IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Service Node Failover using Linux High Availability

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 22 May 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738450367
ISBN-13: 9780738450360
IBM Form #: REDP-4657-00
(58 pages)

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Authors: Kiswanto Thayib, Jeff Chauvin, John Fraley, Nick Goracke


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how to configure failover for an IBM Blue Gene/Q® service node. This process includes downloading and installing software from the Linux-HA project, configuring clustering and storage, and setting up the Hardware Management Console (HMC) as a Shoot the Other Node in the Head (STONITH) device.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Configuring high availability on a service node
Chapter 3. Active-Active configuration
Chapter 4. Additional Linux-HA commands for system administrators
Chapter 5. Failure modes detected by the Linux-HA software
Chapter 6. Creating a three-node quorum for GPFS configurations

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