1.0 Preparing the Cloud Manager Orchestration Server for SUSE High Availability Support

Ensuring maximum service-level availability and data protection is paramount to enterprise IT infrastructure. Automated failure detection and recovery prevents downtime, and reduces the financial and operational impact of outages to the business. Highly available infrastructure is a key requirement for IT decision makers.

The Orchestration Server is a critical component of your enterprise infrastructure. It continuously monitors and manages physical servers and virtual machines (VMs), and provides high availability for virtual machines by automatically restarting them on other physical servers if the server they are running on becomes unavailable because of a planned or unplanned outage. Therefore, the Orchestration Server itself must be highly available.

This guide describes how to configure the Cloud Manager Orchestration Server in a high availability SUSE Linux cluster and how to provide both service-level restart for the Orchestration Server and failover among the physical servers of a SUSE Linux cluster to ensure that the server remains available and responsive to the infrastructure that it manages.