IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 for AIX Reference Guide

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM® Redbooks® publication strengthens high availability solutions for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Standard and Enterprise Editions (hardware, software, best practices, reference architectures, and tools) with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM Power Systems environment allowing customers a planned foundation for a dynamic high available infrastructure for their enterprise applications.

This IBM Redbooks publication address topics to leverage the strengths of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard and Enterprise Editions 7.1.3 for IBM Power Systems to solve customers' application high availability challenges, and maximize systems' availability, and management.

This IBM Redbooks publication is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for providing high availability solutions and support with the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard and Enterprise Editions on POWER® systems.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 Standard and Enterprise Editions for AIX
Chapter 2. Basic concepts
Chapter 3. What is new in the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3?
Chapter 4. Cluster Aware AIX (CAA) updates
Chapter 5. Migration
Chapter 6. IBM PowerHA cluster simulator
Chapter 7. Implementing DB2 with PowerHA
Chapter 8. SmartAssist for SAP 7.1.3
Chapter 9. PowerHA HyperSwap updates
Chapter 10. RBAC integration and implementation
Chapter 11. Dynamic hostname change (hostname takeover)
Chapter 12. PowerHA cluster monitoring
Appendix A. Repository disk recovery process
Appendix B. Custom monitoring scripts


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Last Update
16 July 2014

Planned Publish Date
30 September 2014

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