Exploiting IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V6.1 for AIX Enterprise Edition

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 01 May 2013, updated 18 February 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738437999
ISBN-13: 9780738437996
IBM Form #: SG24-7841-01
(596 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Benny Abrar, Adriano Almeida, Michael Herrera, SoHee Kim, Bjorn Roden, Andrei Socoliuc, Tom Swart


This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® V6.1 for AIX® Enterprise Edition as the cluster management solution for high availability. This solution enables near-continuous application service and minimizes the impact of planned and unplanned outages.

The primary goal of this high-availability solution is to recover operations at a remote location after a system or data center failure, establish or strengthen a business recovery plan, and provide separate recovery location. The IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition is targeted at multisite high-availability disaster recovery.

The objective of this book is to help new and existing PowerHA customers to understand how to plan to accomplish a successful installation and configuration of the PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition.

This book emphasizes the IBM Power Systems™ strategy to deliver more advanced functional capabilities for business resiliency and to enhance product usability and robustness through deep integration with AIX, affiliated software stack, and storage technologies. PowerHA SystemMirror is designed, developed, integrated, tested, and supported by IBM from top to bottom.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. High-availability and disaster recovery overview
Chapter 2. Infrastructure considerations
Part 2. Campus style disaster recovery
Chapter 3. Campus-style disaster recovery solutions
Chapter 4. Configuring PowerHA Standard Edition with cross-site logical volume mirroring
Part 3. Extended distance disaster recovery short overview
Chapter 5. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition with Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
Chapter 6. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition with ESS/DS Metro Mirror
Chapter 7. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition with SRDF replication
Chapter 8. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition with Geographic Logical Volume Manager
Part 4. Maintenance, management, and disaster recovery
Chapter 9. Maintenance and management
Chapter 10. Disaster recovery with DS8700 Global Mirror
Chapter 11. Disaster recovery by using Hitachi TrueCopy and Universal Replicator

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