Sysplex Failure Management (SFM): History and Proven Practice Setting
Project and Program: MVS
, MVS Core Technologies
, SHARE in Atlanta 2012
The bane of all clustered computing systems is sympathy sickness. Failure to deal with an unresponsive component or unresponsive system in a timely manner can lead to mysterious slow downs in the sysplex, even outright catastrophe. Appropriate configuration of the Sysplex Failure Management (SFM) policy allows the systems in the sysplex to automatically resolve such issues before outages occur. SFM has come a long way since the early days of the sysplex. This presentation will summarize all of the options that SFM provides to help you protect your sysplex from the consequences of sympathy sickness. Particular attention will be given to the exploitation of BCPii by SFM. Use of this technology may well be the greatest thing you will ever do to protect your sysplex from sympathy sickness.
Mark A. Brooks, IBM Corporation
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