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Leveraging PowerHA for i in an SAP Environment



Document Author:

Kolby J Hoelzle


Document ID:

WP101325


Doc. Organization:

Systems and Technology Group


Document Revised:

09/11/2008


Product(s) covered:

AS/400; IBM eServer i5; IBM eServer iSeries; IBM System i5; iSeries; iSeries 400; OS/400; Power5; POWER6; SAP







Abstract: The IBM i and its predecessors the iSeries and AS/400 are known for their legendary reliability. However, a single computer system, no matter how resilient, may no longer be sufficient in providing the level of availability required in today’s demanding business environment. As companies continue to increases their reliance on computer systems and the mission critical data that these systems store and process, availability is of utmost importance. Companies must prepare for unplanned outages, resulting from disasters or other unforeseen circumstances, and planned outages, resulting from regularly scheduled maintenance or other planned activities. Regardless of whether the outage is planned or unplanned, companies must be prepared to handle any outage and keep downtime to a minimum.

High availability solutions can include elements of data resiliency, device resiliency, and application resiliency. This paper explores the use of PowerHA for i and more specifically the Solution Based GUI in simplifying the implementation of a cross-site mirroring with geographic mirroring solution for SAP environments on IBM i.

Leveraging_PowerHA_for_i_in_an_SAP_Environment.pdf



Classification:

Software; Solutions

Category:

Backup and Recovery

Solution(s):

Enterprise Application Solutions (EAS/ERP); ISV Applications

ISV(s):

SAP

Platform(s):

IBM Power Systems; IBM System i Family



O/S:

i5/OS; OS/400

Keywords:

IBM i, SAP, PowerHA for i, High Availability Solution Manager, high availability


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