Is downtime really just a part of doing business? When it comes to the mission-critical applications that dictate the survivability of your business, the answer should be a resounding “no.” HP Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX) is a high-availability and disaster-recovery solution that provides business continuity for your critical applications, offering the same exceptional capability that you already trust with Serviceguard for HP-UX. It leverages over 25 years of HP expertise and knowledge, bringing the best-in-class mission critical HP-UX technologies to the Linux environment.

SGLX is designed to address the financial, business and operational impacts of planned and unplanned downtime in demanding x86/Linux environments. It improves infrastructure security, protects data and information, and aligns business continuity objectives to business requirements.

And delivers fast failover and recovery while maintaining data integrity and performance, protecting against major site outages.

What's new

  • The latest release of Serviceguard for Linux - SGLX 12.00.30 - supports Oracle 12c databases, RHEL 7, SLES 12, VMware 6.0 and Sybase ASE 16.0. Quorum Server is also supported on RHEL 7 and SLES 12.
  • Support for all HP ProLiant Gen9, Gen8 and G7 servers. This includes support for Haswell Processor based servers including the recently launched DL580 Gen9.
  • Get enhanced virtualization integration with KVM with Fiber Channel now supported - provides flexibility to have FC access in addition to iSCSI.
  • Smart quorum feature increases the availability of active complex workloads by preventing their expensive failover during split brain scenarios which can occur in a cluster spread across sites.
  • With Asymmetric DR now introduced - uneven number of nodes can be configured in a cluster spread across sites to enable DR for business critical applications, optimizing TCO.
  • SGLX supports SAP HANA through SGeSAP – providing automatic, unattended HA/DR, along with SADTA capability for failover of complex workloads involving dependent packages spread across multiple nodes.


Fast Failover and Protection in the Data Center

HP Serviceguard for Linux monitors the availability of critical resources and applications and provides fast failover in the event of a failure, in as little as four (4) seconds. 1

Combined with SGeSAP extension for HANA, HP Serviceguard for Linux reduces the need for manual intervention and the downtime in case of planned/unplanned failures for the critical HANA databases.

The Toolkits and Extensions portfolio offers predefined scripts that allow it to automatically setup applications within Serviceguard clusters. This can cut up to 93% of the production time, which usually takes days—4x faster deployment with consistent admin of mission critical workloads. 2

Disaster Recovery Capability

HP Serviceguard for Linux with its Disaster Recovery features enables you to remain online even after the loss of a data center, practically regardless of the distance. It allows you to maintain access to critical data and applications without impacting performance.

With its SADTA support for HANA, HP Serviceguard for Linux promises greater robustness, resiliency and availability for your applications and services.

Serviceguard for Linux disaster Recovery solutions lowers the cost of IT operations by reducing the financial impact of downtime and time spent on cluster management.

Zero Downtime During Maintenance

HP Serviceguard for Linux has a key feature called “Live Application Detach (LAD)” that allows you to do maintenance of the Serviceguard cluster infrastructure (including the heartbeat network) with almost zero downtime. 3

Monitors the availability of applications, services, databases, and platforms over distances, while protecting against outages and reducing downtime during planned maintenance windows.

High Data Integrity and Easy Maintenance

HP Serviceguard for Linux cluster arbitration is essential for the highest level of availability and data integrity. HP offers Quorum Service, a feature that allows Serviceguard for Linux to provide one of the highest levels of data integrity and reliability.

It has efficient fault detection and tolerant capabilities, automatically failing over critical applications to safer nodes and resuming normal operations without compromising data integrity.

HP Serviceguard Manager for Linux allows users to visually configure, monitor, manage and administer a cluster and its components (e.g., nodes, packages). Intuitive color-coded icons will help quickly identify problems with the cluster so users can quickly react and resolve issues.

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