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PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Cookbook

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 23 March 2023

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IBM Form #: SG24-7739-02

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

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    This IBM Redbooks publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM

    PowerHA Version 7.2.7, and understand new and improved features such as migrations,

    cluster administration, and advanced topics like utilizing Resource Optimized High Availability

    (ROHA), creating a cross site LVM stretched campus cluster, and running PowerHA System

    Mirror 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 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. Network considerations

    Chapter 13. Cross-Site LVM stretched campus cluster

    Chapter 14. PowerHA and PowerVS

    Chapter 15. GLVM wizard

    Appendix A. Paper planning worksheets

    Appendix B. Cluster Test Tool log


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    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.