Implementing High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 30 December 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738494143
ISBN-13: 9780738494142
IBM Form #: SG24-6769-00
(740 pages)

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


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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