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Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.3 Security Guide

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Updated: September 2015

Overview of Geographic Edition and Security

Geographic Edition software is a layered extension of the Oracle Solaris Cluster software. Data replication software enables applications that are running on a Geographic Edition cluster to tolerate disasters by migrating services to a geographically separated secondary cluster. A disaster such as an earthquake, fire, or storm might disable the cluster at the primary site.

    If a disaster occurs, the Geographic Edition cluster can continue to provide services by using the following levels of redundancy:

  • A secondary cluster

  • Duplicated application configuration on the secondary cluster

  • Replicated data on the secondary cluster

Geographic Edition software provides a suite of tools to manage and configure geographically separated clusters with a migration of services between sites. The clusters can be global clusters, zone clusters, or a combination of both. The Geographic Edition software can manage availability across multiple physical locations through robust security, application service migration, and data replication to tolerate disaster across an enterprise system.