High availability eliminates a single point of failure in an Informatica domain and provides minimal service interruption in the event of failure. When you configure high availability for a domain, the domain can continue running despite temporary network, hardware, or service failures. You can configure high availability for the domain, application services, and application clients.
The following high availability components make services highly available in an Informatica domain:
Resilience. An Informatica domain can tolerate temporary connection failures until either the resilience timeout expires or the failure is fixed.
Restart and failover. A process can restart on the same node or on a backup node after the process becomes unavailable.
Recovery. Operations can complete after a service is interrupted. After a service process restarts or fails over, it restores the service state and recovers operations.
When you plan a highly available Informatica environment, consider the differences between internal Informatica components and systems that are external to Informatica. Internal components include the Service Manager, application services, and command line programs. External systems include the network, hardware, database management systems, FTP servers, message queues, and shared storage.
High availability features for the Informatica environment are available based on your license.