Linux High Availability HOWTO
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 07:41:10 -0500
I just came across the Linux High Availability HOWTO document on the web.
I tried to send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org , but the mail was returned.
I am interested in HA for the telecom industry in general and in Linux
specifically. We are a manufacturer of CompactPCI boards (Mass market PCI
compatible products in an industrial form factor). We are working up
towards HA systems - bottoms up. All we have at this point is a hot-swap
software infrastructure for plugging and un-plugging peripheral cards in
live systems. However, we are close to having the capability to fail over
from a primary CPU to a standby CPU and to allow the standby CPU to "dock"
with the PCI bus and take over the telephone line cards (and other PCI bus
peripherals of the first CPU)
All of the initial work was done for NT, Solaris on x86 and SCO Unixware.
However, we just went open source with all of the software, and work on a
Linux port of the basic infrastructure is well advanced. Our project web
site is at: www.opentelecom.org
Obviously there is a lot of advantage in moving up the hierarchy and
providing a way to deliver actual HA systems, not just peripheral equipment
cabinets with hot swapable line cards. If anyone on this list has
suggestions or referals, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
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