This guide provides information about configuring FailSafe 2.1 x systems with the FailSafe Tape Management Facility (TMF) 2.2 plug-in. This plug-in enables TMF and its resources to be failed over from one node to another if a component fails. This guide is intended as a supplement to the information included in the FailSafe Administrator's Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage.
This guide is written for system administrators who are responsible for configuring and administering a FailSafe system with the optional FailSafe TMF software. These system administrators must be able to customize several shell scripts and must be familiar with TMF configuration and TMF startup and shutdown procedures.
For TMF information, see:
TMF Administrator's Guide
TMF Release and Installation Guide
Besides this guide, other documentation for the FailSafe system includes the following:
FailSafe Administrator's Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage
FailSafe Programmer's Guide for SGI Infinite Storage
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 INFORMIX Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Netscape Server Administrator's Guide
IRIX FailSafe NFS Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe Version 2 Samba Administrator's Guide
The FailSafe reference pages are as follows:
ha_ifmx2(1M) (FailSafe INFORMIX option)
Release notes are included with each FailSafe product. The names of the release notes are as follows:
Cluster administration services
Cluster node control services
FailSafe 2.1.x release
FailSafe patch release
You can obtain SGI documentation as follows:
See the SGI Technical Publications Library at http://docs.sgi.com. Various formats are available. This library contains the most recent and most comprehensive set of online books, release notes, man pages, and other information.
If it is installed on your SGI system, you can use InfoSearch, an online tool that provides a more limited set of online books, release notes, and man pages. With an IRIX system, enter infosearch at a command line or select Help -> InfoSearch from the Toolchest.
On IRIX systems, you can view release notes by entering either grelnotes or relnotes at a command line.
On Linux systems, you can view release notes on your system by accessing the README.txt file for the product. This is usually located in the /usr/share/doc/productname directory, although file locations may vary.
You can view man pages by typing man title at a command line.
The following conventions are used throughout this guide:
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Italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts being defined.
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