IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 October 2014, updated 13 April 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440019
ISBN-13: 9780738440019
IBM Form #: SG24-7739-01
(566 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Shawn Bodily, Daniel J Martin-Corben, Reshma Prathap, Kulwinder Singh, Ashraf Ali Thajudeen, William Nespoli Zanatta


This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM PowerHA® Version 7.1.3, and understand new and improved features such as migrations, cluster administration, and advanced topics like configuring in a virtualized environment including workload partitions (WPARs).

With this book, you can gain a broad understanding of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror® architecture. If you plan to install, migrate, or administer a high availability cluster, this book is right for you.

This book can help IBM AIX® professionals who seek a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for PowerHA cluster design, implementation, and daily system administration. It provides a combination of theory and practical experience.

This book is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists) who are responsible for providing high availability solutions and support with the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard on IBM POWER® systems.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction to PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX
Chapter 2. High availability components
Part 2. Planning, installation, and migration
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Migration
Part 3. Cluster administration
Chapter 6. Cluster maintenance
Chapter 7. Cluster management
Chapter 8. Cluster security
Part 4. Advanced topics, with examples
Chapter 9. PowerHA and PowerVM
Chapter 10. Extending resource group capabilities
Chapter 11. Customizing resources and events
Chapter 12. Networking considerations
Chapter 13. WPARs and PowerHA scenario
Part 5. Appendixes
Appendix A. Paper planning worksheets
Appendix B. C-SPOC CLI commands
Appendix C. Cluster Test Tool log

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