LISA 2000 Abstract
Improving Availability in VERITAS Environments
Karl Larson, Tellme Networks
Todd Stansell, Certainty Solutions
Demands for high availability are increasing almost as fast as
storage and performance requirements, posing seemingly impossible
challenges for system administrators. VERITAS provides a variety of
tools aimed at overcoming these obstacles, but they're not often used
We'll show you some tools and techniques that work
with VERITAS products to help you evaluate whether your systems are
already overloaded, and what you can do to stall for time. We'll
describe some environments particularly prone to storage-scaling
issues and suggest changes you should make before crisis strikes.
Finally, we'll provide some suggestions for decreasing the
consequences of failures not preventable through fault tolerance.