Novell Connection Magazine: Tech Talk #7 – Power Up
Harnessing the Power of Server Virtualization: a Linux-Based High Availability Storage Foundation
by Bill Tobey
Novell Connection Magazine – Q1 2007
Here’s an excerpt:
So what do you do if you’re interested in an open source approach to server virtualization but have no direct experience? A common sense approach is to get your proverbial feet wet as quickly and safely as possible by experimenting offline at small scale with key components such as the Xen hypervisor.
This article describes a perfect first project—a demonstration recently documented by Novell engineers that provides an accessible introduction to server virtualization by emulating an enterprise-class storage solution. At tabletop scale it replicates many of the core elements and processes of a Linux-based High Availability Storage Foundation (HASF).
High Availability Storage Foundation is a featured technology in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. Using open source components it creates a highly available enterprise-class foundation that protects critical data while lowering costs, simplifying storage management, and most important, keeping your enterprise running.