Best kept secret - or - taking availability for granted
By tf on Jun 08, 2009
As Dr. David Cheriton made a very good point in his keynote at the Open HA Cluster Summit last week in San Francisco: we take availability for granted and only recognize the lack of availability.
Seems the announcement for OpenSolaris 2009.06 took that to heart. Fortunately there is the "What's New in OpenSolaris 2009.06" document, giving a hint on Open HA Cluster 2009.06. The features section then has a nice description about the availability options with Open HA Cluster on OpenSolaris.
Finally I recommend to have a look at the interview about the next generation high availability cluster.
If you are keen to try out Open HA Cluster on OpenSolaris, there is a white paper available, describing step-by-step how to setup a two node cluster using VirtualBox on a single x86 system, like a laptop.
The official release notes and installation guide are available on the HA Clusters community web page.
I want to thank the whole team that made Open HA Cluster 2009.06 for their hard work and a great release!