Patent Number: 6,253,209

Title: Method for parallel, remote administration of mirrored and alternate volume groups in a distributed data processing system

Abstract: A method for remotely administering one or more nodes of a distributed data processing system to provide mirroring of operating system images, and/or designating of alternate volume groups for the one or more nodes. A new data class is defined in a system data repository (SDR) coupled to a control node of the distributed system. A set of commands are provided to initiate and discontinue mirroring from the control node on a nodal volume group, along with designating alternate volume groups for remote installation on one or more nodes of the system in parallel. An interface to add, delete, modify or display information about nodal volume groups is also provided.

Inventors: Chase-Salerno; Michael S. (New Paltz, NY), Ferri; Richard (Ulster Park, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/20 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018