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Clusters for High Availability: A Primer of HP Solutions, Second Edition by Peter S. Weygant - Hewlett-Packard Company

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Chapter 1. Basic High Availability Concepts

This book begins by taking an elementary look at high availability (HA) computing and how it is implemented through enterprise-level cluster solutions. We start in this chapter with some of the basic concepts of HA. Here's what we'll cover:

• What Is High Availability?

• High Availability as a Business Requirement

• What Are the Measures of High Availability?

• Understanding the Obstacles to High Availability

• Preparing Your Organization for High Availability

• The Starting Point for a Highly Available System

• Moving to High Availability

Later chapters will explore the implementation of HA in clusters, then describe HP's HA products in more detail. A separate chapter is devoted to concrete examples ...

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