IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 January 2024

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ISBN-10: 0738461385
ISBN-13: 9780738461380
IBM Form #: SG24-7739-02
(672 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Tim Simon, Shawn Bodily, Vera Cruz, Sachin P. Deshmukh, Karim El Barkouky, Youssef Largou, Jean-Manuel Lenez, Vivek Shukla, Kulwinder Singh


This IBM Redbooks® publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM PowerHA® 7.2.7 product, and understand new and improved features such as migrations, cluster administration, and advanced topics like using Resource Optimized High Availability (ROHA); creating a cross-site Logical Volume Manager (LVM) stretched campus cluster; and running IBM PowerHA SystemMirror® in the IBM Power Virtual Server environment.

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 (HA) 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 that are 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 HA solutions and support with the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard on IBM Power servers.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introducing IBM 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. IBM PowerHA and IBM PowerVM
Chapter 10. Extending resource group capabilities
Chapter 11. Customizing resources and events
Chapter 12. Network considerations
Chapter 13. Cross-Site Logical Volume Manager stretched campus cluster
Chapter 14. IBM PowerHA and IBM Power Virtual Server
Chapter 15. Geographic Logical Volume Manager wizard
Appendix A. Paper planning worksheets
Appendix B. Cluster Test Tool log

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