Dashing Through HA
In the Avance Dashboard, the right-hand pane displays real-time messages and images of system health and events effecting availability and other parameters. In the left-hand pane, a familiar tree-style interface provides quick links to major functionality. The virtual machine steps invoked earlier were accessed (logically) under Virtual Machines in the Resources section. under Libraries, Avance also allows VMs to access Linux repositories and kickstart files, as well as "para-virtualized" repositories for network and disk drivers, which can help maximize VM performance.
Even if no one in your organization is prone to dropping screws or cups of coffee into servers (as seen in this jaw-dropping video), the Stratus Technologies Avance hypervisor is ready to handle it. Included with the $1,200-per-year service (list) is a call-home feature that the company says helps Stratus system self-resolve up to 90 percent of problems threatening server availability. Through its partner program, Stratus offers free training, deal registration and specialised programs for financial, government, manufacturing and health-care sectors.