IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using DS8000 (Volume 2 of 4)

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 June 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441813
ISBN-13: 9780738441818
IBM Form #: SG24-8403-00
(186 pages)

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Authors: David Granum, Edward Grygierczyk, Sabine Jordan, Peter Mayhew, David Painter


IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that run in an IBM i environment. With PowerHA for i, you can support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers.

This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM System Storage® DS8000 series. This publication provides you with planning information to prepare to use the various PowerHA offerings for the IBM DS8000 family. It also provides implementation and management information. It provides guidance about troubleshooting these solutions and identifies the documentation and data that you need to capture before you call IBM Support.

This book is part of a four-book volume set that gives you a complete understanding of PowerHA for i that uses native disk storage, IBM DS8000 storage servers, or IBM Storwize storage servers. The following IBM Redbooks publications are part of this PowerHA for i volume set:

  • IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation, SG24-8400
  • IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using IBM Storwize, SG24-8402
  • IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using Geographic Mirroring, SG24-8401

Important: The information that is presented in this volume set is for technical consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists who are responsible for providing HA and support for IBM i solutions. If you are new to HA, review the information that is presented in the first book of this volume set, IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation (Volume 1 of 4), SG24-8400, to get a general understanding of clustering technology, independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs), and the PowerHA architecture.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM PowerHA SystemMirror on i with the DS8000
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Implementation
Chapter 4. Monitoring and managing your environment
Chapter 5. Switching and FlashCopy operations
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. PowerHA Tools for IBM i

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