Sun Fire[TM] V210 Server and Sun Fire[TM] V240 Server Support in the SunPlex[TM] Environment
Highly Available, Scalable Framework
Sun Fire(TM) V210 and V240 Servers are now supported in the
Sun Fire(TM) V210 and V240 Servers are now supported with Sun Cluster
3.0 and Sun Cluster 3.1.
SunPlex systems are ideally suited for any enterprise where the
availability and scalability of application services and information
is critical. In today's global business environment, this is every
The best candidates for SunPlex systems are customers who:
- run applications that must be up and available at all times and to
whom the unavailability of applications or critical data is costly in
terms of lost revenue, productivity, and competitiveness.
- run OLTP, e-commerce, Web services, or DSS-type applications.
- run database and other business-critical applications in a
single-node environment (manufacturing, finance, and so on) and are
concerned about server, database, and application availability.
- run RDBMS on a single node and are running out of capacity, but want
to leverage their existing investments toward a more powerful,
- do not currently use parallel databases, but have expressed interest
in such products.
- are running competing clustering solutions and want to switch to Sun
servers and clusters.
- want to integrate multiple platforms in a single cluster for
resource sharing and ease of management.
- want to run horizontally scaled applications (for example, Web or
proxy servers), and want the benefits of scalable services.
- face service/cluster management issues and desire a simpler way to
manage and deploy infrastructure.
MARKET VALUE PROPOSITION
The SunPlex system market value proposition is:
* Increased service levels
* Decreased service level costs
* Lowered risk to customer
SunPlex systems deliver Service Point Architecture capabilities using
tightly coupled pools of resources, making it possible to manage the
service, and not the server. The SunPlex system, enabled by Sun
Cluster 3.1, is a Service Level Management Platform. SunPlex
systems deliver higher availability by pooling resources, which
enables easier management.
Service level is what users demand on the client side. This is
where quality of service (QoS) is measured, but obviously it is
dependent upon an infrastructure that delivers these services behind
the scenes. Service level allows users to access the service
(accessibility, availability, resiliency), which then responds in a
timely manner (response, capacity), consistent with the user
expectation. More specifically:
* Accessibility: The ability for users to access the desired services,
be recognized as authorized users, and have access to only what they
* Availability: The measure of how often the service is available or
accessible when desired. This is often expressed as a percentage of
the time a service is available or accessible when desired.
* Resiliency: The ability to continue delivering service or
functionality in the face of failures and without recovery. For
example, if a component is replicated four times and load is shared
across all of the instances, then the service delivered by that
component is resilient. A single failure can reduce capacity by 25
percent, but the service is still available even if 25 percent of
connections or sessions are lost. They can still reconnect at will.
* Response: The quality of response is both the length of time it
takes to get a response when a user submits a request, and also
whether that response is exactly as desired. For example, with
streaming video this would mean that the video starts immediately
after the user submits the request and that when the video streams, it
is smooth, runs at the right speed, and no frames are lost.
* Capacity: The ability for the service platform to provide all of the
resources - network, compute, and storage - needed to deliver the
Service level costs consist of the following:
* Ownership = cost of the IT resources - ongoing management,
spares, power, and so on
* Provisioning = cost of getting more IT resources
* Implementation = cost to put IT resources into service
* Management = cost to manage and maintain IT resources and services
Sun Cluster 3.1 provides a highly available and highly scalable
framework that allows multiple Solaris Operating Environment images
to interoperate in a tightly coupled, and easy-to-manage fashion,
enabling customers to achieve higher service levels at lower cost and
-KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
-FEATURE: Support of Sun Fire V210 with Sun Cluster 3.0 and Sun Cluster 3.1.
-FUNCTION: Allows the Sun Fire V210 to be configured in a SunPlex
-BENEFIT: Sun Fire V210 server can be used in a SunPlex environment
to manage the service levels of application services.
-FEATURE: Support of Sun Fire V240 with Sun Cluster 3.0 and Sun Cluster 3.1
-FUNCTION: Allows the Sun Fire V240 to be configured in a SunPlex system.
-BENEFIT: Sun Fire V240 server can be used in a SunPlex environment to manage
the service levels of the application services.
Sun Fire V210 or V240 servers
-SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Solaris 8 Operating Environment
SunPlex environment uses the following licensing scheme:
- One server license per clustered system*.
- One agent license per agent in the cluster.
- One Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) cluster functionality license per
Oracle Parallel Server node, if VxVM cluster functionality is being
used for shared volumes.
*Note: Only one license is needed for a system even if the system has
multiple domains, with some or all domains participating in same or
-COMPATIBLE THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS:
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM)
Apache Web/Proxy Server
BroadVision One-To-One Enterprise
IBM WebSphere MQ and MQ Integrator
90 day warranty.
Global Software Warranty Support is applicable as outlined at :
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What configurations are supported for Sun Fire V210 and
Sun Cluster 3.x (both 3.0 and 3.1)?
A. The Sun Fire V210 is supported with Sun Cluster 3.x in
configurations with other supported Sun servers (ranging from a Sun
Fire V120 to a Sun Fire 15K) and storage (such as StorEdge T3 and the
StorEdge 9900 series). For a full support listing, please contact your
Sun Sales representative.
Q. What configurations are supported for Sun Fire V240 and Sun Cluster
3.x (both 3.0 and 3.1)?
A. The Sun Fire V240 is supported with Sun Cluster 3.x in configurations
with other supported Sun servers (ranging from a Sun Fire V120 to a
Sun Fire 15K) and storage (such as StorEdge T3 and the StorEdge 9900
series). For a full support listing, please contact your
Sun Sales representative.