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Robot HA

High Availability Software for IBM i

Simple, scalable business continuity in the cloud and on-premises


IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400)

Top 3 Benefits


Maintain Business Continuity

When an emergency or disaster strikes, role swap to your on-premise or cloud backup server so your business can continue within minutes.

Maximize Uptime

Use your secondary system to perform nightly backups, queries, and planned maintenance activities without impacting your production system.

Refine Data Replication

Replicate all of production or only select libraries and programs. Your data is available on your target server instantly.

Key High Availability Software Features

System Requirements: IBM i 7.2 or highger

Protect data with instant replication

Data replication with Robot HA

Using remote journaling and a high-speed apply routine, Robot HA can replicate 188 million journal transactions per hour across any distance—physical or virtual—and apply the data the moment it is received, which means that your hot backup is always a real-time copy of production.


Audit role swap readiness

Audits available in Robot HA IBM i high availability software

Get peace of mind by confirming that you are ready to role swap at any moment. Manually trigger a role swap audit as needed or set it up to run at regular intervals. You can configure the audit to examine the objects that are most important to your data center. Robot HA can even help you automatically recover some of the issues the audit may reveal. After the audit runs, you can see at a glance if your system passed or escalate the results via email or by using Robot Alert or Robot Network.

You can see this information displayed graphically in our web interface dashboard below.

Simplify role swaps

Simplify role swaps with Robot HA

Robot HA makes it easy for you to test using different role swap scenarios to verify that replication is done correctly. Even test while users are still using production to minimize business disruption. The process of switching to your on-premise or cloud backup system is automated, so you can achieve your mandated recovery time objective (RTO) when disaster strikes.

Monitor your high availability environment

Robot HA is self-monitoring IBM i high availability software

Robot HA automatically monitors all aspects of replication—including replication tasks in error, excessive transport or apply lags, user-defined conditions, and more—and sends notification for any issues that need attention, so you can quickly confirm that your hot backup system is ready for a role swap.

You can see this information displayed graphically in our web interface dashboard below.

Automatically resync production and backup data

Robot HA is self-healing high availability software

Robot HA is self-healing. It continuously audits and repairs objects and integrated file system (IFS) directories to ensure they match production. This synchronization process ensures that your data is up to date on the hot backup system and frees up your operators to focus on more important tasks.

Implement with ease

Robot HA is easy to install and establish IBM i high availability

Robot HA is quick to install and easy to use. The appropriate journals, subsystems, and transport layer are created automatically, minimizing the manual efforts involved in implementation. Additionally, this IBM i high availability solution can be adjusted from the default settings, allowing you to refine the way it runs in your environment.

Fast-track your ROI with comprehensive implementation services

Fast-track your ROI with professional services for Robot HA

Start off on the right foot with your new software. Take advantage of our comprehensive implementation services package, which includes pre-installation planning, product installation, implementation, and basic training services. Learn more >

 “Users are logging onto the system, and we’re not missing a beat. Robot HA is replicating all my data, making sure that all my objects are in sync.”

Bob Butcher
iSeries Engineer

“The thing that impressed me the most about Robot HA was testing the role swap. All the ethernet lines, TCP/IP routes, and servers came over, and all of the ODBC traffic was pointing in the right direction. I was just amazed.”

Bob Butcher
iSeries Engineer

“I absolutely cannot say enough about Robot HA. No matter where I’ve installed or used it, it’s been a great product. I’m happy it’s under the HelpSystems umbrella.”

Gerald Dalton
IT Director
Nesco Resource

Data Replication Done Your Way

IBM i high availability doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Whether it’s all your user data and applications or just a few libraries, with Robot HA you decide what to replicate. Go granular or get it all, either way you are maximizing production uptime by replicating your irreplaceable business data to your on-premise or cloud backup site.

Library data

Program objects

IFS directories

User profiles

Authorization lists

Object authorities

System values

Spooled files

Pairs Well with IBM PowerHA

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Proven Business Continuity in the Cloud and On-Premises

Robot HA is a proven business continuity and high availability solution

Hundreds of organizations rely on this technology for business continuity on IBM i. Robot HA delivers the ease-of-use you need to establish high availability at your organization plus advanced features—including trigger programs, physical file constraints, library rename capabilities, and bi-directional synchronization—to accommodate even the most complex environments.

Robot HA supports your IBM i cloud initiative by replicating data in real time to both local and cloud servers. Don’t have a DR site? Our disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering helps you get to hybrid cloud faster. You can replicate to our cloud server, perform cloud backups, and even do cloud recovery all on a subscription basis.

Migration Services

If you're thinking about migrating your IBM i data and applications to a new server, to a new data center, or to the cloud, Robot HA can help! You can use Robot HA replicate your data to the target server and keep it in sync with your source system until you're ready to make the switch—all with near-zero downtime.

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24/7 business demands 24/7 system and application availability. When you’re ready to avoid downtime—be it planned or unplanned—Robot HA is the fastest, easiest, most affordable way to establish high availability at your organization.