Systems that meet stringent service availability (SA) and high availability (HA) requirements have been around for decades, but diverse segments use varied terminology to describe the same concepts. This session will provide a high-level technical overview of the Service Availability™ Forum standards and the support of those standards within OpenSAF, allowing those familiar with HA concepts to map their terminology to SA Forum and OpenSAF terminology.
The session will also help those relatively new to OpenSAF or the HA domain to familiarize themselves with the terms and concepts. This session will lay the technical foundation for the remainder of the conference so that attendees get the most out of the more detailed presentations that follow.
OpenSAF involves a number of complex ideas and is designed to work in many different environments. In order to make it easy for new users to get started, we will also detail options that new users have to educate themselves about OpenSAF and relevant environments for using the code base and interacting with the community.