Virtual Linux Server Disaster Recovery Planning
Project and Program: Linux & VM
, SHARE in Anaheim 2012
Having dozens of virtual Linux servers running on a System z requires a solid plan to recover those virtual servers should a significant outage cause the environment to be unavailable. The IBM System z hardware and z/VM as the virtualization hypervisor are tools that can reduce the potential issues of recovering. Because of z/VM's strength in supporting guest systems, it is frequently the chosen host for Business Recovery at both individual companies and at sites of vendors that specialize in hosting Business Recovery. This session will include an overview of issues to consider when planning for recovery and testing a recovery plan for virtual Linux servers. The discussion will include tips and information about the features and tools of z/VM that are available to help recover Linux servers. The information covered is based on more than fifteen years of experience recovering both z/OS and Linux virtual servers using z/VM. Some limited technical examples of how to handle specific tasks using z/VM for planning and configuring recovery systems/environments will be shown.
Rick Barlow ; Nationwide Insurance
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