Automation with Tivoli System Automation products family in virtual environments has been presented on the GSE Power-Systems conference in Munich on 21.11.2011.
Virtualization technologies play an important role in datacenters – they also provide the base for currently hot discussed “cloud” infrastructures.
There is a lot of focus on virtualization technologies for distributed server platforms like zVM, VMware, System p’s Hypervisor, SUN Solaris Zones, and others.
Of course, virtualization provides several benefits this presentation concentrated on the aspects of availability, high availability and disaster recover.
More than 80% of enterprises have adopted server virtualization, but only 20% of all server workload is on virtual machines
- Lack of confidence when it comes to high availability of virtual infrastructure
- Better management tools predict increase in adoption rate to 48% by 2011
Virtualized landscapes have the same high availability needs… - stay in business 24x7x365. It is required to consider that that failures causing service outages happen on hardware as well as on software stack. Planned outages have to be avoided which are caused whenever maintenance is required – if possible avoid service interruption. In a real disaster you have to recover your business on another site - it is required to be prepared for the worst. Virtual machines, applications and data have to be available on the failover DR site.
Key points which have been addressed in the presentation:
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- High Availability needs of business applications.
- A high level overview of virtualization technologies and their value for reducing out-times in planned scenearios
- Promises and limitation of virtualization technologies for true high availability
- High Availability clustering with SA has application knowledge, knows about relationships between applications and can react more intelligent in planned and unplanned outage scnearios
- System Automation Multiplatforms and SA Application Manager as management utilities for composite business applications including virtualization tolerations and exploitation.
- Cross-site Disaster Recovery Solutions with virtualized environments - control (virtual) systems, application stacks and replicated data with System Automation
- Explained in scnearios