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HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

 
Ragni Singh
Super Advisor

HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

Hi all, we all here are trying to determine which is a better clustering product. What are the pros and cons. Any input here will be most greatly appreciated.
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

Clustering seems to be based on the same basic principles.

I'm in the slow process of deploying both SG at work Red Hat for my private business.

I've done the HP course and find SG very mature, manageable and useful. I'm still in the reading stage with Red Hat.

Red Hat based their product on the piranha product set if I am not mistaken. Its got the bugs worked out and works on more varied hardware than SG. SG from HP only works on server classes of boxes on the HP-9000 side and the Intel side.

As Mr. Scott said in Star Trek V, the right tool for the right job.

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Jeroen Peereboom
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Re: HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

In case you are thinking of Oracle Real Application Clustering: on Linux one uses Oracle Cluster Manager software.

JP
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

If serviceguard on linux is like serviceguard onm hpux keep in mind that it will require you to probably recompile the kernel or at least compile some kernel modules.
You should keep this in mind, since every time you do an update of the linux kernel (because of security issues or bugs) you will need to recompile those modules (or kernel) again.
The RH cluster tool doesn't need you to do that.
Serviceguard for Linux
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

The current version of Serviceguard for Linux does NOT require a recompile of the kernel.

http://www.hp.com/go/sglx has the latest info - although the certification matrix and config guide are due for a update
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Service Guard versus Redhat Clustering

2 SEP - RH Clsuter Manager HA cluster is based on Kimberlite project [http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-AS-2.1-Manual/cluster-manager/ch-acknowledge.html]

I see the big advantage of RH Clsuter Manager in hardware independency; and for ServiceGuard you have to work with HP servers/storage.

Rgds,
Vitaly