IBM touts low-end Power6 and fresh mainframe onslaught
IBM's CFO Mark Loughridge put on his product marketing cap during an earnings conference call today, revealing the imminent arrival of new Unix boxes and mainframes.
According to Captain Finance, IBM will push Power6 chips into low-end Unix servers by the end of this quarter. Customers should welcome this charge, since IBM has only slotted the speedy Power6 into a single midrange box and blade server to date.
In addition, IBM looks to fill out its Unix server virtualization software alongside the release of the fresh hardware. IBM believes it has an edge over Unix rivals via its technology for moving live applications across boxes.
At the end of Feb., IBM will hit the market with new mainframes that should replace the z9 systems.
In its fourth quarter, IBM's mainframe sales fell 15 per cent, as customers stalled purchases in favor of grabbing new product, according to Loughridge. ®
After doing some more reading and playing with my new copy of RHEL5, I have come to the sneaky suspicion that the LPM capability is just a rehash of Xen's virtual machine migration!
/me drops email to Eben Moglen.....
HACMP and AIX6.1 - I see this is only dated November 2007, so you're only six years behind hp-ux in providing a vpars copy. I see that the HACMP doc talks about "failover", so just like every other cluster out there then and only how many years behind? Did I mention that HP have had ServiceGuard support ready for each release of CPU and each release of hp-ux since..... well, longer than I can remember, actually!
Nice LPM demo vid, but if you watch then you will see the SAP application is temporarily suspended during the process, so I think I can safely file your "I said without any shutdown" under the same IBM guana-guana bin as "seamless integration". The demo is dated November and "proof of tech" so I assume the IBM marketeers have plenty of time left to work on the salespitch. Which explains why our pet IBM salesguy gave his pitch without (I said without) mentioning this in December. But then he knows I have a nasty habit of making him prove what he says, which has cut down enormously on his little chats!
In the hp-ux world you would just use Global Workload Manager to shift the SAP processes around to balance out load throughout the cluster without having to shutdown or migrate whole instances. Or I could just move resources around between virtual instances to give the "hot" instance more grunt. In fact, this seems a very complex way of achieving what most OSs manage through ordinary live-live clustering. Oh, hold on a sec - I bet this needs only five months of IBM Global Services to get running, not six like the old! ;)
Please search and read a little before posting.
Google may be your friend, search for "HACMP AIX 6.1" and you will get :
let's try another search : "HACMP 5.4.1" and you will get :
summary : HACMP supports AIX 6.1 and WPAR
2) Live Partition Mobility
with google search "SAP live partition mobility" and you will get
a true and real moving partition from one physical server to another one without (I said without) any shutdown of application nor AIX partition. That's whay the word used is "LIVE"
another search , may get you the following web page :
hope this help !