Lotus Domino R5 Clustering

Lotus Domino R5 Clustering

by Steve Russell, Zeljka Zoranovic, Kathleen McGivney
     
 

  • Plan, design, configure, and manage Lotus Domino clusters
  • A complete guide to availability and scalability for Domino
  • Covers Windows 2000 and Linux systems
  • Clustering for Web clients with Internet Cluster Manager
  • Includes latest features of Domino R5

For many businesses, downtime due to server

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Overview

  • Plan, design, configure, and manage Lotus Domino clusters
  • A complete guide to availability and scalability for Domino
  • Covers Windows 2000 and Linux systems
  • Clustering for Web clients with Internet Cluster Manager
  • Includes latest features of Domino R5

For many businesses, downtime due to server or software failure can have a significant effect on business results. One way to minimize downtime is by implementing clustered systems. Clusters are groups of servers treated as a single computing resource that provides services to network users. When a clustered server fails, its workload is passed to other members of the cluster until corrective action can be taken and the failed server is brought back into service again.

Domino's clustering technology is independent of the servers' underlying operating systems. This means that a single cluster can comprise servers running a variety of the operating systems supported by Domino, from System/390, to AIX, to Windows 2000 and Linux.

The examples in the book are based in IBM Netfinity servers. These machines, and the recently announced xSeries servers, are Intel-based, industry-standard systems that offer a number of innovative features to provide a stable and reliable platform for business-critical computing.

Microsoft Windows 2000 and Linux are the operating systems chosen for the examples. This choice reflects the growing interest in these operating systems in the corporate marketplace.

  • Shows how to plan, design, configure, and managed Lotus Domino clusters
  • A complete guide to availability and scalability for Domino R5
  • Covers Windows 2000systems

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130608369
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
02/27/2001
Series:
IBM Red Books Series
Edition description:
2 ED
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.76(d)

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PREFACE:

Preface

This redbook provides you with the information you need to understand howto plan, design, install, configure, and manage Lotus Domino clusters.Domino is a leading groupware application that provides collaborativeworkgroup tools such as e-mail, database access and calendar management.These functions have become critical for the day-to-day operations of manycompanies. For such businesses, downtime, that is, loss of one or more ofthese tools due to server or software failure, can have a significant impact onbusiness results.

One way to manage the risk of downtime is to implement clustered systems.Clusters are groups of servers treated as a single computing resource thatprovides services to network users. When a server in the cluster fails, itsworkload is passed to one or more other members of the cluster untilcorrective action is taken and the failed server can be brought back intooperation again.

In contrast with other clustering technologies, such as Microsoft ClusterServices, Domino provides its own unique clustering technology that isindependent of the underlying operating system. This means that a singlecluster can comprise servers running a variety of the operating systemssupported by Domino, from OS/390, to AIX, to Windows 2000.

The book focuses on IBM's family of Netfinity servers as the hardwareplatform of choice. Netfinity servers are Intel-based, industry-standardservers that offer a number of innovative features to provide a stable andreliable platform for business-critical computing. In this book, MicrosoftWindows 2000 is often used as the operating system chosen to illustrateparticular facets of Domino clustering beingconsidered, but Linux is alsoused as an alternative and to demonstrate the operating system-independentnature of Domino clusters.

We assume the reader is familiar with Domino operation and terminology.

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