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

  • Serviceguard for Linux support of SAP HANA through SGeSAP – this minimizes the need for manual interventions and reduces unplanned downtime in case of a component outage or service failure.
  • Support for all HP ProLiant Gen9, Gen8 and G7 Servers and Towers (ML), Rack Mounts (DL) and BladeSystem (BL) series.
  • Site Aware Disaster Tolerant Architecture (SADTA) for SAP HANA Scale-out provides greater resiliency and availability of application and databases, practically regardless of the inter-site distances.
  • Provides Load Sensitive Package Placement based on configured weights and capacities-for the HANA DB as well helping in effective utilization of cluster resources and avoiding performance issues.
  • Redesigned Serviceguard Manager for Linux now with a similar look and feel to HP OneView, providing high level overview of multiple clusters across a data center, with ease of control and management.
  • Cluster Analytics and Simulation delivers a new manageability feature that reports vital cluster metrics to help you gain a better understanding of your configuration.


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 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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