OpenVMS Boot Camp 2015
 
Migrating your OpenVMS cluster to virtual hardware with no downtime

Track: Virtualization

Speaker
Darrell Wright, Senior Systems Engineer, Stromasys, Inc.


Description
Intended audience: System Administrators of OpenVMS clusters with VAX and/or Alpha nodes. Level of expertise: Basic understanding of OpenVMS clustering For OpenVMS cluster environments with VAX and/or Alpha nodes, the advent of virtual hardware provides a way to keep applications running that are unable to migrate to Integrity without significant changes. Being able to transition without impacting availability to end users can be crucial. In this session I will discuss and demonstrate the methodologies used to replace existing VAX and/or Alpha nodes in a cluster without incurring downtime of the cluster. I will cover how the virtual environment will integrate with the existing cluster and how existing nodes and data migrate to the new virtual hardware.

Experience Level
Intermediate