This guide provides information about how to configure IRIS FailSafe 2.0 systems with the IRIS FailSafe 2.0 INFORMIX database option. This option enables INFORMIX database resources to be failed over from one node to another if a component fails. This guide is intended as a supplement to the information about configuring IRIS FailSafe that is described in the IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Administrator's Guide .
This guide was prepared in conjunction with Release 2.0 of the IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX option. It describes the IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX software for INFORMIX 7.3 ODS.
This guide is written for system administrators who are responsible for configuring and administering an IRIS FailSafe system with the optional IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX software. These system administrators must be familiar with INFORMIX configuration.
This guide contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1, “IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX Overview,” describes the IRIS FailSafe components that are included in the IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX option. It also provides an overview of the steps required to add INFORMIX databases as highly available services to an IRIS FailSafe cluster.
Chapter 2, “Configuring IRIS FailSafe for INFORMIX,” explains the procedures for adding INFORMIX databases as highly available services.
For INFORMIX installation information, see the Informix Installation Guide Version 7.1 for UNIX Products.
Besides this guide, other documentation for the IRIS FailSafe system includes
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Programmer's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Netscape Server Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 NFS Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle Administrator's Guide
The IRIS FailSafe reference pages are as follows:
ha_http_ping2(1M) (IRIS FailSafe Web)
ha_ifmx2(1M) (IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX option)
Release notes are included with each IRIS FailSafe product. The names of the release notes are as follows:
Table 1. IRIS FailSafe Release Notes
IRIS FailSafe 2.0
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 NFS
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Netscape
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 INFORMIX
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle
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