Building a Bulletproof Penguin: DB2 and Linux Failover

Posted by tuxchick2 on Jun 14, 2006 9:49 PM EDT
SysAdmin Magazine; By Joe La Chapell and JT Vogt
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Implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will impact every division of a company is an intriguing proposition. A lot is expected of such a system, and when we were tasked with this undertaking at our company, we did not want to neglect the foundation of it -- the database. As we researched this project, it became evident that we could satisfy all the necessary requirements with a combination of products: IBM DB2, Red Hat Linux, as well as Heartbeat, Mon, and ipfail. In this article, I will describe how we built a "bulletproof penguin" one piece at a time.

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