Open-E JovianDSS includes failover functionality for SMB, NFS and iSCSI enabling you to set up High Availability Load-Balanced Storage Clusters. High availability is crucial for business-critical data. By using the Open-E JovianDSS High Availability Cluster Feature Pack you can ensure reliability and redundancy through failover in case of a server crash. This feature is available as a feature pack for the shared storage cluster.
The HA cluster management software enables you to quickly access all features related to your cluster setup. Whether for initial configuration or re-configuration after a failover – everything is in one place and guarantees ease of use for the storage administrator.
Virtual IP (VIP) addresses can be used by multiple servers and freely switched. They create a connection to the data which is independent of the physical network path. High availability is achieved by detecting hardware failures and automatically moving the VIP from the primary to the secondary node without the client servers noticing a timeout.