IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 13 March 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738442445
ISBN-13: 9780738442440
IBM Form #: SG24-8382-00
(428 pages)

Authors: Dino Quintero, Shawn Bodily, Bernhard Buehler, Bunphot Chuprasertsuk, Bing He, Maria-Katharina Esser, Fabio Martins, Matthew W Radford, Antony William Steel


This IBM Redbooks publication introduces and provides a broad understanding of the new IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems solution.

The Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery mechanism for virtual machines running on POWER7 processor-based server, or later. This document describes various components, subsystems, and tasks that are associated with the GDR solution.

This book is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for providing high availability and disaster recovery solutions and support on IBM Power Systems servers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. High availability and disaster recovery overview
Chapter 2. Planning for the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR)
Chapter 3. Storage setup for an IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience (GDR) environment
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration steps for the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience (GDR) deployment
Chapter 5. Managing and administering
Chapter 6. Testing scenarios
Appendix A. IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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