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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 2, 2018

Support High Availailty with hot standby mode

IMS, in support of HA, supports the concept of rolling maintenance where the IMS systems would be shutdown one at a time so that changes/maintenance can be applied. Once applied the system is restarted and the next IMS system is shutdown until we cycle thru all IMS members of the IMSplex. Unfortunately, while IMS supports HA & rolling maintenance Infosphere does not. It means our automation will need to restart Infosphere on a separate lpar from where IMS maintenance is being applied and potentially repeat the process as maintenance works its way thru the IMSplex. Having Infosphere support HA would simplify the IMS maintenance procedures.

  • Admin
    Davendra Paltoo
    Dec 14, 2018

    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. We think that the idea is valid, but the work has not yet been committed. IBM will monitor this request for other user comments and/or votes in order to help us determine the priority of addressing this request.