San Diego '99
Using Load-Balancing Mechanisms in VMS Clusters
- Topic Area:
- Track: Open VMS
- Topic: Clusters
- Type: Breakout Session
11:30 AM Duration:
- Keith Parris
- President, Integrity Computing, Inc.
- VMS itself, as well as some cluster-aware layered software products and hardware such as storage controllers, provide mechanisms to implement load balancing, as opposed to simple failover capability, in a VMS Cluster environment. This session explores the different mechanisms available for load balancing, how they work, where their weaknesses and shortcomings lie, and how a system manager can best use them when planning, configuring and operating a VMS Cluster. It also explores areas where load-balancing is not provided or may be inadequate and strategies for dealing with problems in these areas.
- Identify and know how to use the mechanisms that exist in VMS and related products to balance loads in a VMS Cluster
- Know the strengths and limitations of the various load-balancing mechanisms as implemented
- Identify cases where no or poor load-balancing mechanisms exist, and identify methods one might use to control/balance loads in these cases
- Prerequisites for attendees:
- Attendees should be familiar with basic VMS Cluster configurations and related system management tasks.
- Required Skill Level:
For experienced professionals in application development & system management; those working on large & complex systems
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