High Availability File Servers
It takes the right combination of hardware, software, and skill (no luck involved here) to keep your information systems online. The images below have been edited to remove the customer information and to fit this page.
This Novell NetWare 5.1 server has been up for 374 days as of April 28, 2004. It's running on a Compaq Proliant ML370 with 2 Ethernet adapters and a 8 SCSI drives configured as 2 RAID5 spindles with hot-spares. It has an average of 35 active users each day and runs Veritas Backup Exec Remote Agent and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition.
This Novell NetWare Small Business Suite 6.0 server ultimately ran for 443 days before being restarted. It's running on a Compaq Proliant ML350 using RAID5 with a hot-spare drive. This server is running many services: PServer.NLM, ACCPAC FAXServe 7.0, APC Powerchute Plus, GroupWise 6 Fax Gateway, BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3.5 with Forward HTTP Proxy, GroupWise 6 POA, GroupWise 6 MTA, NetWare Enterprise Web Server, GroupWise 6 Internet Agent, GroupWise 6 WebAccess Agent, and Veritas Backup Exec for NetWare v9,
Novell GroupWise 6 POA Agent with 352 Days.
This Novell NetWare 4.11 server ultimately ran for 628 days. It's running on a Compaq Proliant 800 with a DDS4/8 DAT drive. It was restarted to force-eject a tape.
This Novell NetWare 6.0 box was up for 285 days. It's running on a Compaq Proliant ML350 with 1 Token-Ring adapter and 2 Ethernet adapters. It moves a lot of traffic and also is host to a GroupWise Post Office. It was restarted the same day for a tape drive upgrade.