SA Forum's Application Interface Specification (AIS) and Hardware Platform Interface (HPI) specifications address service availability for both software and hardware. OpenSAF 4.0 introduced a new AIS service - the Platform Management Service (PLM), which makes it possible to build “hardware aware” cluster solutions via the use of hardware management stacks such as OpenHPI. This session will show how PLM's ability to “talk to the hardware” is an important feature when building a cluster solution focused on pre-empting and preventing the effects of complete hardware outages. It also includes a demo made up of highly available video streaming components, which broadcasts a movie to clients on the network. The demo will show how a cluster can be made aware of imminent hardware failures and thereby make decisions based on hardware health.