An approach to meeting the demands of a 24/7 availability environment and reducing the risk of downtime events.
Written by CCSS Ltd.
Editor's Note: This article is an extract of the white paper "How to Achieve High Availability with System Management in Five Simple Steps" available free from the MC White Paper Center.
A hard-working System i environment is never more visible (or expensive) to an organization than when it becomes unavailable. The expectation is for optimal performance on a 24/7 basis, and beyond that, any system issues should be the remit of the IT manager—not seen, not heard, and most definitely not felt by the user community. Sadly, the realities of system availability can fall short of these exacting standards—whether the systems are truly available or not. This is because the definition of high availability means different things to different groups within an organization.