Implementing High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on December 30, 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738494143
ISBN-13: 9780738494142
IBM Form #: SG24-6769-00


Authors: Octavian Lascu, Shawn Bodily, Maria-Katharina Esser, Michael Herrera, Patrick Pothier, Dusan Prelec, Dino Quintero, Ken Raymond, Viktor Sebesteny, Andrei Socoliuc and Antony (Red) Steel

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, tailor and configure the new HACMP V5.3, and understand the new and improved features like Dynamic LPAR integration, Virtual I/O, and Disaster Recovery (DR) configurations.

    This book gives a broad understanding of the HACMP and HACMP Extended Distance (HACMP/XD) architecture. If you plan to install, migrate, or merely administer a high availability cluster, this book is right for you. Disaster recovery elements and how HACMP fulfills these necessities are also presented in detail.

    This cookbook helps AIX professionals that are seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for HACMP cluster design and implementation as well as for daily system administration. It is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience.

    This book will be especially useful for system administrators currently running both HACMP/ES and HACMP Extended Distance (XD) clusters who may want to consolidate their environment and move to a new HACMP V5.3. There is a detailed description of a node-by-node migration to HACMP/ES 5.3 and a comprehensive discussion about how to prepare for an upgrade or migration.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction to HACMP

    Chapter 2. High availability components

    Part 2. Planning, installation, and migration

    Chapter 3. Planning

    Chapter 4. Cluster installation scenarios

    Chapter 5. Migrating a cluster to HACMP V5.3

    Part 3. Cluster scenarios and administration

    Chapter 6. Scenario: Adding two nodes to a cluster

    Chapter 7. Cluster maintenance

    Chapter 8. Managing your cluster

    Chapter 9. Cluster security

    Part 4. Advanced topics (with examples)

    Chapter 10. Dynamic LPAR (DLPAR) and Virtualization (VIO)

    Chapter 11. Extending resource group capabilities

    Chapter 12. Customizing events

    Chapter 13. Storage related considerations

    Chapter 14. Networking

    Part 5. Disaster recovery

    Chapter 15. HACMP Extended distance concepts and planning

    Chapter 16. HACMP with cross-site LVM

    Chapter 17. HAGEO disaster recovery scenario

    Chapter 18. GLVM concepts and configuration

    Appendix A. Paper planning worksheets

     

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