Improve the availability of your mission-critical IT using the uncompromising resiliency of Serviceguard for HP-UX – mitigating and managing threats so you never have to worry. Every minute of downtime can cost you money and decrease your customer satisfaction, in the highly competitive enterprise world you cannot afford to be without HP Serviceguard.
HP Serviceguard is the #1 provider of high availability for UNIX(1).
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Reduce unplanned downtime and improve your experience with planned downtime; HP Serviceguard is a high availability software with toolkits, extensions and disaster recovery solutions that work to increase the uptime of your entire HP-UX environment. Fully integrated with everything from CPU to Solution, HP Serviceguard delivers precise control and broad-sweeping manageability over your entire environment so you can stay available and worry free. You can buy HP Serviceguard as part of the HP-UX High Availability Operating Environment (HA-OE), the Data Center Operating Environment (DC-OE) or as a standalone product for HP-UX.
Strengthen your mission-critical Converged Infrastructure with HP-UX Serviceguard Solutions innovations for high availability and disaster recovery.
March 2013 updates
Speed deployment of Metrocluster with 3PAR
Disaster Recovery Solution through Serviceguard Manager with new Easy Deployment
Ensure proper failover
of Metrocluster 3PAR even after cluster modifications with Cluster Verification
Keep your SAP environment available
with the latest certification from SAP, SAP Application Server HA Interface Certification via SAP integration scenario NW-HA-CLU 730
September 2012 updates
Increase high availability
by protecting the latest IBM DB2 10.1 and EnterpriseDB PPAS 9.1 versions with Serviceguard Toolkit
Avoid data loss and reduce recovery time
when using HP 3PAR Remote Copy software with HP Serviceguard Metrocluster
Want high availability for Linux? Not a problem, check out Serviceguard for Linux1 IDC Vendor Share Reports for Availability and Clustering Solutions, 2001-2008
Define, implement, and manage solutions
that help to secure your infrastructure, while protecting data
and information, HP Serviceguard will help you align your business continuity objectives with your business requirements.
Ensure critical services are continually up and running using HP Serviceguard.
Experience improved availability as it moves services
between servers on the fly, so quickly and so transparently
that you may not even realize it happened. HP Serviceguard transfers applications automatically, in response to a failure, or at your command, for scheduled maintenance.
Facilitate management with configuration, administration, and monitoring capabilities for environments protected with HP Serviceguard Solutions.
Gain a graphical, big-picture view of multiple clusters with drag and drop control that allows you to drill down and proactively manage clusters, systems (nodes), and applications packages. Seamless
integration with other management tools allows you to manage anything from virtual machines, to large cluster settings, all from one interface.
Forget about lists of what you can or can't cluster—HP-UX delivers a unique framework for a single, common way to integrate virtually any IT service into a cluster for fully supported solutions with zero custom coding. We use this same framework to offer off-the-shelf, pre-tested Toolkits and Extensions for key mission-critical applications that are developed with—and recognized by—our partners.
Save up to 93%1 on time and costs to cluster Oracle e-Business Suite with HP SGeEBS. It delivers fast and foolproof high availability for Oracle's E-Business Suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply-chain management (SCM) applications relying on Oracle database. Eliminate up to 12 hours of planned downtime for Oracle EBS maintenance every month2.
Extends the powerful failover capabilities of HP Serviceguard to SAP environments to protect the SAP central instance and database―business-critical pieces in an SAP environment―within a Serviceguard cluster. SGeSAP greatly simplifies SAP management and can decrease planned downtime when performing SAP upgrades.
Increase the availability and simplify the management of Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) using SGeRAC. It allows you to integrate Oracle RAC into a Serviceguard cluster while easily managing the dependency between Oracle Clusterware
and Oracle RAC with a full range of storage management
options. SGeRAC is licensed as part of the HA-OE and DC-OE Operating Environments and is also available as a standalone product option.
Increase performance, simplify operations, and lower costs with immediate access to data replicas and standby copies of the database using the HP Oracle Data Guard Toolkit. HP offers the HP Serviceguard Toolkit for Oracle Data Guard to provide robust high availability to this critical DBA tool.
Take advantage of configuration files and control scripts that allow you to use Serviceguard to set up highly available NFS servers using the HP Serviceguard Toolkit for NFS includes. The configuration files are customized for your unique environment and include special health monitors that provide continual watch over NFS services
Facilitate the quick and easy
integration of applications into a Serviceguard clusters using the HP Serviceguard Developers Toolbox Program framework. You'll have your key business services—even custom applications—fully protected with HP Serviceguard in minutes avoiding significant integration time and effort. The Toolbox provides the same look and feel for every application integration.
The Serviceguard Developers Toolbox is delivered by HP's Developer & Solution Partner Program (DSPP) and can be downloaded at no charge.
1Source: Based on HP Lab analysis with HP customers that show typical manual effort for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite into a cluster to require 30 engineering days. With SGeEBS, this integration is achieved in 2 engineering days or less. 2Oracle estimates that EBS maintenance outages could usually take 3-12 hours and may require performing those as frequently as every month
Take advantage of HP disaster recovery solutions that have been implemented and refined for more than 25 years all over the world.
Disaster-proof your business by extending the comprehensive protection of HP Serviceguard beyond the walls of you data center to ensure you remain online at all times. HP Serviceguard Solutions for disaster recovery address everything from single points of failure in a single system to multiple points of failure involving many systems at several locations. It clusters your workloads and recovers them to a different server, city or continent should any failures occur.
Protect your workload from two or three data centers up to 100km apart with HP Serviceguard
Extended Distance Cluster. It monitors and replicates you data and configurations to fail over a faulting workloads from one data center to another. Since HP Serviceguard is the only cluster license required, it is an inexpensive and easy-to-implement disaster recovery solution.
Benefit from automatic and bi-directional failover and failback of mission-critical data and applications in data centers located up to 300 kilometers apart using HP Serviceguard Metrocluster. Not only does it protect against the business impact of disasters, it also turns your business continuity infrastructure into a productive asset that can be used for day-to-day operations to avoid planned downtime.
Experience disaster recovery spanning unlimited distances with HP Serviceguard Continentalclusters. It uses multiple clusters to provide availability within and between different clusters. Not only does this gives you complete protection against any failures within each cluster, but also the powerful ability to have one cluster immediately take over the operations of the other at the simple push of a button.
Increases availability, strengthen data integrity and improve manageability for HP UX Oracle Database and Oracle RAC environments using HP Serviceguard Storage Management Suite that integrates HP Serviceguard Solutions and Veritas Storage Foundation technologies by Symantec. Serviceguard Storage Management Suites (SG SMS) has been simplified to make it easier to choose a solution for single-instance Oracle environments or Oracle RAC customer environments.
With HP Storage Management Suite you can enhance your environment with the following benefits:
Enhance database performance
Achieve close to "raw-volume" Oracle database performance all while you benefit from the manageability of a file system capable of dynamically scaling the database up to 40 terabytes. At the same time, you can reduce your storage costs by transparently relocating data to different classes of storage based on how important the data is and how often it is accessed.
Experience greater control of online storage management
Improve storage utilization, and reduce storage-related downtime by grouping physical disks into Disk Groups with SG SMS. Other features allow you to distribute I/O loads across multiple data paths to improve performance and move unimportant or out-of-date files to less-expensive storage.
Simplify Oracle RAC management
Experience improved manageability with the HP Serviceguard Cluster File System for RAC—one of the products within SG SMS—as a single storage management solution for both Oracle and application files.
Traditionally, Oracle RAC management has entailed dealing with raw volumes, which usually adds complexity. Now, SG SMS provides all the conveniences of file-system manageability with close to raw volume performance
Improve data integrity and reduce downtime
Preserve data integrity, protect business-critical environments from unexpected hardware and software failures, and enable the application uptime necessary to achieve service-level objectives with HP Serviceguard, the fundamental component within the product suite. HP Serviceguard is equally effective in responding to unplanned failure events and maintaining uptime during planned maintenance. You can move your applications among servers, keeping services available during software or hardware updates.
Increase resource utilization
Allow multiple servers, partitions, or virtual machines to be grouped into a cluster to provide highly available application services. In the event of a failover during peak usage times, HP Serviceguard now integrated into Matrix OE for HP-UX, uses a policy engine that works together to re-allocate resources based on business priorities to facilitate meeting service levels.