IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using IBM Storwize (Volume 3 of 4)

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 01 June 2016, updated 15 June 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441724
ISBN-13: 9780738441726
IBM Form #: SG24-8402-00
(148 pages)

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Authors: David Granum, Edward Grygierczyk, Sabine Jordan, Peter Mayhew, David Painter


IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster recovery (DR) solution for business applications running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers.

Use this IBM Redbooks® publication to help you install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM Storwize storage servers. This publication provides you with planning information to prepare for using the various PowerHA offerings for the IBM Storwize storage family. It also provides implementation and managing information. Finally, it provides guidance on troubleshooting these solutions and identifies the documentation that you must capture before calling support.

This book is part of a four-book volume set that gives you a complete understanding of PowerHA for i by using native disk storage, IBM DS8000 storage servers, or IBM Storwize storage servers. The following publications are part of this PowerHA for i volume set:

  • IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation (Volume 1 of 4), SG24-8400
  • IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using DS8000 (Volume 2 of 4), SG24-8403
  • IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using Geographic Mirroring (Volume 4 of 4), SG24-8401

Important: The information that is presented in this volume set is for technical consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists who are responsible for providing HA and support for IBM i solutions. If you are new to HA, you should first review the information that is presented in the first book of this volume set, IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation (Volume 1 of 4), SG24-8400, to get a general understanding of clustering technology, independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs), and the PowerHA architecture.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to using IBM Storwize with PowerHA solutions on IBM i
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Implementation
Chapter 4. Monitoring and managing your environment
Chapter 5. Switching and IBM FlashCopy operations
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. PowerHA Tools for IBM i
Appendix B. Additional material

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