5 Best Practices for Ensuring Your IBM i High Availability Solution is Switch-Ready
Best practices in high availability (HA) management to ensure smooth planned and unplanned switches
High Availability (HA) is a significant and important IT investment for many companies with IBM i, which can pay off in spades in the event a significant hardware failure or site disaster occurs. But what’s critical to ensuring an HA payoff is having confidence in being able to efficiently and successfully switch your business applications and other critical processes from your production server to a fully synchronized backup. Being able to execute smooth switchovers and failovers (and thus minimizing downtime and data loss) depends on following a number of best practices, which are outlined in this e-book.
Simply installing HA software doesn’t mean you have a complete solution!
High Availability software is a critical piece of a complete availability solution, but simply buying and installing the software doesn’t mean the solution is complete. Despite the fact that our advanced HA solutions include many automation and self healing features, it’s still critical to perform regular monitoring, optimizing, and testing of the solution.
Best Practice 1: Ensure Proper HA Configuration
Before installing HA, it is critical to determine the data and applications you need to protect by performing a data inventory as well as setting replication
priorities. From this, your HA can then be properly configured to your environment. But don’t lose sight of the fact that IT environments are dynamic;
therefore, the configuration of your HA may need to be fine-tuned from time to time. For instance, when applications are upgraded, it is important to make sure
your replication configuration is reviewed and, if needed, updated to reflect the upgraded applications
Download this eBook, 5 Best Practices for Ensuring IBM i High Availability is Switch-Ready, to discover:
- Best practices in HA management that ensure smooth planned and unplanned switches
- Why determining the data & applications you need to protect is critical, before installing HA
- The simplicity of regular monitoring and optimization of your HA solution
- How HA audits can prove invaluable in helping to spot potential issues before a switch
- The importance of ensuring your IT staff has the necessary training in monitoring and managing your HA solution