8.1 Benefits of Configuring AFP for High Availability

When you configure AFP in an OES 2 SP3 cluster, resources can be dynamically switched or moved to any server in the cluster. Resources can be configured to automatically switch or be moved in the event of a server failure, or they can be moved manually to troubleshoot hardware or balance the workload.

An equally important benefit of implementing AFP in a cluster setup is that you can reduce unplanned service outages as well as planned outages for software and hardware maintenance and upgrades.

Before you attempt to implement this solution, familiarize yourself with how Cluster Services works. For information, see the OES 2 SP3: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.8 Administration Guide for Linux