Yeah...I haven't looked at the requirements...but I can't imagine it will
be all that easy.

Probably more cost effective to just buy a new ERP that includes the

But at least he understands the platform supports it...

Something you might consdier is point out how many times you've had
unplanned or even "quickly planned" downtime in which a hot-swap would make
a difference. How much did those cost? vs what's it's going to cost to
give you hot swap.

Another though is "live partition mobility"!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/Live%20Partition%20Mobility

Again, not exactly "hot swap", and I think a crash would still be a
problem. But perhaps it would be an improvement.

Personally, I'd get ahold of an experienced IBM employee and/or BP to help
figure out what you can do with what.

Heck I used to work for a 4.3 billion dollar a year company...and we didn't
have any HA for our IBM i boxes...:) Granted we had the business units
split so one box going down wouldn't effect the entire company...but still.


On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Graap, Kenneth <Kenneth.Graap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I don't disagree...but that doesn't mean it isn't possible. Well doing
so and keeping it 5250 might be
:) Though I have to wonder if the web based 5250 emulator could do it.

Charles ... Thank you for pointing this out. I have passed this along to
our CIO and he wants to discuss the possibility of retrofitting our
applications so they are cluster enabled.

A daunting task, for sure!

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