Browse Definitions :
Definition

SFT III

Contributor(s): J. Manzella

SFT III is a feature providing fault-tolerance in Intel-based PC network server running Novell's NetWare operating system. SFT III allows two servers to mirror each other so that one server is always available in case the other one fails. (Novell doesn't say whether SFT is an abbreviation for something. However, "servers with fault-tolerance" seems to fit.) With SFT III, two servers, which can be in different geographical locations up to 40 kilometers apart, are connected by a high-speed data link through network interface cards ( NIC ). The relationship is one of peers. Either server can be taken offline for maintenance and upgrading while the other continues to run. Up to 1,000 users can be served.

Another fault-tolerant feature is that a redundant backup data link can be added. Novell calls the data link a Mirrored Server Link (MSL). A group of administrator can be notified if any system element fails. The NetWare Management System (NMS) provides a graphical map showing the SFT III servers and sends alert messages to a system console in the event of a failure.

This was last updated in April 2005

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • data governance policy

    A data governance policy is a documented set of guidelines for ensuring that an organization's data and information assets are ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

SearchSecurity

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher chosen by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and alerts when such ...

  • Secure Shell (SSH)

    SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol that gives users, particularly system ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchStorage

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks or ...

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

Close