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PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 01 February 2012, updated 30 December 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738436364
ISBN-13: 9780738436364
IBM Form #: SG24-7994-00

Authors: Hernando Bedoya, Abdel Ali-Darwish, Ingo Dimmer, Sabine Jordan, KyoSeok Kim, Akinori Mogi, Nandoo Neerukonda, Tomasz Piela and Marc Rauzier

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    IBM® PowerHA™ SystemMirror for i is the IBM high-availability disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i 7.1 operating system.

    When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete high-availability and disaster-recovery solution for your business applications running in the IBM System i® environment. PowerHA for i enables you to support high-availability capabilities with either native disk storage or IBM DS8000® or DS6000™ storage servers or IBM Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controllers.

    The latest release of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i delivers a brand-new web-based PowerHA graphical user interface that effectively combines the solution-based and task-based activities for your HA environment, all in a single user interface.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a broad understanding of PowerHA for i.

    This book is intended for all IBM i professionals who are planning on implementing a PowerHA solution on IBM i.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction and background

    Chapter 1. Introduction to PowerHA SystemMirror for i

    Chapter 2. Implementing an independent auxiliary storage pool

    Chapter 3. IBM i clustering

    Chapter 4. PowerHA architecture

    Part 2. Concepts and planning

    Chapter 5. Geographic Mirroring

    Chapter 6. DS8000 Copy Services

    Chapter 7. Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller Copy Services

    Chapter 8. Planning for PowerHA

    Chapter 9. PowerHA user interfaces

    Chapter 10. Advanced Copy Services for PowerHA

    Part 3. Implementation examples and best practices

    Chapter 11. Creating a PowerHA base environment

    Chapter 12. Configuring and managing Geographic Mirroring

    Chapter 13. Configuring and managing DS8000 Copy Services

    Chapter 14. Configuring and managing CSVC/V7000 Copy Services

    Chapter 15. Best practices

    Appendix A. IBM i data resilience options


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