Creates a Cluster of HA Sun x86 Servers. May 14, 2012,
Volume 171, Issue 3
Kris Bakke and Jeffrey Kiely have written a how-to that walks users through the process of setting up a cluster configuration of Oracle VM 3 using Oracle's Sun x86 systems. The primary design goal for this cluster configuration is high availability (HA), which enables the other components in a server or network to automatically pick up the load of another port that goes down. Server redundancy is inherent in the virtualized architecture, the authors remind readers, so the design also utilizes multiple networks with bonded ports. This enables redundant network connections between the virtualized servers in the Oracle VM server pool and the management server, they write, thus giving Oracle VM Manager continuous access to the servers in the event of a single network failure.