• Subject: Re: High Availability
  • From: "oludare" <oludare@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 12:16:17 -0500

I agree with you guys since I'm for nature over cost.

Oludare

----- Original Message -----
From: <D.BALE@handleman.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: High Availability


> Not to mention that the transport mechanism for natural gas is a lot less
> troublesome than diesel fuel!
>
> Dan Bale
> IT - AS/400
> Handleman Company
> 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
>
> -------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
> At 06:15 PM 1/29/01 -0500, you wrote:
>
> My preference is a natural gas generator.  They tend to start up reliably,
> and are low maintenance.
>
> This brings up the question of what do you do if your disaster is SO bad
> that natural gas distribution is disrupted.  Well my take on that is that
> your area of the country will be in SO much trouble, that you being out of
> business will make little difference.
>
> Al
>
>
> >GET A DIESEL GENERATOR
> >
> >Oludare
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: <mailto:tomh@simas.com>tomh@simas.com
> >>To: <mailto:MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> >>Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 5:46 PM
> >>Subject: Re: High Availability
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>You might considering Clustering to increase system availability:
>
>><http://www.as400.ibm.com/ha/ha_clusttech.htm>http://www.as400.ibm.com/ha/
> >>ha_clusttech.htm
> >>
> >>What happens if you have a transformer blow out outside of your
building,
> >>and it takes a day or so to get it working again?  I ask because this
has
> >>happened at least once in 3 of the last 4 years here (the first ice fall
> >>here and the foot heaters go on).
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>DanDaFourOOMan <danda400man@yahoo.com>
> >>Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> >>
> >>01/29/01 04:05 PM
> >>Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
> >>
> >>         To:        "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> >>         cc:
> >>         Subject:        High Availability
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>I am needing to consider high availability options for our new
> >>AS/400s, which I am responsible for configuring.  A recent
> >>thread discussed RAID vs. mirroring.  Another thread mentioned a
> >>product named Mimix, which I've seen advertised.
> >>The new AS/400s are replacing old ones and we have one in each
> >>of our five plants spread across the U.S., one in Mexico, and
> >>one in England.  Needless to say, I need to be able to manage
> >>these systems and diagnose and solve problems from our corporate
> >>office.  Management appears to be opening the wallet to ensure
> >>HA.  Some critical considerations: Unplanned outages of 8 or
> >>more hours would hurt us.  Greater than 24 hours and I'll be
> >>passing out resumes.
> >>Where can I go to read up on the issues I need to consider for
> >>HA?
> >>Any advice on which way to go on RAID vs. mirroring?
> >>Any other advice?
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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