contract, you would want to discuss with the HA (High Availability) group.