Information systems continuity tools and methods
High availability, disaster tolerance and computer aided management of crisis situations which affect technology infrastructures

Shaman-X free software technology enablers

Shaman-X is a free software development project. Shaman-X developments target methods and applications for multiple and complex failures combinations management, to improve infrastructure crisis control. Shaman-X already provides users and developers with the first set of free tools which addresses complex failure detection and automated fail-over in multivendor environments.

Shaman-X application software suite is designed to build high availability systems, disaster tolerant systems and a reference implementation of a crisis management application which follows Shaman-X methodology prescriptions

 

Shaman-X Family :

 

- WitchDoctor-WDX, is a dedicated communication software between multi-vendor computers. WDX uses extremely strong algorithms across redundant networks and provides a distributed resource locking mechanism. WDX detects network failures and computer failures. WDX automates application failover over 2 to 16 networked computer groups. WDX interoperates over Linux, Unix, NT and VMS platforms, simple nodes or clustered ones.
[More about WitchDoctor-WDX...]

- ConfigurationDoctor-CDX relates to easy configuration, deployment and administration tools. CDX configures WDX to manage various data replication topologies and configures HDX interactive images.

 

 

[More about ConfigurationDoctor-CDX...]

- HealingDoctor-HDX, is the crisis situation management interactive application, which prints reports for crisis management task force, and calculates equations sets to determin current seriousness level, potential degradation risks, and recovery strategic recommendations.

 

 

[More about HealingDoctor-HDX...]

CDX, WDX and HDX are integrated in an easy to install and set solution Shaman-X recovery kit which provides a set of interactive scripts and preconfigured files to fit in most usual cases.
[More about Shaman-X-Recovery-Kit-RKX...]

Work in progress

New developments are in specification phase. Developers are welcome.

Main capabilities under study are these ones:

- MathsDoctor-MDX, is the real-time processor that calculates logical equations models which represent infrastructure situations and complex failover conditions.
[More about MathsDoctor-MDX...]

- DummyDoctor-DDX, is the simulation environment for HDX and MDX. DDX is used to train organisation staff, and replay records of previous situations as a black box analyser. DDX is the test bed to validate equations and models.
[More about DummyDoctor-DDX...]

- Fault-finding WatchDog-FWDX, reproduces hardware watchdog bahavior. FWDX provides an exceptionnaly reliable diagnostic in real-time environments, across a specific cable, with no added device inside the computer. FWDX targets Linux and Unix platforms. FWDX is to be ported from Unix to Linux.
[More about Fault-finding WatchDog-FWDX...]

Gnu free software licenses

Please insure that your plans are compatible with Shaman-X licenses. You must know about these licenses and conform to the obligation to join the text of these licenses to any piece of software you may use.

 

 

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