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Guidelines for OpenVMS Cluster Configurations

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1 Document Organization
1-1 OpenVMS Cluster System Benefits
1-2 Hardware Components in an OpenVMS Cluster System
1-3 Operating System Components
1-4 OpenVMS Cluster Networking Components
2-1 Availability Requirements
2-2 Determining Your Application Requirements
2-3 Resource Requirements of Application Types
2-4 System Management Tools
2-5 System Management Products from OpenVMS Partners
3-1 System Types
4-1 Interconnect Characteristics
4-2 Comparison of Cluster Interconnect Types
4-3 System Support for Cluster Interconnects
4-4 Maximum Data Transfer Rates in Megabytes per Second
4-5 Maximum SCSI Interconnect Distances
4-6 SCSI Adapters
5-1 Interconnects and Corresponding Storage Devices
5-2 Estimating Disk Capacity Requirements
5-3 Disk Performance Optimizers
5-4 Storage Availability Optimizers
6-1 Multipath SCSI and FC Configuration Requirements
6-2 Multipath FC and SCSI Configuration Restrictions
6-3 Multipath System Parameters
6-4 SHOW DEVICE/FULL Multipath Terms
7-1 Fibre Channel Features
7-2 Fibre Channel Hardware Components
8-1 Availability Requirements
8-2 Failover Mechanisms
8-3 Products That Increase Availability
8-4 Availability Strategies
8-5 Strategies for Maintaining Availability
10-1 Scalable Dimensions in OpenVMS Clusters
10-2 Scalability Strategies
10-3 ELAN Configuration Guidelines
10-4 OpenVMS Cluster System Parameters
10-5 Disk Technology Summary
10-6 Types of Caching
11-1 Advantages of Multiple System Disks
11-2 How Multiple System Disks Are Used
11-3 Comparison of Single and Multiple System Disks
11-4 Quorum Strategies
11-5 OpenVMS Cluster Polling Parameters
11-6 OpenVMS Cluster Warranted and Migration Support
11-7 Backup Methods for Data
11-8 Tape-Drive Performance and Capacity
A-1 Requirements for SCSI Multihost OpenVMS Cluster Configurations
A-2 Supported Hardware for SCSI OpenVMS Cluster Systems
A-3 Maximum Data Transfer Rates (MB/s)
A-4 Maximum SCSI Interconnect Distances
A-5 Steps for Installing a SCSI OpenVMS Cluster System
A-6 SCSI Environment Parameters
A-7 Steps for Installing Additional Nodes
A-8 Steps for Ensuring Proper Grounding
B-1 MEMORY CHANNEL Configuration Support
B-2 Comparison of SMP, MEMORY CHANNEL, and Standard Networks
B-3 MEMORY CHANNEL Page Attributes
C-1 CIPCA and CIXCD Performance
C-2 AlphaServer Support for CIPCAs
C-3 Controller Requirements for Supporting CIPCA
C-4 BAP Allocation by Adapter Type and OpenVMS Version
D-1 DS3 Protocol Options
D-2 Bellcore and OpenVMS Cluster Requirements and Goals Terminology
D-3 OpenVMS Cluster DS3 and SONET OC3 Error Performance Requirements

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