February 05, 2001, 9:00 AM — Linux clustering vendor SteelEye Technology last week announced software that keeps print servers running in any situation, such as order fulfillment or logistics, in which printing is mission-critical.
The LifeKeeper software works on clustered Linux, Solaris and Windows NT platforms, and monitors the status of print spoolers and daemons, as well as servers, networks and data, to ensure that printers remain up and available for users.
The software contains failover mechanisms that can detect a possible outage and recover from hardware or application faults. LifeKeeper includes a browser-based interface for installation, configuration and management, and operates on Red Hat and Caldera Linux distributions. The product is available now and starts at $3,000 for a two-node cluster.
Lotus and SuSE Linux rolled out a version of its Domino groupware software last week for SuSE Linux. The SuSE Linux Groupware Server allows messaging, scheduling and workflow management in a Linux network.
It supports XML, Java Servlets, JavaBeans and Java APIs for access to Domino services, and can be administered through individual and group access rights. The SuSE Linux Groupware Server includes one SuSE Linux Enterprise platform, a license for the Lotus Domino Application Server for Linux, 10 Lotus Notes client licenses, and 60 days of installation and configuration support.
It will be available in February starting at $2,500.