App HA overview

The latest version of App HA, 1.1, was released last week and is now available for download. This release has a number of cool new features that will greatly increase the usability of App HA. I will do additional post(s) on these in the next few weeks.

  • More applications: Oracle (10g & 11g) and PostgreSQL (8.x & 9.x)
  • Support for custom services: Any service Hyperic agents are currently able to start/stop
  • Increased interoperability with vSphere: now supporting both vSphere 5.5 and 5.1
  • More flexibility: ability to edit App HA policies
  • International support: 6 additional languages now supported

Here are some links for getting started with App HA 1.1

AppHA Interop

One important note about upgrading to App HA 1.1 is that there is not an upgrade path from App HA 1.0 to 1.1. To move from App HA 1.0 to 1.1 requires that you document your current policies, uninstall App HA 1.0, upgrade Hyperic to 5.8.1, and vCenter and ESX to 5.5 U1, then install App HA 1.1 and reconfigure/reassign policies.

Please let me know what your thoughts are around the release of App HA 1.1 in the comments or reach out to me on Twitter.